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Triathlon Philippines

Philippine Aquathlon Championships

24 Aug , 2016  

Philippine Aquathlon Championships

 

 

The Philippine Aquathlon Championships (PAC) 2016 will be held on September 11 at the scenic Camayan Beach Resort at Subic Bay Freeport.

The aquathlon, which offers something for all types of athletes, will be done in the run-swim-run format over 2 distances: Standard Distance (2.5k-1k-2.5k) and Sprint (1k-600k-1k).

Categories include:

National School Championships (Team and Individual Men & Women); Junior (16-19 years old) & Youth (13-15 years old) with out school affiliation; Open Age Group; and the Para-aquathlon Championships.

Schools that have swim or track teams can have individual athletes compete or form relay teams to determine the viability of athletic careers in triathlon.

Tomas Carrasco, TRAP President explained: “We want to offer the run-swim-run format as this better resembles a triathlon; but, at the same time, allow swimmers or runners who are still feeling their way into multi-sport or full blown triathlons, a preparatory race. The distances are very doable.”

The PAC 2016 also launches the Philippine 2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualifying Races through which outstanding triathletes born in 2001 & 2002 can vie for slots as candidates for the 2018 Buenos Aires YOG. The YOG Qualifying Races will designate a series of races conducted all over the country from this year until early 2018 in which the Top 5 finishes will be given points; which will then be tallied to determine the most deserving athletes for the YOG. Full details are available on the TRAP website.

Para-athletes can also show their wares in the para-aquathlon race. “As you know, there will be a paratriathlon in Rio for the 1st time in the Paralympics and we hope we can develop athletes for future participation in this event,” added Mr. Carrasco. “This multi-format aquathlon is in keeping with our sports development mandate and promotion of mulit-sport.”

The PAC 2016 is organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines with Camayan Beach Resort and Ocean Adventure as venue partners. The event is supported by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Philippine Sports Commission, Green Triathlon, Blueseventy, Singphil, Gatorade, Standard Insurance, Asian Center for Insulation, Bert Lozada Swim School, Subic Holiday Villas, Lighthouse Marina Resort, Century Tuna, Vita Coco and C-lium. Media partners include: Endurance Sports Magazine, Raceday Triathlon, SBR.ph, Multisport, Kikay Runner, Swim Philippines and Sports Radio.

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Tri United 3 2016

24 Aug , 2016  

EVENT DETAILS

October 23, 2016 Subic Bay, Philippines

DISTANCE

Long: 1.9Km Swim – 90Km Bike – 21Km Run
Tri King Distance: 1Km Swim – 60Km Bike – 10Km Run
ENTRY FEE
Distance Early bird
Jan28 – Mar15 Regular reg
Mar16 – Jul31 Late reg
Aug1 – Sept 15
Long distance
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee 6,000.00
300.00
6,300.00 7,000.00
350.00
7,350.00 8,000.00
400.00
8,400.00
Long, 3-man relay
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee 12,000.00
600.00
12,600.00 13,000.00
650.00
13,650.00 15,000.00
750.00
15,750.00
Tri King distance
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee 6,000.00
300.00
6,300.00 7,000.00
350.00
7,350.00 8,000.00
400.00
8,400.00
Tri King, 3-man relay
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee 12,000.00
600.00
12,600.00 13,000.00
650.00
13,650.00 15,000.00
750.00
15,750.00

RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

tri united 3 schedule
REGISTRATION REMINDERS

Registration and payment may only be done online. Log on to http://bikekingphilippines.com to register and to pay via PayPal/CreditCard. Payments will not be accepted at any payment center.
Deadline for registration is September 15, 2016 or until slots last
Registration deadline is subject to change depending on slot availability
Registration fees are non-transferable
Refund Policy:
Athletes confirmed in the race who wish to withdraw, must do so in writing to the race office, email: registration@bikekingphilippines.com
It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure the race office has received any communication. Upon confirmation of this request, athletes are eligible for a partial refund as follows:
Requests received on or before March 15, 2016 will be eligible for a 80% refund.
Requests received between March 16, 2016 and September 1, 2016 will be eligible for a 50% refund. Requests received after September 1, 2016 will no longer be eligible for a refund under any circumstances.
If you do not receive a response from the race office within 5 calendar days from request, it should be assumed that it has not been received and you should contact us again by sending another email to registration@bikekingphilippines.com.
Change of relay participant:
After registration closes (September 15), changes in relay participants will be charged a penalty of P1,000. All requests for change must be emailed to registration@bikekingphilippines.com. Relay categories may no longer be changed.
Online registration link: www.bikekingphilippines.com

RACE CATEGORIES

LONG DISTANCE:
Male Age Group (Elite, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-Above)
Female Age Group (Elite, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-Above)
Team Competition
3-man relay
All Male relay team
All Female relay team
Mixed relay team
TRI KING DISTANCE:
Male Age Group (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-Above)
Female Age Group (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-Above)
AWARD/ PRIZES

All Top 3 Male, Female & Relay Category and Team winners will receive MEDALS and GIFTPACKS.
Top 3 Team Competition winners will receive TROPHY, MEDALS and GIFTPACKS.
CASH PRIZES – ELITE CATEGORY

RANK MALE FEMALE
1st P10,000.00 P10,000.00
2nd P6,000.00 P6,000.00
3rd P4,000.00 P4,000.00

RACE INCLUSIONS

Event Shirt
Swim Cap
Timing Chip
Race Bib
Bike & Helmet sticker
Finisher’s Medal
Post Race Meal
ULAH Kit
ActiveHealth Token

Triathlon Philippines

Bikeking Duathlon

24 Aug , 2016  

bikeking Duathlon

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: September 25, 2016, Sunday
VENUE: Sandbox, Alviera, Porac, Pampanga – SCTEX
DISTANCE:
6km Run – 60km Bike – 4km Run
3km Run – 30km Bike – 2km Run

ENTRY FEE

Early Bird rate
July 7 to Aug 15, 2016 Regular reg rate
Aug 16 to Sept 1, 2016
Individual Long or Sprint
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee 2,500.00
125.00
2,625.00 3,000.00
150.00
3,150.00

Early Bird rate
July 7 to Aug 15, 2016 Regular reg rate
Aug 16 to Sept 1, 2016
Relay Long or Sprint
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee 4,500.00
225.00
4,725.00 5,500.00
275.00
5,775.00
Long distance open to Road and Triathlon Bikes only
Sprint distance open to Road, Triathlon and Mountain bikes

Reminders:

Last day of registration is September 1 or earlier if slots run out.
Registration fees non-transferable.
Refund Policy:
Athletes confirmed in the race who wish to withdraw, must do so in writing to the race office, email:registration@bikekingphilippines.com
It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure the race office has received any communication. Upon confirmation of this request, athletes are eligible for a partial refund as follows:
Any requests received on or before August 15, 2016 will be eligible for a 50% refund.
Any requests received after August 15, 2016 will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances
If you do not receive a response from the race office with 7 days of request, it should be assumed that it has not been received and you should email us again at registration@bikekingphilippines.com
ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT LINK: www.bikekingphilippines.com

LONG DISTANCE CATEGORY

Male Age Group (Elite, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-Above)
Female Age Group (Elite, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-Above)
SPRINT DISTANCE CATEGORY

Male Age Group (16 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – Above)
Female Age Group (16 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – Above)
RELAY CATEGORIES

Long Distance (top 3)
All Male team
All Female team
Mixed team
Family team (up to first-degree consanguinity only), ie, Father-son, Husband-wife, Mother-daughter, siblings
Sprint Distance (top 3)
All Male team
All Female team
Mixed team
Family team (up to first-degree consanguinity only), ie, Father-son, Husband-wife, Mother-daughter, siblings
Award/ Prizes:

All Top 3 Male/ Female Category winners will receive trophies.
All Top 3 relay winners will receive trophies.
Elite Cash Prize (Male and Female)
1st Place P10,000.00
2nd Place P6,000.00
3rd Place P4,000.00

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

September 24, Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Race Kit Claiming Cycles & Brew
E. Jacinto street,
Clark special economic zone
(behind Clark Museum)
September 25, Sunday 4:00 AM – 5:30 AM Race Kit Claiming and Bike Check-In Alviera, Porac
6:00 AM START OF RACE Alviera, Porac
10:00 AM Bike Cut-Off
11:00 AM Run 2 Cut-Off
11:00 AM Awarding SCTEX Duathlon Village
RACE INCLUSIONS

Timing Chip and Race Bib/ Wristband/ Bike & Helmet sticker
Event Shirt
Finisher’s Medal
Post-Race Meals

Triathlon Philippines

Aboitiz Triathlon 2016

24 Aug , 2016  

EVENT DETAILS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

DISTANCE

Standard: 1.5Km Swim/ 40Km Bike / 10Km Run
ENTRY FEE

Distance
Apr11 – May15

May16 – Extended

Standard
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee

4,000.00
200.00
4,200.00

4,500.00
225.00
4,725.00

Relay (3 members)
Online processing fee
Total Reg Fee

7,500.00
375.00
7,875.00

9,500.00
475.00
9,975.00

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

Deadline for registration is Extended or until slots last (whichever happens sooner)
Registration fees are non-transferable
Refund Policy:
Athletes confirmed in the race who wish to withdraw, must do so in writing to the race office, email: registration@bikekingphilippines.com
It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure the race office has received any communication. Upon confirmation of this request, athletes are eligible for a partial refund as follows:
Any requests received on or before May 15, 2016 will be eligible for a 80% refund.
Any requests received on or before July 15, 2016 will be eligible for a 50% refund.
Any requests received after July 16, 2016 will not be eligible for a refund under any circumstances
If you do not receive a response from the race office with 7 days of request, it should be assumed that it has not been received and you should contact us again by sending another email to registration@bikekingphilippines.com.
RACE REMINDER: THIS IS AN EARTH FRIENDLY RACE. WE WILL ALL DO OUR PART AND HELP SUSTAIN OUR EARTH. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR OWN BOTTLES FOR THE BIKE AND THE RUN PART. WE WILL NOT PROVIDE CUPS AT THE RUN, WE WILL PROVIDE WATER/SPORTS DRINK BUT YOU MUST #BRINGYOUROWN

RACE SCHEDULE (Date: September 3, 2016)

TIME ACTIVITY VENUE
9:00 AM Registration Opens Ballroom
10:00 AM Bike Check In T1 / Beach Area
10:00 AM T2 Bag Check In (Option A) T2 / Marina
11:00 AM T2 Bag Check In (Option B) T1 / Beach Area
12:00 AM Race Briefing Ballroom
1:30 PM End of T2 Bag Check In (Option B) T1 / Beach Area
2:00 PM Start Race Beach Area
3:00 PM Shuttle to T2 (Relay Runner) T1 Mounting Area
5:00 PM Pick up of Equipment T1 & T2
6:00 PM Awarding Ballroom
7:00 PM T1 Closes Beach Area
8:00 PM T2 Closes Marina
RACE CATEGORIES

STANDARD DISTANCE:

Male Age Group (Overall, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-Above)
Female Age Group (Overall, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-Above)
RELAY:
All Male relay team
All Female relay team
Mixed Team
AWARD/ PRIZES

All Top 3 Male/ Female Category and Team winners will receive TROPHIES.
Top 3 Relay Team winners will receive TROPHIES.
Top 3 Team Competition (cumulative time of top 5 members, 1 member must be female)
RACE INCLUSIONS

Event Shirt
T2 bag
Swim Cap
Timing Chip
Finisher’s Medal
Post-Race Meal
Race belt

RACE SCHEDULE

September 3, Saturday
9:00 am Pick up of Race Kit Pico De Loro Ballroom
11:00 am Bike Check In Pico De Loro
2:00 pm Start of Race Pico De Loro
6:00 pm Awarding & Post race Party Pico De Loro Ballroom

Training,Triathlon News,Triathlon Philippines

What is Zone 1 means in training? ano b yun?

19 Aug , 2016  

ironman aus age group sunset

Heart rate training can be confusing due to the many different types of terminology used and the many opinions on how we determine what our threshold zone is. Additionally, there are many different charts that give us a variety of ranges which adds to the confusion. This is an example of information overload, and to a beginner triathlete, this can seem incredibly confusing. My goal for this article is that you have a good understanding on how and why to test for heart rate zones, which training zones you should spend the most time in, and to make this a simple process.

All of the BT training plans were created with these heart rate zones in mind.

We’ll start with the definition of Training Zones:

A definition of Zone 1 is that it’s a super easy effort, probably a 4/10 on the Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) – see chart at end. It’s so easy that you should feel ‘guilty’ when you are done. You don’t think you went hard enough; it didn’t feel like a workout; you don’t think there was any benefit because it felt too easy, etc. If you have these types of thoughts after a Zone 1 workout, then congratulations, you are doing it right!

I call this the “Guilty Zone.”

A definition of Zone 2 is a bit more complicated, as it should feel pretty easy, at least in the beginning. But you should feel as though you have to work if you’ve been doing this several hours. You may even see cardiac drift towards the end of this workout. How easy is easy for Zone 2? I would recommend somewhere around 5-6/10 on the RPE scale. You should be able to hold a conversation for the duration of this workout, and I mean being able to talk in full sentences, not 1 or 2 word gasps.

This is what I call the “Conversation Zone.”

Zone 3 gets a little gray, and literally it is a ‘gray zone’. You typically aren’t going easy enough to get the benefits of a nice easy effort and you aren’t going hard enough to get the benefits of a ‘Race Pace’ type workout. This is an effort of about 7/10 on the RPE scale, and you can talk in one to two word answers.

I actually call this zone the NBZ – “No Benefit Zone.”

Zone 4 is your “Race Pace” zone – this is where you have burning legs and lungs and you can’t keep the effort up for much more than an hour. And yes, you have to be pretty fit to keep this effort up for an hour, but by definition, your threshold is an effort you can manage for one hour. You know when you are in Zone 4 as your breathing is labored, your arms and legs get very heavy and all you want to do is stop. This effort is 8-9+ on the RPE scale.

Zone 5 and up are for shorter efforts and these are usually 9+ to 10 type of efforts on the RPE scale. These efforts may last from a few seconds to maybe five or six minutes. This zone is beneficial if you are doing a lot of racing that has hard but very short efforts, such as bike racing or racing short events on the track in running.

Since this article is geared toward endurance athletes and our races our typically one hour or more, let’s understand how our training should be set up. Consider that a 400m race around the track that takes world class runners about 40 seconds to complete is around 86% aerobic. Now, if you are running a 5k, how much of that race do you think is aerobic? The answer is probably somewhere around 97-99%. For the average athlete the percentage of zone training for each zone should be roughly:

80-85% Zone 1 and Zone 2
10-15% Zone 4
2-5% of Zone 5
(For those of us you are training for half ironman distances and above there should be a percentage of Zone 3 training as well, but still that percentage may only 15-20% a week.)

The importance of Zone 1 and Zone 2 Training

Zone 1 and 2 training is important because the benefits of these workouts. You build endurance, durability and strength. In addition, these easy training sessions help build capillary pathways that transport oxygen to your muscles and carry waste (lactate) away from your muscles. The more capillary pathways that you can build, the more efficient you will be. Efficiency is equal to free speed.

If at first you can’t keep your HR under Zone 2, then you need to slow down. If that means you run for 3 minutes and walk for 2 minutes to keep your HR down then by all means do it. For a fit athlete getting back into training, I recommend not training with the heart rate monitor for 2 weeks and then put it on once you have a sense of fitness coming back. You may find that training in Zone 2 and under is a step back, but you will see the progress over time and will be thankful you were patient enough to try this.

Adaptation for everyone will be different. Some people will see changes right away, and for others it may take months. Just this year I had an athlete drop about 40 seconds a mile on his long runs after 2 months of Zone 2 training, and he’s been racing and training for over 20 years! So, at any level improvement is possible, but you need to have faith in the philosophy and above all else, be patient.

Determining your zones

Determining training zones is a simple process and I’ve written quite a bit on this before. If you are an experienced athlete you can use this method: http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=633

For those of you who are new to training you might want to try this article: http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=1243

In conclusion, it’s my hope you’ll follow the methods here in your training and see what great improvements training in Zone 1 and 2 will bring you.

RPE Scale

RPE Zone HR Zone Description
0 Z1 Complete Rest
1 Z1 Very easy; light walking
2 Z1 Very easy; light walking
3 Z1 Very easy; walking
4 Z1 Still easy, maybe starting to sweat
5 Z2 Starting to work just a little and you can feel your HR rise
6 Z2 Upper Working but sustainable, able to talk in full sentences
7 Z3 Strong effort; breathing labored, but can still maintain pace for some minutes without slowing.
8 Z4 Olympic Distance Race Pace for MOP to FOP
9 Z5 10k effort – very hard
10 Z5+ Z5+ = 5k effort and Z5++ = cannot hold effort for more than a minute or two. (almost maximal effort)

Mike Ricci is a Level III USA Triathlon Certified Coach and has been coaching endurance athletes since 1989. Mike founded D3 in 2000, and has slowly added top-notch, USAT certified coaches each year to handle the demand for high quality triathlon coaching. In the past five years, D3 Coaches have coached hundreds of athletes to their first triathlon and hundreds more to become Ironman Finishers. In 2009, D3 was awarded the job of writing the training programs for the USA World Championship Teams for the seventh consecutive year. Mike also coaches the University of CO Triathlon Team, the 2010 and 2011 National Collegiate Champions.

 

by Mike Ricci, USAT Elite Coach
D3Multisport