34 years of endurance sports. At three events I finished absolutely last.
Endured a heart attack and major surgeries, but I'm still at it, only Open Water Swimming now.
Very ably supported by my Thai wife, Tip. We are living back in Malaysia and I swim to stay healthy.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Saturday: Took more than 1 hr 35 mins to do "double hill". Walked half of it. 1 hr afternoon swim. Packed bicycle at the bike shop. Sunday: 1 hr 22 mins to do double hill. Couldn't keep up at all with the other Busso Buddies. Ended up jogging with a friend's son. Definitely time to stop all training. Monday:Nothing
Tuesday: Nothing. Flight is leaving at 11.30 p.m. Sleep is not possible. Air Asia seats are simply horrible.
Wednesday: Arrive Pertharound 6 a.m.Proceed to Bayswater car rental company near the airport (opens at 8 a.m.). Rental is AUD38 / day with GPS. Set GPS to Busselton CBD and drive within speed limits to Busso. Try my damnest to stay awake.
Do race registration. Have lunch and buy groceries at Woolworths. Check-in ECO Peppermint Resort. Try to sleep, try to sleep, try to sleep.
Thursday: Still disoriented. Unpack bicycle. Have bicycle checked by the Shimano people.
Parade of Nations is at 4 pm (my favourite). Meet the rest (KK Lee, Gane, Li Sar Oon, Randy & Ivie, Prois and Sandy, Miro and missus). Distribute T shirts we got for everyone, unfurl the flag and enjoy ourselves.
Friday: Maybe a little swim at the jetty. Bike and gear check in after lunch.