FlyingBoar is one year in Tri-ing. Three tri-ing distances in one year.
1. Animo Mini-Sprint Tri, June 12, 2010
1st Timers: Me, Tiff, Emil, Wilnar and Doc Marvs ~
at the bike leg, look how funny I was then. I am look like a roaming police, hahaha! I used a borrowed MTB with sleek tire.
time saving, ready for run part, hahaha! ~
I fully understand the word "brick" after the bike leg. I felt my quads heaviness and a side stitch in the run leg.
2.5km run ~
Lesson learned: Get a road bike =)
2. ITU Subic Int'l. Triathlon (SubIT) Olympic Standard, May 31, 2011
I placed my self in front of the packed even though I am not a faster swimmer. I want to gain the confidence by seeing how far we have to swim. While waiting for the gun start, I was talking to my self saying "you can do it carina. you swam half of the course before. you recon the beach. don't mind the jelly fish just finish the swim"
1.5km open water swim ~
oh the uphill! mind game. Don't give up on the uphill.
40km bike and still smiling ~
Relieved. 10km run and I am finish with my first olympic standard. Seeing my team in every loop of the course gave me strength and smile in my face.
10km run ~
Lesson learned: don't place yourself in front of the packed if your not a fast swimmer. you don't want to be kicked and punch in the face, hahaha! and more saddle time especially in the uphill.
3. Animo Sprint Tri, Sprint Distance, June 12, 2011
At first i have no plan of doing the Animo Tri since it was just a month and a half after Subit but again since this will be my first year anniversary in tri, i decided to go for it.
I am happy with my swim split here. I am more comfortable with my pace. I know i can push it more but i don't want my hrm to go up.
The ocho-ocho loops in AAV was a tough course. You have to deal the uphill of CCD many times. You can feel the burning of your legs. Some may find their way in a wrong turn, got lost or lack of loop in this route. Good thing our team did make a point that we recon every race route we will be doing before the race day.
A felt a weird pain in my right upper knee after I got off my bike. I thought cramps will attacked me but it's not. First time i felt it. I tried to massage it to ease the pain but it wouldn't go. I can feel at that point it was swollen. The pain last for 3 days after the race day.
To my mentors and friends in Endure.Multisport, thank you for being there for me, for sharing my dreams, for your invaluable help, for being delighted with my achievements. I will not be inspired if it is not because of the solid love and friendship you shared with me.
Endure Multisport Team "