Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I am pretty much packed and ready to leave early in the morning for Cozumel! I am slowly getting excited about the race and I am sure I will be quite excited once I go through the registration process and everything! This will probably be the last time I can post before the race until I come back. Funny thing is that I am beginning to feel more pressure to do well and I hope I do perform! I am of course aiming for a new PB!!! One thing though, I can't wait for the post IM celebration and taking a nice break!!! Race report and pics to follow when I return! I am ready to rock-and-roll!!!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Well, I hope so!!! I am feeling slightly undertrained for Ironman Cozumel coming up in less than three short weeks!!! Eek!!! And I am a little worried about it! Last year, I felt stronger going into IMCoz after IMC, but this year I do not have the same feeling. Even though the weather has been much more favourable for training over last year's wet and cold fall, I have not had the chance to go out on my bike as much. Getting sick didn't help and work just sucked the life out of me since we moved hospitals and then of course there was my little rendez-vous to Taiwan that went into my training time. So I am right now banking on my IMC training this year to get through IMCoz. I am still hoping for a PB and I figure if I stay strong on the run I should be able to. I did put in some long runs since IMC including a few 20km runs and a 30km run so I hope I have gained some points there. I am just worried about the bike. I was suppose to ride 180km the day after I arrived home from Taiwan but that just did not happen. I was hoping but I was just too lazy after the long flight home to unpack and reassemble my bike early enough to fit in a long ride. I did ride about 105km the other day and felt great. I cut the ride short for lack of sunlight as I was originally aiming for about 160km. So that has been my longest ride since IMC. I didn't feel tired or anything at the end but another 80km is still another 80km and who knows how I will feel like at the end of that. So....we'll see! I will be doing a two week taper this time around and am hoping I am not getting sick again! I think the travelling, the jet-lag, and the night shifts are getting to me a bit. I should start popping that ColdFX everyday! LOL! Up next: 17km run after I wake up later today!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Well I am back from Taiwan and settling back into real life...boo! So much has happened on this incredible trip! It was quite amazing and definitely an interesting and different part of the world. From the food, the culture, the streets, and even the toilets, all made this trip quite the adventure! Here are some snapshots of different places around Taiwan:
|At the Yoho Beach Resort - race hotel|
|Site of the swim start - Kenting|
|Sunrise at Kenting National Park|
|Steamed buns - choice breakfast daily|
|Pagodas in Kaohsiung|
|One of the many night markets - this one is in Taipei|
|One of the many temples around Taiwan|
|One of the many different varieties of food choice|
|The streets in Taipei|