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November 9, 2009

Whiterock 2009

Filed under: Races — levyang @ 7:09 am


– Water was unbelievably buoyant.  Minimal effort to propel forward.

– 3 loops counter-clockwise.  Advantage for those who breathe on the left side like me.

– Difficulty in sighting on the way back to shore because of the sun.

– Course may have been short by about 400 meters at least.


– Out and back route.

– Spin at 85-90 rpm throughout.

– Even as the others passed me, focused on holding back the urge to speed up.

– Nutrition was adequate.  Consumed 2 and a half cans of Ensure as well as 2 bottles of Gatorade.  Threw my old bottle at the turnaround.

–  It was a fast ride going out to the turnaround but had to fight headwind/crosswind coming back.  It was getting a bit hotter at this point as well.

– Felt good throughout the race.  Maintained speed of about 33.3km/hr.


– Baby steps at the beginning.

– Hills began at about the 3km mark.

– Was able to run at a decent pace upon reaching Subic.

– Adequate aid stations offering Coke, Gatorade, water, bananas.  I especially liked the ones where blocks of ice were also offered.  Did not resist putting some inside my jersey.

– Weather was not as hot as it was at Camsur.

– On the way back, Fiona passed me at heartbreak hills.  Gotta love that running form.

– Stride finally opened up on the downhills.  Didn’t let go anymore till I reached the finish.

– Finishing time not important.  Experience is what counts.

Next Stop:  Asian Duathlon Championships





  1. congrachamalations ate virg! 🙂 wow second half-IM na!

    Comment by marga — November 9, 2009 @ 7:44 am | Reply

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