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The Heat is On

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 !



5 thoughts on “The Heat is On

  1. Hi Joma,

    Mas maaga ba talaga sa Army Pool? I know published opening time is 8am but last year, I always find them cleaning the pool around that time and they let us in only around quarter to 9am. So far, MASA is consistently open at 8am 🙂

    Posted by Levy | March 22, 2010, 9:30 am
  2. Good luck in Subic! I just did the Napa Marathon. Fantastic run, killer starting at Mile 23. I’m still stuck in Marathon mode. Will do Chicago again in October, and planning Paris in 2011. Sama ka?

    Posted by Jojo | March 23, 2010, 5:44 am
  3. See you Joms and Levy at Subit!

    Posted by jerome | April 1, 2010, 5:43 pm

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