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Using Motorized Bikes for IRONMAN events

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Why do people want to go through all the trouble of swimming 3.8km, cycle 180km and run a marathon in a single day? well, if you don’t know what I am talking about you don’t need to read this because it is a total SHAME on the IRONMAN event.

This event has been the epitome of challenging one endurance and discipline but I think  people these days got caught in the lime light that having a Ironman bling will make themselves some sort of celebrity.

For myself participating in Ironman events is all about self discipline and how we train and seeing ourself emerge better than previous before but hey, everyone has their reason for participating in endurance event. Just this morning I was browsing through my twitter timeline and this caught my eye, once I have read it I truly think that the glamour of the event got the better of some people out there. Seriously what happened to fair play?


TRISWIM Product Tried, Tested and Reviewed

Before I start with my product review I need to know if this is a suitable post for you.

  1. Do you loves the sun sea and sand?
  2. Do you Swim Bike and Run?
  3. Do you love getting pampered with good products?
  4. Do you think you will go out on a date with Isaac?

If you answer YES to all four, keep on reading as this post will benefit you most (ok I don’t think no 4 will benefit you as an athlete, will but thanks for giving me a chance)

Singapore tropical climate has always been hot and humid weather mixed with a little haze for some variety, athletes and people participating in triathlon clearly needs a good product that will help keep their body smelling good after training and I have the product for them. This is not a paid post so what if I tell you that one company have specifically created this product with us Athletes in mind.

Introducing SBR Triswim products and POUT have brought this excellent product into Singapore, I have read reviews and always contemplated to import this products in wondering if they work or not but with so many review online I should have done it sooner but lucky me I received an email saying that POUT is giving me a set to try it out, check out my unboxing video.

Here are my verdict and review on the Triswim products in the following order that I use.

Shampoo

I will wash my hair first after all my swims as not to leave chlorine or any salt water on my hair for too long, for fear that it will dry out my hair and having adverse effect it it’s so (Think balding).

I recently in Maldives and I was spending hours in the water while diving and swimming, so the first thing I got back was to splash this on my hair and I would leave it on my hair before I wash it off and then use the body wash. With such description on their website, I am totally sold.

  • TRISWIM Swimmers’ Shampoo is specifically formulated to eliminate Chlorine, Bromine, salt water and chemical odor by sequestering, attacking and rinsing the chemicals out of the hair and down the drain.
  • Moisturizes with Aloe Vera, Vitamin A & Pro Vitamin B5.
  • TRISWIM Swimmers’ Shampoo effectively removes the straw-like feeling and greenish tint in hair.
  • Formulated for swimmers or active individuals who are exposed to harsh drying elements such as Chlorine, Bromine, Salt and Sun

Body Wash

This is by far my favorite and If they sell them in 1 liter tub I will definitely buy it, cause the smell it left my skin feels so fresh, it does work extra well than any other regular product but the smell of this product got me feeling like I can take on the world.

The salt and sand clearly had no chance and even the smell of salt water or any muck that was in the water definitely washed off with this leaving you only smelling like fresh Japanese Yuzu scent, Yuzu is soft of like a lemon.

Conditioner

After washing off the body wash, I would smear my head with loads of conditioner, but with this product you do not need to really squeeze a ton as this consistency is thicker than the regular one you will have. This is highly moisturizing after your wash but you will feel this effect after a few wash, I read that it also improve dry and damage hair, can’t confirm as I have short and none damage hair (Blame it on vanity)

Lotion

I usually do not moisture my skin unless it’s really expose dry air or prolonged chlorine exposure, but since this came in the package I tried it out and I have to say it did help me sooth my dry itchy, sunburned skin  while I was in Maldives. I felt the consistency of this product rather thick and need a good rubbing, It felt like thick goo (think Gu Gel) at first but it easily spreads over the skin without having to rub it. Again I have to say the scent is not over powering and it will just leave you feeling relax after your day.

Isaac’s 2cents Worth

With products smelling as fresh as TriSwim why would anyone not be buying and using this wonderful product

Well, lets see, Triswim’s Bodywash was my favorite, washing off all the saltwater and chlorine effectively, the Shampoo was great coupled with the conditioner and it will leave your hair feeling soft and smelling great (wait a minute, Isaac has short hair so how come he is able to say that? well not only did I use the product, I asked the girl to test it out as well, She has long hair and she loves it as well)

If you are traveling around the world racing your events, I suggest getting the sachet which POUT carries them for only $1.50 click here

but if you have already tried it and loving it like me, you can stock up on Triswim as they are having a value bundle sale price over at POUT, Do check it out if you are interested. What’s not to like with ingredient and product totally made in the USA and not tested on Animals


That One Helmet That Dominated Ironman Kona

Rudy Project Dominates Helmet Count for Record 5th Year in a Row

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Rudy Project just smashed all records by earning the prestigious title of “Most Worn Helmet at the IRONMAN® World Championships presented by GoPRO®” for the FIFTH consecutive year!

LAVA Magazine released their official product count numbers Friday evening, announcing that Rudy Project was again #1 with 639 helmets. Read more here: http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/press/?p=7097


How to Follow the Kona Coverage

Kona is happening in a day time on the 10th Oct and many Ironman and aspiring triathletes will be glued to their seat watching the pro’s and thousands of age-grouper participating in the grueling course.

If you want to know how to watch all this and don’t know how Ironman.com have prepared all the links for your pleasure. You can also follow their twitter account @IRONMANTri as they also provide good coverage

If you’ve never followed the IRONMAN World Championship before, you’re in for a treat. Join us for exclusive live coverage on Ironman.com on Saturday, October 10th. Our live show will be hosted by IRONMAN world champion Greg Welch, pro triathletes Michael Lovato and Matt Lieto, and various other guest appearances. Our site will also host a live blog, enhanced athlete tracker (including multiple time splits for the bike and run), and race day videos, which will be available to watch on demand following the race.

Live coverage will begin on Saturday, Oct. 10 at approximately 6:00 a.m. HST (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time and 12 noon East Coast Time). The male pros will start at 6:25 a.m. and the female pros at 6:30.

The race will have separate age-group starts, with the men beginning at 6:55 a.m. and the age-group women at 7:10 a.m.

Leading up to the race, athletes, media and organizers will be using #IMKona on Twitter and Instagram.

The NBC IRONMAN World Championship special will air on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET, a recap of the pro race also following inspiring age-groupers.


Ironman Inspiration in Putrajaya Malaysia

Last week was IMMY 70.3 otherwise known as Ironman Putrajaya 70.3, it was a crazy week and it got my whatsapp chatroom buzzing and buzzing indeed.

Watch this Video and you will know why.


Ironman Langkawi, Its BACK ! 2014

WTC Announces Hiatus for Malaysian Events

World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners and operators of the Ironman and 70.3 event brands, announced earlier this month that it will not host any races in Malaysia during 2011. WTC is currently seeking new partners and venues that will improve the quality and production of events within the country and hopes to introduce new races in 2012.

“Malaysians have shown tremendous enthusiasm for Ironman events for more than a decade and we appreciate their continued support,” said Murphy Reinschreiber, WTC’s managing director of Asia-Pacific. “We hoped to produce at least one event in 2011, but circumstances beyond our control require that we wait until at least 2012. Our decision is not a reflection of the support we’ve received from athletes, local communities, sponsors or the government. We are talking to potential partners and inspecting innovative courses to offer improved events in the future.”

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Past Malaysian events include Ironman Langkawi Malaysia, which was produced for 11 years, and Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya, which took place in 2009. Competitors looking for alternative events should visit www.ironman.com for the complete 2011 Ironman and 70.3 event schedules.

Athletes and media are advised that WTC is the sole resource for information about Ironman and 70.3 races in Malaysia. Information coming from any other source is not authorized. Additional information and details will be posted to www.ironman.com as they are available.

 


Triathletes Swim First

First and foremost I am very thankful to the connectivity of internet, without it I wouldn’t have made friends from all over the world. Type type type and click click click,  I’ve sent a tweet , email, or chat a thousand miles away and then another person response instantaneously . I can’t say It’s 100% a good thing of course it has its ups and down but I am not gonna talk about that

This post is dedicated to the The Waterblogged Triathlete, especially to Maria Reeves. This is where the internet comes in, I was looking to improve my swim like forever and I manage to look up for swimming drills, and guess what? I stumble upon their website http://waterbloggedtriathlete.com and twitter as well do follow them @SwimTrainTri

A conversation here and conversation there, I found out that they are have just finish the cover of their first book which is “Triathletes Swim First 100+ Beginning Swim Workouts for Triathletes” a couple of exchanges through emails and BOOM!!  guess what?? This landed on my door step a couple of weeks later.

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Yup, I shamelessly admit that I have been secretly training for my swim with this,LoL, My secret weapon, I didn’t not bring this to the pool as first its not waterproof and secondly its really a sentimental item for me now that it comes with the autograph from Maria herself, Thanks Maria.

I have to say the front cover looks like the typical all out swim there which is good, reminds me of all my swims out there.  So whats in this book ? Basically this is a book where by if you are looking to improve your swim with drills and workout, this has got to be it, it has all the good stuff, with many explanations on terminology, and trust me I really have not heard of some but hey take it from the pro’s and yes They are pros .. all three of them , Kathrine Paglini, Maria Reeves and Victoria West. All them girls have hold records in their swim careers and I have to say AMAZING. check out their BIO here if you want to know more about them Meet the Water Bloggers

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A little Preview of whats inside

Terminology

This really helped me in understanding the jargons of swimming, coming from the pros I have definitely learned a few extras terms that could be useful if I wanted to pick up a swimmer chick 🙂 LOL

Waterbloggers isaac976 (5)Interval Training 101

The water bloggers preaching on Interval training and yes I believe in it too, its kinda like TEMPO runs but for our swim, good and sound advice ladies. Thank you.

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Level One Workouts

Here I am only gonna share the #1 workout of the many hundreds of which are all awesome in the book, I have so far only gone as far as workout 20+ but do mix and match, I do say they really offer a plenty of variety but read on for a special bonus.. below

Waterbloggers isaac976 (1)Yes they even have a Write your own Drills, and if you have any good one, If the girls still have not thought about, do share with me so I can put it in my book. This to me I think is pretty good as they not only let you do their workout but also let you have your own creativity at play. I for one have none that’s why I got this book,LOL  I do have one which is the “BONUS” by the way, I always use my single drill before I got this book, you can call it the “976 drill”  its easy to remember

Warm-up

2 x 50m  (general warmup)

Main Sets

9 x 50m (3 x 30% effort, 3 x 60% effort and 3 x Race Pace)  = 450m

7 x 100m (freestyle concentrating on form) = 700m

6 x 50m (Alternate Breast Stroke and Free style) = 300m

Warm Down

2 x 50m (choice)

I hope you would add that into your book if you think its good enough, if you do thank you thank you.

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Anyway I would like to thank the Waterbloggers again for sending me this book for a review, I have to say I really did have fun using this book and what a journey it has been for me after my last OD, this time I will be even more confident in the water thanks to the guidance and tips from these wonderful girls. The book retails for only $29.95 and if you are interested and looking to improve your swim you can go to the link attached below to purchase your very own book and best part is they come in e-Book version as well.

Sprial Bound Copy: Click Here

E-Book on Amazon : Click Here

Thanks for dropping by guys and have a great weekend


Body Composition Changes

The Riddle of an Ironman's Life

Fitness & Nutrition expert Dr. Rick Kattouf says In order to get leaner, there are five main components that we need to focus on. (extracted from an article by Dr R Kattouf on Training Peaks’ site.

1. Build muscle: Losing body fat means that we need to increase our metabolism and in order to do so, we need to build lean muscle. It can still be common in the world of endurance sports for weight training to be taboo; but it is the weight training that is key to building lean muscle and changing one’s body composition

2. Nutrition: I’ve been asked many times over the years, “Rick, I want to get my abs ripped; what is the best exercise to do this?” My answer has always been the same. The best exercise for ripped and lean abs is not exercise at all – it’s nutrition, nutrition, nutrition. Proper nutrition is a…

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