Despite last night's continuous downpour, most of us still wished for Tropical Depression, Ferdie (Catabian?) to be out of the "Philippine Area of Responsibility" and headed towards China by the morning.
No such luck.
I guess we all woke up to the same heavy downpour. It's okay if it's raining and we still train. But then, with a little heavy rain comes the floods. This is SLEx below (how do you get through that):
But, we all need to put in the mileage. It's 14 days to the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Cebu.
Here's how the tri community responded to this morning's challenge:
Bullrunner, Jaymie posted this as her FB status:
|"Race wheels and aero helmet all set...for a long |
bike trainer ride this morning! Bitin!" - the Bullrunner
Most took the practical approach and rode the bike trainer this morning. I'm guessing a range of 2 to 3 hours on average. This allows you to still put in the miles, be safe, watch tv or a video and saves a lot of time since you don't have to travel anywhere to bike.
Many still rode "together" as like Louie and Ryan did. But most just did the deed alone.
|Super-marathoner, Jay Nacino on his bike trainer this morning. |
Anong libro yun pinatungan? Aren't those his kid's school textbook?! AYOS!
Of course, some of us will not be deterred. Ulan lang yan! So, the hardcore of the hardcore still Warriored on. Here are some of the guys who braved the rain to still put in the miles.
|Edward Ifurung from the Tri Clark Defensive Line |
rode with Jumbo and did 90k to Tarlac and back.
|Ironman Julian also rode with his crew. |
Teka, bakit isang bike lang dala nila? Angkasan?
"It was raining cats and dogs and yet the GVT boys still pushed through with the simulation. Eager beaver me heard the turnaround was Shell so off I biked to Shell Trece. Apparently the turnaround was Aguinaldo Highway and Shell DH! Haha. Good thing Nikko was kind enough to follow and pick me up. Saw lots of like-minded triathletes trying to rack up some last minute mileage in spite of the weather. The run was pretty intense. Ordo and I started off with a sub-5 pace but backed off when Coach George, Ryan and the National Team started doing sub-4:20. Settled down to a 4:40-5:15 pace. On the way back, Nikko and Coach sprinted to a 3:30 pace! Great workout!" - Ivan Fojas.
GVT is the George Vilog Training pool. It's composed of the Philippine Tri Team, the Elite core of Century Tri Hard and the Christian Tri Team, Live Right.
George Vilog texted me this message last night....I pretended not to receive it....
"Sir, Pwede ka tom? 5am Porto (fino). Simulation tayo. Suwabe lang" - Text of Coach George Vilog to me at 9pm last night.
Suwabe is 4:20 pace in the run? Ano kaya yun push>
In my case, I opted to run. 20k easy in the rain. Covered 3 villages then had a nice corned beef and rice breakfast right after. Then slept.
I think it won't rain tomorrow. Or at least not that much. Last long ride tomorrow before the 70.3 in Cebu.
If it rains though, this is what I would most likely do.
Train safe everyone. And don't get sick.