2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

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2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby tgilpin » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:54 am

Anyone doing this race? I am registered for the full and it will be my first time running this race.
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby AjaxRunner » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:06 am

I am registered for the half, which will be my 3rd half, my first Goodlife half.

Looking to break 1:45

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby purdy65 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:23 am

I'm doing the half!

My condo is less than 150 meters from the start so anyone who would rather wait it out in warmth and not have to use a port-potty, please PM me. Comfort can be arranged.
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby rambo999 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:33 pm

They will have a booth at the Toronto expo :

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bosto ... n-with-you

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby canalrunner » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:15 pm

I am running Goodlife with my son (his first marathon) and we are ordering the shirts.
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby tgilpin » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:27 am

Very cool about the shirts! Thank you for sharing. I have just ordered one.

And thank you purdy65 for your offer, however I am arriving with a few others so wouldn't impose. Hoping for some great weather :wink:
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby purdy65 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:32 am

Just reviewing start times:

They switched it up! The marathon now starts an hour before the half. Is anyone concerned that this this will mean a head on between the two at some point? Like at the finish line. The 2 hour halfers will be finishing with the three hour full? There will be a nasty half an hour there I think. Last year almost all of the halfers were through before the first marathoners.

On course should be OK, but I wouldn't want to be a volunteer having to figure out who gets what medals in that chaos.

I guess they needed the streets open earlier. :?
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby shannybear13 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:43 am

shirts are very cool. I am running the half!
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby Double Bellybuster » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:06 pm

purdy65 wrote:The marathon now starts an hour before the half. Is anyone concerned that this this will mean a head on between the two at some point?


It was the same last year. I was part of one minor issue along Wellington Street, approaching the 25K water station. Despite the water station being on the right and next turn on the left, the bike leading the Half leader decided he should ride his bike to the right of runners through our arms that were grabbing water - we were running 5:00/K and he was leading a runner at 3:00/K.
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby Double Bellybuster » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:04 pm

tgilpin wrote:Anyone doing this race? I am registered for the full and it will be my first time running this race.


Me! Second time. I did not consider this race until Rob Ford starting picking on it...thus leaving it in need of support from normal folks. So I ran it in May and quite liked it.
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby lorei » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:04 pm

I'm in for the Half! I've done it once before, I love the Half course (even Hoggs Hollow hill!)

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby AjaxRunner » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:29 am

The beautiful wife and I are registered for the half.

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby La » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:13 am

If anyone has a half bib they are looking to get rid of, I have a friend who is looking for one.
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby purdy65 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:46 am

OK.

Trying not to get too excited, but the forecast is for sunny with 48F @ race start - warming up to 57 with 0% chance of rain.

I couldn't be so lucky could I?
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby shannybear13 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:15 am

Woohoo...lets hope it stays that way. I am starting to get excited.
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby AjaxRunner » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:46 am

I enver believe the long range forecast....but I chose to believe this one :D

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby gnu » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:18 pm

I'm not running, but I'll be at the expo!

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby purdy65 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:31 pm

gnu wrote:I'm not running, but I'll be at the expo!


I'll come give you a hug! :D
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby jonovision_man » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:45 pm

In for full... 4th marathon (3rd T.O. marathon), hopefully the first time I get it right! :)

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby jonovision_man » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:29 pm

Anyone have a good profile? The one on the map seems off (41k instead of 42.2k?)
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby Double Bellybuster » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:39 am

jonovision_man wrote:Anyone have a good profile? The one on the map seems off (41k instead of 42.2k?)


It looks like it is the last 1.2K missing. It is flat, it is the 29th K backwards.
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby Double Bellybuster » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:13 am

Now this is hilarious, from the fourth comment:

“Yes, there was a shortage of water this year, but that's why I bring gum.”

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby tgilpin » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:31 pm

Wow....I love the new Weather Network website! Okay....such a weather freak, I know :wink:

Good news is that the forecast still looks good for Sunday!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/ontario/toronto
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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby Dilbert » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:20 pm

This will be my second time doing this marathon. First was last year and it was my first 4:56. I have done 2 others since then Scotia Toronto and Goofy.

My question to those who have run this course before. I waw thinking of trying to do a negative split 4:15 but the first half of the course is down hill and will be the coolest temps as the day goes on. Does it make sense for a race like this to try just for an even pace or positive split because of the elevation drop

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Re: 2013 Toronto Goodlife Marathon - May 5

Postby Double Bellybuster » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:07 am

Dilbert wrote:My question to those who have run this course before. I waw thinking of trying to do a negative split 4:15 but the first half of the course is down hill and will be the coolest temps as the day goes on. Does it make sense for a race like this to try just for an even pace or positive split because of the elevation drop


Good assessment of why your first half may be quicker. I'd say try for even or a small negative split as far as energy output goes - but pace may not reflect this effort. A perfectly run race would likely see a minute or 90 seconds saved on the Rosedale Valley Road stretch and other downhills in the first half that would be hard to match in the second.
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