Wednesdays at Marikina Sports Complex/Center

As I’m working in the graveyard shift (9:30PM-6:30AM), I’ve thought of revamping my training schedule as the previous schedule (training 8am-11am, post-shift) I have was draining too much energy from me and disrupting my holy sleeping moments.

New Sched (a subtle invite, “Come, train with me!”):

  • S- Rest/LSD/Events
  • M- Rest/Gym
  • T- Swim, Triads
  • W- Swim-Run
  • Th- Run
  • F-Swim
  • Sat- Rest/LSD/Events

Luckily, I have few sporty friends who live near and train in Marikina Sports Complex/ Center on a regular basis. I then decided to add ‘Wednesdays @ MSC’ in my weekly routine. MSC is an hour from my home and just 30mins away from my work. It’s as convenient as my usual training place- PhilSports Arena (Ultra) in Pasig.

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Facade of the Complex (Photo credit)

What’s even amazing is that MSC is the only complex (to my knowledge, at least) which offers Night Swimming (6pm-9pm). Swim-Run training gets easier as the track is just outside the pool premises. Plus, entrance fees are cheaper here than that of Ultra.

MSC:

  • Pool– (Opens 8am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:30pm and 6pm-9pm) Php60
  • TrackPhp10, but free if you already paid entrance to the pool

ULTRA:

  • Pool (Opens 8am-11:30am, 1:00pm-4:30pm)- Php60
  • TrackPhp35

Aside from the pool and track, MSC also houses other sports amenities- a gym, badminton/ table tennis/ basketball and volleyball courts to name a few.

Below is the list of other facilities available for public renting:

 

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The pool! It’s semi-covered. (Photo credit)

 

My new-found friend, Engr. Rosalie Nofies (@nopeimnot) aka MSC ambassador/ Mountain Bike Trail princess (and soon to be podiumer, char! pangarap ko lang for her haha), just bought her DSLR and used (use talaga? 😛) me as one of her practice subjects.

Check out her blog for the latest MSC schedule.

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Post-5k run.

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Better view of the well-lighted track. Standard 400m-sized oval. Fast runners are running @ the left side while joggers @ the right. Zumba sessions are also held just beside the track.

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Our fave shot. Getting ready to dip.

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Even the pool premises is well-lighted and not too crowded. There are also lockers available for the storage of your valuables. Just ensure to bring your own locks.

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Shy. Charot. Pool is cleaner in Ultra (have better water filter system).

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Me, doing my laps homework for a chill night- 100m warm-up, 400m continuous, 100m cool down.

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Yay for flash!

Thank you, Rosa (and Jai) for always warmly welcoming me in your area. 🙂

 

Looking forward to seeing you in MSC,

Faye

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