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Toronto, Ontario
Multisport Canada
20C / 68F
Total Time = 2h 02m 34s
Overall Rank = 304/374
Age Group = Men 45-49
Age Group Rank = 30/31
Pre-race routine:

Met my buddy at 6:30 and drove downtown to the ferry docks. Found parking just across the street ($25 for the day). Unloaded and joined the line up for the ferry ticket. Got the ferry at about 7:30 and was at the Island and at the transition site before 8. Lined up and did the registration, bib collection and body marking. At this time they told us that the water temp was 56F compared to 72F the day before and that the swim was cancelled and the race was to be a DU (5k, 30k, 5k)
Event warmup:

Wandered around the site and kept warm under the sun. Watched the prior waves go off and return to transition. Listened to the announcer telling us to be careful on the bike and the course was not closed to the public and watch for people, kids and dogs. Took a little jog around the transition to warm up.
  • 27m 1s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 24s  min/km

Felt pretty good and too a nice easy pace (I thought anyway). A little challenging with narrow road sharing the space with two lanes of cycling and two lanes of runners.
What would you do differently?:

Not much, it was a good time for me.
Transition 1
  • 01m 39s

Ran in bike shoes. Transition area before the mount point was sandy, so found that hard to run on. Changing into run shoes was ok this time, but could have been faster though. Also spent a bit of time preparing run shoes for T2.
What would you do differently?:

Practice with the change to bike shoes.
  • 1h 02m 11s
  • 30 kms
  • 28.95 km/hr

Had to be very vigilent due to the public being on the course too. Turned out to be not as bad as I thought. Was happy with the time even though I stayed in one gear pretty much the whole race.
What would you do differently?:

Change gears more and work harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 58s

Spent a bit too much time getting the running shoes on, as I had clean off the socks due to the sand at transition. Should have used a towel.
What would you do differently?:

Use a towel when changing the shoes.
  • 29m 47s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 58s  min/km

A little slow at the beginning, but picked up the speed during the race and finished strong.
What would you do differently?:

Practice bricks more
Post race
Warm down:

Wandered the race area and then back to get the ferry.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Trepidation of the bike, with the public having access to the course, this meant that you had to be very dilligent.

Event comments:

Was a fairly disorganized. It's the first for this venue and I think they will have learnt a lot about the logistics of getting every over to the island on time for the race and getting everything setup. Next time would be better to close the course from the public too.

Last updated: 2007-07-18 12:00 AM
00:27:01 | 05 kms | 05m 24s  min/km
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 300/374
Performance: Good
Course: Out and a back circuit on grass, trail and tarmac road.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Time: 01:39
Overall: Average
Run with bike? Average
Jump on bike? Below average
Getting up to speed and into shoes:
01:02:11 | 30 kms | 28.95 km/hr
Age Group: 301/31
Overall: 0/374
Performance: Average
Wind: Some with gusts
Course: 3 loops of out and back on paved roads that we also open to the public.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Below average Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Below average Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 01:58
Overall: Below average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Average
Shoe and helmet removal Below average
00:29:47 | 05 kms | 05m 58s  min/km
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 304/374
Performance: Average
Course: Same as first leg.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2007-08-19 10:54 AM

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Subject: Toronto Island Triathlon - Sprint Distance

2007-08-19 11:35 AM
in reply to: #930856

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Ontario, Canada
Subject: RE: Toronto Island Triathlon - Sprint Distance

Great job, congrats.  I was there too.  Interesting venue, despite the logistics.  Too bad they had to cancel the swim.

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