I completed my Dipolog triathlon on Sunday.
The swim was choppy and tough with the tidal current, also all the swims here are non-wetsuit, due to the high water temps, I’d never swam without a wetsuit before racing here in the Philippines, so that’s my 3rd triathlon with no wetsuit. Getting more confident now, just not quicker haha. I am still waiting for the flat conditions.
The bike was good again and improved my average speed for the third triathlon in a row, so improving. The run was once again hard as it was 87% humidity and 32°C in the sun. Also I was convinced it was a 3 lap course, so at the end of the 3rd lap next to the finish, I was gutted to learn it was 4 laps… haha, I got it done, but it was a much slower lap as part of my mind had given up.
I recorded 1.61km swim, 60.8km bike and 15.6km run, my finish time was 4:14:06 so not too bad in these conditions and constantly improving, after my early injury.
Next race is BXU Man Triathlon in Butuan, on Saturday.