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Toronto Triathlon Festival - Sprint Course - Triathlon


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Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Toronto Triathlon Festival
17C / 63F
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 22m 36s
Overall Rank = 80/273
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 10/25
Event warmup:

unable to warm up. access to water was denied. Male athletes and junior elites were able to warm up but women's waves were pushed to the back of the pack and we were unable to gain access to the water.
Swim
  • 16m 7s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 09s / 100 meters
Comments:

I really think the race organizers need to rethink the swim course. Either ditch the male/female separation so that waves can be more easily balanced or provide an opportunity for swimmers to access the swim course so that they are familiar with the sighting of this particular course. Access to warm up is crucial. Providing an opportunity for the men and juniors, but not the women is an unfair advantage and discriminatory.
Transition 1
  • 01m 35s
Bike
  • 36m 22s
  • 20 kms
  • 32.79 km/hr
Comments:

Loved the bike course! Fantastic speed. room to move. Just a ton of fun!
What would you do differently?:

I think I could have pushed harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 45s
Comments:

The centre lane in transition was blocked off for the sprinters but not the olympic distance athletes. It meant additional time to move around the racks. the centre lane should be kept open for both races allowing for smoother transitions.
Run
  • 26m 48s
  • 5 kms
  • 05m 17s  min/km
Comments:

I knew my run would be lacking. Having come off too many foot injuries it was going to be the weakest element. Overall not bad but I have work to do.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

- Lack of warm up for the swim
- congested swim course
- changes to transition while on the bike course
- poor run


Event comments:

The swim needs to be addressed. Waves need to change, separation of the sexes need to change, access to the swim course needs to change.




Last updated: 2013-06-03 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:16:07 | 750 meters | 02m 09s / 100meters
Age Group: 11/25
Overall: 0/273
Performance: Average
Suit: Orca 3.8
Course: Congested. The women 30-44 had more than 40 swimmers in the wave than the other female waves. In a very technical swim where there were many turns and narrow lanes it made for a very congested swim. Plus waves merged as swimmers struggled with the water temperature - even with wetsuits. You couldn't easily see the 3 and 4 buoys. Difficult to sight.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Waves
Water temp: 17C / 63F Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
T1
Time: 01:35
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Yes
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Bad
Biking
00:36:22 | 20 kms | 32.79 km/hr
Age Group: 4/25
Overall: 0/273
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: Gardner
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 01:45
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
Running
00:26:48 | 05 kms | 05m 17s  min/km
Age Group: 12/25
Overall: 0/273
Performance: Average
Course: good course. Lots of shade and aid stations. The run into the park took forever.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2013-07-22 5:57 AM
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Subject: RE: Toronto Triathlon Festival - Sprint Course

It's interesting what you say about the swim.  I did the olympic and the experience was similar.  Our wave was huge and it was a very crowded 'rough' swim.

In spite of it all you had a great race!  Congrats.

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