I knew that Camaya Coast Aquathlon was different from my experience in Ateneo Aquathlon because the run would be on a trail rather than a road, and the swim part would be in an open water rather than in a swimming pool. Experience tells me that the Camaya Coast Aquathlon was a totally different monster than the Ateneo Aquathlon.
Fighting a totally different type of monster rewards you with a totally different set of learning and experience. Let me share to you what I have learned
- Do more heat training
I’ve been going to the beach a lot this summer and I thought that I was used to heat of the sun, but this has thought me a lot, never underestimate the power of the sun. The first 3.7km run was hot! I thought I could finish the first run without drinking but even before I got to the turn around point my body was in heat and my throat was almost dry. Luckily the organizers placed a water station at the turn around point and it was ice cold too. Next time I’ll do more heat training and finish the first run without drinking.
- Never open your mouth while underwater Sea water is salty. I knew that! But it has a lot of side effects when