Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

I had an offer I just could not refuse: enough air miles to get me to UAD and free accommodation plus an amazing looking early season race: the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon. Can´t wait to swim the the Gulf, cycle through the desert and on the Formula One Yas Marina Circuit, and run passed Emirates Palace.

I signed up for the Short Distance: 1.5k swim / 100k bike / 10k run

Body Composition - Dez 2011

Body Fat14.5% (LA 10.9 RA 9.0 RL 12.1 LL 12.3, B 16.8)
Total Body Water61.5%
Muscle Mass69.6kg (LA 4.2 RA 4.4 RL 11.7 LL 11.7, B 37.6, 5)
Physique Rating6
Basal Metabolic Rate2113 KJ
Metabolism Age28
Bone Mass3.6kg
Resting Heart Rate51

That's it. The 30 week training plan for Ironman Germany is about to start. Weight a bit higher than expected, but still ok. The body fat values cannot be compared with previous results as I changed my profile on the scales to athlete mode. Resting heart rate is very good!

I am a bit concerned about 2 niggles: my hamstring started playing up 2 days ago after sitting on the train for 5 hours. Also, my right knee has been giving me grief for some time now. I have been doing regular strengthening exercises on a wobble board and hopefully this will improve things.