We Came....We Concurred....Montreal Triathlon

What a humongous thrill it was to watch the best in the world compete in Montreal! These triathletes were fresh off the Tokyo Olympics and on a high. Martin and I had a great day with one of our original Team Triumph members and a great friend of mine, Caroline Renaud who lives in Montreal. We ran into Kory and Pedro and Kirsten and Dave who cheered us on!

Thankfully the weather cooled a bit for our race on Saturday morning. The race was wetsuit illegal and swimmers went off every 15 seconds. It was refreshing to dive into the water and be able to see perfectly without the crowd of swimmers. The transition involved a steep ramp to exit, followed by 5 flights of stairs and a 400m run in bike shoes down a steep ramp. Not my favourite for sure!

The 20km bike is a 6 loop technical circuit so not much time for aero bars if you have them. The run is a lovely 2 loop out and back along the Vieux Port. Sue Bennett who is looking forward to ageing up next season to the 70 plus category came 3rd in her age category and matched her time from 3 years ago at this race! Congratulations Sue!

I had a great time watching and then doing the swim and bike but due to chronic multiple injuries, my running is sadly not what it used to be. Time to look into some aquabike races!! The Montreal Esprit has an aquabike event with all different distances to choose from. If your running days are over or on hold, these races are a blast!



Me trying to contain my excitement and being unsuccessful. I just love racing.


Julia Aimers
CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist
CSEP High Performance Specialist
Certified Triathlon, Cycling, Yoga and Swimming Coach
USA Cycling Level 2 Coach
Training Peaks Accredited Coach

Owner/Head Coach
Team Triumph Triathlon Club

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