There’s always a new challenge to conquer
Adination Alabang Aquathlon. I could say that it is totally a new challenge for me. I have joined a few aquathlons before, from Sheerwills Aquathlon Cup to Ateneo Aquathlon and finally this one. I daresay that I was prepared in this event but the race still caught me off-guard.
2.5Km Run- 400m Swim- 5K Run
I know I can do better than this! That ‘s all I have in my mind. I blasted at the first few Kilometers of the race by finishing a little over 11 minutes on my first leg. I suppose this was fast for me which I believe that I could no longer sustain in the end.
Splash! I jumped into the pool and swam but I just started to get a little light headed… I can’t keep up and I can even finish a 25 meter lap, meaning I totally suck! I decided to just get through with it so that I can get back to running.
The last leg was my redemption. I hurriedly put on my singlet to run… Barefoot. It was 5 Km. I dashed as much as I could and I felt superb until I stepped on the roughest part of the road. I slow down at those portions and go back to speed when I felt it would be easier; however, I eventually slow down on my last kilometer when I felt the pain on my heel. I realiazed that I was doing heel strike and I didn’t noticed until it was swollen. I chaged my stride by doing forefoot but my forefoot skin was just to thin. Good thing that the last leg was only 5 Kilometers. (hah! The pain ended at last!)
I finished 7th overall out of 17th partcipant. Not bad after my last Aquthlon where I walked a lot. I finished the race in less than 52min (not including the transition).
It was another day of achievement for me!
Thank you Adination Runners of Alabang-Takbo.ph for the opportunity and also their sponsor who help them pushed the event.
I would also like to acknowledge my team, TEAM CB for the moral support and so with the TEAM ENDURE (multi-sport team).
Acknowledgments also to those who took photos of the event. I am totally confused who has the cam and all the facebook tags, but then again, thank you!