Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My SWAC 4: 1% Skill, 99% Endurance

My first race for 2010 turned out to be SWAC 4 with me never having the chance to train or even experience competitive swimming since birth. :P Organized by Rico aka Sheerwill for Takbo.ph peeps, this aquathlon has been going on since the middle of last year with those interested joining the group for swimming every Wednesday at the 50m-long Army Pool in Fort Bonifacio.


I was fortunate that the pool that we used was in Camp Aguinaldo and had only 25m. If it were double that, I'm definite that I would've finished much slower (thanks to the push-off at the pool ends.. :P hehe).


After 100m, I was already exhausted. I took a lot of standing (not walking) breaks just to catch my breath as I couldn't sync with my newbie stroke. 


I relied on 1% skill and 99% endurance to finish the swim leg. 


After 400m of swimming that felt like forever, I was thankful that it was the run part. 


My first few meters were like a major adjustment. My lungs felt like it had already ran more than 10km. :P I still managed not to walk in that short 3K run and finished in 31 minutes. Even if I was able to go past a few fast swimmers, I remember halimaw Wilnar overtaking me during that stretch. Oh, I wouldn't be able to pace with that monster. :P


The whole event was great. The people were fun, the suman was so yummy, and the photobongbong pictures was a nice bonus. :)


Can't wait for SWAC 5!


Here are a few captured moments:



SWAC 4 complete results:


600m 5k
Classic Swim Transition Run Total

1 Erick Guieb ____ 14:41:00 ____ 0:47:00 ____ 21:23:00 ____ 36:51:00
2 Jason dela Rama ____ 14:54:00 ____ 1:18:00 _ 21:29:00 _37:41:00
3 Vinci Carag  ____ 14:51:00 ____ 0:31:00 ____ 23:08:00 ____ 38:30:00
4 Ian Clemeno ____ 14:29:00 ____ 1:11:00 ____ 25:27:00 ____ 41:07:00
5 Deo Patalinghog _ 16:39:00 ____ 0:25:00 ____ 26:15:00 ____ 43:19:00
6 Marvin Opulencia _ 15:02:00 ____ 1:42:00 ____ 27:58:00 ____ 44:42:00
7 James Dulalia ____ 15:58:00 ____ 0:00:00 ____ 31:10:00 ____ 47:08:00
8 Girly Guiterrez ____ 17:50:00 ____ 1:49:00 ____ 28:05:00 ____ 47:44:00
9 Roselle ____ 22:34:00 ____ 0:00:00 ____ 25:19:00 ____ 47:53:00
10 Mark Hernandez ____ 23:02:00 ____ 1:49:00 ____ 25:02:00 ____ 49:53:00
11 Jan Blando ____ 20:09:00 ____ 2:15:00 ____ 28:23:00 ____ 50:47:00
12 Rico Villanueva ____ 16:50:00 ____ 1:07:00 ____ 33:09:00 ____ 51:06:00
13 Ross Cristal ____ 29:41:00 ____ 2:08:00 ____ 30:09:00 ____ 61:58:00
14 Vic Viola ____ 34:19:00 ____ 2:16:00 ____ 27:17:00 ____ 63:52:00
15 RJ Bumanglag ____ 18:42:00 ____ - ____ - ____ -
400m 3k
Lite Swim Transition Run Run

1 Al ____ 06:46:00 ____ 01:06:00 ____ 18:09:00 ____ 26:01:00
2 Emil Ancheta ____ 11:05:00 ____ 00:56:00 ____ 14:38:00 ____ 26:39:00
3 Sid Apolinario ____ 10:57:00 ____ 00:52:00 ____ 15:14:00 ____ 27:03:00
4 Pat Alcomendas _ 12:50:00 ____ 02:47:00 ____ 11:45:00 ____ 27:22:00
5 Wilnar Iglesia ____ 15:07:00 ____ 01:16:00 ____ 12:04:00 ____ 28:27:00
 

6 Bryan Rivera ____ 14:27:00 ____ 00:45:00 ____ 15:49:00 ____ 31:01:00
7 Topher Montaos _ 13:51:00 ____ 00:47:00 ____ 17:24:00 ____ 32:02:00
8 Rodel Cuaton ____ 16:15:00 ____ 00:38:00 ____ 16:08:00 ____ 33:01:00
9 Ronald Declarador _ 16:05:00 _ 00:00:00 ____ 17:02:00 ____ 33:07:00
10 Doc Art Virata ____ 15:51:00 ____ 01:42:00 ____ 16:32:00 ____ 34:05:00
11 Brando Losaria ____ 17:09:00 ____ 01:37:00 ____ 15:34:00 ____ 34:20:00
12 Julie Reyes ____ 13:57:00 ____ 00:51:00 ____ 20:06:00 ____ 34:54:00
13 Cess Duterte ____ 11:44:00 ____ 01:43:00 ____ 24:18:00 ____ 37:45:00
14 Eire Daproza ____ 15:57:00 ____ 00:49:00 ____ 23:47:00 ____ 40:33:00
15 Kyle ____ ____ 13:23:00 ____ 01:42:00 ____ 31:44:00 ____ 46:49:00
16 Jet Paiso ____ 20:41:00 ____ 03:17:00 ____ 22:52:00 ____ 46:50:00


6 comments:

Ian said...

Great job bro! See you at the next SWAC! I'm sure you'll be one of the syokoys by then... hehe..

truman said...

hahaha siguro sa SWAC 21! :P hehe see you in the next run/swim!

Anonymous said...

congratulations Bry. . .

you got me on the RUN part. . . lols. . .

it was a FUN event indeed. . .

see you SWAC 5!! wooohooo

docT

truman said...

docT, dun nalang ako bumawi. :) nice job on the swim! idol kita dun. :)

Hotlegs Runner said...

hey at least you didn't get lost unlike some people. additional .4k to .6k din yun. Ay, I'm talking about me pala. hahaha!

conGRATulations! gudjab! until SWAC 5. =)

truman said...

hahaha right, julie! :) next time, bring a map. :P great swim! :)