Saturday, May 26, 2012

Reached my 1,000K plus Mileage Today May 27, 2012

After two years and two months of running, I reached my 1,013KM mileage today after my 22K LSD and recovery run at the UP Diliman Oval.

I officially started running last March 2010 during the Globe Run for Home. My first run was 5K distance. Year 2010 was a year of 5K's for me, running at least three 5K events then I ended the year with a 10K at the 2nd QCIM.

Monday, May 21, 2012

3rd T2N 50K Ultra Race Day Experience

Last Sunday, May 20, 2012, I had my ultramarathon debut at the 3rd Tagaytay to Nasugbu (T2N) 50K Run.

For this 50K debut, I trained since February this year after my second full marathon (42K) at the Condura Skyway Marathon. But after my 45K LSD last April 29, I suffered sore throat, dry cough and colds. A training set back for me, but this did not hindered me to continue. My last 30K LSD last May 13 brought back my colds until May 19.

Before race time, I only managed to have 1:30 hours sleep as my team Rock and Road need to meet up and travel to Tagaytay at 1AM.

While waiting for our race bibs at Picnic Grove
We arrived at the Picnic Grove almost 4AM, we immediately claimed our race bibs. And after some time at the line, we are ready to go!

Still foggy at Tagaytay, around 6AM
Greens at Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway
At around halfway of the 50K course, I suffered over hydration, which I blame to myself. This slowed me down as I felt bloated and heavy.

At past 30K mark, my energy started to diminish and I resorted to buying another bottle of cobra energy drinks at a sari-sari store along the way. I also asked my support to buy some bananas as these will help prevent muscle cramps.

At almost 40K mark, I started to feel the heat of the sun at around 9AM, while my support team was still at the next 5K mark, I bought softdrinks and iced water at the stores along the road.

At past 40K mark, it seemed the road to be endless, I am so grateful that I have our support team which kept on returning back to check on us.

At the finish line in Nasugbu, 11AM
And at 11AM, I finally arrived at the Plaza de Roxas in Nasugbu, Batangas, where the 50K run have its finish line. At the last 500 meters, I pushed myself to pass at least three runners ahead of me, thus making me the 103rd finisher out of 275 finishers. And with official time of 6:30H.

With Bald Runner at the Awarding
Thank you to our TeaM Rock and Road for the great support! Thank you to all other support teams who offered their drinks!

Congrats to my 3rd T2N batchmates! Till next ultra guys!

For the official race results, please click HERE.

For photos by J. Avellanosa Photography, please click HERE.

Photo credits to Team Rock and Road c/o Dennis Lopez and J. Avellanosa Photography

Thursday, May 17, 2012

3rd Tagaytay to Nasugbu (T2N) 50K Run on May 20, 2012

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, I will be challenging myself to conquer a new distance. This time it is beyond the marathon event, it is ULTRA MARATHON with 50K distance from Tagaytay to Nasugbu, Batangas!

I am hoping for a great run for everyone especially to my Pinoy Fitness team mates. See you on the road guys!


The following are the details of this ultrarunning event:
Date: May 20, 2012 (Sunday)
Start Time of Assembly: 3:30 AM
Gun Start: 4:30 AM
Starting Area: Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City (infront of the Development Academy of the Philippines, DAP)
Finish Area: Plaza Roxas, Nasugbu, Batangas (Municipal Plaza Infront of the Municipal Hall)
Registration Period: March 28-May 18, 2012
***NO Registration on Race Day
Registration Fee: P 1,250.00
Registration Center: ARC Manila or Deposit at Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) Savings Account # 0296-0673-22 in the name of Jovenal Narcise. Keep the deposit slip and bring it to the Starting Area on Race Day.
Cut-off Time: 9 Hours
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Unilab Run United 2 On June 17, 2012

Leg 2 of this year's Unilab Run United Trilogy is here!

See details below~

Unilab Run United 2 2012
June 17, 2012
SM Mall of Asia

Registration Fees:
500m – P350
3K – P600
5K – P700
10K – P800
During Expo: Active Health Race Belt Bag, Bib w/ Timing Chip*, Riovana 10% Discount Stub
After Race: Active Health Finishers Bag & Drinks, Race Analysis

21K – P900
During Expo: Active Health Race Belt Bag, personalized Runrio Timing Card, Riovana 10% Discount Stub
After Race: Active Health Finishers Medal, Shirt, Bag & Drinks, Race Analysis

Gun Start:
500m – 7AM
3K – 6AM
5K – 5:45AM
10K – 5:30AM
21K – 4:30AM

- June 13-16, 2012 @ Bonifacio Glonal City Open Grounds
- Race Kit Claiming, Exhibitors, Runrio and Run United Merchandise
“Major international marathons like the ING New York Marathon and Chicago Marathon hold their own expos days before the event. Together with UNILAB Active Health, we look at some of the best practices from international races, and apply them to the Run United Series to further enhance the race experience of the Filipino running community.” – Coach Rio dela Cruz
[SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO Run United 1 2012 Participants]
Early Registration for 2012 Run United 21K participants
Here’s a special treat for all 21k participants of 2012 Run United 1! Enjoy priority registration for the 2012 Run United 2 scheduled on June 17, from April 16 to April 29. You have 12 days ahead of everyone to help you secure your slots on our limited 21k race slots through onsite registration. Kindly take advantage of this exclusive early registration window.
Regular Registration is from April 30 until June 3, 2012

Registration Venues:
Riovana Store, Bonifacio Global City
28th cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Mon – Thurs: 11am to 9pm
Fri – Sun: 10am to 10pm
Riovana Store, Katipunan
3rd Floor Regis Bldg. katipunan, Quezon City
Mon – Sun: 10am to 8pm
Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila
Mon – Sun: 12nn to 8pm
Toby’s SM North The Block
Mon – Sun: 12nn to 8pm

Unilab Run United 2 – Singlet Design:
Active Health Belt Bag: (Will be given at the Expo)
RunRio Timing Card for 21K Runners:
Unilab Run United 2 – 21K Finisher’s Shirt:
For More Information:
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