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September 22, 2008

Ocho Ocho Redux

Filed under: Training — levyang @ 3:03 am

Last Saturday, I did the ocho-ocho route in Alabang with Marga and Philip.  While this would not erase the fact that we disqualified in the Animo Tri, all of us just wanted to do it right this time 🙂  Started off at around half past 6 in the morning from Narra Street.  Philip and I did four loops while Marga did three.  You know what? It was good that we got to bike that morning for a lot of reasons:

  • It was my first time to train in Alabang.  Ocho-Ocho turned out to be a fun course when done in the correct sequence 🙂  While you may pass certain streets a number of times, the course never gets boring with all the hills and descents along the way. 
  • Philip and I chose to do a brick session that morning as well.  I did the same run course used for triathlon races in Alabang that went around the Country Club and it wasn’t too hot as there were a lot of trees that offered the right amount of shade.  I usually do my trainings early in the morning to avoid the heat and the traffic, but I would suspect those who do their training in Alabang can train at any hour of the day.  Wide roads, lots of shade….what more can you ask?
  • It was great seeing Jaymie, Annie and Patcon doing their morning runs.  
  • After our session, we had breakfast at Narra Park.  The transition area during the Alabang races was converted to a weekend market 🙂  Had 2 cups of rice, 2 fried eggs and beef tapa for 100 bucks.  Sarap 🙂   

Looks like someone is going to be regular fixture at Alabang during the weekends 🙂  




  1. ano kelan uli tayo virgie? 🙂

    Comment by marga — September 22, 2008 @ 4:52 am | Reply

  2. levy,

    mukhang okey yang route nyo!!..sabit naman ako dyan..sama ako after my WRT.

    Comment by norman — September 22, 2008 @ 7:52 am | Reply

  3. Marga,

    I’m thinking October 4 or 5. While all the others are at Whiterock. We’ll be plying the ocho-ocho route 🙂


    Please do!! The more, the merrier 🙂

    Comment by levyang — September 22, 2008 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  4. Levy,

    Sama naman ako! 🙂 I’ll be back on October 1 🙂

    Comment by Javy — September 22, 2008 @ 8:39 am | Reply

  5. Hey nice seeing you again virgie. Sama ako one time!

    Comment by thebullrunner — September 23, 2008 @ 10:11 am | Reply

  6. Javy and Jaymie,

    By all means guys!!! Please join us, that way we can have a peloton 🙂

    Comment by levyang — September 23, 2008 @ 10:25 am | Reply

  7. eeekkk i will be at KL from oct 2-6 (or 7)

    Comment by marga — September 23, 2008 @ 3:34 pm | Reply

  8. Levy,

    Looks like I’m extending my trip for work. Ill be back just in time for AAV Tri. Good lord i’m going to be so out of shape!

    Comment by Javy — September 27, 2008 @ 5:48 am | Reply

  9. Javy,
    Weren’t you able to train whilst in the States? Do study the ocho-ocho route at the TRAP website. It’s a different bike course from the one we raced last Independence Day.

    Comment by levyang — September 29, 2008 @ 3:17 am | Reply

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