Going into a race like Danang, you see all sorts of people taking part. Ranging from the seasoned professionals, to those who make you worry for their well-being. Seriously, you risk doing some real damage to your body if you’ve not conditioned yourself prior to the event. I’ve mentioned my emphasis on getting the right coaching before, and it’s on raceday when you see everything come together.
It’s been just under a year since I joined my first triathlon. Safe to say I would never have trained as hard had I not been given the right instructions and structured programme to follow. The tips along the way have also helped move me along the learning curve much faster than if I relied on trial & error, and the internetz. (FYI, the internetz is full of idiots with half-baked theories and potentially dangerous advice)
So this post is for you TriEdge Coaches Mike n Scott. Also to Coach Vargin who shared some killer tips that have made a real difference… At least to me! Thanks for pushing us hard and looking forward to many more PBs.
We interrupt my series of training day reports with this special post to commemorate the passing of a great man. No, Mr Lee Kuan Yew never took part in a triathlon, at least none that were formally recorded.
But the man did mention that he swam daily, there are photos of him running with his security detail, and he mentions cycling from time to time.
Perhaps he would have kicked ass if he did take up triathlon.
After all he kicked ass in everything else he did.
Thank you for everything. Maybe you can take part in the great tri in the sky. Think you’ll like it.
Just found out that Allan McNish was involved in a horror crash at Le Mans.
You can see the looks of shock, dread and eventual relief on the faces of the Audi team in the course of this video.
I actually interviewed Allan when he was in Singapore 4 years ago. He’s really passionate about the motor racing and you hear it in his voice, which is why I uploaded the audio. Incidentally, he went on to win the 76th edition of Le Mans the following year (2008).