t Double Yellow's Musings: Triathlon Preparations – What <s>Not</s> to do
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Triathlon Preparations – What Not to do

Triathlons are not my thing. If you have heard of anyone taking 10 hrs to climb Bukit Timah Hill (with a gazillion stops in between), chances are that I am the athlete in question. But some of my kaakis are avid triathlon participants and I have deep respect for them.

Recently, the case of a seasoned triathlon competitor drowning during the swimming leg has made the triathlon community buzzing with questions. Our local newspapers strive to keep abreast of happenings in our city and The Sunday Times splashed an ad on its front page today screaming “Endurance Races: What not to do”

And in true gahmen-style, went on to write an article on what to do :)

And the suggestions given....

Step 1: Get a thorough health check
Step 2: Train progressively
Step 3: Prepare a race plan
Step 4: Practise race transitions
Step 5: Check your equipment
Step 6: Rest for a few days
Step 7: D-day preparations

.... are hilarious!! Pls lah, any bird-brained triathlon athlete will surely know about these so-called steps. And it doesn’t answer the key question that prompted this article. The triathlon participant who died was a seasoned athlete. One can reasonably assume that he did all the above steps. It would be interesting to listen to what my triathlon kaakis would have to say about such an ‘informed’ article.


Blogger pleinelune said...

really, the local media doesn't have enough to report.

Btw, can I request you to put a RSS feed on our website? Would make it easier for me to check for updates. :)

6:00 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaha pleinelune, i think our local broadsheets need to start calling themselves "Ad-paper" instead of "news-paper" :)

i'm not very sure what exactly an RSS is but i'll ask my kaakis to help me out. gimme a week or so... :)

7:18 PM  

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