Saturday, July 15, 2006

IPPT gold attempt FAILED!!!

Richard Gere was kind enough to sign up for this morning IPPT with me...he want to check his improve due to recent interval training.... managed to wake up by 6am in the morning...trying to clear my bowels but failed.....i decided to take a train down to potong pasir and swtch to a bus down to clementi.....as i was walking to the busstop...shit...and shit is coming out...i dashed to the nearest petrol station (lucky there is one around) and bomb they came.....i missed my bus as a result of that...... got to reach camp at 7.30am....but Ric said he will be late due to his bus...lucky...i will also be late due to my bowels.....managed to reached the busstop at 7.04am...bus came and it took me only 25min to reach my destination....Ric was just a bus ahead of me we are actually quite late and was squeezed into the 2nd wave....the PTI was very lor soh lor...tok and tok and tok for 30min as the others are getting the station ready....The 1st wave was despatched off he called the 2nd wave in and did not repeat what he said...but i was shocked that he started to draw diagrams of footprints for flat-feet, neutral and high arch!!!...started to tok some concepts of shoes and started to ask us to change shoes every year....and he actually ask neutral foot to get the New Balance 380 and high arch for Brooks maximus....wrong suggestions....who cares...hahaa we got to wait quite a while for the 1st wave to finish before we start our static staions..we started with standing board jump....my first tried was 230cm..cannot believe man..my shortest jump ever since sec one....i have aged...tried again but still the same....Ric got 225cm...same as 2nd try next came chin-up...i struggled and manged 11 which is full 5 points...ric tried his best and managed a 5....anyway, he already cleared his ippt...he just want to do the run shuttle run next...i ran with ric...he did 10.6s and i did 10.1s...wow..another great deprovement...i clocked 9.3s when i was sick last year....but heck..already 5 points for this last static station was situp.....once i started doing...shit..started to feel a bit cramp...i knew something is wrong....i push on and only managed a 33!!!! there goes my golden chance!!! missed by 3...must be stomach havent recovered from monday try.....my one island has failed me!!! we took a rest adn went for 2.4km..i already no mood to run already....Ric was still enthusiatic abt it...he startd behind me...i ask him to run faster and pass me so that i can pass his later...his last best timing was 10:40min....my last clocked on the track on monday was 10:12min....looking at the route...seems like a bit short of 2.4km... i was the first batch to start in the wave....started very light and easy onmy legs..they just went rolling and burning the road....reached the 400m...1:26min..too fast....tried to slow down a bit and finished first 800m at 3:04min (target is <3:20min)....second round started to feel a bit strain but maintained my pace....suddenly came 2 guys sweeping my side....they are going fast and furious.....3rd 400m done in 1:36min ...still on time...so i just pressed on...finish 2nd 800m at 3:14min....got lots of time...so i maintain and struggle with the same pace...never lost sight of he 1st and 2nd guys......charged thru the finished and done with 9:43min...last 800m at 3:20min...good run for the day...saw the front guys timing of 8:50min and 9:26min...... Ric came in later at 10:29min...a shaving of abt 10sec.....good run Ric....got our recepit and i brought Ric to macpherson road for fmaous sinful Nam Ho big prawn mee before we went home to rest for tennis later....... too bad...my stomach spoilt the day

2 comments:

Teelee said...

SIT UP only, no problem, the next time will be gold lizo, heheh

nemo said...

Hey bro,

An honour to take IPPT with you again.. sorry couldn't make u run any faster... cos u were fast!

Dun fret, u didn't recover from yr situp training, that was y. Am sure the next one in Aug will be a breeze!

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