Either you’re an aquathlete or your not an aquathlete…
Despite of the SWAC (Sheer Will’s Aquathlon Cup) series that I have attended, I consider Ateneo Aquathlon as my first official aquathlon; however, I owe my experience to the SWAC itself for it has given me confidence in joining this kind of event despite that fact that I’m still square 1 at swimming.
I may not perform well in swim-leg but I still believe that I can do better in running… That’s what I thought… After the swim-leg, I rushed with my new pair of shoes which I will not disclose (lol). I was doing fine but after a few minutes my right leg sore so much from my knees down to my shins that made me walk frequently. Good thing that I only joined the LITE category and that I would only need to accomplish 3 Km and my suffering wouldn’t be that long.
Back to my sour-grape speech, there could be two things why I end up walking in that three-kilometer race. One is my BDM leg-trauma. I was in denial telling that my legs are fine, but truth is, it still hurts and that rest is necessary. Yes, I’m stubborn! Blame me! Next is my suspicious pair of shoes that I haven’t really tried on and yet I decided to break it in the real race; Silly me for learning it the hard way for breaking in a pair of shoes on a race day.
Overall, I maybe disappointed by my performance yet, I am glad about this experience. My grades in swimming lessons may still be flunking at present but I am very optimistic that it will improve in no time… Till the next aquathlon… or maybe triatlhlon…
Allan Roy Martos for assisting me on my registration.
Earl Quero for the ride to Ateneo.
Takbo.ph for the support and food.
Timmy and Marvin for some pictures.