Monday, 27 July 2009

Uneasy

With only 5 days to go to Desaru triathlon and with my low mileage for the past few weeks, I can't help feeling unprepared.

My usual 80km Saturday ride had to be cut short to 20km due to multiple flats. I found out that there was a small piece of stone in the rear tyre.

A busy day on Sunday, hence, I decided against running 20km under the hot sun. I ran half the distance instead in 43:16. I take comfort in considering the additional 10km would be tiring me out and be counter-productive, rather than making me stronger.

I just need to have confidence in my accumulated training up until the Perth Marathon four weeks ago.

On another note, I finally got myself onto contact lenses! Yeah, my eyes are pretty bad, and a few years ago, contact lenses with my prescription would be anything but comfortable.

But the technology is much better now. I'll be using one-day lenses, which are softer and thinner. They even come with astigmatism included. And the best part is, they're all FULLY covered by my private health insurance.

And oh, this also means I would be able to race in sporty sunnies! I just got myself a pair of Ryders on the weekend :)

6 comments:

Raymond said...

Kev,r u following FINA Roma'09?

kev said...

Only on the news. Not following live on TV. Hehheh, busy lah.

cRAzYtoMatOmaN-D said...

Uneasy?
Well, I'm in the same boat la.

kev said...

Hehheh, now to just spread our uneasiness to the rest of the group, hahhah.

reitak said...

All the best, Kev....Am sure you'll do well....

kev said...

Thanks Reita, Desaru brings back some nostalgia when you were doing the full distance and I was just there as a junior to do the sprint.

I did okay this time. Had bad cramps from the start of the run. Had to run/walk every 500m, finished 35 mins slower than my PB.