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Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby jonovision_man » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:25 pm

Finished my second IM yesterday at Mt Tremblant!

Nice day, nice race! The last one I did was penticton, so the loop thing was new to me... it's a bit demoralizing to be halfway then have to run away from the finish line! But man the finish chute at Tremblant was amazing, great moment, really chill inducing.

Oh and that little out-and-back at the end if each bike lap is evil lol. Steep climbs, at 80k they were tough, at 170k they were diabolical.

Anyway I'd highly recommend this one, very enjoyable and strong community support. Felt very welcome all weekend.

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Postby trixiee » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:01 pm

Congratulations!!
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Postby eme » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:13 pm

Congrats!

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Postby La » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:36 pm

Well done!
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:18 pm

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Postby FishHog » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:56 pm

congrats jono
I'm jealous. When I can find the time again, I want to do Tremblant
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Postby Jwolf » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:10 pm

Congratulations!

But we.need a longer report. ;)
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Re: Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby jonovision_man » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:31 am

FishHog wrote:congrats jono
I'm jealous. When I can find the time again, I want to do Tremblant


I seem to recall you hate hills... :)

It's a bike course with multiple personalities. Most of the climbs are long and gradual so you just pick a gear and keep spinning, first half is mostly fast and aero.

But then there's the out and back at the end of the lap, about 15km with steep steep stuff. I was expecting rollers, but these don't really roll, momentum down doesn't make it far up the up! Tough stuff, especially at the end.

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Postby jonovision_man » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:32 am

Jwolf wrote:Congratulations!

But we.need a longer report. ;)


I did one! :).

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Postby runJrun » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:10 pm

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Postby Mark.AU » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:39 pm

Great report and nice result!
BTW, I was trying to figure out how you could do 11h 54min for the race with a swim in the 1h50's so I looked at the official results and saw you've made a small typo in your race report. ;)
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Re: Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby jonovision_man » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:16 am

Mark.AU wrote:Great report and nice result!
BTW, I was trying to figure out how you could do 11h 54min for the race with a swim in the 1h50's so I looked at the official results and saw you've made a small typo in your race report. ;)


12:54!!! Oops! :). That's one way to cut an hour off your ironman time lol.

2009 I took 13:57.

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Re: Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby FishHog » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:38 pm

jonovision_man wrote: I seem to recall you hate hills... :)



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Re: Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby Mark.AU » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:50 pm

jonovision_man wrote:
Mark.AU wrote:Great report and nice result!
BTW, I was trying to figure out how you could do 11h 54min for the race with a swim in the 1h50's so I looked at the official results and saw you've made a small typo in your race report. ;)

12:54!!! Oops! :). That's one way to cut an hour off your ironman time lol.

2009 I took 13:57.

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How would you rate the IMMT course compared to IMC?
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Re: Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby jonovision_man » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:03 pm

Mark.AU wrote:
jonovision_man wrote:
Mark.AU wrote:Great report and nice result!
BTW, I was trying to figure out how you could do 11h 54min for the race with a swim in the 1h50's so I looked at the official results and saw you've made a small typo in your race report. ;)

12:54!!! Oops! :). That's one way to cut an hour off your ironman time lol.

2009 I took 13:57.

jono

How would you rate the IMMT course compared to IMC?


Penticton was a better course IMO.

Swim had the mass start. Single loop bike and run - mentally I find that easier to deal with. Bike course had longer climbs in Penticton but they weren't as steep, personally I found that easier to pace. Also the crowd support was more spread out along the course, in Tremblant it was 90% at the resort area, rest of it was sparse (st Jovite the exception).

Tremblant was nice in that the traffic was very separate or roads were closed entirely. And the Tremblant finish was incredible. Goosebumps. So many people, so loud, long finishing chute... that's seared into my mind. Also the wider community in Tremblant seems to genuinely love the race and racers, felt so welcome all week.

Guess it depends what's important to you, both were amazing in their own way.

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Re: Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby Mark.AU » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:06 pm

Thanks for the info. IMMT was (though a trip to Canada next August isn't beyond the realm of possibility) on my list of to-do's and it's good to have positive reference on it - especially as we've both done IMC so the comparison holds a lot of validity.
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Re: Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby Annelizabeth » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:51 pm

Neat reading your blog post. Congrats on another successful finish.

Interesting about it being your last triathlon. There is so much sport as you mentioned and it is hard to do it all.

That being said, have any race wheels you need to sell? Cheap...

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Re: Ironman Mt Tremblant

Postby jonovision_man » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:10 am

Annelizabeth wrote:Neat reading your blog post. Congrats on another successful finish.

Interesting about it being your last triathlon. There is so much sport as you mentioned and it is hard to do it all.

That being said, have any race wheels you need to sell? Cheap...


Haha sorry, never invested in race wheels, I'm too cheap. :). Might still do some duathlons so just need to figure out what to do with my swim stuff.

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Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Congratulations, just seeing this now! That's awesome and a great time. Will read the blog post now!

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Postby jonovision_man » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:04 pm

Robinandamelia wrote:Congratulations, just seeing this now! That's awesome and a great time. Will read the blog post now!


Thanks! And thank-you for the tip on Chase the Coyote, looks... entertaining. :)

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