The Metaman half was an awesome experience. A clean and clear sea swim, tough undulating bike course through a tropical island and a semi trial/ road run made for a truly beautiful race.
METAMAN HALF IRONMANThe Metaman half was an awesome experience. A clean and clear sea swim, tough undulating bike course through a tropical island and a semi trial/ road run made for a truly beautiful race. Temperatures of 35 Degree Celsius made this the perfect race for learning how to handle nutrition and pacing in the heat. At 4:53, I was happy with my race and even pulled off an Age Group win! It was a nice surprise and affirmation that I’m on the right track for the big one at the end of the year : )Race organisation was second to none; Fully stocked and well manned aid stations on the bike and run , uplifting support along the bike course, BEST finishers compound ever. This race has all the bells and whistles to help you suffer better! : )My athletes all did well to survive the tough conditions and will take home important lessons from this race!! Paul Yap – 7:50 – (47/ 3:56/ 3:01) – Paul learnt to swim just so he could do triathlon. Talk about an indomitable spirit! On the day he overcame a loose seat-post, a flat tire and a dysfunctional derailleur in his 1st 70.3 – talk about a baptism of fire! Lesson- check your bike before race day!! An important milestone in his journey towards Ironman.Colin Tan – 7:23 ( 37/ 3:17/3:20) – A solid swim and bike before a series of GI problems derailed his run. Stumbles back dehydrated and delusional for some TCL in the medical tent. Lots of good learning points and takeaways here.. Need to figure out his nutrition. Derek Too – 6: 46 (37/ 3: 11/ 2:54) – Good lesson in survival. Steady through all 3 parts of the race to finish well. Building block towards his 1st IM at year end.Davin Leong – 6:26 (40/ 3:00/ 2:43) – A steady swim/bike combo before succumbing to cramps on the run. Gotta do those long runs!!Mike Chee – 6:22 (43/ 3:20/ 2:14) – A nice payback for squeezing in all the early morning/ late night sessions. Nice run!Ernest : 6:21 (45/ 3:02/ 2:31) – Originally also a non-swimmer, the challenge of triathlon has kept bringing Ernest back to the pool week after week. The consistency is paying off he gains confidence in the water. Good improvement on the swim and a solid bike – but what happened on the run??—————————————————Ok Guys – take a week off and chill out. Your body and mind need it. Easy 40 – 60 min spin on the bike, easy 2km swim that’s it, stay off running. We start again on Monday : )Shem