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13 - 19 May 2012

RacingThePlanet: Jordan 2012 Blogs

10 days before the race....
01-May-2012 11:08:37 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Hi everyone! 

I haven't updated my blog for ages!! I've been very busy preparing for this race!!!!

This race is really hardcore in all asepcts!! The equipment list alone is 17 pages long! Since this is my first desert ultra - I have to buy almost everything... :) Luckiy I have some friends who were able to help me with prepration (Michelle Zheng, Jenny Ng, Roger Graham, Natalia Watkins, Gene Richards and Bei Hu)... Gosh, don't know what I will do without their help and advice!! 

Training: Since my last update 2 months ago... I've been doing at least one 5-hour session carrying 20lb backpack once a week... In addition, I've started practicing with my 'gear' - sand gaitors (which people think i'm wearing boots for hiking and give me wierd looks all the time!!!) and also trying to feel the difference of wrapping my feet... all good so far but I haven't forgotten that Jordan will be much hotter and terrain will be much harder!! 




Food Prepartion: many people ask me: "what do you eat during the race?" ... good question ..I have to pack at least 2,000 calories per day.  Typical breakfast: Instant Oatmeal with Sesame paste with instant coffee; During the race: nuts and fruits, pork/ jerky,  gels, chips.. Dinner: instant noodles, instant mash potatoes or dry food.... sounds easy, but a lot of work has been into it to measure exact weight, calculating calories and planning .. 





with much difficulty, I'm able to reduce the food to about 4.3Kg (9.5Lbs) .... pls. note this is food only... I still have all my other clothing and gear and I think my backpack will start at around 22lbs on day one... let me see if I can somehow bring it down to 20 lbs ... 

Getting really excited now!! I'm also trying to reach my charity fund raising target too!!! I've initially set it at 100K and now at 70K plus! time to do more 'marketing' (which is something I don't do!!!!!) LOL 

All my relatives are still blocked from my Facebook status update because I don't want my parents to find out I'm going to Jordan for desert race... they will kill me!!! I can't believe I'm 39 and still worried about parents approval.. well, this time is different - I know they'll freak out about the idea... 

Next time I update the blog will be at the campsite!!!!! good bye everyone!!! xxx
3 COMMENTS

MZ

Posted: 11-May-2012 04:24:07 AM

Irene, you finally did a spreadsheet!!! Great work!

John Lee

Posted: 08-May-2012 07:01:15 AM

Good to see that Hello Kitty will be making the race too!

Vivkong

Posted: 08-May-2012 04:10:44 AM

Hi Irene, did I see instant noodles??? Wouldn't that make u more dirsty in the desert??? Or that's for ur celebration meal after the race?? Hehe

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IRENE CHU
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13 years of professional experience in control functions within banking/ finance. Worked in GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital and most currently at Mount Kellett Capital.

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