With the last triathlon race already done a few weeks ago, it’s unofficially the start of the off season. Actually for me my season already ended even before that with my last triathlon at Alabang last October and the New Balance 25K run in November. What surer sign of off-season than my bulging belly!
Looking back, it was a great year for local triathlon, as well as the running and cycling scenes. We had a full calendar of races this year, with even some conflicting events that you had to make a choice whether to run this marathon or race that triathlon or do both back-to-back! For sure, the bar in race organization has been raised high this year, especially with an army of bloggers eager to raise hell or praise to high heavens as the case may be.
Yes, blogging indeed has helped fuel the popularity of the local endurance sports scene, inspiring first-timers and beginners and motivating long-time enthusiasts. In my case, I blogged my way to 2 Olympic triathlons, 2 sprint triathlons, 1 Half-ironman, several long distance running races (15K to 25K), not to mention a long distance road bike race. Not bad for a desk-bound corporate serf 🙂
If this year is any indicator, next year promises to be even more exciting, with perhaps the biggest event to look forward to being the first Ironman 70.3 race in the Philippines planned sometime in August. Season’s Greetings to everyone and a race-filled and healthy year ahead of us.