Regent 5150 Results: Flew Too Close To The Sun

In my want to beat my previous time of 3:36, I may have pushed myself a little too far in terms of training and have not amply recovered for Regent 5150. I’m not really sure, but some of my friends say it’s because I went HAM on the first two legs.

Titos being titos. #triathlongoals #kutiskahoy #tibaykamagong #coachpjart #stiffringph #blssmultisports #buffbois

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Before I get into it however, I’d like to thank the people who went there and cheered us on. It was a particularly harrowing race but we got to finish it and I’m thankful to everyone who pushed us on. Here we go:

03:45:11.0

So I FAILED to go past my baseline time.  It feels a little disappointing of course but it’s all part of the game. What matters is I get to pick myself up again after this really menacing upset.

I’ve got a few theories why and I’ll explain some of them later on as we progress through this race report. For now, here’s a quick recap of how well I did per leg. Read more

Welcome to the Grind – The Regent 5150 Journey

The voice you’ve chosen to listen to is one of defiance.
A voice that’s says there was a reason you set that alarm in the first place. So sit up, put your feet on the floor, and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do.”

Welcome to The Grind

A lot of people are telling me that my story’s inspiring and that I’ve lost a lot of weight and that it’s great that I’m undergoing this journey. I’m glad I’m able to inspire and get people to realize that they can do it.

What most do not see, however, is the amount of work and resistance that comes into this. Admittedly, while it made me feel awesome and proud, coming off of SubIT made me feel relatively tired and in sore need of rest. Read more

Baseline Time Achieved – Vow Of Enmity Cast

The 2017 NTT Subic Bay International Triathlon concluded a few days ago and, I have to say, it was GREAT to be with people I consider to be my second family over the weekend.

Congratulations to all the finishers of #SubIT2017!

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What made it even better was that they were with me in my longest and toughest race (so far) – we swam together, rode and ran together. It was one helluvan experience that I will share with people whenever I get the chance.

That said, here’s what my overall time is:

3:36:36

That right there is my baseline time and I think, as a beginner in the sport, I did fairly average considering my overall performance. Hopefully, I get to improve in my next race (Regent 51/50).

A vow of enmity is hereby cast and we will do whatever it takes to get better. Read more

What’s Greatness for You?

“But the pursuit of greatness is kind of big enough, isn’t it?”

Took a short trip down at the Second Wind shop at the 30th Ayala Mall and I saw this ad playing in one of their TVs. Was immediately inspired by this “greatness” ad and found it worth sharing.

“Somehow, we’ve come to believe that greatness is reserved for the chosen few – for the superstars. The truth is, greatness is for all of us.

This is not about lowering expectations. It’s about raising them for every last one of us. Because greatness is not in one’s special place, it is not in one special person.

Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.”

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Prepping for the Storm that is Subit 2017

We had this conversation in our team Facebook group chat and, since I’m excited for Subit 2017, I associated it with a little conversation from the Hamilton musical.

Team captain: “Only 5 weeks to go for solid training for SubIT.”
Swim coach: “Speed sets week.”
Me *to myself anyway*: “I am not throwing away my shot.”

I used to despise speed sets and intervals because they suck. Really, they do.

But they’re actually good for you because they help increase your tolerance to pain and bump up your threshold. Since that’s the case, it’s important to seize those opportunities no matter how painful they are.

Think of it this way, think of those painful workouts as “opportunities” rather than just moments of pain (which they are). They’re opportunities to make yourself stronger, faster and more durable.

So yeah.

I am not throwing away my shot.