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Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby Robinandamelia » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:06 pm

Anyone running? I'm in for the full in Mississauga, Andy running the half. We are meeting for late lunch on Saturday if anyone wants to join :

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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby purdy65 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:20 pm

Full in Toronto!
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:37 am

Toronto Full for me! First time at this race.
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby La » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:05 am

scrumhalfgirl wrote:Toronto Full for me! First time at this race.

Exciting! What's your projected finishing time? I may ride my bike down near the finish line, but I have somewhere to be by noon.

ETA: I think I'll ride my bike to Corktown Common, which is at the bottom of Bayview Avenue, so between 20-21K on the marathon and about 15K of the half. There likely won't be many other spectators down there.
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby Jogger Barbie » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:59 am

Happy racing, everyone!

We have a family thing so no running, spectating or celebrating, unfortunately. But I look forward to the race reports.
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby Jogger Barbie » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:59 am

Robinandamelia wrote:Anyone running? I'm in for the full in Mississauga, Andy running the half. We are meeting for late lunch on Saturday if anyone wants to join :


Did you mean to post a link? Nothing is showing up, at least not on my computer.
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Postby jonovision_man » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:51 am

Toronto full... 4th time doing this race, but first marathon since 2013. Signed up because in 3 years I've forgotten why I didn't do one in the last 3 years. ;) I'll remember again on Sunday I'm sure.

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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby Robinandamelia » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:34 pm

Jogger Barbie wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:Anyone running? I'm in for the full in Mississauga, Andy running the half. We are meeting for late lunch on Saturday if anyone wants to join :


Did you mean to post a link? Nothing is showing up, at least not on my computer.


No link...just can't type...If anyone in Mississauga, we're looking at going to Boston Pizza near the start line (Square One) probably around 2-2:30 :) :)

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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby purdy65 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:42 pm

I'm working at the Toronto expo then :(
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby Annelizabeth » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:12 pm

Full in Toronto.
Everybody please pray to the Gods of Boston I BQ.
Perhaps fast as well.

I know it is a tall order but I really want to go, even though I hate the roads.

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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby Jogger Barbie » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:39 pm

Robinandamelia wrote:
Jogger Barbie wrote:
Robinandamelia wrote:Anyone running? I'm in for the full in Mississauga, Andy running the half. We are meeting for late lunch on Saturday if anyone wants to join :


Did you mean to post a link? Nothing is showing up, at least not on my computer.


No link...just can't type...If anyone in Mississauga, we're looking at going to Boston Pizza near the start line (Square One) probably around 2-2:30 :) :)


Probably won't make it, but thanks for the heads up, just in case. :)
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:45 am

La wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:Toronto Full for me! First time at this race.

Exciting! What's your projected finishing time? I may ride my bike down near the finish line, but I have somewhere to be by noon.

ETA: I think I'll ride my bike to Corktown Common, which is at the bottom of Bayview Avenue, so between 20-21K on the marathon and about 15K of the half. There likely won't be many other spectators down there.


awesome! It will be so nice to see a familiar face! I'm shooting for 3:30-3:35 (BQ!). I'll need a perfect day, but I figure go big or go home. I certainly hope to be long finished by noon but will look out for you around the half way point!

I'm still debating final outfit choices, but will likely be in an coral-pink top (tank or tee) and black bottoms (shorts or capris, depending on weather). likely a visor if it's rainy.
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:45 am

Annelizabeth wrote:Full in Toronto.
Everybody please pray to the Gods of Boston I BQ.
Perhaps fast as well.

I know it is a tall order but I really want to go, even though I hate the roads.


I'll send some BQ vibes your way if you send them my way too!
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby La » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:52 am

scrumhalfgirl wrote:
La wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:Toronto Full for me! First time at this race.

Exciting! What's your projected finishing time? I may ride my bike down near the finish line, but I have somewhere to be by noon.

ETA: I think I'll ride my bike to Corktown Common, which is at the bottom of Bayview Avenue, so between 20-21K on the marathon and about 15K of the half. There likely won't be many other spectators down there.


awesome! It will be so nice to see a familiar face! I'm shooting for 3:30-3:35 (BQ!). I'll need a perfect day, but I figure go big or go home. I certainly hope to be long finished by noon but will look out for you around the half way point!

I'm still debating final outfit choices, but will likely be in an coral-pink top (tank or tee) and black bottoms (shorts or capris, depending on weather). likely a visor if it's rainy.

I'll try to remember my cowbell! It's from Boston! ;)

Mid-single digits for most of the race, overcast, chance of rain, windy from the north east, so that will be great for the first 3/4 of the race, but will suck for the final 5K or so.
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby HCcD » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:21 am

Cr@p Cr@p Cr@p ... similar forecast for Mississauga ... Glad that I decided to run the half this year .. Ha !! :) :P
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Postby Robinandamelia » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:44 am

HCcD wrote:Cr@p Cr@p Cr@p ... similar forecast for Mississauga ... Glad that I decided to run the half this year .. Ha !! :) :P


Yeah, hoping that changes....darn wind....ever present it seems...

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Postby jonovision_man » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:25 am

La wrote:Mid-single digits for most of the race, overcast, chance of rain, windy from the north east, so that will be great for the first 3/4 of the race, but will suck for the final 5K or so.


If there's one thing I've learned from obsessing about race day weather... what they say on Friday is never what it ends up being on Sunday.

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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:41 am

La wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:
La wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:Toronto Full for me! First time at this race.

Exciting! What's your projected finishing time? I may ride my bike down near the finish line, but I have somewhere to be by noon.

ETA: I think I'll ride my bike to Corktown Common, which is at the bottom of Bayview Avenue, so between 20-21K on the marathon and about 15K of the half. There likely won't be many other spectators down there.


awesome! It will be so nice to see a familiar face! I'm shooting for 3:30-3:35 (BQ!). I'll need a perfect day, but I figure go big or go home. I certainly hope to be long finished by noon but will look out for you around the half way point!

I'm still debating final outfit choices, but will likely be in an coral-pink top (tank or tee) and black bottoms (shorts or capris, depending on weather). likely a visor if it's rainy.

I'll try to remember my cowbell! It's from Boston! ;)

Mid-single digits for most of the race, overcast, chance of rain, windy from the north east, so that will be great for the first 3/4 of the race, but will suck for the final 5K or so.


i was checking out the course map and comparing with the wind direction this morning!
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby La » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:49 am

The wind has been coming from the N, NE or E for the last few days. That's a really cold wind. And it's not expected to change until Tuesday.
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Postby Robinandamelia » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:51 pm

jonovision_man wrote:
La wrote:Mid-single digits for most of the race, overcast, chance of rain, windy from the north east, so that will be great for the first 3/4 of the race, but will suck for the final 5K or so.


If there's one thing I've learned from obsessing about race day weather... what they say on Friday is never what it ends up being on Sunday.

jono


Fingers crossed!!

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Postby Jwolf » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:55 am

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby jonovision_man » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:32 am

Robinandamelia wrote:
jonovision_man wrote:
La wrote:Mid-single digits for most of the race, overcast, chance of rain, windy from the north east, so that will be great for the first 3/4 of the race, but will suck for the final 5K or so.


If there's one thing I've learned from obsessing about race day weather... what they say on Friday is never what it ends up being on Sunday.

jono


Fingers crossed!!


Yeah it didn't work out so far. Strong wind out of the east. I've been obsessing about it...

Toronto Marathon:
Strong tailwind for kilometers 22-35 (yay!)
Horrible headwind for the last 7km (just when you're looking for that extra challenge! ;))

Mississauga looks even worse, most of last half will have headwind.
Edit: OK maybe more of a crosswind? I always forget that Missassauga "north" is really North-west LOL

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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby RobW » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:54 am

Robinandamelia wrote:Anyone running? I'm in for the full in Mississauga

Are you going for another BQ?

Happy racing everyone!

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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby alexk » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:01 pm

Happy racing everyone & speedy vibes for those chasing BQ times. Run strong. You've got this :). Don't fret about the wind. I've run TO twice. Both days were windy & it didn't impact my time. Just tuck yourself into a pack & take turns fighting the wind.

TO is an awesome course - very fast. Take advantage of the downhills & that tailwind!!!
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Re: Marathon Weekend in Toronto/Mississauga

Postby jonovision_man » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:24 pm

alexk wrote:Just tuck yourself into a pack & take turns fighting the wind.


Or better yet, let everyone else take turns while you tuck behind... :lol: (hey it's a race, no time for altruism!)

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