What a nice set of photographs of Filipino Triathletes by Redg Plopinio! Thanks Joyette Jopson for sharing this with me :) Enjoy guys!
Monthly Archives: October 2011
The Bike United in Subic last weekend was a tough 3 day race, but all the racers seemed to be prepared for the 2 Road Races, Team Time Trial, and Individual Time Trial that they had to go through. It was great to be a spectator this year, having always been a supporter of the annual event organized by Raul Cuevas and Co. What I liked best was the fact that there were lots of women who joined, hanging out with girlfriends makes everything so much more enjoyable! And they held their own against the men too :) Keep it up biker chicks!!!
I did it! I had decided a couple of months back that even though I would be due to give birth in a month, I will still show my support for my favorite run event of the year- the Adidas King Of the Road 2011, which happens to be the culminating event for 5 KOTR events across Asia. I convinced JM Pilares of Adidas and my husband that I can still do the 5k race even if I have to walk the whole way.
Well, that was the plan anyway. My reasoning was that, I know for a fact that a big chunk of the field always walks, so I thought, “why can’t I do the same thing?”
So Sunday morning of the 23rd, 2:00 am to be exact, Dan and I woke up and took a long drive from Subic to Global City in Taguig since he participated in the Bike United races on Friday and Saturday. I was more chipper than he was, as his legs were smashed from doing three bike races in two days! He was a real trouper though, as he managed to get us to the start line way ahead of time. Our race packets were organized for us by JM and Vima at the Adidas Information Tent and shortly after, Dan ran off in the 16.8km race. I waited a few more minutes for the 5km wave. I positioned myself on the far right so I would not get squished, as I was really only planning to walk.
When the gun went off, I found myself moving forward at what seemed like a run–yes, it probably looked more like a waddle, but at 35weeks of pregnancy that was a run for me. I laughed at myself because I just threw my walking plan out the window once the race started- it was the competitor in me I guess. I eventually settled into a routine of something like a 5min waddle/run and 2min walk. It worked out well, and I crossed the line in 42min and 5seconds. I was just gunning for a sub-hour walk! Haha. I had loads of fun, and soon after I met up with Dan and our friends Melvin and Saffry who came all they way from Singapore.
Great race, good organization: Kudos to Adidas and Runrio!!!
We recently held a kids-only triathlon camp in Treveia, Alveo Nuvali. This was our last camp for The Next Step Tri Camp Series as we held four other camps for adult triathletes this year to prepare for various races.
The last one turned out to be a really fun event attended by around 25 kids, and we could see that apart from learning cool new triathlon stuff they also wanted to get in some good old hard training sessions. We did a lot of drills and technique work on the first day, and on the second day we had mock races, including a fun triathlon team relay!
We are definitely going to have another one of these kids camps again, what a feel-good weekend!
photos courtesy of Gi Coscolluela-Velasco
see also: http://thenextsteptricamp.com/
The Juan Time project of Discovery Channel was launched a couple of weeks ago, and it is a very timely concept indeed! Timex plays an integral role in the project which aims to change the concept of “Filipino Time.” Far from the widely accepted belief that Pinoys are always late, Juan Time embodies the new Filipino who is professional, punctual, and reliable.
As a Timex athlete, I was honored to be one of the guests along with Piolo Pascual, Maricel and Anthony Pangilinan and family, Tessa Valdes and Team Valdes.
What a great idea, Discovery Channel!