Salonpas Run 2018

Hi everyone! I finished my first fun run for the year in Salonpas Run 2018 held last January 13, 2018. It was my good friend, Tristan who gave me a free 10km race kit.

This post will just contain photos from the race and a few insights.

Continue reading “Salonpas Run 2018”

Advertisements

2017: Pushing for Greater Distances

2017 is almost up and this is the time when I get to reflect on the year that has been and check my accomplishments thus far.

Last year was a year of firsts and accomplishments in terms of my endeavors. And while this year has not been as aggressive, I am very happy to report that 2017 is a year when I set personal records.

Continue reading “2017: Pushing for Greater Distances”

First Ultramarathon in Amihan 50K Road Ultra

Hi everyone! Last December 2-3, 2017, I finished my longest and most challenging road run to date in Amihan 50K Road Ultra. To be honest, I really underestimated it because I thought that this is just a full marathon with an added 8KM and that I could totally do it because I ran my first 42KM with an injured ankle and still managed to finish it. Little did I know that there is more to ultramarathons than just the added distance.

Note: An ultramarathon is simply a run more than a full marathon (42KM). Usually, distances would range between 50KM-100KM.

Nonetheless, this run was also one of the most memorable because of the new people I met and my newfound knowledge on the difference between a marathon and ultramarathon.

Read on below for the full story.

Continue reading “First Ultramarathon in Amihan 50K Road Ultra”

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.

Continue reading “LSD in Takbo PH 20-Miler 2017”

LSD in Pinoy Fitness 21K Challenge 2017

Surprise, surprise is how I should summarize this because I was not really planning to run here but my very generous friend sponsored me a kit. I also viewed this as a perfect training run for an upcoming longer distance race and because my kit was for Sub-3, I really planned to take my time to complete the whole distance.

21k-challenge-poster-2017_rev5-768x1086
Event details from PinoyFitness. There were three waves: Sub-2 (finishing the whole distance in less than two hours), Sub-2:30 (finishing in less than two and a half hours) and Sub-3 (finishing in less than three hours). Only successful runners who cross the finish line within the cut-off time will receive a medal.

This was also my first long distance race after Kasama Run held last September. Read on below to know more about my run in Pinoy Fitness 21K Challenge 2017 last November 5, 2017.

Continue reading “LSD in Pinoy Fitness 21K Challenge 2017”

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.

Continue reading “Comeback Run at Pinoy Fitness Kasama Run 2017”

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.

Continue reading “The Disappointing yet Motivating Run: OYM Trilogy 2017 Leg 2”

Pinoy Fitness Sub1 10K Challenge…Accepted

Last Sunday, March 26, I ran a semi-long distance in Pinoy Fitness Sub1 10k Challenge 2017 (I also joined this event last year and I made a post about it too). This was the first event that I joined after my full marathon last month which worsened my injured foot. After that race, I told myself that I would take the whole March off from any foot-straining activities (i.e. Leg days, hiking and running). During my workouts, I still tried to incorporate short runs as my warm up to gauge the condition of my foot. A lot of times, I had to stop because of a discomfort that would oftentimes arise after a kilometer or two. This was also why I was convinced that I was not ready to join any events yet.

However, just a week before the race, my friend convinced me to run since he already got me a kit. I knew for a fact that I would not be able to train in such a short span of time but I tried anyway. In fact, I only had one “training” run but I would not even consider that training because I only ran about three kilometers with a relatively slow pace to boot.

Continue reading “Pinoy Fitness Sub1 10K Challenge…Accepted”

My First 42KM Full Marathon in 7Eleven Run 2017

A full marathon? 42 kilometers of foot/legwork? I never would have imagined completing such distance because when I first started running, I remember telling myself that I would already be happy finishing a half-marathon or a 21-kilometer race. Added to the fact that I have experienced a lot of pain during runs, mostly because of my knee, I simply laughed at the idea of me running past a half-marathon. (PS: My knees do not hurt during runs anymore. I guess they they got used to the strain. That or they healed stronger after every race. Either way, that works for me! I still wear knee support though just in case.)

Yes, it seemed crazy at first but my aspirations and goals grew in time and I slowly started to want that 42k medal and so I mentally planned for it and even mentioned it in one of my previous blog posts – that I would use the hashtag #RoadToFortyTwo when I start training for a full marathon. Which brings us to my participation in 7Eleven Run 2017 last February 4-5, 2017.

Continue reading “My First 42KM Full Marathon in 7Eleven Run 2017”