I had 5 bottles of 600ml of Elo water - three bottles to be used on the bike, and two bottles on the run. So that was the reason. I really did care this time round. The bike leg could see one's performance affected by wind speed, by whether there was any mechanical issues or tyre punctures, and by the risk of crashing and accidents. And it turned out he had a broken seat clamp! Not being a strong swimmer, I opted to still conserve like I did previously. And this round the supporters really came in full force.
Sometimes it was just Buck Bryant and me. I left him there and took the acute angle. Somehow I was glad that although the hotel was no longer a designated official hotel, the venue and the race course layout remained unchanged from last year. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. Darric enjoying a cramp-less fast ride.
Test Ride Saturday morning 27 Aug Click on the above to see the Strava of my test ride. And this was also going to be his first 70. The difference was, the runners here were totally engrossed in their very own cocoon of sufferfest and had little or no words for their fellow participants, unlike the Ang Mohs down under. When they come up to Selma for a visit, they stay with his sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Steve Fitts. While riding around on Saturday night, we often stopped by for a fix.
Man, that was a really difficult question to answer. The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits 1st ed. Like last year, I kept being passed. He was really the can. Weeks and weeks of visualising the exact movements and exact steps, and practising mounting and dismounting the bike with shoes already cleated on them, certainly helped.
But more of loss of items. Hui Mei outta da water. I could cheong even faster, because my legs felt good. So everything was status quo. But of course that made things simpler for us. This was demoralising, and I kicked myself for being lazy and for not training my run better. For this race, this strategy did me well, as I was able to be brought to the 400m yellow buoy.
In the end I also bo-chap and got everyone into the transition area. Raymond, Darric, Baskaran and yours truly at swim start. Lim Wee How is a Medical Doctor practising in Singapore. Use them for yourself or to interview family members! But sometimes these were simply bad luck. I had forgotten how suffering Bintan was, unless one was a mountain goat on the bike like David Low and enjoyed cycling up and down rolling terrain, and enjoyed running three times round and round a shade-less lake. Until the run took all the wind out of me. The second 7km would be some kind of no-man-land where one could feel just lost.
From now on, I would try to look for nice and enjoyable destinations to race, and I would definitely stay near the race venue. My right arm's tattoo was missing one number because of some inking malfunction, but that didn't bother me. This time round I was super kiasu. The Billboard Book of Number One Hits. We would often meet up with the other guys and pull over somewhere. And Darric, despite being in semi-retirement mode, was the third one out of the waters, right after Ann Kheen. I didn't want to push myself too hard, knowing what was to come.
How we survived our teen years without developing spastic colons due to our diet is also beyond me. I garang gabo in T2. I believed quite some cyclists were feeling the fatigue on the hills and had lost control of their bikes. Inspiring to say the least. And then suddenly they saw afar, the green tri suit appearing.