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Toronto Triathlon Festival - Olympic Course - TriathlonOlympic

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Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Triathlon Festival
Total Time = 2h 27m 80s
Overall Rank = 135/350
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 31/70
Pre-race routine:

Had a 1.5 hr drive to the race so most of my pre-race was spent in the car. Parking took a little longer than anticipated so was a little rushed setting up transition and getting to the swim start.
Event warmup:

Did some stretching and jumps to get my heart moving. Was hoping for a warm-up in the water but despite what was communicated in the race briefing there was no time for that.
  • 18m 35s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 14s / 100 meters

I was very happy with my swim. Had the fastest time of the race and couldn't be happier. This was my first Olympic swim and this first 1500 I have swam in about 20 years. I didn't leave it all in the water like my previous Tri so I was happy with the improvement.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really.
Transition 1
  • 01m 29s

Transition went good. It was a little crazy with the run up the ramp to the bridge but I was relaxed and it went smoothly.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing just speed improvement that will come with time and practice.
  • 1h 09m 21s
  • 40 kms
  • 34.61 km/hr

Overall the bike felt good but my legs were getting a little dead by the end. More time on the bike and some more distance in training will help that I think.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing technical just some more training time and distance on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 01m 38s

This transition felt ok but I didn't push the run off the bike enough and took my time with my shoes.
What would you do differently?:

Push more on the run through transition.
  • 56m 24s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 38s  min/km

As usual the run was a challenge for me. My plan was to not walk no matter what throughout the run....but at about the 3KM mark I know this was not going to happen. I took a couple walk breaks to pull my heart rate down and give my knees a break. I was surprised my time was under 60 mins with the breaks.
What would you do differently?:

More run training to push the whole 10K.
Post race
Warm down:

There was a big walk from the finish to transition so I took my time walking back and just did some light stretching waiting for Transition to open back up.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

More run training is a must!

Event comments:

As the inaugural race in downtown Toronto things went pretty well I would say..other than a couple things:
1. The mandatory pre-race briefing needs to go. This was a huge expense for me to drive and park in Toronto just for information I could have read in an email.
2. The signage and marking before and during the race could be improved big time.

If they scrap the pre-race briefing I will certainly be back next year.

Last updated: 2012-06-17 12:00 AM
00:18:35 | 1500 meters | 01m 14s / 100meters
Age Group: 1/70
Overall: 1/350
Performance: Good
Suit: Synergy Wetsuit
Course: Harbor Loop with an in-water start.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 01:29
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:09:21 | 40 kms | 34.61 km/hr
Age Group: 25/70
Overall: 131/350
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Riding on the Gardner and DVP was a great experience and was a fast ride. There were more hills than I expected.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 80
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:38
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:56:24 | 10 kms | 05m 38s  min/km
Age Group: 59/70
Overall: 386/350
Performance: Below average
Course: Run out and back on a community trail. The course was labelled horribly and there were many non-racers on the course to avoid.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2012-08-31 2:22 PM

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