Thailand was an amazing trip and both races (Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Challenge Laguna Phuket) were awesome. Unfortunately, I didn’t do so well in both events. Lost my confidence after a minor downhill spill of the bike course at LPT (back wheel slipped and made a controlled fall). Later, in the days leading up to the challenge race, fell sick with some sort of stomach bug (hit a lot of athletes that did LPT. Apparently it might have been something in that horrible laguna swim). I was never fully recovered for the event and started the race feeling awful. Ended up with horrible bike splits and DNF after a lap of the run in scorching hot weather. (Thank goodness I didn’t have to experience this during the race.
Back on track with my triathlon training. I’ve invested a lot of time at this point in the season so I’m hoping this pay great dividends later in the year. As of 4/1, I have not taken a fully rested day since 1/14 so that’s about 75 days and counting. I usually get about 2 workouts a day and over this quarter, averaged about 15 hours a week. So far, it seems to be working thanks to Bev for some good planning. I think I’m training fairly consistently with gradual gains, I recover quite quickly from my workouts and I’m back down to an acceptable weight. In short, I’m probably in the best triathlon shape of my life and with that, it’s time to get ready for Miyakojima , the first of many races this year..
[The road ahead]
4/20: Miyakojima Strongman (3km/155km/42.2km)
5/25: Nagaragawa (2km/80km/20km)
6/07: Oshima (1.5km/40km/10km)
6/29: Miyakejima (2.5km/55km/20km)
7/31: Ironman Canada (3.8km/180km/42.2km)
9/07: Sado (tentative) (2km/105km/20km)
BW: Body Weight
MW: Muscle Mass (estimated)
BF: Body Fat (estimated)
HRV: Heart Rate Variability (Tinke)
ST: Sleep Time (average)
Ok, I caved in… I needed a new watch anyways so got the VivoFit. Yeah, more (useless?) data to capture/analyze…