LSD in Takbo PH 20-Miler 2017

Last November 19, I ran 20 miles or 32 kilometers in Takbo.ph 20-Miler 2017. It was timely because I needed a long distance run before my longer run two weeks after. I was supposed to run with Tristan (yes, I have mentioned him in several blog posts) but because he sprained his ankle just a day before the race, it was excusable for him to miss it.

Just when I thought I was going to run alone, my other running buddy, Pyx, was kind enough to join me. Great!

Read on below for a quick summary of the experience.

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Comeback Run at Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run 2017

Hi guys! It has been a while since I last posted a content after my trip to Canada post. A lot of things have happened but I want to focus on the recently concluded fun run event, Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run 2017. This was my second time joining this event (read last year’s post here) and I do not regret it because I definitely had fun running alongside my elite running buddies.

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The Disappointing yet Motivating Run: OYM Trilogy 2017 Leg 2

Last June 11, I ran a short distance race in OYM Trilogy 2017 Leg 2. I have not joined a fun run in three months so this was a great way to get my rhythm back. I got a kit just on the week of the run itself so I was serious in squeezing in training time for that week. I was only able to conduct one training run for the whole week because of an unexpected accident that befell my toe just three days before the race.

As much as I wanted to beat my PR, I knew that chances were extra slim because of the hiatus and the added injury. But, I looked forward to it, nonetheless.

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Achievement Unlocked: First Podium Finish at PBA Run For A Cause 7

Hi everyone! Just a week after running my second half-marathon, I ran a short-distance race in PBA Run For A Cause 7 (July 10, 2016). I was very lucky because the company I work for is one of the sponsors so I was able to get a race kit for free. (That’s some serious work-lifestyle integration am I right? Lol.)

My officemates wanted me to join the 15k category but I refused and said that I only wanted a short-distance race because first, it will serve as my recovery run and second, I will TRY to earn a podium finish (though I was not very confident about it at first).

From my previous fun run post, I mentioned that my next goal was to earn a podium finish for a 5k race and with His grace, I was able to do it.

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Completing Half-Mary in GNC Run 2016

Hi! Last July 3, I completed my second half-marathon/21km race in Run GNC 2016 which was held in Mall of Asia Running Grounds. I aimed to beat my PR in this race even though I had minimal training because of the bad weather.

I like joining fun runs with a cause and this was for the benefit of the Cancer Warrior Foundation.

Read on below for a quick summary of my second half-mary.

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Running in Accenture Run and Rock 2016

Hi everyone! Last May 21, 2016, I participated in Accenture’s annual fun run and sports fest event entitled, Run and Rock 2016, which was held in McKinley West in Taguig. I was invited to this race by my friends from Accenture who were also really kind enough to sponsor my race kit.

Because I was not fully recovered from the sickness I had recently, my body was still weak on the week of the race. I had no training and I was not able to add any mileage at all and my mom even told me to just rest and skip the run. But being the stubborn, little girl that I am, I still decided to go to the run because first, I love running and second, I did not want to waste the race kit that was given to me.

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Achievement Unlocked: Running in PF Sub-1 10K Challenge

I have recently completed my goal of finishing a half-marathon (21km) in less than two hours and thirty minutes. And as I previously mentioned, my next goal was to finish a 10km run in less than one hour (also known as hitting Sub-1). Originally, I intended to join any 10k race with timing chip just so I can measure my time (because practice runs tracked by my running app are not counted). But then, my friend invited me to join Pinoy Fitness Sub-1 10K Challenge – how timely, right?

The goal of this race is to finish running 10km in less than one hour (Sub-1) in order to get a finisher medal. Failure to do so will void chances of getting the medal and bragging rights.

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Photo from francramon.com

It was my first time to join a time-trial race and it was, by far, one of the most challenging yet fulfilling runs I have ever done.

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Completing Half Mary in SMDC Run 2016

Hi everyone! Two months ago, I registered for my first run of 2016 and my first ever 21-kilometer run in SMDC Run 2016, that was held last February 28, as a way to cap off my birthday month. Up until the race day, I was still unsure whether or not I can finish the run because I was worried about any recurrences of my knee injury which was why I suddenly felt the need to wear my knee support.

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Photo from PinoyFitness

I told myself I would train for this race but then I went to so many events in the past few weeks that I only started to “train” (not even completing 21k) on the same week of the race. I am such a crammer, right?

Nonetheless, I am still thankful that I was able to finish the race safely and within my target time.

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Last Race of 2015: Running in Brown Race Marathon

Hi! I recently ran my first 16-kilometer, which is also my longest distance by far, in Brown Race Marathon that was held last December 6, 2015 at Quirino Grandstand. I signed up together with my running buddy, Yssa, who unfortunately was not able to make it to the race because of a conflict in schedule so she asked our other friend to run in her place.

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Photo credits: Mark Liu

It was my first time to join a run outside of the usual venue, Mall of Asia so in a way, it got me really excited even though I feared I might get lost.

Even though there were several things that did not go well, I had a pretty good run which I will tell in detail below.

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