Monday, October 21, 2019


It's been a long time (yet again) since my last post, but I'm still here running and riding whenever I can.

Work has been stressful lately (late nights coming home from work) such that there's always that time of the week wherein I have to favor sleep/rest over working out in the early mornings. But for the last two weeks I've managed to keep my TSS (run+bike) above 300 for the week which is a big win I might say.

Along with the heavy work in the office, I was saddled by the flu for a couple of weeks, a by-product of Bike2Work which I found physically demanding (as I don't normally workout twice a day). I borrowed my son's 27 MTB which is a lot heavier than my BMC ---compensated by the big cassette at the back. It's more comfortable as I'm sitting more upright vs my roadie which makes it safer for me to ride vs metro traffic. However, the bike is still heavy overall thus pedaling is a task. I still would love to make bike2work more regular but I may have to get used to this "2 a day" workout from time to time.

No races scheduled but I'm eyeing the SunlifePH 40k ride next month. Well, that is if I'm up to the task of waking early on a Saturday morning. :D

As I turn 46 today, my body is not as fast to recover as it was 10 or 15 years ago. I have DEFINITELY slowed down on my runs (is a sub60 10k still possible?) but I think I have yet to reach my full potential on the bike. Probably being more faithful to my scheduled Trainerroad workouts will help ---probably. But training will still continue as much as my body is still able to do so.

All in all, I'm still thankful to God that I'm still able to run and bike whenever I this sweet age of 46. ;-)

Well, that's it for now muna. Gotta get back to work....

...and training, of course.