Happy Hour

August 7, 2008

Back to Earth…Back to Work

Filed under: Training — levyang @ 6:39 am

Triathlon helps in keeping me grounded.  It is such a demanding sport in terms of time and effort that you can never get too high or too low after a race.  There is hardly any time to bask in the afterglow of a good race or dwell on the disappointment after a bad one as the demands of training beckon.  

Yup, it’s back to the training grounds for me after Subic 🙂

This time though I’m happy that I’ve managed to work my schedule around so that I’ll be able to go to the ULTRA track oval for speed workouts and join a long bike ride during the week.  I’ve been wanting to do incorporate long bike rides in the training regimen, but it was just so difficult to fit it in my schedule.  With the wifey’s blessings, that is no longer a problem now 🙂

Thanks to Czar, I was able to visit Morong once again and do the Jalajala route today.  The last time I did it was last year 😦  See, how long ago that was?  80 kms out and back in the beautiful Rizal countryside.  The lowlight of which is that I almost had an accident when dogs that wanted to hump each other came onto the road and I wasn’t able to avoid one of them and I bumped the dog.  Don’t worry, the dog wasn’t hurt bad probably took a blow to the stomach.   I’m sorry dog, but you shouldn’t be humping in the streets,  keep it inside, hehehe.  Here are the stats of this morning’s ride:

Distance: 80kms.; Time: 2:49; Average speed: 28.1km/hr; AHR: 125; Peak: 152

Can’t wait for next week’s ride.




  1. i want to do jala-jala too! tara ride tayo nina joma one of these days! 🙂

    Comment by margaloo — August 7, 2008 @ 2:57 pm | Reply

  2. Call ako dyan, maybe one of these coming long weekends 🙂

    Comment by Joma — August 8, 2008 @ 1:08 am | Reply

  3. […] Posted in Uncategorized by Joma on August 8th, 2008 As Levy pointed out in his blog, after a race, triathletes don’t really go on break, but continue training for the next one. […]

    Pingback by Triathlon season « Groundhog Dude — August 8, 2008 @ 2:14 am | Reply

  4. hi levy!

    that is so eerily familiar! early this year joma
    and i were doing jala-jala hiway. on this long
    stretch of asphalt i decided to go race pace on
    my bike, when out of nowhere this *sonofa* dog
    gingerly crossed the street!

    i vividly remember i struck the dog on the ribs
    (photographic memory in a traumatic event haha),
    i crashed on the pavement, my bike skidded to
    the next lane and was overrun by a speeding
    tricycle, breaking my forks & frontwheel! i was
    mostly unhurt, but very shaken by it all. like,
    it could’ve been me instead of that bike….

    know what, i heard carlo dg. also crashed there
    when he struck another dog along jala-jala hiway
    and was sorta thrown cartwheel to the pavement.
    this jala-jala hiway is atrocious 😀

    cyclists, be forewarned.


    Comment by butch — August 8, 2008 @ 2:53 am | Reply

  5. Guys long weekend next week! Holiday on the 18th diba? 🙂

    Comment by margaloo — August 8, 2008 @ 3:19 am | Reply

  6. Hi guys, i’d loooove to go out on a long bike ride again especially with you guys, but unfortunately, i only got the wifey’s blessings the day before i did jala-jala….don’t want to push it as of now, am just thankful she gave me one day a week to do an out of metro manila bike ride 🙂 so weekends are out of the question for me. As it stands now, it looks like I only have thursdays to do those long bike rides out of the metro, i know you guys have work, but I’d really love it if you can join one of the thursday rides 🙂

    Butch, Thanks for visiting. You know what? I’d hate it if the day comes when the dogs would suddenly band themselves and take revenge on the jala-jala cyclists. Maybe, I’ve been watching too many Stephen King movies, Pet Sematary anyone?

    Comment by levyang — August 8, 2008 @ 8:52 am | Reply

  7. i’d seen pet sematary back in college! hehe.

    levy, someone said those jala-jala dogs dont
    seem to be scared of crossing the road coz
    vehicular traffic there is thin to none most
    time of the day. makes sense.

    cyclists, u’ve been forewarned: ride race
    pace at ur own risk along jala-jala 😀

    ps. u can implore the wifey to not count
    the long weekends on ur 1day-a-week cycling
    visa. tutal, long weekend naman e di ba, im
    sure she’ll understand & make concessions 🙂

    Comment by butch — August 8, 2008 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

  8. i concur with butch!

    tell naman the lovely wifey to move thursday to monday next next week. plzzz 😀

    Comment by margaloo — August 8, 2008 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

  9. butch and marga,

    sige, will see. but it’s really a juggling act being a father, husband, employee and a tri-hardlete, as I’m sure you guys understand 🙂 Anyways, the jala-jalas, bugarins, antipolos, and subics of the world will always be there, i’m sure we’re gonna ride those one of these days.

    Comment by levyang — August 9, 2008 @ 1:21 am | Reply

  10. hirap talaga pag pamilyado na! nyahahaha!

    but seriously bro, i completely understand. 🙂 no worries!

    Comment by margaloo — August 9, 2008 @ 1:23 am | Reply

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