Sunday, 29 May 2011

Motivation

It seems I've been starting my blog posts with pictures of food lately. These were taken from Basement on Broadway, the local pub located near UWA. We have always wanted to try it out while we were staying in that area, but never got the chance to.

A hearty meal after my bike ride yesterday. We got there early and had to wait for the kitchen to be set up. Coming to the end of May now, gee where has the year gone! Another reason for dining out more frequently recently is to use up the discounts in our Entertainment book. We just got the new one, as we do every year, which starts in June.

I have been feeling really motivated lately in my training, which is a good thing. But at the same time, there is a slightly uneasy feeling if I can maintain this motivation until end of the year for Ironman Western Australia. All my 13km runs for the past two weeks were averaged between 4:10 to 4:14 per km. With the slowest one being this morning, when I took it easy in the middle as the headwinds got a bit too strong and I couldn't be bothered pushing through it.

I started doing my own swims at Balga Leisurepark. Without a swim squad or a given program, I had to use my own creative mind (or rather, lack of it hehe) to come up with my own sets. My usual warm ups are 10 x 100m on 1:35. Main set is usually a 2km set, consisting of reps of 100m to 400m. Finishing with some sprints of 10 x 50m, adding in some butterfly and backstroke for variety. All in all, 3.5km in 1 hour for each sessions. This afternoon, I'll be joining Sam for a swim, following his program.

The morning rides are beginning to feel really cold. I've been donning long sleeves and gloves, but still find myself shivering. The winds have calmed down a bit though. Have been able to clock above 29.5kph for the past couple of 80km rides. After a solid weekend workout, I'm looking forward to an easy day tomorrow and start cranking it up again middle of the week.

4 comments:

OP Chan Jun Shen said...

Your swim is amazingly fast la...

K3vski said...

Thanks, Chan. Unfortunately swim is only a small portion of triathlon. My weakness is in the bike, the biggest portion.

Fong said...

good luck tau!!! =)

K3vski said...

Thanks Fong!