I have just completed my first ever 70.3 Ironman course at Putrajaya, Malaysia
under heaty weather of Southeast Asia.
Swim: 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
The swim course is relatively easy as it was raced in the man-made lake of Putrajaya as there was no choppy wave of the rough sea as you normally get when you race in this part of the world
Ride. it was covering 2 sets of 45km course. Relatively flats with elevation gain of 400m, It was a relatively fast ride. I easily pushed over speed of 45kmh at the straight road with the of the aerodynamic of my Specialized Shiv and Tokyowheel Epic 60-88 set up. Awesome speedy ride
Run. The run was though. the 21.1 km of naked, bare run course with the temperature reaching 40C was a killer. Luckily with the great ice-water bath support along the way, I pass through the finishing line confidently
Great support from the organizer, with continuous supply of nutrition, hydration, and medication, this hard race has made it possible to conquer by average amateur athletes.
Bike: Specialized Shiv
Wheelset: Tokyowheel Epic 60-88 set up
Shoe: Saucony Kinvara