It’s a few weeks to go before Subic triathlon, the first major triathlon event of the year. From all indications, 2010 is going to be the breakout year of triathlon in the Philippines, especially after the publicity generated by Camsur Ironman last year. Camsur inspired a lot of people to pick up triathlon, not least some of my friends and acquaintances, who figured out if I can do it, then anyone else can do it! Which is exactly what triathlon is all about 🙂
In any case, summer arrived too early this year: hot blazing sun, cloudless days, dripping perspiration, sunburnt skin. Had to dig out my fuel belt flasks and look for some sunblock.
A great discovery I had last year was a pool just next door to my office – the Army pool in Fort Bonficacio. For me, it’s more convenient than MASA: it opens earlier, closes later, has fewer people (at least on weekday mornings, and hopefully not a lot more when this gets published!), and is just as clean as MASA. You can view the map here. Fee is 75 pesos.
There’s even a 1-kilometer track across the street, which goes around the Army parade ground. You just need to cross a bridge to the other side. Perfect for a swim-run. Don’t forget the Coppertone, it’s an open track with hardly any tree cover. That’s right, it’s a breakout year, not only for triathlon, but also for Coppertone!
See you guys in Subic !