Yup, I agree.
To beat the Holiday’s fattening season, a MILE a day is good enough.
…and that’s exactly what I plan to do for December. Daily Run – no matter how short or how fast.
It’s the streak of all streak! LOL
Just last month…
I bagged the first place for the Team Cavite ESE 260km Octoberian Challenge.
The challenge is fun.
It is also to my advantage since I am training with high mileage for my big event next year.
But A. DABULL came in 2nd while J. SOLEDAD came 3rd. Yes, somebody flew so high with a very high mileage!
All thanks to the generosity of the RD JC Igos who took patient time to tally everything and make update almost daily.
For November, I am still in the lead with 41.5 kms remaining as of the morning of November 12, 2013. October took me 3 weeks. For this month, we can never tell how the others will fare from today. I am just definite that by the 15th of November, I am already finished, again. A good record for my training.
All glory, honor, thanks and praise be to the Lord God Almighty!
But I like it a lot.
November has 4 weeks...and 2 days of Holidays to start with. :)
100 kms per week is doable and I have a BIG plan for this month.
I will also supplement my running with weights starting this month too...
that means I need more supplement for the body to cope up!
I joined a challenge under Team Cavite ESE.
The challenge was a 260 km of mileage by end of October.
Who would have expected? That team’s line-up is composed of a lot of running monsters! Yet, I prevailed.
Completed the challenge in 22 days.
All thanks and praise to God!
I felt so great I am so thankful!
(Now I am on my way to make it a 300++ kms by end of October)
…it is the MONTH to always be glad for.
I was able to run my 2nd ultramarathon last September 1. It was a 50++ kms route, the Pagsanjan to Majayjay Ultra. Hard one but doable. Very hot day. Very rewarding finish line – in a resort! Worth mentioning too is my 1st Ultra of the year. The 50K Laguna to Quezon Ultra, starting at Sta. Cruz, Laguna and finishing at Lucban, Quezon. This proved a bit easier compared to my 2nd.
In this same month, I ran my very first Marathon – the CM42 Trail Marathon – which felt like a 60K road race. The route is hard already. The challenge was compounded by a typhoon. Flood and Mud added spice to the already spicy route. LOLS
Glad to have done both. Thankful to God for the gift of strength. Looking forward to November now…
I wrote a reminder to myself before this big event.
Reminder to myself. With full stress on the Mandatory Gears.
Trash Bag should be included Head Lamps not mentioned but I think I will need one. Water Cup Handheld Bottle I think is not a good option in case of a strong rain (I will be holding a walking stick!) Poncho for me (to protect my back from extreme cold) Visor to cover my eyeglass 2 liters of fluid (my choice of : Mogu-Mogu, Chuckie, Moo, & Water) Extra Joss Sachets, MILO R2 Sachets Gum Candies…
It’s the shorter bad-ass race next to the CM50 miles.
Anyone who is familiar to the route will agree that it’s not an easy one. Well, maybe to some really hardcore dude, this is just an easy run. But for me, (yeah, the likes of me) it is hard – yet doable.
I have done the 60K category of CM50, but I have not been to the peak. Attempts were made before but we ran out of time. We would just always lounge at the falls. While the elevation profile can make some people buckle, the majestic view above is beyond simple beautiful. It’s an awesome sight to behold!
On top of all that, it’s a quad-killer route. Yeah, some hamstrings died too. LOLS
Allow me to express some confusion here. The new route for this new event is the Explorac Trail Race Route. Add to it the Peak, the Falls and the initial ascent from Sapang Uwak (the route I am very mcuh familiar with)…and that’s it. That’s IT?
You can’t under-estimate this route. I for one will NOT. It’s a bit humid and very hot when the sun is so up. You won’t be able to buy anything anywhere except in Sapang Uwak. Well, the event has aid stations. They may be evenly apart at how many kilometers? Marshalls may abound. Will someone ever get lost? (I surely would like to hope I will NOT).
I don’t know if any racer know the entire new route. I think we are all equally unaware of the details. All I can bank on is my familiarity of the route from SCTEX tunnel to Sapang Uwak up and down to the Falls. Beyond that, I am a newbie too. Also, if I may mention – this is my first (1st) marathon for the year, since 2011.
Therefore, I pray unto the Lord God of heaven and earth, to the Almighty Father who always took great care of me. May He bless this event, this run, me, my friends, and all the participants, the crew, the marshalls, the place, and the route. May He also lend me again, for the nth time, His great power and strength to enable me to finish not just happy and strong, but also free of any injury. Yes, in the name of Jesus, I pray.
See you all on Sunday!
By God's grace.
Training is harder this time. Time and resources is in demand.
Long runs will take up a lot of drinks and fuels.
I am listing down my wish list as follows:
- Volunteer support crew who can stay up longer than me
- Time Keeper (who needs to be very strict on monitoring my pace)
- Caring volunteer to give me exactly what I will list for hydration and re-fueling - knowledgeable in an ultrarunners nutrition…
It's too hard. I can't do it. Yes you can.
You won't know if you don't try. Everything you can do was something you couldn't do before you tried.
You won't always be successful. But that's not a reason to give up. Falling short of the mark is an experience you don't want to miss. Every failure and every success teaches us something.