Time to beat.
1st 10K then was in 65 minutes.
2nd 10K was 84 minutes.
3rd 10K was 91 minutes.
4th 10K was 107 minutes.
Next 5K took me 51 minutes. I really took my time. Saving much energy for the last push. There was really no need to hurry, I think. I’m still ahead of the target time.
Next 4K took me 48 minutes. I was thirsty at this point – having lost my support. Carried nothing. Thanks to Team CB when I stumbled upon them.
Last 1K = 8 minutes and 42 seconds. Ran and stopped to talk to some friends then sprint to finish.
I still can taste the finish line, then. I stompped on it.
But that was before. It was a cold November 14 of 2010.
Now, the 2nd PAU T2N will be on September 17. It could be cold, it could be very hot. But we’ll see. We can only plan. God is the one who implements things. I am only borrowing my strength. But I do intend to run better this time. With that, I mean, faster.
May God Almighty bless this run and guide my ways, as always. Amen.
Almost every year, September marks not just the start of the merry christmas season but also of the preparation for the Bataan Death March Ultramarathon. Mark the dates:
BATAAN 160K Schedule:
Start: January 28, 2012 @ 0500H (5:00 AM)/Mariveles, Bataan
Finish: January 29, 2012 @ 1200H (12:00 Noon)/Capas National Shrine, Camp O’Donnell, Tarlac
BATAAN 102K Schedule:
Start: March 3, 2012 @ 2100H (9:00 PM)/Mariveles, Bataan
Finish: March 4, 2012 @ 1800H (6:00PM)/San Fernando, Pampanga
The ultrarunners of today are so fortunate. There’s just so many ultras today where they could train.
Unlike before – when we used to settle with running all the marathons.
The most awaited event of the coming year – for us ultramarathoning “adiks” – is BDM. No question about that.
- We train well and proper to make it good
- We adjust our lives to the rigors of the training
- We go on a special diet so as not to render useless our runs
- We test and re-test over and over again our hydration and fuelling plans
- We enter the humbling experience of soliciting friend’s support
- We stick to our plans as much as we can
- We start to worry when things fail to materialize as planned
- We repeat over in our mind and heart that we can
- We also economize in some way to prepare for the biggest expense of our running lives.
Well. Im preparing. And I’d be ready. So friends, classmates, batchmates, office mates, and all mates-have-yous…you know what to expect.
Peek at my training then.
May the Lord our God who lends his strength to us enable us to do better than what we have hoped for.
Hydration and Fueling is not that complicated for me now. I have trained and tested what to do. Let’s see.
5K run. No need to drink. No need to eat. Just keep on running until you are where you started.
10K run. Same banana as the 5K. Only, make it a bit faster as you near the finish line.
15K/16K run. 2 quick gulp is enough. No need to stay in the water station that long.
20k/21K run. 2 to 3 quick gulp is also enough for me. Electrolytes required.
32K run. Drink onthis one. At KM 15, 20, 25, and 30. Sprint to finish.
42K run. Depending on the weather, but it’s best to keep hydrating every 45 minutes. Adjust to every 30 minutes when it gets hot. Drink both, water and electrolytes at every drink.
50K to 80K run. Drink every 5K. Eat on the first 2 hours. Nibble on something at every 5K. Increase water and electrolytes intake when it gets too hot.
102K run. Eat on the first 1.5 hours, then on the 3rd hour, 5th hour, and so on. Drink every 5K. Adjust to every 3K when it gets hot. Repeat cycle until you finish. It’s important to nibble on something at every rest/pitstop.
160K run. Same with 102K, except that this one is a lot longer. Hot soup works best. Power nap too. Never neglect the pitstops to drink. Try your best to eat, nibble and munch on something. Always keep a bottle of water and electrolytes handy at every 3K.
The runs: (DISTANCE/DATE/LOCATION/route TERRAIN/weather/TIME)
10K (almost). August 9, 2011, City of Manila, Flat with Minor inclines, Sunny afternoon, about 5:20pm.
I started deliberately slow. I tried to find a route where there are dirt and stones, smooth asphalt, concrete, steel, stone bricks, marble and rough asphalt. The City of Manila is made exactly of that!
The ride is simply amazing. The cushioning of the shoe is very much apparent. I shifted strikes to test the feel. I honestly think it’s really really good. You can feel the feet being carried by the support. The bounce is also smooth. Liken to a bike, it’s like running in full suspension! I like it!
The heel, the mid, and the forefoot is very much cushioned and supported.
The rolling effect is also smooth. You can feel the impact roll too from heel to mid to toe.
Going up, the forefoot toe-push is also smooth.
Works well on bursts, and long sprints. I even tried to land on full flat – still, the impact is absorbed by the shoes.
I also like the feel of it when walking. It just rolls along with your gait!
As expected – no blister for me.
This is a 9.45K run in 1 hour and 10 minutes. I stopped at points where I need to take a picture of my route. Will add the pictures here soon.
12K. August 14, 2011, ULTRA Oval, Pasig City, Sunday morning @ 6am.
Tried to vary the strikes in all fours of the foot. The cushioning stands-out. Forefoot strike is too silent – I love it! At varying speeds, while using a new pair of socks too, the ride is almost perfect. However, hotspots manifest at about the 25th loop (10K). Identified it well for monitoring on the longer runs. Still, a remarkable run. A 12K run in 1 hour and 21 minutes.
19.4K. August 28, 2011. Tagaytay to Talisay. Sunday morning @ 5am. The 4th Test Run.
The shoes lived-up to my expectation. It even surprised me. This was the longest run so far. It’s the most hilly. It’s also wet. Wet inside and out.
We started a bit slow but picked-up the pace as we near Ligaya Drive. It was a challenging route. The gravity pull is so strong – you will just have to go along with it. The cushioning was just perfect.
Running was really a lot easier when you are confident with your shoes.
A 19.4K run in 2 hours 13 minutes. CJ and Daph were a lot faster than me…
50K – T2N! September 17, 2011. 5am. Tagaytay to Nasugbu. Saturday morning. The ultimate test run.
1st 30K was fine – in fact very nice. I was just rolling at the hills. I average 6:44/km on the 1st 20K. Next 10K after the 20K averaged 7:42/km. After KM 34, my feet hurt so much. I was forced to stop and wait until the pain is tolerable. Wasted a lot of time going to the 40th KM. Sustained a blister too in my right pinky toe.
Summary of the shoe performance:
Good shoe for distances 32K and below. Will reconsider using this on 42Ks and up. Ride is exceptional on hills – but then, not over 32K.
I used to like PIKERMI so much. This distance is very much an enjoyable distance for me…but things change you know. I liked the 42K to 50K now.
However, today, the 7th of August 2011, I was able to record a good time on a “quite-hard” pikermi run at the NBA Fit Run 2011.
Last June 5, 2011, I ran at the AKTV Run and finished the flat course of MOA in 2 hours 19 minutes and 45 seconds. This is a bit slow for me. It was a hot morning. Very humid.
Six (6) days after AKTV, I ran at the MIZUNO Infinity Run II. It was a good run for me. Quite a challenging route. However, by some mystery, I was not the race result. But I kept my POLAR watch on. I recorded 2 hours 10 minutes and 13 seconds upon crossing the finish line. Good for me. It was a hard run to the finish line. Only to miss my name in the result. LOLz
I hope to be able to continue this good progression on my time on a PIKERMI.
2:19 ▲ 2:10 ▲ 2:05…a sub 2 hours soon! BY then I just might break my old PR of 2:02. Hoping!
I am a newbie. I just learned of jogging and how nice it is.
What do I do? They say this is the cheapest sport. I was told that all I need is a shoe, and a free time.
You were mislead. Well, somehow you were told the truth. But it will all change depending greatly on your goal.
First, ask yourself the very reason why you want to jog or run?
Second, based on your answer, ask yourself if you are willing to do it for the rest of your life. If so, then, regardless of your answer, you will still have to
spend…err – INVEST!
- shoes – they wore out. They just don’t last forever.
- clothes – NOBODY (i think) would want to wear the same thing every time, right?
- energy drinks – You’d stick to water the rest of your life? Fine with me!
- energy meals – You do not plan to replenish yourself? LOLz
Now, again, depending on your original plan (which is more likely to change as you go), there is a big possibility that:
- you’d break your own goal – I really really think so.
- you’d want to race more – oh yeah!
- you’d want to go the distance – very likely!
- you’d want to go way up high in the scale – this would depend on something.
- you’d get a coach – unlikely for a broke, but possible for the loaded ones…:) you’d want to improve for sure.
…I think I know someone…
If so, then, (in all vagueness) you will still have to INVEST on:
- registration fees – races are not usually free, you know
- gas or commuting fare – you can’t be at the starting line if you don’t move!
- running gadgets – they may be fancy but they do have some purpose
- running gears – it’s all about comfort!
- running fuels and hydrations – there’s more to KANIN than “MEATS” the rib-eye! LOLz
Now on getting a coach:
- find someone you know – known to have patience
- find someone you can trust – trust with your weekly future in running
- find someone who knows their stuff – with the expertise AND experience
Google is a good tool if you are patient to seek. But the informations you will get will require a good coach to guide you.
When it comes to running, take everything with a grain of salt.
- NO PUN intented on my BARE foot runner-friends/readers
- shoes comes with a pair of socks
- This is all my humble opinion. NO harm, malice, or offense meant or intended to anyone.
Final schedule is on September 25, 2011.
160 kilometers to go…:)
Lots of training runs on schedule…
2nd T2N on sight. = 50 kilometers
BDM 160 5-Man Relay on sight. = 32 kilometers
QCIM 2011? = 42 kilometers
MIM 2011? = 42 kilometers (when ba talaga?) LOL <registered ako dito eh!>
21K – NBA FIT 08.07.2011
9.45K Wave Prophecy Test run 08.09.2011
12K Wave Prophecy Test run 08.14.2011
7K ANR MOA run. 08.17.2011
4.86K 3rd Wave Prophecy Test Run. 08.22.2011
2.86K ANR MOA run. 08.24.2011
Totals = 4,897.17
+ 19.4K 4th Wave Prophecy Test Run. 08.28.2011
+ 12K ANR MOA 08.31.2011
+ 5K CSC R.A.C.E. Fun Run. 09.04.2011
+ 5K + 6K Training Runs 09.09 09.11
+ 4K ANR MOA 09.14.2011
Totals = 4,948.57
51.43 to go. I have a 50K run tomorrow (09.17.2011) T2N!
This 5000 is about 1.43 KM accomplished by next week.
+ 50.5K 2nd PAU T2N. 09.17.2011
+6.6K ANR moa Recovery Run. 09.21.2011
Thanks be to God!
…and the Prophecy was fulfilled.
We have waited for this one for so long…and it happened. Same day as the birthday of my little youngest boy, Cyril.
The casual blogger night was almost a reunion.
Eagerly, we tried the shoe out…walked and jogged with it. The shoe speaks for itself. The technology is too noticeable at the first few steps. I like this shoe already.
While it does look good, it’s also light at 12.9 oz only.
* Full-length INFINITY WAVE: ULTIMATE in cushioning, rebound and durability.
*Dynamotion FIT: Reduces lateral stress for optimal fit.
*Smoothride: Optimizes forefoot flex. This smoothride engineering
..since I like it so much even at the first try, I will then test it.
Will use it on T2N 50K ultra, but will run a 10-30-40-20 before the big event. Let’s see how good a ride it will be.
I’m so excited to run more!
Note: It’s already available in the market for only P 8, 995.00