I was really looking forward to Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya. My training was going really well but now after the event was cancel and postponed to a later date - malas rasanya kan berlatih.
The new date is schedule on 4th October 2009, 2 weeks after Hari Raya and that only gave me around 1 week to practice, 2 days of berhari raya and 5 days of tapering including travelling to race site. The biggest problem would be swimming - Swimming pool is closed during fasting month and will only be open probably after 3rd Hari Raya. Maybe if I'm lucky some private swimming pool such as JPMC, Mabohai, Fitness Zone or BSC will be open but since I'm fasting that only leave me night time for swimming. For other training - running and cycling, I can do it before breaking the fast and after terawih but I can only do a maximum of 10k run and maybe 15 to 20k bike ride. Not enough.
After considering that I will not be having enough practice, I've decided to cancel my participation. Kalau ganya rasanya kan ikut and cross the finish line, I can do it but since I have a high expectation, that will not be enough for me. I want to cross the finish line within my target time and with style - I don't want to cross the finish line macam orang inda bernyawa, exhausted, longlai, walking like a robot and anything resembling a person participating in an event without any training and preparation - it looks ugly, humiliating and stupid - sorry to those kalau ada yang terasa. That how I felt - merasa ku udah. Just a reminder this is 1.9km swim, 90.1km bike ride and lastly 21 km run - so you will understand that you need proper training for this not like your going for a walk in the park and furthermore I've invested a lot of money for this event - (money well spent not money wasted) - so have to train.
Since I still have my airline ticket and a refund of USD200 from the event organizer (maybe), I need a new event and I have found a good challenging event - The North Face 100 in Singapore (24th October 2009). Yeap in Singapore - 1 month after Hari Raya. Ertinya I still have to buy transit ticket from KL to Singapore (AirAsia costs RM100). Its a trail running and running in team of 2 (my partner to be is GD). The only questions is what categories - 100km duo or 50km duo? Need to think..............
So next week will start my running training..................
This week activities:
Monday: rest (News of Ironman70.3 cancel but it was just rumours)
Tuesday: Morning 15km run and afternoon 2x50 warmup, 2x500 FS and 5x100 speed
Wednesday: Afternoon bike 16.56km
Thursday: Morning brick 15.75km bike / 5km run (receive an-email that Ironman 70.3 is cancel)
Friday: Afternoon swim 2x500m
Saturday: Afternoon 2.5km run
Sunday: Morning 57.7km bike ride and afternoon Ultimate fun day at JP