Happy Hour

July 4, 2008


Filed under: Training — levyang @ 1:42 am

Instead of a swim day, I did a long run last night.  I figured that since I’d be doing the Fontana Sprint Tri this Sunday, might as well push my long run ahead of schedule so that there will be enough recovery time for the race (getting old you know).  The program called for me to do a 2 hour run this week.  For the past weeks, I’ve only managed an 1:30 run.  After putting the kids to sleep, I set out on my run at around quarter before 9pm.  In the previous post, I mentioned doing the 10k mizuno route.  But I ditched that thought considering the late hours.  Instead, I set out from our house into the Fort and did 8 rounds around BHS before going home.  It was only me running that time, I guess the Mizuno club and all the other runners were probably done with their runs when I began mine.  It was my first time to do the loop running since I usually bike there during weekends.  I ran at a comfortable pace, enough to manage a conversation only that I was running alone.  Actually, I don’t mind that at all – running alone.  Helps to reflect and focus on form.  It began to drizzle when I reached the hour mark, but I continued just the same.  The following are stats as reflected in my Timex:

Time: 1:51:40

Distance: 20.89 kms

Average HR: 150

However, except for the time, the above readings should be taken with a grain of salt.  Timex registered busy GPS signals at certain points in the run and the HR also registered 240 at certain times as well.  Truth be told, the run was about 18 kms and my average HR would be 135 to 140 thereabouts.  

All in all, I enjoyed my long run yesterday.  Looking forward to doing it again next week, same route.



  1. levayang, thanks for directing me to your site. I’m sure, you seen my posts on BRs blog. I love the sport. The Tri will be my first on July 12.

    It’s called the 25th annual Tri For Fun in Herald, CA (between Sacramento and Stockton in the San Joaquin Valley). The distances are 1/2 mile swim, 16 mile bike and 3 mile run. It appears from the description that you gave me on BRs blog, it’s close to a sprint.

    I’ve been training in getting my five runs in. On my two cross training days, I’ve done some swimming (some in SF bay and some at the YMCA). The distance has been roughly a half mile to a mile. Also, on two afternoons after the morning runs , I’ve biked from SF to Sausalito and back which is about 15 miles. Hopefully, I haven’t overdone it. This week, I’ve cut back a bit but over the past month, I’ve been consistent.

    The Tri director is a friend of mine by the name of Mark Eaton and has been trying to get me to do this for years. I’ve finally taken him up on this.

    Anyway, good luck at Fontana

    Comment by sfrunner — July 4, 2008 @ 3:30 am | Reply

  2. Hi Wayne,

    Good Luck on your first triathlon. Won’t be surprised if you get hooked later on. That was how it started for me in October 2006, finishing a triathlon being one of the things to do before one dies. Later on, I just found myself doing one over and over again. It’s been an interesting and fun journey so far. Do keep me posted on your workouts.


    Comment by levyang — July 4, 2008 @ 3:49 am | Reply

  3. Thank Levy. The workouts are a bit different because of the different muscles, especially with the cycling. The last few weeks have been good because I haven’t been pounding the asphalt as much (running).

    Thanks and I’ll keep you posted.

    Comment by sfrunner — July 4, 2008 @ 4:52 am | Reply

  4. Hi Levy, now I know your blog. I hope you don’t mind if I add this link as part of my blogs list.

    Btw, I’m finally looking for a good road bike. Would you happen to know who’s selling a good one for around 25K and below? Or would you rather suggest I just build my own parts from cartimar? Btw my height is 5’7” so maybe you have an idea for the right frame size?


    Comment by Taki — July 4, 2008 @ 6:51 am | Reply

  5. hi taki,

    was inspired by running-bloggers like you to put up my own blog as well. i thought it can serve as a good training diary as well as a forum to interact with fellow sports enthusiasts.

    About the road bike, I’ll ask my friend if he knows someone willing to sell a 2nd hand bike that is within your budget. Based on my experience, aside from cartimar, you could also look at quiapo to get your bike parts. Specifically, King’s Bicycle Shop and look for Jane, she’s the owner. She can set up the best bike for you that is within your budget. That was how I did it last year. Of course, I brought along a cyclist friend considering that I (still) have ZERO knowledge about the technical aspects of the bike. If you want, maybe we can arrange a trip for us to go there so you can see for yourself and canvass as well.

    Also, it might help that before you go shopping for your road bike to have yourself fitted first. There’s a bike shop: Bike Town Cyclery in Pasong Tamo Extension where they do bike fitting so that you’ll know the perfect frame size for you. That way, once you finally decide on a bike, you can already tell the ones assembling your bike the specific measurements for the seat post, handlebars, etc.

    Hope this helps.

    Comment by levyang — July 4, 2008 @ 7:16 am | Reply

  6. levyang, nice blog and posts! you missed me last night by a few minutes at BHS loop. i left the place (parking area at B-3) at 8:50PM when it was about to drizzle. good luck on your sprint tri training and competition.

    Comment by kingofpots — July 4, 2008 @ 9:42 am | Reply

  7. Hi BR, thank you so much for the visit. just thought of following your example to use blogging as some sort of training diary. I see we’re enjoying running at BHS 🙂 i’m sure i’ll bump into you one of these days and together we’ll wave at the lady runners, haha

    Comment by levyang — July 4, 2008 @ 11:08 pm | Reply

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