Daily Log 28 May 2011 – So this is what a triathlon looks like

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DAILY LOG 28 MAY 2011


MUSINGS AND THOUGHTS

I’m at Melaka for the weekend, to watch the ATM Triathlon which will be held in a little over 7 hours. I’m getting excited as I see people on bikes riding and testing the course. I had registered myself for this event but decided not to do it as I’m not feeling the confidence for the swim portion.

The sea looks very choppy when I went to visit the swim and transition area and I’m not sure how people are able to swim through the waves.

Even I’m getting nervous and I’m not even participating. I wonder what it’ll be like when it’s my turn.

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Daily Log 25 May 2011 – Failure comes from thinking that life is 90% what happens to you and 10% how you handle it. Success come with the belief that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you handle it…

  DAILY LOG 25 MAY 2011 MUSINGS AND THOUGHTS Training almost every day for my triathlon has given me a different perspective towards life. The kind of training that is required for the triathlon is measured in months (and sometimes years when it comes to the Ironman Triathlons). There is no shortcut. There is no …

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Daily Log 17 May 2011

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DAILY LOG 17 MAY 2011


MUSINGS AND THOUGHTS

I’ve been busy preparing for a talk I’m going to give tomorrow called ‘My Journey from Cameraman to Photographer’. Photography is my other passion and it’s something deeply personal to me. I keep another blog called Reza Ali The Right Eye (or I used to keep it, now it’s been left idle for awhile). To prepare for the talk I went through a lof of my pictures dating back to 2006. It sure brought back a lot of memories. I have stopped taking pictures for about 18 months now and now I feel the urge to get creative again. I’m going to pick up my camera and go walkabout I think.

Today was a hard day which consisted of 3 workouts; Core Workout, Bike Interval and Run Intervals

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Daily Log 11 May 2011

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DAILY LOG 11 MAY 2011


TRAINING TIPS

One of the most important component of preparing for any sports (or for that matter any activity, sports or non-sports) is to have a training plan. Training plans helps me keep myself focussed on what I need to do to prepare for a race. I’ve read a lot of books and there’s also a lot of training plans out there on the web. So far, my own training plan is a bit haphazard as I used to focus a lot on losing weight and building my aerobic base. So the plan was very simple. Swim, cycle and run at a low intensity (65%-80% MHR) and do it for about an hour or so.


About 3 weeks ago I transitioned to building pace and power in order to get faster times. This is a completely different type of training and involves more interval work and sometimes goes up to 80%-90% MHR in terms of intensity. The downside to this is that the workouts are much shorter and I do tend to get worried that I’m not achieving much.

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Daily Log 20 April 2011

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MUSINGS AND THOUGHTS

I wrote in yesterday’s Daily Log that I had a talk to give today. I’m happy to write that after an agonising night of thinking and thinking of what to say, I managed to deliver quite a good sharing. I did share about my journey in getting ship-shape to compete in a triathlon and some of the principles I use. When I first attended the Money And You Programme in 2004, I was introduced to a concept called ‘MASTERY’ which lays down the foundation and principles of personal growth. I reproduced the MASTERY write up below:

MASTERY in one’s career and consciousness growth simply requires that we constantly produce results beyond and out of the ordinary. Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits. For most people, it starts with technical excellence in a chosen field and a commitment to that excellence. If you are willing to commit yourself to excellence, to surround yourself with things that represent this and miracles, your life will change. (When we speak of miracles, we speak of events or experiences in the real world, which are beyond the ordinary).

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