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MOST RECENT

48 degrees, overcast, and a spooky podcast made for a perfect run! SA Rock n Roll half marathon, I’m coming for ya! #teamsfq #smashfestqueen #training #running #run #halfmarathontraining #sarnr #halfmarathon #sanantoniorocknroll #spookedpodcast #satx #rainorshine

The last 2km of the marathon is truly the most magical experience. After battling hills all day, this is the section where you run completely downhill to a crowd of cheering spectators. The energy at the finish line gave me the chills and goosebumps. I never felt so much energy in my legs or has a smile so big as I sprinted across the line and heard the words from Mike Reilly - "Elaine, you are an Ironman!!!" Total time 10hrs 49mins 54secs.

Having came into race expecting nothing and having a up and down couple of months, I am proud to have been able to race my best with the best on this magical island surrounded by my family, teammates and friends all day. There are no words to describe the feeling of crossing the line knowing all the work I put in and everyday leading up to the race was worth it. To be honest, I’m not sure how anything will ever beat this!

To everyone who tracked me on the day around the world, got excited with me before during and after the race and sent me such supportive messages throughout this journey, thank you! I feel like I was living this and racing this for all of you!! Special mentions to @skechers, @angloamerican, @smashfestqueen, and @teamtrinergy for giving me the tools to make this happen!m and believing in my dreams! And last but not least, all the credit goes to my husband @arthurtongtri who has been there from the very beginning, prioitises my races above his own and was with me all the way to the finish!! We did it!!
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#imwc #imkona #kona2018 #imkona2018 #hawaii #smashfestqueen #teamsfq #skecherssg #skechersperformance #smile #runhappy #finishline #happy

The story of what happened before this photo was captured is now READY for you!! Just click the link in my bio.😉🌈😎🤩 #smashfestqueen, #teamsfq, #worldchamps, #newblogtuesday, #triathlete, #willimakemyflight, #dontquituntilyoufinish, #kona, #ironman, #luckyredhead, #plantbased, #letsgo

KONA recap contd ! 😋
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Run (42.2km) 🏃‍♀️ - The run, oh the run. It takes place in the heat of the day and I knew it would be easy to blow up if I didn’t manage my nutrition and energy properly. So I focused on one goal only - to get to the finish line with a smile! The first 10km went by quickly because it was along Ali’i Drive lined with spectators, including my family and friends and Smashfestqueen team. After lots of high fives, smiles, videos and cheers, I was off to the desolate and unshaded Queen K for a pretty lonely 30km run out to the Energy Lab and back. This section of the Queen K goes on and on and it’s so hilly. A true test of the mind, you go up one hill praying that’s the last one but it just keeps going and going - no mercy! It was also extremely hot, but thankfully for me, coming from Singapore, I knew how to manage it. I focused on getting to each aid station, stuffing a cup of ice in the bra, in the pants, in the hat, and holding a cup of ice in each hand ! I was cold as a snowman and looked ridiculous in my pictures but it got me through! Soon I was exiting the energy lab, with 12km to go and it was a countdown to the finish line!
The whole day, I didn’t look at my watch or the pace because I just wanted to focus on enjoying the course and being in the moment. But with 10km to go, I dared to look at my watch, and after doing some quick math, I realize I could actually hit a sub 11hrs timing and reach the finish line before the sunset! Motivation was strong at that point and I sprinted down all the downhills I could, blasted through the aid stations. Cmon! I had a finish line to catch and family was waiting woohooo!! Run time 3hr59min
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#imwc #smashfestqueen #teamsfq #hawaii #kona #imkona #imkona2018 #run #runsg #energylab #queenk #smiles #yolo #aloha #race #finishline #runhappy #skechers #skecherssg #skechersperformance

Workout total said ~3000 yards but the actual workout equaled 4000 yards.

Maybe my coach is using the new math or maybe she is trying a new tactic to trick me into doing more of a workout than I’d normally opt to do 😂

Either way first 4000 yard workout done since probably college. Considering I just gave all my $ away in plane tickets, rental cars and my Airbnb for next week’s race I guess we’ll call that good prep work

#triathlete #keeppacing #setgoalssmashgoals #teamsfq #swimminggirl #triathlonlife #swimmyswimswim #eatmybubbles #betternotcancelmyswim

KONA recap continued!
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Bike (180km) 🚲 - Coming out of transition, I was super pumped to get going - this is the dream!! Having arrived earlier in the week, I was lucky to have rode some key parts of the course so I had an idea what to expect! Despite warnings of how bad the course can be, the conditions were fantastic on race day and I felt like I was absolutely flying on the bike without killing my legs. Lots of time to look around and just scream to myself - OMG I AM IN KONA!!! I saw so many of my Smashfest Queen teammates which was so uplifting. When I saw my teammate Megan and screamed “WE ARE IN KONA!, the guy near me said, “you are way too happy!” I screamed back, “Why wouldn’t I be!! We are in Kona!!” hahaha. I even saw my childhood bestie Sally Chan at the Hawi turnaround point cheering me on which was just what I needed to fuel me home. I put my head down when the wind got bad and put pedal to the metal and before I knew it I was back in civilisation at T2 with a new bike PB - 5hrs34min. The most enjoyable 180km ride ever!
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#bike #livbeyond #smashfestqueen #teamsfq #hawaii #kona #imkona #kona2018 #swimbikerun #queenk #imwc #imkona2018 #lavafields

🍂🚴🏼‍♀️Fall is the time for joyrides! This is when I reconnect with the fun of flying down a hill on 2 wheels. 😎 But when the temps start out below 50, it might be time for knee warmers and long gloves...🤔 @sdschooly thanks for riding with me & #twinning in our #smashfestqueen shorts! Didn’t even plan it. 👯‍♀️ Happy Monday! #biking #cycling #cervelo #TeamSFQ #setgoalssmashgoals #ironman #ironmantri #ironmom #ironmantraining #triathlete #triathlon #triathlontraining #swimbikerun #pnw #pnwonderland #getoutside #optoutside #birchselfie #joyride

My feet are sore and hot from today’s 20Km. Can I just stand on the cold bathroom tile? #smashfestqueen #20kmParis #teamsfq #runningrocks 🇫🇷

When it heats up outside, my Team SFQ teammates bring the sizzle!! These ladies showed such strength, determination, grace and grit in the relentless sun and high temperatures yesterday at the Ironman World Championships! So thrilled to call these gals my friends!
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#smashfestqueen #teamsfq #imwc2018 #womenwhotri #hopesomeoftheirstrengthrubsoffonme #queenkit #goldkit #soproud #thesegalscan

My @smashfestqueen teammates absolutely crushed the bike course at the Ironman World Championships yesterday! Heading up a steep hill on Palani looked like a walk in the park for these ladies!!
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#smashfestqueen #teamsfq #imwc2018 #konaironman #strongwomen #ladieswhoride #tryandkeepup

Dry clothes. Off and running.. #smashfestqueen #smashfest #teamsfq

Mile 29... still raining. #smashfestqueen #smashfest #teamsfq

@ddoohaluk headed to bike.
Shortened swim today... #139.1 #imlou. #smashfestqueen #smashfest #teamsfq

Still collecting my thoughts and restoring energy on what has been an incredible day today. Will share more soon but wanted to share that I crossed the finished line of the Ironman World Championships safely with a smile, surrounded by my wonderful family and friends (swipe left) and with so many encouraging messages from everyone around the world. Thank you everyone who has believed in me and has been part of this journey! We did it!
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#imwc #imkona2018 #finishline #ironman #roadtokona #smiles #happy #sunburnt #roadtokona #kona2018 #skecherssg #skechersperformance #teamsfq #smashfestqueen

AUS duathlon champs at Richmond this morning. 5 min PB on the course, probably because I was keen to get back to the Kona tracking. #smashfestqueen #teamsfq

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