Sunday, 18 January 2009

Pit-stop

6 more weeks... and counting...

SATURDAY

Finally completed my 160.7km bike ride! In a time of 5:48.37 - average 27.66kph. Took a brunch break at McDs for 2 Big Macs and 2 soft serve ice cream cones at the 110km mark.

Was maintaining above 28kph up until 120km but the 2 ice cream cones must have made my stomach felt a bit upset, and my legs were beginning to fatigue. Had to slow down after that.

Weather wasn't as hot as last week but there was a bit of haze due to bush fire from the day before. Total time taken including the break was 6.5 hours.

SUNDAY

Was planning to do a 30km run, with the intention of improving on last week's time of 2:27.19. But that went up in smoke when I suffered a stitch somewhere around the 7km mark.

Stopped for a couple of minutes to nurse the stitch. I did the remainder of the distance in a slow, jogging pace.

I got so bored with the pace that I abandoned the run after 20km. Time taken for 20km was 1:43.45, average 5.11 per km.

In the afternoon, I went for a swim. Even that was much slower than my usual pace. Maybe the 160km ride has taken a toll on me. But good thing I was still able to meet my interval times. Swam 3.7km comprising of various sets in 1 hour.

It is in times like this where one needs the most motivation...

5 comments:

Li-Ann said...

gambatte!!! \\ ^_^ //

Raymond said...

Li-ann,your bf swam 3.7km in 1hr!....and it was a training swim with a post tummy upset!!! Scary!

kev said...

Mmm... darling's support very much appreciated :)

Can what 3.7km swim in one hour. Do sets of hundred on 1:40 cycles. And tummy upset was long gone in the afternoon already hehheh.

Li-Ann said...

raymond: hahah dunno lah i also think his training every weekend is v scary now. hope everything continues as well as possible lah....

kev said...

Hehheh trust me, there a lot MUCH scarier...