Challenge Philippines Subic and Ironman 70.3 Subic


I'll be in Challenge Philippines Subic on February 22 and Ironman 70.3 Subic on March 8, two of the three half distance races happening inside Subic Bay Freeport. The third being the Tri United 70.3 which starts inside the Freeport but ends some 60 kilometers from the start line and way out of Subic. Both race courses are scenic and both present a difficulty unique to each one.


a simpler layout and a more visible bottom

four sharp turns could mean I'm gonna get kicked in the face somewhere :)


a hilly course even on the way back to T2

the novelty of rolling in a runway and riding in a tollway


inside a forest reserve, the layout is an eyesore, should put a lot of markers 

a seaside run with 1 hill near the airport is gonna be really hot

Triathlon Goals 2015

First, I would like to thank all of you who dropped by my blog site and secondly, thanks also for joining me on FB as you can see I have more entries on FB since I can share things which can't be found on this site.

Here we are again, beginning of the year, trying to set some goals to work for. December of 2014 was pretty much 'goalless' and uneventful as far as fitness is concerned. I thought that as the new year enters I would suddenly have the urge to train but that wasn't the case, I am still the guy from December who wouldn't go out and ride. So to make it interesting I am here to state some lofty goals of my own for 2015. With some stretch goals in mind I might force myself out of hibernation.

Well here I am typing on my iPad ;P

Swim - if only I could swim at least once a week that would be great. This seems to be an easy task but looking back I know this would be difficult. There are few things that make this tough but mainly because I don't swim when I feel it's cold even if the pool is not.

Bike - to be confident that I can finish an Audax 400 or Audax 600 in April or May. As you probably know by now, I'm a slow biker something that's uncharacteristic for someone so light. My injuries from the past kept me from doing hard pedaling and at times it sidelined me for some time. But that doesn't mean I couldn't try a long adventure ride.

Run - to cover 10 kilometers in under forty minutes. If a am in my twenties or thirties I think this wouldn't be a stretch but now it definitely is. They say at my age one can run a 10K in 38 minutes although I know I wouldn't be able to touch that I think I have a shot at sub 40 at around September and October.

Triathlon - I think I won't be doing much of triathlon this year but still I have two triathlons that was scheduled just a few weeks apart (Challenge 70.3 on February 22 and IM 70.3 on March 8) and it's hard to believe that I am not working my ass off considering how close they are at the moment. The goal... if it weren't for my toes dropping my nails right now I would blurt out some unrealistic time to target but the truth is I really have my toes on a bit of a bind so finishing is as high as I can aim.

Blogging - my goal is to have at least eight entries per month and continue to update my Facebook page. 

So there goes my goals for this year. I hope you can also state some of your goals and help you in attaining a fitter you. Cheers to us!

iPad Apps I Use Frequently

I love my iPad and I always bring it with me. Here are some of the apps I use most of the time.

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Numbers - for workout diary and viewing race results

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Day One - diary app for iOS

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Photogene - photo editing app with features I can actually use

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Panorama Mode - camera mode I play with all the time

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Google Earth - satellite view to familiarize with a race course among other things

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Blogger - a bad blogging app that needs an overhaul

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SwimBikeRun Speeds - to calculate speed, distance, pace, time

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Maps With Me - off-line map, I get lost time and again 

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Drop Box - photos, videos, docs everywhere

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iBooks - for viewing race results and registration forms

IMDB - your favorite movies and actors

Offline Reader - off-line browser for storing web articles I find invaluable 
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