After CCM, I got the chance to train again for a triathlon event in 4 weeks. I haven't swum in almost 2 months and my cycling was limited. I got myself a roadbike in late December but could not ride her yet. I was afraid that a petty accident could ruin our 3-month marathon training.
The DAYO Triathlon is a sprint distance event organized by sugbutriathlon and sponsored by the Dayo brothers (Cebuano triathletes who are now residing abroad.) This will be the maiden triathlon race of my new roadie: BAZINGA (a Kona Zing road bike).
Learning from the mistakes of my previous triathlon, I was more confident joining this event. With no speed training, I targeted a very conservative time of 1:30, broken down into a 20-minute swim (2:40 min/100m), 40-minute bike (30kph) and a 30-minute run (6 min/km)
With strong winds that day, the water was choppy and most were swimming slower than usual. I enjoyed it though.
The swim leg exit was a beach full of rocks so one should be very careful.
Disregarding the pain in my body, I attempted to do a "jump" shot before crossing the finish line. Kingking marvelously captured the moment.
I finished the event in 1:32. I did not reach my target but we had fun, which I believe is the very reason why we joined this sport. Next event will be on April 3: The Speedo National Age Group Triathlon.