6 Days to Cobra Ironman 70.3 – Good news on the water start!

This was my weekend! Photo courtesy of Swim Bike Mom.

There was not so much to write on the 7th day to Cobra so I skipped this day.  It was mainly mommy duties for me and was my day off from training.  Yes, there is enough time to do all my domestic responsibilities despite the load of work and triathlon training!

6th day to Cobra, my friend and tri buddy Marge forwarded an email from Coach Dan Brown. He mentioned in the email (I hope Marge and Coach Dan won’t mind if I share this) that the water start could be waist deep only because of the low tide in the morning.  Whew, that’s one relief for me! Well, his waist deep could be chest deep for me, but it doesn’t matter as long as it’s not 6 meters deep as I first heard from the people of Shangri-la Mactan. The bike course is flat except of course for the bridge.  However he advised to be careful on the potholes before heading for the bridge. So, fellow participants please be careful! The run will also be hot because only a portion is shaded with trees.  The 2 run loops will enter a new residential/resort development by Robinsons Land, meaning these are recent projects, so there will not be much trees to shade us from the sun!

To give you an idea, this is how the 1.9k swim, 90k bike and 21k run course will be…

1.9 k swim with open water start


90k bike course from Shangri-la Mactan and back


Run course which is a third shaded only, mostly hot cement roads 🙁


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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