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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

not OVER

It seems almost as soon as the dream had started, it was over.

I had re-evaulated my:

1. Fitness level - alright but nothing fantastic, 2.5km no prob though i dont know what is it going to feel like doing that same 2.5km AFTER the swim and bike legs.

2. Swim competence level - cant swim free-style properly (cos i belong to the kenna-throw-in-pool-so-swim school), my breast stroke and back stroke are ok but havent swam a full length in over 5 years = 375m in pool already problem , in open sea major problem.

Swimming is more technical than brute strength (of which i also dont have lah...), and i strongly believe in 欺山莫欺水 (unlike being in a mountain, there is no recourse if troubles arise in the waters).

It is much more responsible to tri (or do anything for that matter) when well equipped/ trained than to hazard a tri on a whim.

3. Bike competence level - no bike, no helmet, no road biking experience = 10km lagi major problem

4. Time commitments = already doing 2.5 jobs (1 being covering for staff on maternity leave, 1 being my own work, and 0.5 being work in the subsidiary and overseas companies)

5. Family commitments = wife and mother of 2 small kids. 'nuff said.

6. Financial commitments = i have all the running gear, none of the biking and swimming gear. I "can" afford the gear but i need to know what kind of mileage i'm going to get out of them.

So at the end of the day = there is no way i can do the mini of Swim 375m, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km in Triladies this Sept.

Even if I kill myself going for both swim and bike class for 12 weeks from now till tri-date, and forsake all semblance of family/ social life in the mean time. I dont think there will be much fun if you cant take time to enjoy the learning and the experience especially if you also cross the finish line all battered and bruised. No?

But it is not OVER over.

Just a postponment to 2008 or 2009 depending on #3 plans come through or not.

I'm starting my tri adventure by looking for an adult swimming class :)

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