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 🙂