“A divorce no more crushed my heart, in fact I'm glad it happened and I met my new sayang who is lifting up my spirit. I swim, bike, run because she says so. I trained like a mad man being whipped from behind. I compete because I always want to beat my sayang in the race. I have heroes and one of them is my sayang. I'm an athlete, but like nobody else.”... try to be funny ehhh???
PD International Triathlon 2012
I never missed PD Triathlon since 2007. The only triathlon doses I got for last year & this year. How did I train?? I only cycled once about 30km since last year PD Tri just to check the bike and I swam twice since last year in the pool for about 500m each. Well, OD is nothing compare to Ironman and I finished in 3:26hr. To me, the race is a gathering among our triathlete friends and we had so much fun doing it every year.
The sea was calmed but too crowded with swimmers. This year PD Tri race organized by Mr. Chan has broken the record with the most participated triathlon event in Malaysia with approximately 1800 participants in all categories.
Cycling also easy-peasy. This year, I saw someone riding the same zebra bike Aqua Sapone and I did drafting behind him for several kilometers.
The weather was hot during running leg. About 50% of the route near the beach. Some people didn't like it but I was glad we running under the shades. I also met a sweet girl named Wen Li from Penang during the run, she helped pace me for a few kilometers.
The best thing after race is mingling around with tri buddies like Nurina & families, OP Stupe, Julie & husband, Arif & Senn, Nik Raiha, Luvis, Ezan & OP Mantat, OP Pakoq, Sabri, Robi, Mahi, Erni, YKK (in Mario suit), Chris, Yim, Azwat and many others to mention here.
I also made new friends like Mahdi, Elly, Ivan, Jeremy, Syerol, just to name a few.
The first and last I did this race was in April 2008. I had very bad allergic after the race and MC for 2 days. That's why I never take part in the race any more after that. But this time around Fiza registered for me. Five months prior to the race day I only had one training session in the pool with 2km distance and after the bicycle accident my arms hurt badly if I do repetitive strokes. How am I going to finish this?? My target is to finish it, don't care about the timing. However, with minimal training I got minimal result, I managed to complete the race but missed the cut off in just 2-3 minutes after caught in the strong current. As expected, I was MC 2 days due to skin allergic. :(