2 years ago, I did my first Port Dickson Triathlon 2010. I did it in a total of 02:46:24. Although it was below my target of 3 hours. I know deep in my heart that I could have done better. Because I pushed during the ride and at the run, I was unable to sustain and had to walked for quite a distance.
This year, I am really happy with my run. I did not walk through out the run route. I keep telling myself that this is my race and this is my pace. Because sometimes when you see others running past you, you get demoralized or your ego kicks in and you go on chasing. This breaks momentum.
A typical OD Tri is 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
And my result this year, 02:34:44.
I am very happy with the result. Btw, this is also the year where I started off the race alone, because my friends belong to a different age group I may not be on the podium but I like to thank many people for making triathlon so much fun. I have a bunch of crazy friends who race together with me. I have Mommy Tiger who plans swim circuit and bike training for us And Coach Sham from TRF who trains me on my running form.
finally if you have not try Port Dickson Triathlon before you should!.:D
a brief into to Port Dickson Triathlon aka PD Tri - PD tri is organise by Uncle Chan, he is the forefather of organising triathlon events in Malaysia. Attending race briefing by Uncle Chan is like attending a talk show, full of fun and laughter. “Seasoned triathletes, you know what I mean ” Unlike a typically Olympic Distance Triathlon The race is also less “strict” meaning it is common to see long chain of bike drafting at the course. Plus you might find yourself clocking your best time in PD tri because the race route is kinda of “shorten”. This year, as tracked by my friend’s garmin the run route is actually 9km instead of the typically 10km
The question now is “Have you sign up for 2013 Ironman New Zealand?”
Bryan: The head wind is so strong, just like starting up full of obstacles! But moving forward is the only option!
Lee Tuck Sing – You are an Ironman!
The question now is “Have you gotten your startup fund yet?”
I certainly had a great time at 2011 SunSmart Ironman Western Australia, swim course was sweet. I could even see the seabed as we were heading out to the jetty. Bike course – I did have problems with the headwind, but my determinations keep me going. Furthermore, I just tell myself that I will get to enjoy the tailwind when I heading back. Run course was flat, easy running but the heat and the houseflies were a bit of a challenge.
I completed the race at 14:04:46, was it within my target? according to my New Year Resolutions set in 2011 – I targeted less than 14hours. But did I enjoy the race?, Definitely YES!. The support from friends and especially these crazy friends who raced with me.
I mentioned everyone does something for a reason. What’s yours. Share you experience here in the comments what prompts you to do an Ironman!
This race is very different from my first Ironman. The first Ironman I did it alone because some of my friends thought I was crazy. Much of the training that I did was alone and that was pretty boring. This time round, I have a group of crazy friends doing the race together. With my friends, training was much more fun.
These are my friends!
Waking up early in the morning, spending our weekend cycling our lungs away. Attending swim session right after work. Suddenly we became Triathlete! - You all make the suffering less! Haha:D These are my friends, each of them race for a reason. And I wish them all the best.
This year end I will be heading down to western Australia for an Ironman race. I have heard from many who came back from the race taking about flat road and strong head wind, so this time round I decided to put on aero bars on my trusty Java (name of my road bike).
Having Aerobar on a road bike mean changes to your riding position and that maybe not be efficient because roadies are meant for roadies position rather than Tri. I also thought of changing to a Tri bike as well but that’s another story all together.
From the picture above, you could easy see the significant patented design of Adamo seats. The cut open area at the front of seat protects your “brotherhood” especially for prolong riding.
I ha a good experience with the Adamo racing model. The front part of the seat is quite broad, it rubs a bit on the tights but this i just a a matter of getting use too.
I had a hard time while choosing between Adamo racing or Adamo road.
Since most of the time in Singapore, I do group ride would a Adamo road be better. If you read the spec on Adamo road it is more recommended for upright siting posture. Another different is it is slightly boarder at the front of the seat and not to mention it ha more cushion.
Based on online research I took a bet on Adamo race. And it is not a wrong choice. On a road riding position on Adamo race – No Problem. It feels just as comfortable. Moreover if I had chosen Adamo road, maybe it would create more friction on the tights as the front of the seat is boarder.
Having be using Adamo racing for 2 weeks now. Feeling is good. “brotherhood” is comfortable. I got my saddle from eBay. You can easily find 2nd ones there too but I got a new one from sell bike smiths. After the exchange rate it cost about sgd192. I waited almost 2 weeks. For those in a rush you can try bike boutique Singapore as well.
This morning, I just signed up for an Ironman Triathlon Race in Western Australia. Well I did it again. This time round I did it on impulse (I think). Why do I say this?
Well firstly, My good buddy signed up already so I was thinking since he is going why not join in since I am also interested. Well on the logical side. Yes I followed my heart but on the monetary side “currently its not”. (well at least to me) I am writing this blog to remind myself that I had said to myself many times that It is time to get focus. Last time when I went for my langkawi Ironman I said to myself “Every year I would try to do an Ironman” but it is not easy as it seems and I am having a hard time to focus
Then I was thinking since the race is so far away, maybe I could start training later in the second half of the year. But why go for a race that I would not be well prepared.
Lastly, I aimed to do a good time for IMWA and I plan to get a good bike for the race. But the time is not good now for a good bike. ($$)
What was the worst thing, in fact I told my buddy that I would not be going yet minutes later I sms him and told him I signed up. This feeling sucks. This means I am not going to enjoy my training period and the race. or Would I?
This coming weekend, I will be heading down to Port Dickson for a triathlon race. I’m actually quite excited about the race despite that fact that I competed a ironman race. This is in fact my first OLYMPIC DISTANCE TRIATHLON - unlike an ironman race that focuses more on endurance, an Olympic distance in my perspective focuses more on speed. And I always prefer to go with a slow start. Nevertheless, I am going to do my best and I am going to do it with EVO
And every time before a race that comes up I will be watching pump up videos to pump my spirits for the race. Here is a video that I would like to share with everyone: )
Here is also my target for the race and I will be back to update my experience at Pd