I’m back from slumber! Yay! (No excuses). This race have been much talked about in the Takbo.ph forum, for some reasons, like it’s an International Triathlon event and prestigious athletes from all around the world would be joining this event. Again, I was not the one joining, it’s Erick (wonder when will my first post be about my first multi-sport). Though I know how to swim, just thinking of swimming in an open water gives me the creeps and makes my heart beat faster.
The Subic International Triathlon 2010 was a two-day event, Day 1 was for the Mini and Sprint Distance, elite and age-group would be competing for the top 3 position. And Day 2 was for the Olympic distance or the standard distance. Erick and most of his team mates were competing on Day 2. So Day 1 started and ended with bonding and fellowship with runner/friends.
Woke up at 2:30AM, I will not be joining but Erick’s alarm woke me up. 😀
They left at 4:30AM to go to Dungaree beach where the swim leg would be, where would also follow to cheer and support them. We arrived at the beach past 6AM, good thing Erick’s wave haven’t started yet.
It was a sight to behold seeing so many people in the water at the same time swimming as though they were fish getting out of a fishnet. 😉
After the swim leg, we went to T2 in Waterfront Road, to wait for Erick at his bike loop which he finished in 1:19:55.
Then off to run leg.
The heat of the day and Erick’s lack of recovery from the TNF’s 50K trail run may have put a toll on him. This was the first multi-sport race that I saw Erick walked at his run leg. I knew there was something wrong but I can still see the will in him to finish the race in his target time.
Praise God for being so faithful, Erick finished his first standard distance triathlon in 2:44:48. 🙂
A pose after the race: Congratulations to all the finishers! 🙂
James 1:4 (New International Version)
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.