12 weeks into training, it was Aviva already. I’m already clocking 120km on bike, running 25km and swimming up to 3.5km on most weekends. Aviva was schedule as a time trial towards my china ironman. Turned out, not only did I shaved off 15mins from my 70.3 PB, I was ranked 1st as local female overall. Sweet victory!!! The finishing line was awesome, i was greeted by a few of my best buddies who had been there for me during the recovery of my accident. This meant so much for us and i did it for the team.
A few weeks after aviva, china ironman got cancelled and I was given Korean ironman slot which was 4 weeks later of china ironman date. I managed to schedule an OD distance on the date for china ironman for a time trial to peak my training. It was fun to do some short distance again. I came in 1st overall and got myself a getaway weekend in malaysia. :)
After the OD weekend, I had 2 weeks of good training and 2 weeks of tapering. I am super nervous and excited in becoming an ironman finisher. FINALLY!!! With a couple of my training buddies, we headed to Korea.
The race week was crazy. It was raining a lot in jeju. i only managed to go for a easy ride, run and swim on the race course 2 days before the race. I remembered i only managed to sleep 4 hours the night before the race. @@ Stress!!!
On the race day, lucky things turned out fine. I was able to race hard for that day. I have not run any marathon for the past 3 years, was actually very nervous about the run. In the end, I managed to win my age group and ran a 4.07 marathon. Total time11.25hours!!!
With that, I won a slot to KONA world championship 2011… :)
I had a week holiday in Korea, Seoul, after the ironman race. It was a well deserved break after 7 months of hard training for my first ironman. Back in Singapore, I took an extra break of 2 weeks before going in my Kona training.
Here we go again!!!
To be continue...