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?