It’s one thing to feel sad about the 44 PNP-SAF at the Mamasapano massacre and it’s something else if you do something about it. Here’s a note from triathlon coach Andy Leuterio about “Love our Warriors,” a fundraiser he’s organizing. Please contact Coach Andy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries. Hope you can make it. (more…)
TOUGHEN UP! Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha presented by Specialized and sponsored by Newton and RUNNR.
The final legs of Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha will be just what you need to prep for IM and half-IM races this quarter.
+ Aug. 30 (Saturday): 4k Swim – 150k Bike – 15k. Run Alpha Day (Village Sports Club, BF Homes – Caylabne – Village Sports Club)
+ Oct. 11-12 (Sat/Sun): Speed and Volume for 70.3 and 140.6 races
I wrote about Coach Andy Leuterio’s successful Camp Alpha last month. Now, he’s opened up the summer edition for all triathletes who wish to suffer even more! I’ve registered for the May camp on my birthday weekend! Come and suffer with us!
The next two legs of Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha will be on May 3-4 “Orientation” at The Village Sports Club, BF Homes, Paranaque, and June 21-22 “Selection” at Sandari Batulao, Batangas.
Presented by SPECIALIZED, each leg consists of two days of Swim, Bike, and Run training as preparation for summer’s major races.
The first leg, “Orientation” will cover fundamental aspects of race-specific training, including familiarization with metrics like Heart Rate, Pace, Power, Training Stress Score, and Race File analysis, among others.
The second leg, “Selection”, will be much heavier in volume and intensity in anticipation of the long distance races slated for July and August.
Both legs can be joined as standalone training camps, but for those who wish to “tri out” for limited “Black” slots under the Alpha Training Systems online coaching program, they must join both legs. Invitation to a “Black” slot will be based on several tests from both legs.
Registration Fee is P2,000/leg, or P3,000 for both, inclusive of limited use of camp facilities (pool and lockers), lunch, bike mechanic on standby, SAG Wagon support, handouts, and event shirt. Gatorade is the Official Sports Drink of the Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha.
HOW TO REGISTER
To register, download and fill up the Registration Form, indicating which Leg(s) you wish to join. UPDATE: Slots are full. Registration is closed.
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis only.
Here’s a Triathlon Camp led by my Coach Andy Leuterio. This is a great tune-up for people planning to join Tri United 3 and 4.
Event: Suunto Ambit Triathlon Power Camp
Date: October 19-20, 2013
Venue: The Village Sports Club
The camp is FREE to all Suunto Ambit users, but you must go to the Suunto Ambit Triathlon Power Camp Facebook Page and follow the instructions to get a slot.
Non-Ambit users may join for a P2,000 fee. Fee includes rental of the facilities of Village Sports Club, talks about training with Pace, Power, and Heart Rate, and lots of swimming, biking, running, and, as my Coach says “other secret physical stuff” training at various intensities.
Here’s the CAMP PROGRAM:
Sounds exciting, eh?
Click Registration Form-Suunto Camp to download the Registration Form.
“Meet a Triathlete” is a series of interviews with age-group triathletes that I’ll be publishing for the next few days leading up to Ironman 70.3 Cebu. For all these interviews, I collaborated with my Coach Andy Leuterio of Alpha Tri. To read more interviews, search “Meet a Triathlete” in the search box.
In this interview, we feature my Unilab Active Health teammate and friend, Javy Olives. Javy is a corporate guy and family man so he’s a 1-workout/day guy, 10-14 hours max/week because of his other commitments. Among his recent accomplishments:
- 1st 35-39 AG Tri United 1
- 1st 35-39 Tabuelan Tri (70.3-distance)
- 3rd 35-39 AG Tri United 2
- sub-12 @ 2012 Timex 226
- Oh, he’s also a TBR Dream Alumni.
Name: JAVY OLIVES
Number of months/years in triathlon: 2013 is my 5th year
Job: Product Development Manager
What do you like about triathlon?
I like endurance sports in general since it’s where you really get to see what you’re made of. There is no hiding from yourself when you are out there grinding it out for close to 12 hours.
Why did you decide to sign up for Ironman 70.3 Cebu?
I like to do 2 Half IMs and 1 Full IM a year, and until recently there has only been White Rock & Ironman 70.3 Philippines. Personally I enjoy ‘small city’ races like White Rock, 226, and most recently, Tabuelan 111 more, as it has less of the glam and its more of what the sport is really about.
- Epic – There were sessions that made you think WTF? Then you get thru it and are glad you did it.
- Nerve-wracking – Is that one word or two? Since we usually just get a week’s worth of plans at a time, you never know what you’re gonna get!
- Exciting – Each week is different, and even the sessions are different, so that really helps break the monotony of Swim, Bike, Run, whilst building endurance, strength, and most especially, character.
Can you share what your training week looked like last week?
1 swim, 3 bike sessions, 3 run sessions
What is your goal for IM 70.3 Cebu? Do you feel confident in achieving your goal?
I’m hoping to set a new PR at the distance, which means going sub 5:09. More importantly, my goal is to pace the Swim-Bike well, keep my nutrition under control so that I can have a good run off the bike.
If you could only give one tip to people who want to get into triathlon, what would it be?
There are no shortcuts. There is only hard work, and hard work eventually pays off.