Team Lakay returns to cardio training after Covid disruption

By Jun Ray Navarres

With their gradual return to the Circle, Team Lakay fighters are back at Baguio Athletic Bowl for their cardio training as Baguio City opens sports facilities this month of October.

Team Lakay shared in their YouTube channel last Tuesday, October 13, a vlog of their return to the track oval.

“Pagkatapos ng ilang buwan makakatakbo na ulit. Nagpapasalamat tayo sa Baguio City at pinayagan tayo ngayon na magtraining dito. Pero kailangan muna natin sundin kung ano ang mga protocols nila dito sa oval,” Team Lakay’s renowned coach Mark Sangiao said in the vlog. [After how many months, we can run again. We are very thankful to Baguio City for allowing us to train here. But of course, we must follow their protocols.]

Former two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, who has a scheduled fight against Australian Antonio “The Spartan” Caruso on October 30, led the pack in their training.

The ‘Landslide’ has been training hard as he was seen running while most athletes were already resting in the last part of the video. Folayang promises fans the best version of himself when he returns to the Circle.

Meanwhile, ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio aims to improve his strength and conditioning as they are back training together as a group.

“After how many months we’re back here and I am very nervous. I wish I will get 19 min in 10 rounds [of running] but the goal for me is to get 17min, next month,” Pacio happily shared.

“The Passion” livened up the mood as he jokingly showed his basketball skills – mixed with martial arts.

“Basketball po talaga ang laro ko. Basketball na may wrestling at suntok pero walang bola,” said Pacio while showing off his basketball jersey and some flashy crossovers. [My real sport is basketball. Basketball mixed with wrestling and punches but without the ball.]

Team Lakay’s new phenom Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang was also present in their endurance training.

Their training included 10-round run, eight repetitions of sprinting and three sets of 400m runs.

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