Thursday, 16 July 2009

Crazy?

As some of you are aware, I have made a last minute decision to make a trip back home for Desaru Long Distance Triathlon.

I would be departing from Perth at 9.35pm, Thursday 30th July via Tiger Airways, arriving at Singapore at 2.50am, Friday 31st July. Will then be joining the Singaporeans and other overseas competitors by ferry to Desaru. I'm flying back to Perth via Air Asia at 12.05am Tuesday midnight, 4th August. The total cost of my flights is A$316 including sporting equipment fee, which I think is a pretty good deal.

The temptation of racing in the local scene with familiar people and enjoying the camaraderie of my tri crazy friends is too hard to resist. That, and another reason why I'm making this last minute trip, which I would devulge later...

Many thanks to the people of THG for helping out with my last minute call for assistance with logistics etc. Everything has been sorted. My supportive family would be making a holiday trip down. I can't be any more grateful for them!

And of course, my ever wonderful girlfriend, for putting up with this crazy, last minute decision of mine. I won't be dragging her along in this rush trip, but I would be thinking of her constantly throughout... pre, during and post race.

So... me, being someone who's obsessed with proper planning, has signed up for a race at the eleventh hour. Although I have been consistently logging in my training, they were somehow lacking in focus and sometimes, less driven. That doesn't mean I don't have a race target, as I always do!

Hmm... I supposed 5 hours 15 minutes is a reasonable target for 2km swim, 90km bike, 21km run... given the infamous choppy waters of Desaru and temperamental cross winds on the bike course - 35 minute swim, 3 hour bike, 1 hour 40 minute run reasonable?

17 comments:

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Wait for me at the finishing line ok!

Welcome home!

zulhassan said...

huhuhu... pro turun Desaru. under 5 hours Kev.

kev said...

Thanks, Nik! Yup, I'll definitely look out for you to say hi.

kev said...

Zul, not pro lah. Banyak lagi yang power. Cannot lah under 5 hours. Desaru different from Busselton you know. 5:15 also difficult, maybe should aim 5:30.

Li-Ann said...

good luck darling. I am never able to understand the level of wahh-so-fastness that your fellow triathletes can appreciate in terms of race timing (although I am all to happy to brag about you), all I want is that you go, have a great time with THG, and come back happy and satisfied and safe.

kev said...

See that's what I mean, I have a wonderful girlfriend! Love you, darling! *muaks*

Raymond said...

Kev,pls slash 5min and 10min from ur targeted swim n bike time respectively pls.Be realistic lah-don't u hv a pre race dream just like Ironman? haha...

btw,the Tiger airway's back was a steal!

Raymond said...

Li ann-u won't understand for sure but we know he is our THG hero!! LOL

kev said...

I'm being realistic what. Even the pros do 30 minutes slower at Desaru compared to Busselton.

Oh, I'm actually flying Tiger Airways one way and Air Asia the other. The Air Asia one was cheaper, Rm329!

Raymond said...

35min for the swim is not competitive for u, at my best i could only muster a 41min in those crazy waves.Think our local elites are clocking around 36-40min but the OZ pros are around high 20s. i'd done a sub 3hr bike on the same course before,hence your 3hr target is not realistic. perhaps a 2:45.
Go for it man!

kev said...

In last year's waves, no one did under 30 minutes for the swim, even the pros. As for the bike, I only managed 2:48 on Busselton's fast and flat roads. Hehheh, we'll see how lah...

cRAzYtoMatOmaN-D said...

you're not crazy, you're insane!!!
that's what we are....hahaha!!!

kev said...

Yes, Tomato! So have you decided to join us insane people in Desaru? Come lah!

sofiantriathlete said...

welcome, welcome

kev said...

Thanks Sofian. I'll see you then.

cRAzYtoMatOmaN-D said...

ya, i signed up on last day....hehehe

it's ur fault!!! hahaha! :P

kev said...

Hahhah, if you blame me, then I have to blame Keat Seong :P