Last Month

Just last month…

I bagged the first place for the Team Cavite ESE 260km Octoberian Challenge.

champ
champ

The challenge is fun.

It is also to my advantage since I am training with high mileage for my big event next year.

1376461_10201541475593278_1222974790_nAbove image is just a peak of how the race progressed…

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!

Not Stagnant at All

Recently…

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)

September to Remember

For me

…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

Memorable Pieces
Memorable Pieces

Glad to have done both. Thankful to God for the gift of strength. Looking forward to November now…

TOUGH TIPS FOR TOUGH LEARNINGS

nosebleed now.

EASY (E) – 1 to 2 minutes slower than projected marathon pace. (ouch)

  • maintain normal running stride
  • 180 steps per minute is ok even with very short strides
  • this run is a recovery run from hard workouts

THRESHOLD (T) – designed to improve your ability to clear or neutralize lactic acid at faster running speeds. The shorted the distace, the more repeats OR a steady run of at least 20 minutes.

REPETITION (R) – a bit faster than your 5K race pace. (can you go faster than your race pace? LOLS). For 200 to 400 meters only with full recovery – until you are ready to do the next bout at the same speed. Focus on FORM.

INTERVAL (I) – is 5K race pace. For 400 to 1200 meters with active recoveries (jog) of the same time you ran. The toughest run of them all.

🙂

Preparation is key to any battle.

Note

I did reconsider.

Just last week’s Sunday, the 21th of July, I ran and walked 57 Kms from Luneta to Tagaytay City. I might repeat the same in the next coming weeks.

I will not be running MILO elims this coming Sunday.

Well, not that I cannot afford it – but that the registration fees these days are just not practical.

I would have bought a MILO race kit if an available one is found.

Anyways, best of luck to all the aspiring qualifiers!

🙂

 

Looking Forward

Will run a good 60 kilometers on November 25, 2012. It’s my birthday run.

I am prepared.

You should be too!

Ask yourself if you have the right shoes ready to join with you

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.

While we sometimes hate to listen, it is always good to be reminded.

God bless the runners of this event.

Finally:

Try this, If you find the route boring and not challenging. 🙂 Pambasag lang! 🙂