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Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Triathlon Festival
80F / 27C
Total Time = 3h 06m 40s
Overall Rank = 634/725
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 22/30
Pre-race routine:

Up early. Didn't sleep very well as the motel was very noisy with partying teenagers (wow I sound old).
Event warmup:

Oatmeal, banana, almonds, coffee and vitamins (including ibreprofin)
  • 31m 10s
  • 1500 meters
  • 02m 05s / 100 meters

Course was soooo gross. Just a lot of floating crap, hard to get around docks and boats. The water had some very cold spots making it very hard to breath. Some areas were very narrow and hard to sight. Sun in eyes on the way back so I just followed other swimmers. Even did some drafting. First time in a deep water start and was not as hard as I thought other than my goggles got foggy at the start so had to stop to clear them.
Transition 1
  • 02m 37s

Was VERY dizzy getting out of the water, getting wetsuit off and putting on bike shoes. To get to the mount line there was a very big hill so waiting to the top to put on shoes.
What would you do differently?:

try to relax more.
  • 1h 25m 6s
  • 40 kms
  • 28.10 km/hr

Very hard going out with the hills and wind. Great coming back. Got a 3 sec warning as I didn't slow down when the person passing me was passed.
What would you do differently?:

Bike harder. More hill practice.
Transition 2
  • 02m 37s

It was hard to run down the hill with the bike with bike shoes on so I went slow. Hard to rack the bike as the area was cramped and my bag was in the way. the hooks on the back of my seat didn't work on the rack either so I had to use the nose of the seat.
What would you do differently?:

Rethink the way to rack my bike.
  • 1h 05m 13s
  • 10 kms
  • 06m 31s  min/km

I felt great on the run. Just had to go to the bathroom and was very happy to see a port-a-john at a construction site.
What would you do differently?:

Run faster!
Post race
Warm down:

walked, did some stretching and ate.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I don't think the pasta dinner agreed with me the night before and the lack of sleep didn't help.

Event comments:

I wish there were more port-a-johns near the transition areas or on the run course. There was too much debris in the water and pot holes on the bike course.

Last updated: 2012-12-09 12:00 AM
00:31:10 | 1500 meters | 02m 05s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/30
Overall: 402/725
Performance: Below average
Suit: yes
Course: Harbour swim.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Below average Drafting: Average
Waves: Average Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Good
Time: 02:37
Performance: Average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: No
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Average
01:25:06 | 40 kms | 28.10 km/hr
Age Group: 21/30
Overall: 643/725
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Course: Highway course.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 85
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Average
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 02:37
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Below average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal Good
01:05:13 | 10 kms | 06m 31s  min/km
Age Group: 245/30
Overall: 691/725
Performance: Good
Course: Flat waterfront trail and highway.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-07-22 11:15 AM

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Subject: Toronto Triathlon Festival - Olympic Course

2013-07-22 2:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Toronto Triathlon Festival - Olympic Course
Great report!  Agreed with everything you said.  I didn't have the luck of seeing the port-a-potty on the run Sealed
2013-07-22 10:01 PM
in reply to: kimmax

Toronto, ON
Subject: RE: Toronto Triathlon Festival - Olympic Course
There was also the municipal washroom building down the hill from the rowing club, before the pool, which was perfect for me.

They really need to send a crew out with a truckload of orange paint to mark the hazards. I saw some bad spills from the potholes.
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