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MSO (Masters Swimming Ontario) Swim Meet Season
To read about the adventures of The Olympian Experience athletes competing at Masters Swimming Ontario (MSO) swim meets this winter, click on the TOEST.ca banner to link to the website. On the website, scroll to Performance News to follow the indoor winter swim meet season.
This past weekend (Nov 11th), the season opened with the Guelph Marlin Masters Swim Team Fast & Furious swim meet held at the Guelph University Athletic Centre (gold pool).
MEC Burlington Race #6 – Crawford Lake Conservation Area
The last race in the MEC series was a record for The Olympian Experience, as 10 TOE athletes were on hand to race either the 3.5k or 7.5k cross country run events. Aimee was the sole runner in the 7.5k event, and took 4th woman overall. With conditions wetter than last year, Aimee shared that she found all parts of the course – from the boardwalk to the trail sections – a bit more slippy which she felt led to a slower time vs last year. By the end, the sun came out and it ended up as a glorious morning in the woods out on the escarpment.
The 3.5k event – which started out as a 3k event and also started out on an entirely different route that had little to no technical sections was water logged due to the recent rains – was diverted onto the first and last portions of the 7.5k race route. So both race routes ended up traversing about 700m of Bruce Trail where the only thing that you should repeat to yourself is ‘be a billy-goat’ to aide in hopping, skipping and jumping from rock to rock to tree root. Mark took 1st overall with a minute gap on 2nd, the rest of our juniors came all within about 25secs of one another. Serena led the junior pack taking 3rd female overall with Juan & Gabe behind. The rest of the gang – several who were racing off road for the first time – came in a couple minutes behind the juniors with almost all taking a top 3 age group position. Nicely done… Andres, Tom, Kelly, Patricia, and Carolina.
This marks the end of the TOETT 2018-2019 racing calendar. There is a chance that one or more of the team will try an indoor triathlon this year, for the rest… the masters swim meet season begins next weekend with the Guelph Marlins hosting the Fast & Furious meet for the first time at the UofGuelph pool. See you there.
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k
A 4min personal best! What! Who does that? Evidently Juan does that, no, he did that… this morning at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k. Well… maybe not a full 4mins but a personal best of 3 mins 56 secs is close enough to 4 that I think we can call it an even 4min P.B.! Dad wasn’t too far behind posting a personal best of nearly 2mins and broke 25mins for the first time in a 5k road race. Its late fall, but with these sorts of times… excitement for next years season of triathlons and multisport events must already be building for Juan & Andres.
Mom added a bit of time, but mom has bigger fish to fry. With Multisport Worlds in May 2019, mom is focused on the Aquathlon event she will be competing in Spain against an international field. With weekly training volume up dramatically from late summer (refer to chart bottom right), a time just a over minute slower from last year is nothing to concern oneself with. In fact, considering the training Patricia has been putting in, her time is exciting as it builds anticipation for where she will be in 6months.