Weekly Log 16 May – 22 May 2011

WEEKLY LOG 16 MAY – 22 MAY 2011

Another week has gone by. This would be my 15th Weekly Log. 8 weeks till the PD triathlon. 6 weeks to get my act together and 2 weeks to taper and prepare for the race.

This is how my week went.

Monday Swim
Tuesday Core Workout and Brick Bike/Run
Wednesday Run
Thursday Swim
Friday Cross Train
Saturday Pre-Race
Sunday Race – Larian Hari Keputeraan Sultan Azlan Shah 2011 7km

2 significant events happened this week, my thursday swim workout and of course sunday’s race.

SWIM

I felt my swim was a disaster on thursday. I’ve been working on my swim stroke for a good 3 months now and have been able to get some consistency in my swimming- slow but steady.

The triathlon swim workout is all about pace and speed and thursday’s workout didn’t disappoint in that area.

I got a bit disheartened after the workout and was actually contemplating giving up. It lasted only for awhile but still it’s a wake up call for me. I have to go back to basics now as fas as swimming is concerned and rebuild my swimming technique. So this week is all about swimming and technique. I will still go for the thursday swimming workout but I’ll be more compassionate with myself and just remember the objective – which is to finish the triathlon.

RACE
LARIAN HARI KEPUTERAAN SULTAN AZLAN SHAH 2011

Well. The race was full of drama for me and you can read about it in the Race Report. I learnt a lot a that race and I think I will be better prepared for future races.

PERSONAL BEST

Although I didn’t go under 60 minutes as planned, I did manage a personal best of 60 mins 55 secs, bettering my previous personal best for the 7km of 63 minutes which I ran at the FT Day Run way back in March.

Despite some setbacks, this has been a great week.

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