Powerade Duathlon Leg 3

It’s always nice when you’re joining a race but it’s even nicer when sometimes you just have to be an “audience” or “supporter”. And that is the scenario earlier today when my beloved husband joined the Powerade Duathlon Leg 3 at MOA by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP). He also joined the last leg which was his first road Duathlon. Compared to the last leg there were a lot more “duathlete” who joined, and almost all of them are eager and excited about the race. There were a lot of familiar faces during the race, Ian aka Seabiskwit, Pinoy UltraRunnersย  Hector, Jeremy, Mikey (also of Second Wind), Rico Villanueva aka Sheerwill, Ryan (forgot his last name) just to name a few.

20092009(008)Athletes who joined the race

20092009(005)Erick fixing his things at the transition area

20092009(007)Chatting with good friend Mikey

A briefing was held first informing the athletes of some changes in the route of the race. And started at 6:45AM, the athletes were off to their (2x)3.5K loops from Bradco Avenue to Macapagal Avenue/Coastal Road.

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20092009(011)Here’s Erick finishing his first loop. He finished his first run of 7K in 34minutes.

20092009(012_6)Off to his 30K bike ride

He clocked in his 30K bike ride in 59minutes which I think is not so bad considering he is using a mountain bike. God permits he would be able to buy his road bike in the next couple of weeks in preparation for the Speedo Tri. Leg 4 at UPLB on October 3.

20092009(013_5)And here he is completing his duathlon with the last 3.5K run in 17minutes. (Thanks daw kay Mayo sa pag pacing sa kanya)

As per his official time-keeper [me], his time is as follows:

RUN1 (7K) : 34minutes

Transition1: 2minutes

BIKE (30K): 59minutes

Transition2: 1minute

RUN2 (3.5K): 17minutes

Total Time: 1hour 53minutes

A thought from me:

I really like the “I CAN DO” atmosphere of runners, bikers and every athletes out there, though in the heat of the morning sun, though you’re the last of group, we try to push ourselves to the limit. No distance bounds us with what we can do, on how long the ditance we can run and how many kilometers we can bike. It’s the CAN DO attitude that sets us apart from others. Congratulations to all the runners, bikers and athletes out there who believe that they CAN! ๐Ÿ™‚

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7 thoughts on “Powerade Duathlon Leg 3

    • Let says:

      Erick’s reply:
      @mikey – gusto ko nga sumali kaso wala ako kakilala, kung sasali ka, sali na din ako.

      @ian – anong malufet?! pagod na pagod ako sa takbo kasi alam kong kakain ako ng alikabok nyo sa bike, nakatyamba lang, tsaka nahatak lang ako nung last run kaya bumilis.

  1. Hinde! Malupit ka talaga.. consitent.. dapat nasa elite category ka!

    Hey Let.. dapat magmulti sport ka na din para si erick naman kukuha ng picture mo! hehe see you guys around!

    • Let says:

      naku po, mukhang hindi pa kaya ng powers ko. pero aattend ako ng bike clinic sa nuvali this sunday, hopefully matuto ako. thanks for dropping by, at hope to meet you personally sa mga races.

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