It had been two weeks since I posted my summary.
Let start off with some numbers.
Feb 19th - 25th (recovery week)
Mon - rest
Tues - Bike 40', Swim 50'
Wed - Run 30'
Thurs - Bike 40', Swim Bailed
Fri - Run 30'
Sat - Bike 60'
Sun - Run bailed
Total time = 250', 4 hr and change
Feb 26th - March 4th
Mon - rest
Tues - Bike 60', Swim 70'
Wed - Run 40'
Thurs - Bike 52', Swim Bailed
Fri - Run Bailed, Swim 25' (to make up for thrus)
Sat - Bike 180' (planned to do a 4 hr bike ride)
Sun - Run 135' (Half Chili Marathon)
Total time = 562', 9 hours and change
Life gets in the way and my swim suffered. Last Sat when I did the 3 hr bike ride, I was feeling negative. Infinit wasn't working with me. Even in Zone 1, my stomach is nauseous. By two hour and a half, I had enough. I took my coach advice and alternate between solid food (Clif bar) for an hour and Infinit for another. Solid food works fine for me. In fact, I got quite hungry when I start eating.
Instead of going for 4 hours as I planned, I bailed and did 3 hr as my coach scheduled.
On Sun I did the Half Chili Marathon with Anners. She actually paid for me. In return, I pace her. I am glad I went.
Just changes in my life and my head hadn't been focus on training. This season, my long run never last more than 2 hours. My coach schedule me to do 1 hr 40 min max. So I guess I am being 'lazy' by following my coach's plan. Last seasons, my long run stretches to 2 hr 30 min.
Before the race, I stood there rembering....
I remember my cousin and my aunt coming to watch me do Toronto tri.
I remember meeting Darren for the first time and him showing me around Orangeville (hilly).
I remember running and cycling further than I ever dream of.
I remember my friends seeing me finish at The Canadian Half Ironman.
I remember the pre-race jitters.
.....ok i am done now. I am going to go train. This Sat night I am flying back to Hong Kong. Before then I want to put in a few more hours of training.