Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Condura Run for Tubbataha 2008

I woke up way way way earlier than usual for this race. Not to race but to cover the event. Patrick Conception the organizer of the race tasked me to document the whole race.

Together with 2 of my best buds, RC and RB. This is what we came up. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Mizuno Infinity Race

Here's another race before the month ends.

Mizuno is challenging you to push yourself to the limits, push your mind, and your body will respond. If you think you have the endurance and the power to drive yourself to maximum performance, we challenge you...

The first MIZUNO INFINITY RUN, this will be a 5, 10, 15 kilometer run open to all runners. More than 70,000 pesos in cash and Mizuno items to be won!

The Mizuno Infinity Run would not have been possible without the help of RUSH Fitness Water, Mail and More, McDonald's, Heritage Drive, Mckinley Hill, Citgo Lubricants, BMG Solar and Beeline Helicopters.

Registration Fees:

5k - P150
10k - P200
15k – P250

When: March 30, 2008 (Sunday)
4:00am – start of registration
6:00am – start of race
6:00am – 15k
6:30am – 5k and 10k

Where: Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Starting point: Federacion Drive
(the street near NBC drive and The Fort Strip)

Registration will start on March 11, 2008 in any Mizuno store and any Mail & More branche in NCR.
- Race packs can be claimed starting March 15, 2008 in any Mizuno store. Race pack includes race number, map of the route and race information.
*Runners can claim their packs on the day of the race. If possible, please claim your kits before the run.


1. Upon registration, runners will be given an ACKNOWLEDGMENT RECEIPT. They will need this to claim their race packs. *NO A/R NO RACE PACK.

2. Do not forget your race number on the day of the race. NO RACE NUMBERS, RUNNERS ARE CONSIDRED UNREGISTERED.

3. Start of race is 6:00 am. Please come early.

For inquiries please contact 757.31.60 local 520 and 517, Mizuno marketing dept.


Sunday, 9 March 2008

DND Gintong Pangarap 2008 Race

Last December Joms, Jaymie and I raced the DND relay 21km race and we snagged 3rd place. This time I around, since Joms is nowhere to be found and Jaymie is racing Pinay In Action along side her son, I went on my own and again settled for another 5km fast one.

I had a hard time looking for a good parking space at 5am. This surely was a good sign that the race was going to be well attended. Immediately I tried to look for Coach Jo since he was the one who registered me for this race. Turns out, he's quite busy for the day. Since he was the one in charged of all the race packets. When I got my pack and last minute instructions from him I just made sure that I was well warmed up for the race.

5minute slow jog on the tarmac
2 x 30m High knees extensions
2 x 30m Butt kick
2 x 30m High Knees
2 x 30m leg raise
Stretching routine
5minute slow jog

At exactly 6:00am the gun race started for the 21km event. As the runners left, We(5km runners) were called in for check-in. And also exactly 15minutes after the gun start fired again. I wasn't on the first row of runners on the starting grid and so it was really hard again to get a good start. It's really hard to keep or at least establish the right pace when you're stuck in the middle of overly excited runners.

I have to thank the bald runner for having this race really well prepared and organized. Water station, route marshals, and KM Markers were present at the race. I was able to monitor my pace because of this nifty detail along the route.

When I reached the 1st marker time check registered a good 3:20. Upon reaching the west gate of Villamor Airbase I just glided along a relatively relaxed pace. 2nd Marker registered 8:00. And then I felt that I struggled a bit in the 3rd km, I relaxed while getting a drink and splash. and relaxed again when I got my turn-around loop tag. I missed getting a time check for the 3rd km(dang! I really need a garmin) But I knew where the last km marker what made me get a ran faster was that time check registered at only 15:35.

I passed by 2 runners on the last uphill section of the course. And made my way on the next 6man pack. I knew I had to gather what ever is left of my endurance and just pour it all in the last kilometer. Good thing was that It was downhill all the way to the finish. I knew the layout of the finish chute but I didn't put into consideration that we need to make a small look inside the parade grounds. I managed to maintain pace and finish with no barfing nor fainting incidents.

Unofficial Time: 19:09minutes

Ok now I'm going back to training.