8 Days to Cobra Ironman 70.3 – Subic training and Zombie Run

4 A.M.., my alarm went on, I immediately checked if there was rain outside.  Oh, it was raining but could it be in Subic? I wanted to go back to dreamland cause I slept at 1 A.M. the night before cause my youngest son had a tummy ache. But that Saturday, June 28 was our last training day at Subic before we conquer Cebu. As promised by accuweather.com there was slight rain from 7 to 8 A.M. though none in Dungaree and some sun the hours after until thunderstorms raged at around 2 P.M. But, it seemed the Gods of the Rain and the Sun cooperated and gave us the best training weather. We did a 40 kilometer bike ride and a kilometer swim at Dungaree Beach, now called the Sands of Triboa. The current was somehow strong around 11:30 but the 30 mins swim was enough to build some appetite for Meat Plus, a restaurant in Subic popular for its steak. It rained so hard on our way home and took us more than 3 hours to reach Makati due to the heavy traffic in Cubao.

Our family driver took the rest of the day off so I had no choice but to bring my daughter to Zombie Run for her 9:40 P.M. wave despite the lack of sleep and the tiring trip to Subic.  For Zombie run, each runner was given 3 flags that symbolizes their lives. Zombies were out there to catch and get the runners flags in the 5k route. If a runner crosses the finishline without a flag, then he will not be able to claim a finisher’s shirt. Before we left home, I booked for an hour of massage at the Spa so I had something to do while waiting.  It was a wise choice since the traffic at Bonifacio Highstreet was terrible because of the run event and the strong downpour. My session ended in time to pick up my darling daughter after her run.  So, did she finish with a flag?  Yes she did!

Majority of the runners in the Zombie Run event were teenagers.  The running fever surely did a positive twist on the young ones this day.  I was so glad my daughter was out there running with her friends on a rainy Saturday night, rather than dancing and drinking in a club somewhere.  To those mommies who have not started running, please give it a try and bring your family to run too.  Happy running!



About pinayironmom

Pinay Ironmom is a typical mom who wakes up before 6 am to prepare my 3 children for school. After this, I make my husband coffee, similar to the Nescafe commercial on TV of a couple's typical morning. Work is normally a tour of Northern or Southern Luzon to inspect projects we are building, checking quality of designs or preparation of presentations to prospective clients. My schedule is flexible luckily, I can squeeze in hearty lunches with my favorite lunchmate and training early in the afternoon or right after business hours. Weekends are bike days on Saturdays at MOA or Daang Reyna and Sunday is my me time - my long run day. Oh warm ups and stretchings are trips to the grocery, cool down is hearing mass and giving thanks to God for a wonderful week. This is ME :)
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