When I joined the latest iteration of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 held in Cebu, I noticed there were lots of new faces in this event. While there were still a heapload of veterans who signed up, I would say that a considerable amount of first-timers/newbies joined this time around.
Back in July during the Multisport.ph cover pictorial, I had the opportunity to chat with Frank “The Legend” Lacson and discuss the history of triathlon here in the Philippines. Over the course of our discussion, I enriched my knowledge about its heritage and culture.
Since its debut four years ago, the Ironman 70.3 in Cebu has been my “A race”, it is the event that has the utmost priority and value. All my workouts, tune up races, and extraneous activities revolve around it. In fact, “all roads lead to Cebu” is a common phrase that’s thrown around through the course of my season.
What does it mean to have an A race?
It’s almost August once again and for a lot of triathletes, one thing comes to mind, Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu. On its fourth year in this particular venue, a lot of athletes are already familiar with the event. This race primer is designed for those who are new to the course and for veterans who wish to aim for a personal record.
After the months of hard work and training, Cobra Ironman 70.3 Cebu is finally fast approaching. For a lot of athletes, this is their A race: the race wherein everything is on the line. With all the preparation we put in, we want to be at our very best as we challenge ourselves in this illustrious event. This begs the question, “How do we maximize all the effort we put in?” The simple answer to this is to nail the Taper.