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Subject: Sprint Events around Montreal in Nov/Dec ?
Hi all,

If you don't want to read through all the block of text, I basically want to find a sprint event in a 500km/300mi range of Montreal, QC, on Nov or Dec. The best I can find is the Blueman Triathlon which happens on Oct 12th, and is 750km/465mi away...

I doubt I'll be ready by then so any help finding something later and/or closer will be appreciated.

Now for those who want a little more background.

I have started training 9 weeks ago after 15 years of doing absolutely nothing.

My ultimate goal is running an IronMan in March 2015, which as you can imagine, is a serious commitment.

Right now, here's where I am with my training. I can mostly cover the distance, although very slow :
- Run : 4 reps of 1.6km (.99mi) running followed by .31km (.19mi) walking. The running part is done at an average of 6:50/km (11:00/mi), my best day being at 5:57/km (9:34/mi)
- Swim : 1500m (1640yards / .93mi) non stop in a 25m pool, at a pace of 28:55/km (46.31/mi). I have a lot of energy left at the end of the swim so I am slowly getting my pace up each workout.
- Bike : Will only be getting my bike on wednesday, so I have no idea for now what the numbers will be

So you have my evolution and level. Any help finding an event will be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,

Simo


2013-10-04 9:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Sprint Events around Montreal in Nov/Dec ?
Hi there

Sorry I didn't respond earlier, just saw your post today... First, you have to know that in November, it is very often that we see snow everywhere around here making a bike leg, let's say, not optimal.

The last sprint event was held on Sept 7th I believe, that being the triathlon Esprit de Montréal. I am not aware of any triathlon event going on in the states at that period of the year, though.

Here's my 2 cents: If you are around Qc in that time of the year, and considering your background, I would suggest you take advantage of the off-season to build a good base. You seem to be pretty at ease with the swimming part - That's good. But as you certainly know better than me, the longest part of your coming Ironman is the bike portion, and I think there could be a lot to be done there during our long, dark and cold days of winter.

Cross country skiing is also an excellent option to get that cardio going during the winter as well.

That said, I don't have a lot of experience in triathlon so maybe one would think differently. Just hope this somewhat helps.

Cheers !

Mike
2014-09-12 12:21 PM
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Subject: RE: Sprint Events around Montreal in Nov/Dec ?
Look for the "Triathlon Quebec" site. They have a calendar whith most triathlon, duathlon, winter triathlon including some running races and so forth around Quebec. Quite sure it is bilingual, you may have to look for the French button if you only understand English.

I think the last triathlon is next weekend and is an offroad triathlon (mountain bike) in St-Alphonse. Maybe you will find duathlons which would allow you to practice some aspects of the triathlon (bike, run and transition)...

I too started recently and I think you are doing a very good decision in competing in smaller events before the bigger ones.

Good luck!
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