Does a “second” matters?

We all know about “Filipino time”, a negative value that describes the Filipino. You would be a hypocrite if you deny of using this term and doing it too. Does a second matters to you? An hour would be, and even a minute, but would losing a second be important to you?

I’m a wife of triathlete, hubby has finished several multi sport event and excelling in each one of them. Just this Sunday, July 17, he competed in Matabungkay at the Tri King event, when he fully recovered from his bike crash and completed his physical therapy session, he was psyched to train for the said event. I would whine that he no longer have time for me nor the kids. But I understand how important it is for him to finish strong in this race, since it was his comeback.

So what does a “second” have to do with this race? It’s because by justย  one second (1 second), the 3rd place for his age group was stolen from him. With just one second, a podium finish from his sports resume will not be added. With just this one second, he did not receive the prize and medal for this place. So next time, also think about the second, not just the minute or the hour, remember without this one second, a minute will only be just 59 seconds. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next race is 70.3 Ironman in Camarines Sur and Bohol on December for the full Ironman.

Nearing the finish line

Does a "second" matters?

We all know about “Filipino time”, a negative value that describes the Filipino. You would be a hypocrite if you deny of using this term and doing it too. Does a second matters to you? An hour would be, and even a minute, but would losing a second be important to you?

I’m a wife of triathlete, hubby has finished several multi sport event and excelling in each one of them. Just this Sunday, July 17, he competed in Matabungkay at the Tri King event, when he fully recovered from his bike crash and completed his physical therapy session, he was psyched to train for the said event. I would whine that he no longer have time for me nor the kids. But I understand how important it is for him to finish strong in this race, since it was his comeback.

So what does a “second” have to do with this race? It’s because by justย  one second (1 second), the 3rd place for his age group was stolen from him. With just one second, a podium finish from his sports resume will not be added. With just this one second, he did not receive the prize and medal for this place. So next time, also think about the second, not just the minute or the hour, remember without this one second, a minute will only be just 59 seconds. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Next race is 70.3 Ironman in Camarines Sur and Bohol on December for the full Ironman.

Nearing the finish line

Proud wife and still ‘am

Erick is still healing his broken collarbone, it was a bummer for him to have this injury, he had to turn down races and training schedule. It has been eight weeks and up to now it hasn’t fully recovered yet. But Erick being stubborn as he is, he’s been doing workouts already, biking, running a half marathon in sub 2 hours, and swimming. I’m amaze at how his body works, he’s at the office in the evening, have a little sleep and then he’s off to his minimal training routine. I’m not a nagging wife, I’d like to think of myself as the supporting wife, if he ask if he can join a race, buy parts for a bike, I rarely turn him down. When he asked me if he could join the Tour of Subic (ToS), I asked him if he’s ready and when he said yes I permitted him to join. I love our tandem, we think of ourselves as one, I don’t know why but we compliment each other. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today, he’s competing in Subic, I’m just hoping that he comes back safe and whole. For I don’t want him to go through another mishap. To the Quest boys, God speed, have a safe ride.

Thanks Deo for this nice profile picture of Erick with Chervy

P.S.: Erick, please take care of Chervy, it breaks my heart to see him battered, you know why. ๐Ÿ˜€

Proud wife and still 'am

Erick is still healing his broken collarbone, it was a bummer for him to have this injury, he had to turn down races and training schedule. It has been eight weeks and up to now it hasn’t fully recovered yet. But Erick being stubborn as he is, he’s been doing workouts already, biking, running a half marathon in sub 2 hours, and swimming. I’m amaze at how his body works, he’s at the office in the evening, have a little sleep and then he’s off to his minimal training routine. I’m not a nagging wife, I’d like to think of myself as the supporting wife, if he ask if he can join a race, buy parts for a bike, I rarely turn him down. When he asked me if he could join the Tour of Subic (ToS), I asked him if he’s ready and when he said yes I permitted him to join. I love our tandem, we think of ourselves as one, I don’t know why but we compliment each other. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today, he’s competing in Subic, I’m just hoping that he comes back safe and whole. For I don’t want him to go through another mishap. To the Quest boys, God speed, have a safe ride.

Thanks Deo for this nice profile picture of Erick with Chervy

P.S.: Erick, please take care of Chervy, it breaks my heart to see him battered, you know why. ๐Ÿ˜€

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™‚