Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PD Triathlon 2010: Not Ready

Swim was slow...
Coming out for the bike leg.
Run...

Yes, if there's any description with this race, it's not ready to race. I've slacked on training. Reasons are many, partly work and less interest in doing Tris. But I did add some intensity training during runs, and also devised new ways for swimming, which mainly focus on technical efficiency rather than more power. As for going the distance, not that many workouts.

The swim initially had me gasping for air. Felt kind of weak and lacking of strength. As usual, traffic was blocked by breast stroke swimmers, and it's not easy to navigate. Once got kicked in the mouth, but realizing we are all in this big soup, it's nothing to get angry about. Time exit from the water was 28.5min.

Ran to the bike transition, and it's off. Now it's guessing time to see if I still got the legs. Yes, I am not even ready to bike TT mode cause I haven't been doing much training in TT mode. Roadie mode, I've got plenty from riding across KL, but that's different. But I was glad when I could still push 40 above going solo for the first few KM, when the fast riders were closing in.

The usual suspects were to be seen, Simon Cross one of them. He was so fast on the uphill, with a few other fellows, that I had no guts to chase him down.

Then another huge group with Leanord Lim came by, and we are much stuck until the end of the bike course. The peloton was fast and almost everyone did their job pulling.

As I turned into the road for the bike transition, the guy in front crashed into the bushes while trying to unclip. Just hope he's ok, if not bruised.

Went back to park the bike, and grabbed a gel to gulp down while running. I was merely holding in around 80%, while thinking if I should put it all out. Saw Simon on the way back from the turn around, and he was as usual fast as lightning.

At the turnaround it was 21 minutes, which was kind of odd, cause I don't think I could run this fast. But it gave some hope if I could double that for the run. So that was that, and I quickly put the pace up to finish in 2:19:46 in 17th place age grouper.

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There's still a lot of work to be done. But one thing that I didn't regret was intensity training. I could at least sustain speed & power while not going bonkers. The one thing that you need is to maintain power output based on your cardio intensity, and not allowing that to fluctuate too much. So if you've done your homework in intensity training, naturally you could hold it longer.



7 comments:

Simon said...

Great job and time considering the lack of specific training. I have to say that you were looking great and strong.

Great run time too - cool temps helped us all I think.

IJAM said...

congrats bro...salute, salute. aku bila la lagi...

KOOKY KASH said...

seriously yip, u should start coaching people and get paid for it. You are good. Can coach me? hehe…

plee said...

Congrats and well done Yip! Nice technical observations and points for slowpokes like me to incorporate into training.. Cheers Paul

K3vski said...

Not ready but still so fast, hahhah. Well done, Yip. See you next time.

cRAzYtoMatOmaN-D said...

not ready but PB....boleh la
hehe

yipwt said...

Thanks guys...Kash, I could give some advice based from experience...just message me if you need any.

Kev...it's time to Kick Ass (on another matter, watch the movie Kick Ass), incredibly awesome.