CategoryTri Rambling



Yesterday, I was planning to run the longest I haven’t done for a long time. 1 hour. Haha, it is funny because when I used to do a triathlon, 1-hour jog was average. 15 min warm-up, 30 min main set and 15 min cool down. But after a long time away from pounding the pavement, I figure let’s see how my body can handle going ‘long’. So I started off reasonably well. I...

Tri Rambling: I can swim!


I haven’t done a triathlon for more than 10 years now. But lately, I feel like I need to put some of my thoughts down on my experience with triathlon and endurance sports. I am not a pro or age-grouper. I participated between 2005 to 2011. During that time, I did an Ironman and raced in multiple sprints, Half Ironman (70.3) and marathons. My favorite distance was 70.3. A full Ironman requires a...

Fifth Week – 20th-day training


Recovery JogDrink: 750 ml waterWeight before: 147 lbWeight after: 147 lbDistance: 8 kmIntensity: Light to mediumTime started: 6:20 pmTime ended: 7:20 pmDuration: 50 min (+ 10 min walk)Weather: Light to no wind (25 degrees) Good run today. My quads are in pain even at the beginning of the run. I tried to slow my pace down. I can’t. When I slow down, my quads hurt. I keep on jogging. Did a...

Clearing out the dark days


Fifth Week – 19th day trainingTempo RunDrink: 750 ml Gatorade + 500 ml water + 500 ml protien milk shake (after run)Gel: 1 during runWeight before: 149 lbWeight after: 149 lbDistance: 15 kmIntensity: 1/3 Light 1/3 Medium 1/3 HardTime Started: 6:24 pmTime Ended: 8 pm??Duration: 1 hr 36 min (96 min)Weather: Light wind with the sun (25 degrees) Today is the first run after my LSD on Sunday...

First day Marathon Training


BikeDistance – 37 kmTime – 1 hr 40 min (100 min)Intensity – Light to mediumTime – 7:40 pmAvg Speed – 22 kph

First day training. More like relaxing. A very enjoyable ride. Ride around Mississauga. Above right knee is a bit stiff. Pedal is not as hard.

The five minutes before the beginning…the birth of a triathlete


Even though my triathlon was two weeks ago, the few minutes before the race was still crystal clear in my head. I want to see if I can put it into writing… …The transition area was a non-paved parking lot. As I walked toward the beach I have to be careful not to step on stones. I was joking with Len and Anners later that I may have to quit the race because of a cut from those stones...

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