April 22, 2018 Sunday Morning
1.5K - 40K - 10K
This race was part of my road to Ironman Philippines 2018. I got to swim in open water and had a look at my progress in cycling and running. By this time the color of my skin was pretty dark, a sign of training perhaps? I couldn't remember a time when I was more prepared than this race, I just didn't know if I can execute properly on race day.
I had a horrible swim but I didn't know how I had a poor swim, I thought with my effort in the sea I'd be somewhere in front. Maybe because of poor sighting.
The bike leg was awesome. I was flying by my own standard. Not super fast but definitely well above my past experiences on a course like that. Stickman was all smiles with the way the cycling went.
The run course was flat and I think it really helped with the time result.
Total time was 2:39. My legs felt fine even after I pushed it on the bike. Suddenly after years of joining races, it seemed I was learning how to bike ;) .
There was one thing I observed during the event; participants seemed fewer than the last few times I joined this. Maybe I was wrong but it just felt that way to me.
Race packet pick up at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center
Transition 1 bike check in around 3pm Saturday
View of swim starting line from the hotel walkway
With Puro Tri Ironcouple Nino and Nero
You can't win on the swim but you can lose a race at the swim leg
2 hours 39 minutes
Orbea aluminum bike with box type wheels, New Balance Vazee