I swam 2kms and ran 6kms in Los BaÃ±os and felt happy and sad.
I get to train with a strong triathlon team, the Trantados. Though their name does connote a negative impression, the whole group is actually an inspiration to become stronger and faster. There are a lot of strong triathlons in the team. Just by swimming with them I get to realize how weak I am, what I can become and what I can surpass. I also noticed that not all of them had an athletic body, but seeing them pushing themselves further inspired me to push myself too. Slowly but surely, I don’t want the same accident on my first relay.
I was pretty confident with my swim since my last 2km swim before the simulation took me 43 minutes to finish, but I did 50+ minutes during the simulation! The realization of how ill prepared I am for Camarines Sur race this August 22 really made a mark. I was the third to the last swimmer who went out of the pool. I do not even know if the other two were also doing half ironman distance or doing sprint or fun triathlon distance.
I’ve though of four reasons to what actually happened during the