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. πŸ™‚ 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.

πŸ™‚

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.

πŸ™‚

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)

Review, Revisit, Relearn

That’s exactly what I am doing, and continue to do in this first week of training for the longest ultra of my life – for now.

I need to focus more on the little but relevant informations I can get from the experience I have. It’s important not to forget anything. Miss out on one relevant detail and things could turn out differently to undesirable.

I do have a high tolerance to pain.

If there’s anything hard about running, that is the pain of a severe cramps locked in spasm. While it is a minor issue, and very much avoidable, only a few people can master it. By that, I mean, control limit the cramps to a minimum.

Actually, ultra is all about the pace, and knowing what to do at all times. One has to know how to minimize the impact of the heat & the pounding at the feet. Same goes with the cold wind and the rain.

For example, strains. It is likely to happen when one muscle group is stronger than its opposing muscle group, as with hamstring and quads. We use compressions to increase circulation and oxygen blood flow but to deal with strain, and reduce inflammation, you need an ice theraphy. R.I.C.E. But when you cannot rest? Stretch and Massage!

Here’s where you have to ask a newbie: Can you endure the heat? πŸ™‚ If you can, GOOD FOR YOU! Run more!

…TO BE CONITNUED…(for updating)

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.

πŸ™‚

Preparation is key to any battle.