My very first race:
DZMM’s Takbo para sa Kalikasan 2009.
The reason why I run:
First it was out of curiosity, then pagtagal kaya naeenjoy ko tumakbo kasi madami nakikilala, then later ng nagkakaroon ng ultra sa ibat ibang lugar eh sumasali ako kasi ibang ruta at nakakagala din.
My Best time in a marathon:
unofficial: Condura 2012 kasi po itinakbo ko lang..pero unofficial pero yung official po ata na nasa akin nakapangalan eh 3:15 po ata di kasi po ako ngrerecord eh.
Running Statistics – Marathon vs Ultra:
I’ve done 10 marathons vs. 8 ultras
In your opinion, what’s the big difference between Marathon and a 50K ultra in terms of Preparation and Actual Racing?
In terms of actual racing the difference between a marathon and ultramarathon is the pacing..in marathon you’re more concerned about your speed, meaning its fast pace unlike in ultra marathon di ka mkakabilis agad dapat may tamang pacing ka na sundin you’re likely to do more combinations of slow running and fast walking.
In terms of preparation naman, the difference between the two are: Hydration/Nutrition – In the marathon there are aid stations , which gives the runner plenty of opportunity to make sure that there are plenty of fluids being drank. In an ultramarathon it is you and the course with aid stations few and far between. This leaves you with your hydration bag, handheld bottle or hydration belt. Because of the length of time you are out there and the energy exerted you drink a ton more fluids than you would during a marathon. Additionally, you need to consume quite a bit more during the race. In a marathon you can get by with a few Gu’s if you want or even subsisting only on sports drinks and water. Not so with the ultramarathons, which entails packing some energy bars and other forms to consume a large quantity of calories.
Various methods have been proposed on how to effectively achieve this, what seems to be the common denominator among marathon and ultramarathon is that increasing the weekly mileage should be done gradually and in small increments. How far you can push this naturally depends on your current condition and state of mind. The focus of your mileage build-up depends on which of the two types of races you plan to enter. Long running is definitely the core training activity for ultras while improving time is probably the bigger issue for marathons.
This is a major consideration if you plan to do a marathon and an ultra. You need to put enough time between the events for your body to recover. Of course how much that is going to be entirely depends on how well your body heals.
What is your most memorable race, and why?
My most memorable race was the 1st bdm 160k kasi ang daming di ko ineexpect dun..like yung manalo, then dun ko naramdaman yung urge na magpatuloy sa pagtakbo kahit hirap na kasi alam mo na yung kasunod daw eh foreigner syempre ayaw mo na di pinoy yung manalo and yung support din ng runner friends na sumuporta sayo para mkasali sa race na yun.
1st BDM 160K Ultramarathon Champion
Also, He still holds the course record to date – UNBEATEN!
17 hours 35 minutes 48 seconds
5 Most recent races:
- EPIC Relay
- Mt. Ugo 100K
- SUBIT triathlon
- Wetshop triathlon
- Forbes Run
Latest Podium Finish:
Forbes Run: 5K Team Category(with Powerpuff boys)
EPIC Relay:250K All Men’s Category(with Powerpuff boys)
Probably the most loved athlete of all time…the guy who never brags about anything. Always humble and meek. The only guy I think is a member of a lot of teams. He is that easy to tag along with. Never scared of trying out something. Probably the most pictured guy too (next to Argo?) LOL. An idol to many, he is one tough guy who can amaze anyone. I picked the best only so as not to overload the blog with images. LOL
Matagal na. #Orienteering @ Maragondon.
Matagal na. #Manila to Alabang Long Run.
Prior to this afternoon run that started at Luneta’s KM 0 @ 1:00pm, Wilnar joined the morning run in Sta Rosa, Laguna.
I told you madali yan ayain!
Matagal na. #Long Run from Manila to Marikina and back.
Matagal na rin. #Kumain lang yata si Wil dyan. LOL
Pasuquin to Pagudpud Ultra. Im almost bald here.
Matagal na. After paddling with Aqua Fortis
Matagal na. 1st All-Terrain Race in Nuvali. With the Original Takbo.PH gang.
epic moment with Team CB @ the BDM 160K Finish Line
So much to posts…so many things to say about the humble guy. He has accomplished so much.
If you have carefully observed the pictures above – so many common faces in each one.
A Salute to a great guy!