While the whole triathlon community was at Whiterock last Saturday, I was at my son’s school for the yearly sportsfest. Not quite the adrenalin rush found in a triathlon race, but it was fun just the same 🙂 For the first time, my son didn’t whine nor cry during the whole event (Yehey!!) even though it was quite hot that morning. I heard conditions were quite difficult for the Whiterock participants as well 😦 I send my loudest cheers to those who finished WRT!! You guys rock!!
As for me, I did a 14K run last Saturday afternoon. I tried to simulate the conditions at Whiterock by running at around 1:30pm. Whew, it was hot. After 5K, I already knew it was going to be a difficult run even though I was going at a snail’s pace, about 6:30 – 6:45 min/km. Finished in 1 hour 34 minutes. And judging from the color of my urine (dark yellow, almost brown) afterwards, I guess I was really dehydrated.
The following day, I did the Ocho-Ocho route again in Alabang. Like I said in a previous post, training in Alabang is fun because you can start your workout any time of the day. No traffic, shady trees. I started to bike around 2:30pm and did 8 loops of the Ocho-Ocho. Wrapped up the long bike ride in a little less than 3 hours 🙂 Good thing, I was able to squeeze in the workouts in between the intermittent rains over the weekend 🙂