Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Welcome To The Grind

"You were never created to reach a certain level and then plateau. You were created to excel."

So I got myself a bike. I've dilly-dallied on the thought and, after much analysis on how cross-training has positively affected my running (and races) lately, I've finally decided on hooking myself up with a road bike.

The seat and handlebars on mine are black

I've been using it to complement my running and I'm pleased with the results, especially that it helps get the boredom out of a grueling training week.

Yes, I'm training for a race again: a duathlon on Nov25 in Subic. 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run. For the past 3 weeks I've been peppering in bike rides and run-bike bike-run brick workouts in my training regimen, including a 40km bike at Aseana, MOA to see if I can reach the distance without any issue. I finished it happily at 1:44.

The bike leg in Subic is also 40k but it involves a lot of inclines based from what I scouted when me and my family drove to Ocean Adventure two weekends ago. Fortunately, my neighborhood streets have a lot of climbs so I have the regular opportunity to practice that.

I'm not worried about the run legs since I know that I can finish it. Rather, it's the run-bike-run combination which will truly test my will. I know I don't have that much road bike experience although in the late 1990s I used to bike from Paranaque to Mantrade to and from work, but I think I'll be able to manage it.

Let's see what happens on the 25th. It's gonna be tough, but I'll definitely love the challenge.


  1. nice one! good luck on your duathlon. :)

  2. nax naman bro! :) mag dua na, tapos mag aaqua na rin! :) tapos buo na, tri na rin? hehehe goodluck! (ako naman balik takbo muna, get back into shape bago lumaban ;)

  3. Timmy! Hahaha, idol kase kita pre so try ko itong dua kung kaya ko. Hehehe...

    Kitakits pre!

  4. All the best on the 25th! Nice looking bike!

  5. Good luck on this weekend's dua. The bike course is all flat. Enjoy!

  6. Thanks Kenley!

    Thanks Jan! If you're joining the dua, do tap me and say "Hello!" as you pass me on the bike. ;-)

    1. Haha, I'm not racing the duathlon. Back to run races muna ako.