Will run a good 60 kilometers on November 25, 2012. It’s my birthday run.
I am prepared.
You should be too!
Be mindful of the changing trail. It’s not just dirt and silt and clay. Stones and rocks and potholes are also present.
Better keep a good quick cadence over a short stride for faster response. Keep away from overtriding and overspeeding to finish well.
God bless the runners of this event.
Before my time lapses, and the deadline for payment and confirmation beat me, I have to ask:
I really wanted to join this event. It’s the 1st and the longest of its kind. But honesty, I cannot afford it. I wanted to tell the truth without sounding like something else. I do not wish to ask in bad taste. I just needed help – financially – for this event.
I blogged before IF THE LORD IS WILLING. Miracles do happen. I just have to ask. Seek the kind-hearted people (who happens to read my page) and knock on their hearts. What if there are willing givers? I wouldn’t want to miss on that. Peek at the event page.
The date is a bit tight. Confirmation deadline is near – as well as the date for paying the registration. I do not wish to repeat myself. I believe the Lord provides for everything – IF we are asking something ACCORDING to His will. Otherwise, nothing we do will gain us anything.
While I continually pray – and expect the Lord to heed my requests, I also submit everything to Him.
To a lot of people, a registration fee of P 3,000.00 is not much. To me, and my loving wife – it’s too much! LOL Don’t worry. We never fight. We do not argue on things like these. She politely declined me – and that’s worth smiling about. Not that I’m happy she declined – but simply because she knows I understand.
In trying times, we normally call to God. Not that we want to make Him SANTA of everything. I believe He knows my reason. God is Almighty. He is Lord of everything. He sees through our hearts. Nothing is hidden from His merciful eyes. Even this writing!
Let the hearts who felt God’s touch respond.
Let the Holy will of the Father be done.
Btw, here’s my account numbers:
LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES
SAVINGS ACCOUNT # 3407-0114-99
ACCOUNT NAME: MARLIN B. MARILAG
ACCOUNT # 1094-5230-1129
ACCOUNT NAME: MARLIN B. MARILAG
Thanks be to God Almighty!
It was just a sudden plan.
Met with the elite ultrarunner Daphne @ SM Bacoor for a run to Tagaytay. She thought we’d be starting there…but we took a bus.
By near 5am, we were already at McDonald’s Tagaytay.
After a a short breakfast, off we go to the direction of People’s Park.
A 6.97K run in 45 minutes 48 seconds. Highest Elevation is 672m, with 297m elevation gain. I was catching my breath here. Ave Pace here is 6 minutes 34 seconds per KM on a rolling hills with much inclines.
A 9.63K run in 1 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds. Highest Elevation is 744m. with 291m elevation gain. I was pushing myself hard to catch up with Daphne’s pace. She was just taking it easy. As I try to catch up with her, I am also trying to catch my breath. And here’s the funny part – she was just picking some flowers along the route. LOL I would get to overtake her at downhills – but she would just overtake me too everytime we go up. Ave Pace here is 6 minutes 30 seconds per KM over too many up and down hills.
Some view up the People’s Park:
We took a stop at SF grocer to get some water.
After a short break that seemed too long, we crossed the street and head up to the direction of Nasugbu.
It was a 5.01K run in 39 minutes 19 seconds. Ave Pace is 7 minutes 50 seconds. The route is mostly uphill. Highest elevation is 734m with 214m elevation gain. I felt a very heavy leg here until we passed by Mushroom Burger. The world seemed to stop and all I want is to eat. LOL. But we didn’t event stop to enter.
It was a 5.04K run to finish. I thought it will be faster because it was mostly a route that goes down. But I was forced to walk a few times.
We Averaged a Pace of 7 minutes 41 seconds per KM. We took time to have a picture too. Daphne was even egging me at going to Mahogany Market. I knew that if we did, we’d end up in a table somewhere there with a bowl of Bulalo – and scrap the last 5K out. LOL
We were just starving when we reached Olivarez Plaza. No stopping us now. We ate at KFC. LOL. Unable to find some good meal with soup or noodles.
Such fun here. Looking forward to DapDap’s killer hills next time. It’s a lot harder than Ligaya Drive.
Tetra Pak Launches Recycle, Feed, Run Event
In cooperation with HyperSports Philippines, Inc., Tetra Pak Philippines will host its first ever road racing entitled Tetra Pak RFR – Recycle. Feed. Run event at Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on November 18, 2012.
The event encourages fitness and running enthusiasts to join as the race features four categories: 3Km, 5Km, 10Km and the highlight of the event, the half marathon, 21Km. In line with theme of Recycle. Feed. Run, participants will get to do their share in caring for the environment and helping underprivileged children too. Participants will be encouraged to join the activity by bringing at least 2(two) empty and clean Tetra Pak cartons for recycling when they register and for every Tetra Pak carton received for recycling during the registration, 1(one) ready-to-drink milk in Tetra Pak carton(in 200 ml or 250ml package size) will be donated to a chosen children’s foundation under the Tetra Pak Feed-a-Child program.
In keeping the participants properly hydrated all throughout the event, Tetra Pak and Hypersports are also partnering with Tropicana Coco Quench, which shall be available for all the runners at the hydration stations during the event.
ABOUT TETRA PAK
Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With almost 22,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com
Tess Raymundo Fritz Cruz
Communications and Environment Manager Senior Account Executive – Alouatta Group PR
Telephone Number: (+632) 9763400 Telephone Number: (+632) 8448544
Email Address: Tess.Raymundo@tetrapak.com Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
21K – Php 800
10K – Php 700
5K – Php 600
3K – Php 500
* IpicoSports time chip holders will get another Php80 discount.
See you in this event! I will be in the Pikermi distance.
life here is challenging.
lots of activities.
lots of events.
lots of chances to sweat.
lots of races to join to de-stress.
life here is generous.
lots of freebies.
lots of race kits.
lots of sun.
lots of rain.
lots of things to be thankful for to the Creator.
life here is hopeful.
lots of blessings.
lots of surprises.
lots of promises to look forward to.
lots of things to do when resources permit.
life here is wonderful.
lots of beautiful things around.
lots of amazing views to look at.
lots of places to see and visit.
lots of interesting people to chat with.
life here is connected.
lots of caring friends.
lots of very adopting families.
lots of interaction to ponder about.
lots of encounters to be thankful for.
life here is alive.
lots of movements.
lots of changes.
lots of ups and downs.
lots of roller-coaster moments.
…and here is not in another planet.
Here is not from another world.
Here is now.
Here is where I’m at.
Here is where we share daily.
Here is what we have today.
It’s a challenging ultra/marathon/race running world.
It’s a generous community of bloggers and events.
It’s the daily hopefull.
It’s the wonderful country we have.
It’s being connected to people, and God.
It’s the ever vibrant life of an activist for health and fitness.
It’s my world – which is yours too.
I wonder when do we start sharing too – even as strangers?
There’s this event happening on November 1 to 4, 2012. See the event page here.
1st Multi-Day Stage Ultramarathon Run In The Country (3 Days)Starting Area: Remy Field Oval Track, Subic Freeport Starting Time: 5:00 AM November 1, 2012 Finish Area: Barangay Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan Finish Time: 8:00 AM November 4, 2012 Distances To Cover: 1st Day: 70K 2nd Day: 70K 3rd Day (Night Run): 60K Registration Fee: P 3,000.00 LIMITED SLOTS ONLY
That’s just some part of the details at the event page.
Anyone crazy enough to accept the challenge will have to think more than twice for this. Yeah, subject to one’s resources, of course. As for me, I intend to join this one. If the Lord is willling.
Here goes my plan too.
#1 Set aside all thoughts about BDM 160, and 102. Despite of the big hunger to join both. Subject to financial constraints, and work schedule.
TRANSPORT TO THE STARTING LINE
- commute via bus. I will have to check the last trip to Subic, though.
- stick to my easy slow pace. run as long as I can, walk to recover, and jog until I can run again.
- stick to my tested drinks. water with hydrite, water only, mountain dew, cobra and either moo, or chuckie tetra packs.
- light meals only every 1.5 hours. bico? cassava cake? hotdog and rice?
CHANGE OF GEAR
- depending on the weather. I hope it will not be too hot on the day, nor too cold at night. It will be tough to carry a lot of dri-fit shirts and shorts, and pairs of shoes.
- since I will be doing this on self support (God, help me!), I will be carrying with me some portable seat and tent. Where the day ends, it’s where I stop too. I have a ready bag for this one. It’s tested to be tough, and light.
TRANSPORT TO HOME
- 1st day = 70K in 11 hours.
- 2nd day = 70K in 13 hours.
- 3rd night = 60K in 11 hours.
- will listen well to my body.
- will never run above my easy pace – unless I MUST
- will walk as fast as I can
- will minimize stops
I offer everything to the Lord. May this race, and my run glorify His name. I lift everything up to Him with all my trust. He is my God and He is my great provider. He is all I have too.
To those whose heart is inclined to support me, please do send me a message. I will need all the support I can get from anybody, of any kind. Yes, I do accept anything. No ifs, no buts. Just lots of thanks.
All this will be…IF the Lord is willing.
It was something I was actually looking for.
Away from everything.
Some private time alone.
Talking to God.
Thanksgiving and praising God for His wonderful creation.
Drinking mineral water straight from the mountain.
No worries for a while.
Making do with what I have.
Sharing the trails with friends.
Enjoying every minute of the rush down a steep slope.
Cold bath after.
Common meal that tastes so special due to hunger.
Dozing off even for a while.
Going home renewed and re-energized.
I run a bit earlier.
I am used to crossing the finish line with nothing but the finishline.
No chips. No freebies. Accurate timing.
A marathon is something I love to run.
It’s something I treasure not for the applause, nor the grand flashing of the cameras.
It’s the race – the condition – the weather – the pace – the finish – that I cherish.
I am more than glad when the time posted in the result is accurate.
Missing the old times.