I am still not fully despaired by this so nothing else to do but to learn from this and move forward.
There could be one more race left in me for 2016. Be it a 10k or duathlon, I hope to race one more time to end my 2016 season in a bright note.
|This served me well. Thanks CNC!|
Lovin' the singlet btw! :)
|At the flat section, with Laguna Bay on the background|
|Not a sign of fatigue. What a guy!|
|Noel Tillor (PHL) 1st. Ma Liang Wu (CHN) 2nd. Wincenbert Latius of (MAL) 3rd.|
|red line indicating the CTL progress so far for 1Q 2016|
I finally found the motivation to register for my 1st race in a looong while via the 10k event of The New Manila Run.
It's a convenient race for me as the venue is in my neighborhood, where the hilly route is oh so familiar.
Not expecting a sub-60 on this one as my primary objective would be to see where I am in terms of form and fitness, with the result determining my season goals for this year, i.e. a full mary on July or simply tackle halves and duas instead.
2016 training has been good so far as I have managed to get back to the 40 TSS level. It's still a far cry from my 'kundisyon' days when I peaked at 70 TSS. Things that have aided me since the start of the year:
1. Boxing. I signed up with the nearby Penalosa Boxing gym at a good rate. A 1 hour session costs 200.00 for members and 300.00 for non members. The workout gives a good burn and fun too as I try my dorkiest best to imitate Pacquiao. It's a good cross training from my usual runs and rides.
2. Nuvali. Although not often (yet), Saturday mornings are reserved for brief rides at Nuvali. A good 2 hour ride there at moderate to tempo intensities gives me around 150 to 180 TSS.
3. Myfitnesspal. Yup, back to calorie counting to aid me in getting back in racing shape. Losing weight is tough, especially with the extra 10lbs I gained last year. So I hope to religiously log my calorie intake and burn daily to make me conscious of what I eat.
That's all for now. Just trying out this Blogaway Android app which should help me blog more often.
Now go train!