Powerade Duathlon 2012 Leg 2 - Daang Hari

May 27, 2012 - Daang Hari
Sprint Duathlon 6k-30k-3k
approximately 500 participants
run course: easy with lots of hydration stations
bike course: 6 loops easy and straight (I averaged 30.3kph only - one of the slowest in the field)

Powerade Duathlon Leg 2 - daang hari
Start and Finish Line - Marshals waiting for finishers to collect the timing chips and give medals

Transition Area along Daang Reyna near the Football Field and Fernbrook Gardens

Finisher's Tee from 8a performance apparel

Breakfast Area: Foods served by Aling Ineng's with Fernbrook in the background

SwimBikeRun.ph booth

Multisport Magazine booth

Yellow Cab Tri Team Tent

Fernbrook Gardens where I parked my vehicle

WetSHOP Newbie Triathlon

May 20, 2012 - Camp Aguinaldo, QC

My 2 disciples :)

Transition Area

Waiting for the Briefing to Commence

Briefing (it got more confusing for the kids)

Out of the Water

Racking the Bike

Finisher's Tee

Swim, Bike, Run... Vomit

What to Expect in a Swimming Competition

For non-swimmers who haven't been to a local swimming competition here are some things you can expect to see or do if you are about to watch or compete.

1.  Parking space is usually packed.
2.  Spectators' area is filled to capacity.
3.  Swimmers warm up for approximately 40 minutes.
4.  Introduction includes prayer, national anthem and welcome remarks.
5.  Events are posted so that swimmers know their 'heat number'.
6.  Swimmers are advised to go to the 'Ready Bench' if their heat number is near.
7.  'Time slips' are given to swimmers.
8.  Proceed to the pool officials with 'time slips' if 'heat number' is being called.
9.  Follow the instructions / whistle blows.
10. Dive, swim, finish.
11. Repeat from number five to ten for the next heat.
12. Wait for the awarding.
13. Swimming competition is almost always a 'waiting game' of sorts so bring something that will help to pass the time like magazines, books, camera, iPad and food.

For registration and clarification, proceed to official's table

Congressman Irvin Alcala welcomes the participants

Ready Bench

Official Timers

Waiting for the whistle


Bike Ride to Kwebang Lampas

50 k ride plus 3 k hike

We planned to ride our bikes to a local spot called Kwebang Lampas and see for ourselves why it got its moniker.  With few hit and miss instructions we got lost 'kami ang nakalampas'.  For almost 3 km we carried our bikes through mud along the wrong route, for every step I take and for every sweat I drop the more I wish my bike is made of light carbon.  After hiking with my bike on my shoulder I just felt really tired and decided to just come back the following week to get to our intended destination.  This is another one of those - 'charge it to experience moments' luckily we had fun.

Team Energy Power Plant

Carrying a bike for a looong way took a toll on my mortal body - still wearing my number 478 from subIT

3 muddy shoes and an even muddier wheel

sea is just over this hut

My brand new wheels on a very very wrong kind of road

The reclaimed area with soil coming from 'that hill'

Finishers' Recovery Area at SubIT 2012

K-Swiss Subic International Triathlon Post Race - May 5-6, 2012

Wearing My Finisher's Shirt at the verrry long T2

At the finish line there's more than just Gatorade...

Shower for instant cooling

Finisher's Tee

Photo Booth

Pool with Iced Water

Massage Therapy

Highlights of My K-Swiss Subic International Triathlon Race

SubIT 2012 Standard Distance Triathlon
Subic Freeport Zone
May 5-6, 2012

It all starts and ends here: Travelers Hotel - Race Pack, Briefing, Meals, T1 gear

1.  Check in at Grand Leisure Hotel
2.  Claim Race Packet and Timing Chip at Travelers Hotel
3.  Track Read of Revised Bike Route and Run Route
4.  Rappel at Tree Top Adventure while the Secretariat conducts a Race Briefing
5.  Look for additional Jelly Belly Sport Beans which was nowhere to be found
6.  Meet with my friend Reggie of Team Beacon for some Real Race Briefing
7.  Walk with my Daughter and Niece at Bay Area Beach and Transition 2
8.  Prep my Bike and Gears - Stickers, Tire Pressure, T1 and T2 Baskets
9.  List 'what to do after waking up'
10. Sleep - 12 midnight
11. List My Target Split Time on My Wrist
12. Go to T2
13. Go to T1
14. Start at First Wave by 6 a.m. with Sir Eric Buhain on my Right Side
15. Swim for 29 minutes
16. Ride for 1:33 including T1 and T2
17. Run for 52 minutes
18. Cross the Finish Line at 2:56 and forget to smile for the camera

Line up for Timing Chip

Rappelling at Tree Top Adventure

First Wave

Good Sign: Lots of Bikes at T1

Finish Line Near Waterfront Road
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