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October 17, 2008

Gotta Du, Gotta Tri

Filed under: Ramblings — levyang @ 3:00 am

There’s a Duathlon scheduled this Sunday at Clark.  Truth be told, I find duathlons more difficult than triathlons.  In triathlons, I’ve got the battle plan down pat:  easy swim, pedal at a comfortable pace at the bike then go for broke on the run.  In duathlons, there’s a 10k run staring at me from the get go, I’m afraid I’ll already be out of breath as I switch on to the bike leg 😦  

Early this year, I joined 2 duathlons, both at Clark.  The cool weather helped me a lot with the first race and I was really happy with a time of 2:06.  In the second race, I bonked during the 2nd run, side stitch and all, and finished with a time of 2:16.  As you can see, duathlons are a different animal altogether.  

Ok, here’s the battle plan for this Sunday:  Easy first 5K to get the juices flowing then go a bit harder for the next 5K.  Rest up on the first and last loops of the bike leg (5 loops=40K).  Then, go hard for the final 5K run.  As far as times are concerned, I’ll aim for a 55 min 10K run, 1:25 for the 40K bike and a sub-28 for the last 5K.  If things go as planned, a sub 2:50 should be within reach.  Last year, I did a 3:06 for the standard distance.  So I’m really happy with anything under 3 hours.  Why the sub 2:50 goal then you might ask?  Blame Philip 🙂  

I’m really excited for Philip as he will race his first Duathlon.  I’m looking forward to see how Monica Torres will do as well as she has improved A LOT in her times from previous races.  Wow, can’t wait 🙂  Let’s see if I will be able to meet my pre-race goals, hehe.  




  1. le’vi, doable ang sub-3hours sa yo. and the new improved
    monica is definitely must-see.

    on ur showdown w philip: place ur bets, folks!!! haha 😀

    Comment by butch — October 17, 2008 @ 3:41 am | Reply

  2. Hi Levy. Good luck this coming Sunday! I’m rooting for you and am excited for Philip doing his first duathlon. See ya soon!

    Comment by sfrunner — October 17, 2008 @ 3:51 am | Reply

  3. Levy,

    I’ll take your advice as this will be a first for me 🙂

    Hopefully it will translate into a sub 3hr Du 🙂

    See ya Sunday!

    Comment by Javy — October 17, 2008 @ 5:07 am | Reply

  4. hmmm…. hindi ko alam kung kanino ako kakampi… hehe parehong malakas si Philip at si Levy.

    Di bale, kay Monica Torres nalang ako kakampi.. hehe sure yun ang mananalo.

    Comment by Taki — October 17, 2008 @ 6:44 am | Reply

  5. TEAM VIRGIE!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by marga — October 17, 2008 @ 9:09 am | Reply

  6. Yeah dua’s are a different animal, still slowly trying to see myself doing one, hmm maybe next year will try. Have to work on my run 🙂
    Good luck sa Sunday, will wait eagerly for your recap 🙂

    Comment by groundhogdude — October 17, 2008 @ 11:25 am | Reply

  7. levy,

    goodluck sa sunday. Hope makuha mo target time mo.Nandyan naman si Phillip na hahabol syo.hehehe.


    Comment by norman — October 17, 2008 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

  8. Butch,
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. No bets this time though, Philip will definitely kick my butt 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing you. Too bad the Dodgers didn’t make it. It’s been a whirlwind with Manny these last 3 months.

    Yup, I say a sub-3 is definitely doable for you. Good luck to us 🙂

    Can’t go wrong putting your money on Moni 🙂

    TEAM BWK!!!!

    What?!! You’re not duing the Du? Mr. Ironman please reconsider 🙂

    Salamat Norman. Correction, this time, ako ang maghahabol kay Ipe 🙂

    Comment by levyang — October 18, 2008 @ 12:29 am | Reply

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