Blog entries for category "sport":
Life has been very busy recently, and training has not always been the top priority, but racing without due preparation was nothing new to me, so I was not too worried before my first triathlon event since I moved to Seattle. However, I have grossly underestimated the role of the geographical layout of the race course: What used to be a "hilly" course in Melbourne turned out to be a lot flatter than a "largely flat" course around western Washington State. However, although the difficult course resulted in slower times compared to what I was used to in Australia, I am happy with my placement relative to other competitors.
Just catching up on the race results form the last season (Summer 2009/2010) - mainly for archiving purposes:
The season finished a while ago and if I was still in Australia, I'd be preparing for the new season right now. I do not really remember many race details and I will save myself the effort to remember the specifics. In fact, I had even trouble remembering a list of all the races I did during the season.
So here is request to all my friends who happen to read this: If you know a race where I took part that is not listed here, please let me know! (Comment of this post, email or in any other way.)
In case of doubt - always do it; and although I did not have any serious doubt, I did it. Beating all of my personal competitors I have completed a half-marathon! This will stay with me for life.
If you want to know more about the pain and the gain, the experience of agony and of joy I endowed myself with by successfully completing this race, then read on.
In this long overdue post I'd like to catch up on reporting about the past season's race results and to show off a couple of photos.
most people who do a trip around the world to attend conferences and visit universities spend their free time looking at local sites, going to local museums or just relaxing in the hotel lobby. Sounds kinda boring, init?
This is why instead of all that
I am swimming/cycling/running the London triathlon!
On the 9th of August I will do a 750m swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The funniest thing is that while most people train before doing this kind of thing, I am travelling, so I spend most of my time attending conferences (i.e. sitting) in the day and, well, ehm.., socialising in a not most healthy way in the night. So I am quite curious how the triathlon will go!
Anyway, here is your part:
Due to late entry I was only able to enter the race through a charity. This means, they give you a place in the event and you agree to raise some money for them in return.
My target is to raise 200 GBP (ca. 450 AU$), so I need your support.