General Discussion Race Reports! » Morden Triathlon - Half Ironman Course Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Morden Triathlon - Half Ironman Course - Triathlon1/2 Ironman

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
Morden, Manitoba
3rd Wave Tri Club
29C / 84F
Total Time = 5h 54m 46s
Overall Rank = 20/57
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 3/6
Pre-race routine:

I got up at 4:00am and ate 2 packages of oatmeal and a glass of chocolate milk and a glass of OJ. I left my house at 4:30am and arrived in Morden at 5:45am. Set up my bike and gear in transition, got body marked. Ate 2 Nature Valley bars and a egg salad sandwich.
Event warmup:

Swim for 15 minutes.
  • 40m 57s
  • 1900 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters
What would you do differently?:

I waited for the pack to leave. I spent the first half of the race passing the slow people. I would start out faster.
Transition 1
  • 02m

Good, efficient transition. I had everything laid out well. No real delay.
What would you do differently?:

  • 3h 09m 23s
  • 55.92 miles
  • 17.74 mile/hr

Poor bike performance. I thought I was doing well. But the deceptive gradual uphill and the strong NE headwind did me in. My nutrition was good, but just didn't feel strong on the bike.
Transition 2
  • 05m 30s

This transition is always slow for me. I have to put on an ankle brace and this adds several minutes+ to my T2 time.
What would you do differently?:

  • 1h 56m 55s
  • 13.11 miles
  • 08m 55s  min/mile

Wow, surprised about my first place placing on the run. It was unbelievably hot. I ran between aid stations and walked 20-30 seconds at the aid stations. Alternated water/gatorade at each station.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. It was too hot to really push the pace. Just trying to survive.
Post race
Warm down:

Jumped in the lake and swam around to cool down.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

The Heat.

Event comments:

The bike portion is tough. Not a closed course. On provincial roads, no shoulder, large bumps. This is not their fault, it is just our poor road maintenance. You need to be pretty much self supported on the bike. First bike aid station is 15km in. Then not another for close to 50km. Just have water or Gatorade.
The run was better. Aid stations about each mile. Water, Ice or Gatorade available. They also had icewater soaked towels for you head. Sprinklers and hoses set up to keep you cool.
This is just a very tough race. The head and humidity and wind make for a very long, tough day.

Last updated: 2013-02-27 12:00 AM
00:40:57 | 1900 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 3/6
Overall: 16/57
Performance: Good
Suit: none
Course: counter clockwise triangle, 2 laps.
Start type: Wade Plus:
Water temp: 24C / 74F Current: Low
200M Perf. Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Average
Time: 02:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
03:09:23 | 55.92 miles | 17.74 mile/hr
Age Group: 5/6
Overall: 26/57
Performance: Below average
Wind: Headwind
Course: Out and back. 2 very large descents/ascents. Steady uphill for the first 25km or so.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Time: 05:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
01:56:55 | 13.11 miles | 08m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 1/6
Overall: 13/57
Performance: Good
Course: 2 laps. Residential. Steep uphill/downhill at the golf course.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %0.7%
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2013-07-14 2:18 PM

User image

Subject: Morden Triathlon - Half Ironman Course

2013-07-16 5:20 AM
in reply to: #4803630

User image

Canandaigua NY
Subject: RE: Morden Triathlon - Half Ironman Course

Nice race Dwayne!! Good job on the run course!!

I can't imagine eating eggs before a race though! 

General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Morden Triathlon - Half Ironman Course Rss Feed  

Morden Triathlon - Half Ironman Course

Started by JR1981
Views: 788 Posts: 1

2012-07-07 8:02 PM JR1981

Morden Triathlon - Half Iron Distance

Started by chudley
Views: 1807 Posts: 8

2008-07-15 9:06 PM ITan

Morden Triathlon - Half Iron Distance

Started by windnsnow
Views: 2376 Posts: 11

2008-07-18 8:09 PM Bopper

Morden Triathlon - Half Iron Distance

Started by windnsnow
Views: 1862 Posts: 16

2007-07-18 5:10 PM windnsnow

Morden Triathlon - Half Iron Distance

Started by freezerburn
Views: 1363 Posts: 5

2007-07-16 11:50 AM snake111
date : September 22, 2009
author : Ali Winslow
comments : 0
Is it realistic to race a sprint and Olympic distance race within 2-3 weeks of one another to gauge my progress before tackling the half Ironman?
date : November 17, 2008
author : mat steinmetz
comments : 7
I just started doing tris this summer and I have two under my belt, both sprints. Is it reasonable to build up for a Oly in early ‘09, with a HIM in Oct of ‘09
date : August 21, 2008
author : vm354
comments : 1
How Pilates training helped a wanna-be triathlete realize the goal of completing a half-Ironman, Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island.
date : April 11, 2007
author : Snoball
comments : 0
California 1/2 Ironman: The run was my biggest fear. Prior to training, I had never run more than two miles at any given time.
date : July 30, 2006
comments : 0
If a heart patient can do these things, then so can those of you who haven't been split open like a fish and sewn back together.
date : January 29, 2006
author : sl2302
comments : 0
I just had a couple of problems, I could count the number of triathlons I had contested at zero. Secondly, I could count on one hand the number of times I had been swimming in the last 17 years.
date : January 1, 2006
author : Rich Strauss
comments : 0
Inclusion is the key, with elements of the ride fulfilling the training and social needs of 95% of the membership. We have found that course selection, leadership have been the keys.
date : August 30, 2004
author : sherrick
comments : 40
This half Ironman plan covers many weeks of challenging, but attainable training for someone who has some endurance experience, and ideally some Olympic distance races within the past season.