Monday, 13 September 2010

Raya Weekend

Selamat Hari Raya to all my Muslim friends, and happy holidays to all those back home. I admit I'm a tad bit envious of not getting the public holidays and the festive atmosphere here.

Darling's parents were here to visit for 5 days. I'm happy to say that I did not compromise much on my training plans (although I did make some adjustments). Which is good, because we tend to overeat when we have visitors hahhah.

We took a drive to Wave Rock on Saturday morning. It was about 4.5 hours drive each way, making that about 720km in that one day. Some might say it's not worth the long drive to see a huge rock. But it was indeed a fun experience. The drive there is a lot more pleasant than driving down south to Margaret River, in my opinion. There was more scenery, and you pass by a town every 100km, making the drive less taxing on the mind.

I postponed my 120km ride to Sunday morning. But the weather wasn't looking too good. It poured a bit, so I did some groceries while waiting for the rain to stop. It did, but the winds didn't. They were blowing at about 25kph. I completed the ride in a relatively slow pace of 28.7kph average.

This morning, I did a 9.75km run, finishing in 40:53 (average 4:12 per km). Still a bit far off from my sub 4:10 average, which I was consistently clocking about 1.5 months ago. But pretty happy with the progress since the foot injury.

Would try a 13km run sometime this week, and progressively build my mileage for my Ironman WA preparations. There is still time...

3 comments:

sofiantriathlete said...

Selamat Hari Raya to you and Li-Ann too.

Your high elbow, a true swimmer.

I didn't realise the drive north was nicer. I though Busso onwards in the best scenery in the world.

See you two IMWA (we are at Gale Villas)

K3vski said...

Hahhah yeah, habit. Wave Rock is actually towards the east. I haven't driven far north yet.

We are staying at Amaroo Motel. Let me know if you need to use my car for the drive down.

sofiantriathlete said...

Eh Kevin, are you sure about the car?

I have sent you an e-mail about it. Wow we are forever grateful

Sofian and Tip