RESULTS: RIZAL DAY 32K RUN

31 12 2009

RIZAL DAY 32K RUN
30-Dec-09
       
           NAME RACE BIB TIME
1 Jonathan Galo 109 2:04:46
2 Joselito Reyes 225 2:12:53
3 Rodel Gajol 214 2:13:22
4 Ferdinand Catabian 344 2:16:55
5 Rocky Taylan 332 2:17:50
6 Lave Rivera 282 2:18:39
7 Edwin Gajol 213 2:18:45
8 Ben Saludario 188 2:23:06
9 Ralp Jerome G. Salvador 4 2:23:12
10 Alfredo Ocampo 210 2:23:42
11 Graciano Santos 166 2:24:11
12 Jessie Sacayle 124 2:24:45
13 Noel Lopez 215 2:25:14
14 Norberto Sarana 125 2:28:26
15 Eric Bullena 335 2:29:25
16 Rod Reboredo 334 2:31:32
17 Jose Martin Paiso 280 2:32:01
18 Mark Anthony Rodica 89 2:32:42
19 Alipio Narciso 73 2:34:55
20 Joseph Indico 129 2:35:16
21 Victor Ting 74 2:36:40
22 Remelito Brion 47 2:36:56
23 Vergelio Leona 198 2:37:00
24 Dionisio Mansano 41 2:37:32
25 Jonel Mendoza 333 2:38:24
26 Aliston Rayos Del Sol 307 2:39:19
27 Byron Tenorio 208 2:39:45
28 Jose B. Duenas 38 2:40:32
29 Rod Elpidez 360 2:41:10
30 Melvin Pangan 156 2:41:22
31 Cesar Abarientos 253 2:41:31
32 Nolan Llanora 137 2:41:32
33 Freddie Mercado 349 2:41:32
34 John Lao 267 2:41:49
35 Joel Korea 202 2:41:52
36 Jerry Guiao 371 2:42:04
37 Jan Imperio 14 2:42:15
38 Silverio Saligbon 44 2:43:25
39 Robert Delos Santos 48 2:43:27
40 Roel Olimba 204 2:44:07
41 Louie Cochanco 29 2:44:45
42 Bernardo Tobias 263 2:44:57
43 Jan Lacanlale 337 2:45:09
44 Levy Ang 144 2:45:27
45 Tommy Tan 217 2:45:28
46 Rudy George Ilustre 191 2:46:02
47 Albert Henson 194 2:46:15
48 Alwin Adriano 223 2:46:29
49 Milo Benigay 138 2:46:30
50 Mercy Go 264 2:47:10
51 Roger Pol 355 2:47:14
52 Pierre Salviejo 43 2:47:16
53   192 2:47:26
54 Marvin Opulencia 163 2:47:27
55 Christopher Iblan 7 2:47:53
56 Larry Daliwag 284 2:47:55
57 Bert Camangonan 216 2:48:12
58 Hermogines Olvis 36 2:48:18
59 Darryl Panado 82 2:48:27
60 Lito Padilla 366 2:49:02
61 Charlie Mara 361 2:49:48
62 Edgardo Pateña 86 2:49:51
63 Dennis Centeno 239 2:50:13
64 Alfred delos Reyes 128 2:50:51
65 Macky Chamorro 10 2:50:55
66 Roberto dela Cruz 259 2:51:01
67 Robinson Andres 126 2:51:05
68 Julian Valencia 136 2:51:08
69 Lito Quintero 199 2:51:21
70 Jerry Radam 268 2:51:23
71 Sylvia Buendia 235 2:51:29
72 Rex Bryan Rivera 147 2:51:54
73 Junrox Roque 30 2:52:48
74 Albert Lopez 189 2:53:04
75 John Paul Dancel 312 2:53:44
76 Gil Brazil 45 2:54:04
77 Antonio Artus 281 2:54:18
78 Laurencio Ogerio 107 2:54:25
79 Joe Babsa-ay 338 2:54:35
80 Gian Saquilon 298 2:54:46
81 Allang Bandiola 218 2:54:48
82 Vic Topacio 285 2:55:09
88 Jonathan Sy 269 2:55:32
84 Nani Blanco 165 2:55:34
85 lizabeth Ocampo 279 2:55:35
86 Jaypee delos Santos 49 2:55:44
87 Romy Doctolero 271 2:55:54
88 Jay Nacino 247 2:55:57
89 Noel Padrigon 108 2:56:40
90 George Aceret 114 2:56:40
91 Merlyn Quillo 117 2:56:56
92 Jose Amang Cando 222 2:57:20
93 Boniefil Pia 311 2:57:27
94 Jeffrey dela Cruz 175 2:57:35
95 Rey Jun Cayaba 310 2:58:24
96 Dionisio Potonia 112 2:58:28
97 Rodrigo Asuro 250 2:58:34
98 Alcer Altizon 106 2:59:05
99 Nar Torres 367 2:59:14
100 Henry dela Cruz 359 2:59:17
101 Jorge Luna 251 2:59:18
102 Eo Masilungan 139 2:59:25
103 Nikko Pascasio 261 2:59:32
104 Noel Miano 252 3:00:51
105 Glendel Tañag 146 3:00:51
106 Maria Cristina Narvaez 24 3:01:13
107 Romel go 141 3:01:21
108 Jason dela Rama 303 3:01:40
109 Edgardo Caubang 60 3:01:55
110 Francis Hortelano 8 3:02:09
111 Alex Ebreo 350 3:02:15
112 Oscar Lopez 305 3:02:41
113 Jonathan Marquez 168 3:02:48
114 Jacky Marcos 327 3:02:59
115 Rolando San Miguel 58 3:03:04
116 Jereven Adriano 57 3:04:59
117 Manuel Tobias 258 3:05:06
118 Gil Ocampo 209 3:05:08
119 Obet Reyes 363 3:05:12
120 Ricardo Pasion 286 3:05:15
121 Armilla Fernando 42 3:05:59
122 Lloyd Tenorio 205 3:06:08
123 Sammy Delena 68 3:06:38
124 Joseph Nieto 316 3:06:47
125 Jolly Villamor 257 3:07:03
126 Ramon Dechaves 159 3:07:05
127 Michael Panlaqui 56 3:07:43
128 Roning Avellanosa 173 3:07:49
129 Frederick Gabriel 158 3:08:22
130 Rodrigo Cameros 328 3:08:31
131 Gregorio Ocampo 212 3:08:49
132 Junofer Mark Salazar 274 3:08:54
133 Lloyd La Torre 187 3:09:31
134 Ramilito Achazo 356 3:09:35
135 Marson Cagurangan 317 3:09:36
136 Melindadelos Reyes 255 3:09:46
137 Froilan Gravador 266 3:09:47
138 Deanno Basas 160 3:09:52
139 Erick Olonan 342 3:09:52
140 Elmer Morales 99 3:10:12
141 Efren Rupinta 309 3:10:42
142 Ricky Dizon 221 3:11:18
143 Meshelle Villanueva 130 3:11:22
144 Raymund Abenojar 131 3:11:26
145 Jun Martinez 13 3:11:38
146 Johnny Lavarias 351 3:11:41
147 Jonas Compendio 292 3:12:02
148 Alden Meneses 123 3:12:07
149 Remegio Peru 87 3:12:10
150 Chito Vegim 219 3:12:30
151 Marlo Guloy 93 3:13:08
152 Philip Castro 320 3:13:39
153 Jael Wenceslao 157 3:14:14
154 Francisco Lapira 319 3:14:33
155 Ian Clemeno 167 3:14:37
156 July Guindayan 185 3:14:46
157 Rodel Cuaton 2 3:14:53
158 Mylene Buenafe 21 3:14:57
159 Ellen Encinares 52 3:15:01
160 Gregorio Torres 9 3:15:05
161 Ysmael Ilagan 15 3:15:24
162 Niel Hidalgo 20 3:15:31
163 Gerard Reyes 278 3:16:09
164 Ed Yonzon 105 3:16:39
165 Jen Pacquing 53 3:17:00
166 Bong Zandueta 51 3:17:02
167 Gerard Cinco 149 3:17:06
168 Don Romero 193 3:17:34
169 Richard Gutib 170 3:17:42
170 Mark Matthew Parco 61 3:17:48
171 Samson Ocampo 211 3:17:50
172 Anecito Grimaldo 84 3:17:53
173 Boyet Santiago 315 3:18:11
174 Raul Roco 201 3:18:12
175 Jun Cruz 248 3:18:16
176 Aggie Flavier 150 3:18:26
177 Emmanuel Pajares 103 3:18:48
178 Jun Jaranilla 345 3:19:09
179 Rosgar Apolinario 19 3:19:25
180 Fenando de Lara 322 3:20:05
181 Juan Carlos Buenaventura 152 3:20:08
182 Conrado Aquino 324 3:20:09
183 Emeline Carmela Guinid 97 3:20:17
184 Lester Chuayap 339 3:20:22
185 Starley Tio 145 3:20:24
186 Juan Carlos Buenaventura 152 3:21:14
187 Arlito Masamoc 207 3:21:16
188 Teodoro de Castro Jr. 265 3:21:22
189 Jose Sabino 72 3:21:36
190 Ernesto Cartas 246 3:23:04
191 Ferdinand Felix 352 3:23:12
192 Fio Uy 368 3:23:13
193 Elpidio Humilde 358 3:23:55
194 Emmanuel Capinpin 75 3:23:58
195 Mark Bata 346 3:24:51
196 Jeoffrey Ramos 148 3:24:55
197 Leopoldo Aguilar 308 3:25:09
198 Dingdong Biruar 176 3:25:30
199 Willy Eigenio 325 3:25:35
200 Michael Landayan 237 3:25:37
201 Alex Escolano 46 3:25:46
202 Mark Vesca 80 3:25:58
203 Allen Gaspar 164 3:26:07
204 John Allan Maigue 151 3:26:30
205 Ricardo Cabusao, Jr 78 3:26:59
206 Frederick Capinpin 76 3:27:35
207 Mitch Felipe 256 3:27:35
208 Marilen Concepcion 132 3:27:44
209 Emma Alvarez 283 3:08:01
210 Charlie Chua 177 3:28:25
211 Mel Severino 179 3:28:32
212 Sheila Compendio 295 3:28:46
213 Adonis Rey Luardo 314 3:29:19
214 Melvin Bigay 236 3:29:21
215 Christopher Ng 115 3:29:46
216 Chik Toda 3 3:31:08
217 John Sahilan 240 3:31:14
218 Florencio de Mesa 206 3:31:19
219 Eugene Marie Tariaga 196 3:31:21
220 Bernadette Bathan 100 3:31:48
221 Bernadette Schlueter 186 3:31:53
222 Ramon Belo 155 3:32:08
223 Paul Parañal 11 3:32:13
224 Chito Carreon 290 3:32:38
225 Benjamin Roy Susalo 313 3:32:58
226 Lorenzo Garcia 275 3:33:21
227 Wilfredo Parcon 91 3:33:33
228 Carina Manansala 299 3:33:33
229 Pio Sugay 134 3:33:55
230 Lennin Aceres 133 3:34:09
231 Christine Ferrera 65 3:34:26
232 Junar Salvio 238 3:34:52
233 Ivy Mendoza 220 3:34:55
234 Marvin Opulencia 163 3:35:00
235 Abby Jocson 172 3:35:14
236 Luis Arcangel 25 3:35:18
237 Earl romulo Quero 110 3:36:04
238 Maria Cecilia 127 3:36:05
239 Maant Maandal 119 3:36:13
240 John Jeffrey Avellanosa 287 3:36:27
241 Carlos Nobleza 372 3:36:53
242 Timmy Sebastian 95 3:36:57
243 Kurt Gutierrez 343 3:36:58
244 Richard Poquiz 353 3:37:04
245 joseph Gan 77 3:37:05
246 Antonio Oro, Jr 40 3:37:11
247 Abell Ngo 178 3:37:25
248 Norberto Rodillas 323 3:37:27
249 Jimmy Lucquiao 348 3:38:18
250 Noel Medina 70 3:39:19
251 Joseph Baltazar 101 3:40:30
252 Emil Ancheta 116 3:41:36
253 Renato Peralejo 365 3:42:35
254 Christian Oting 174 3:43:24
255 Gabriel Tuazon 94 3:43:28
256 Martin Loo Balasoto 64 3:44:31
257 Marlin Manilag 16 3:44:33
258 Siegfred Tura 321 3:44:34
259 Reinhold Gonzales 231 3:45:52
260 John Joseph Sanchez 232 3:45:53
261 Victor Viola 190 3:47:04
262 Cristina Cunanan 354 3:47:19
263 Pepito Carrera 326 3:48:18
264 Froilan Gravador 266 3:49:12
265 Marian San Juan 197 3:49:18
266 Michael Galas 373 3:49:24
267 Mark Joseph Pacat 289 3:49:59
268 Bryan Magali 27 3:50:26
269 Jose Arturo Virata 6 3:50:31
270 Joseph Estrella 12 3:51:01
271 Walter Partosa 304 3:51:05
272 Vener Roldan 81 3:51:05
273 Sherwin Botabara 336 3:51:30
274 Henry Cuevas 272 3:51:39
275 Estanislao Guillermo 288 3:51:45
276 Fernando Pasarin 362 3:53:14
277 Phoebe Roco 200 3:53:23
278 Wilfredo Gozo 203 3:53:41
279 Eligio Cruz 111 3:53:43
280 Bobby Mandar 122 3:53:51
281 Benedict Meneses 227 3:54:20
282 Dominic Tuason 23 3:54:31
283 Jose Llaneta 79 3:54:56
284 Teresa Ybanez 66 3:55:47
285 Peter Guzman 35 3:56:59
286 Kim Vanessa Yma 347 3:57:46
287 Ramon Cruz 357 3:58:08
288 Benedicto III Isaac Pinga 135 4:00:19
289 Ronald Torrijos 18 4:00:27
290 Franklin Abud 121 4:02:45
291 Manuel Macrohon 92 4:02:52
292 Eddie Hernandez 329 4:03:45
293 Aillen Caños 242 4:03:47
294 Christopher Tano 243 4:03:49
295 Ronald Rey Declarador 254 4:03:51
296 Nico Nolasco 88 4:03:53
297 George Dolores 26 4:04:00
298 Rene Villarta 195 4:05:25
299 Mark Fer Castillo 96 4:05:28
300 Ivy Macainan 364 4:05:41
301 Enrico Villanueva 171 4:08:02
302 Samuel Narcise 276 4:09:45
303 Jose Abelardo Manoto 234 4:10:35
304 Lemuel Narcise 277 4:12:42
305 Gerardine Kun 17 4:13:22
306 Immanuel Carlo Serrano 28 4:13:23
307 Joseph Ligot 273 4:13:44
308 Marco Christopher Montaos 69 4:15:50
309 Carlo Serrano 301 4:16:04
310 Carlo Cuilao 230 4:22:24
311 Roberto Morales 249 4:25:10
312 Esmeraldo Baid 55 4:25:12
313 Lito Tulod 54 4:46:11
314 Edgar de Jesus 90 4:28:21
315 Kim Oconel 228 4:28:22
316   229 4:31:01
317 Rowald Fuente 102 4:34:48
318 Leslie Mangiliman 233 4:37:13
319 Jet Paiso 22 4:37:16
320 Loren Lois Venida 302 4:38:02
321 Daniel So 39 4:46:31
322 Princess Duterte 5 5:03:19
323 Angela Serrano 340 5:03:27
324 Dominic Catacutan 341 5:20:44
325 Marga Baula 120 5:20:46
326 RJ Bumanglag 59 5:20:46
328 Jonathan Gener 113 5:26:09




RIZAL DAY Run Pictures

30 12 2009

370 Starters

Recovery Drinks After The Run

More Carbo Drinks

"Good" Fats & Protein Intake After The Race (Courtesy of HINGS Running Club)

"The Boodle Fight"

What Was Left After 5 Minutes...

Takbo.ph Peeps

And More Drinks Up To The Arrival of the Last Runner!

 

The “Merienda” Station

The Other "Merienda" Stations

 My sincerest thanks to the HINGS Running Club who have consistently provided the ICE, BEER, ICE CREAM/POPSICLE & LECHON in every Bald Runner’s Events. 

To Jonel aka Bugobugo85 for the ASSORTED BEER & LOTS OF BEER IN CANS. 

To my friend Tin F. aka Timothy for the Water Supply & Del Monte’s “Fit & Rite” Fresh Fruits. 

 To the group of Carrey, Isko & Eugene for the Free First 100 Finisher’s T-Shirts. 

To the Commanding General of GHQ & HSC, Brig Gen Felipe Tabas, Jr and his personnel & staff under his command. 

To Lt Col Fely Andaya & Major Rod Turno & the Post Chaplain of St Ignatius Cathedral. 

To Reinier Pacific, Jinoe, Quennie, Tere aka El Capitana and the takbo.ph peeps. 

To the members of the Elite Team Bald Runner and staff of BR’s Events. 

And most of all, thanks to all the runners who joined us to commemorate the 113th Death Anniversary of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.





Final Instructions: RIZAL DAY RUN

29 12 2009

1. Assembly Time is 5:00 AM and the Gun Start is 5:30 AM. Assembly Area is at the Grandstand of Camp Aguinaldo.

2. There will be two Aid Stations along the 7K-loop, at the vicinity 3K & 6K. Aid Stations will serve Water & Gatorade. Bite Foods like Cookies, Crackers, Choco Bites, and Fresh Fruits will be served starting on the 3rd Loop. Please do not throw your litter along the route. There will be trash bags/cans placed within the vicinity of each Water Station.

3. Members of the Elite Team Bald Runner will act as PACERS for the leading runner/s. Elmer Sabal will be the PACER for the leading Male Runner/s while Reynaldo De Los Reyes will be the PACER for the leading Female Runner/s.

3. There will be marshals/BR elite athletes who will be giving wrist bands to every runner along the route. Every finisher must have four (4) wrist bands visibly seen or worn on their arm as he/she crosses the finish line. Any runner with the lacking number of wrist bands will not be entitled to be given a Finisher’s Medal & Certificate.

4. Parking Areas are available at the sides of the Grandstand; infront & vicinity of the AFPCOC (Officers Club); and at the St Ignatius Cathedral. Make sure that your valuables are not displayed in your car. Secure your things and make sure that your car is locked. There had been no reports of “bukas-kotse” inside Camp Aguinaldo in the past but there is always the possibility of “first time”! Remember that suspects in “bukas-kotse” in past races are also runners!

5. If you are arriving at Camp Aguinaldo before 5:00 AM, you must enter at Gate #1 along Santolan/Boni Serrano Avenue as it is the only gate open 24 hours. Gate #3 along EDSA and other gates open at 5:00 AM. Just tell the MP Guards that you are participating the RIZAL DAY Run organized by General Narcise (Retired). (Note: The MP guards do not know the Bald Runner!!!)

6. Comfort Rooms are available at the back of the Grandstand and at the Daza Park, in-between Km #3 & Km #4.

7. The 32K route will entail 4 loops of the course (7K-loop) plus 2/3 of the 5th loop. Road Marshals will be positioned on critical crossroads to make sure that each runner will not get lost on the 5th loop. It is guaranteed that the distance will entail 32K + 500-600 meters. I personally measured the whole course with my GF 305.

8. Baggage Counter will be available at the Public Address System Booth located at the Grandstand.

9. Be vigilant during your run as the road is shared with vehicles. Although the traffic of vehicles inside the camp early in the morning and during holidays is very light, always look on your sides before crossing the road. Stay away from dogs at the EMs Barrio!

10. My staff, athletes and I are overwhelmed with the support and attendance of runners to this race. This race was intended for serious runners left behind in Manila during the Holiday vacation and who will be joining the Cebu Marathon, Condura Marathon and the 2nd BDM 102 as we planned for a maximum of 150 runners. As of this writing, we have already accepted 350 runner-participants. Thanks to all those who registered for this run.

11. There are only 168 Finisher’s Medals made by “Bernal Engravers” before their workers went on vacation for the holidays. So, for those who will not get their Finisher’s Medal after the race, they will get their respective medal during the first road race of January 2010. 

12. If I will not have any chance to thank those “runners & friends” who supported this race, let me take this opportunity to thank the following: Bugobugo85 & Team Hardcore; HINGS Running Club; Reinier Pacific; Tintin aka Timothy/Right Sources; Carrey; Eugene & Isko; Jinoe, Quennie & takbo.ph peeps; Brig Gen Felipe Tabas Jr & GHQ & HSC/Camp Aguinaldo; volunteers; and the members of the Elite Team Bald Runner.

13. See you at the Starting Line. Take it easy and have fun! Happy New Year to Everybody!





“Back To The Slope” #3 (2nd Week)

27 12 2009

1. This is my second week of my training cycle. I am still with my base training after slowly recovering from a chronic muscle tear injury on my peroneus-calf muscle (left leg).

2. After experimenting on using Adidas’ Climacool & Adizero Racing Shoes in my past Marathon Races (MILO Finals, SIM, & Pasig River), I am going back to my dependable and more stable ASICS Gel Shoes. Since I started this training cycle, I’ve been using my ASICS Kayano-14 and Kanbarra-4. For my light and recovery runs at the oval track, I use my NIKE Lunaracer. The ASICS provide me with better stability and comfort during my base training.                                                                                                                          

ASICS Gel-Kanbarra 4

ASICS Gel-Kayano 14

3. I was able to run a total of 61 kilometers for the week. The following was my daily workout for the 2nd week:

Dec 21 (Monday)—-8K easy run at the ULTRA Oval Track with an average pace of 6:48 mins per km
Dec 22 (Tuesday)—-8.5K easy run with 100-meter faster pace every lap at the oval track at an average pace of 6:23 mins per km
Dec 23 (Wednesday)—-10K easy run at the BHS Loop with an average pace of 7:22 mins per km
Dec 24 (Thursday)—-8.5K easy run at The Fort with an average pace of 6:47 mins per km
Dec 25 (Friday)—-13K easy run at The Fort & McKinley Hill with an average pace of 6:28 mins per km
Dec 26 (Saturday)—-13K easy run at the UP Diliman Loop with an average pace of 6:22 mins per km
Dec 27 (Sunday)—-Rest
4. I made sure to do my warm-up/cool-down and stretching exercises before and after my runs. All of these daily workouts were done early in the morning (starting at 5:30 AM and ending at 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM). For this week, I did a lot of “high-knees”, bounding steps, and faster stair runs for my strengthening drills. For my daily nutrition after workout, I have to eat within 30 minutes to one hour. My meal consists of steamed rice & two pieces of fried egss, lots of fresh ripe bananas, and one serving of hot MILO “3-in-1 For Adults” Drinks!
5. One drill that I introduced for this week is what athletes call as “burpees” or in the military, it is called “squat thrust”. It is an exercise that combines “squats” and “push-ups”. I did 20 repetitions. It can be shown on the following pictures, step-by-step:

First, Stand Erect with Feet Apart or Together

Bring Down the Whole Body & Place Hands Infront of Your Feet

Thrust Your Legs Backwards & Do Push-Up

Thrust Your Legs Forward & Stand Erect To Complete 1 Repetition

There are so many variants of this exercise. However, the steps I’ve mentioned (squat thrust + push-up) is the basic “burpee” exercise. You can jump upwards or leap forward once you bring your body back to the starting position for a higher intensity drill.

Lesson #3: Rule of Thumb In Increasing Mileage—10% of your previous week’s total mileage. Abruptly increasing your weekly mileage to more than 10% of your previous week’s mileage will result to overtraining and/or the possibility of a running-related injury.

Note: If you are a beginner or serious runner, you have to maintain a Runner’s Diary or Log where you can write your distance, time, heart’s pulse rate, weight, and other data related to your running workout. I suggest also that you try to sign in with www.dailymile.com and try to be motivated with your friends who have registered in the said site.





Top 10 List: Reasons Why You Have To Run The RIZAL DAY 32K

25 12 2009

10. Commemorate the 113th Death Anniversary of our National Hero, Dr Jose Rizal. He was 35 years old when he was executed.

9.  Recall the life of our National Her and the story/plot of Rizal’s famous novels, “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo”

8. Nothing had changed from the attitudes of the characters in the novels from what we see today in our society. You can see these “characters” also in our weekend Road Races!

7. Rizal was never a runner, but he could had been a “runner-blogger” if he is alive today.

6. In the 70s & 80s, there was a RIZAL DAY Run with a distance of 30K every Dec 30 of the year. The race was organized by the government.

5. Bald Runner is the Race Organizer & Race Director. He is not fond of “distractions” or “frills” in road races, he wants everybody to simply run and have fun!

4. It is the first 32K Road Run in the country. The second Road Race done during a declared Public Holiday. The first Road Race to be held on Wednesday or middle of the week. A Road Race without the support/endorsement from any private corporation or from the national government.

3. Running inside Camp Aguinaldo for almost 5X will test the mental toughness of runners.

2. The 32K distance is a perfect LSD run for Cebu Marathon, Condura Marathon & 2010 BDM 102. There is no cut-off time for this run!

1. Burn those calories accumulated for attending Christmas Parties and a reason to eat & drink some more on New Year’s Eve!!!

M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S   &   H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R ! ! !





Cebu City Marathon Poster

24 12 2009

 

"Official Poster"





Picture Clipping: BDM 102

22 12 2009

In last Sunday’s edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer (Dec 20, 2009), the runner-participants in the 1st Bataan Death March 102K Ultramarathon Race who posed in a picture taken before the race were featured in a picture posted at the “Sportswatch” section of the said newspaper.

The picture below consists of the 82 “new brave warriors” who started the race from Km #0 in Mariveles, Bataan last April 5, 2009 and finished at Km #102 in San Fernando, Pampanga. Out of the 82 starters (with 8 foreign runners), 63 runners finished the race within the cut-off time of 18 hours.

News Picture Clip on the 2009 BDM 102

 As of today, there are 167 runner-applicants for the 2nd edition of the BDM 102 which will be held on 6-7 March 2010. In addition, I have reserved 40 slots for the AFP-PNP runners who will join the race.

For the details of registration and rules & regulations for the 2nd edition, please visit www.bataan102.blogspot.com. Applicants for this race should leave a comment at the Bataan 102 Page of this blog by stating their name, age, date of birth, e-mail address, contact number, and last marathon race finished. Last day of application is January 5, 2010.

To the runner-applicants, good luck on your training!

GO BEYOND YOUR LIMITS !!!





“Back To The Slope” #2 (1st Week)

20 12 2009

1. “Back To The Slope” simply means “Back To Basics”. After a forced rest & recovery due to a chronic muscle tear on my Peronues muscle for six (6) weeks, I am starting from base training again. This “Back To Slope” thing will be a series of “tips and lessons” for beginners as well as competitive runners.

2. For the 1st week of my training cycle, I was able to run a total of 55 kilometers as seen on the following log of my runs:

14 Dec (Monday)—10K in 1:09+ hours at an average pace of 6:55 mins per km

15 Dec (Tuesday)—6K in 45+ minutes at an average pace of 7:04 mins per km

16 Dec (Wednesday)—8K in 48+ minutes at an average pace of 5:57 mins per km

17 Dec (Thursday)—8K in 1:00+ hours at an average pace of 7:29 mins per km

18 Dec (Friday)—10K in 1:02+ hours at an average pace of 6:13 mins per km

19 Dec (Saturday)—13K in 1:35+ hours at an average pace of 7:27 mins per km

20 Dec (Sunday)—Rest/30-min Active Recovery Run

3. As gleaned from my log workout for this week, I’ve been strictly following the 2nd training principle which I want my readers to know and follow. It is the principle of “hard-easy” method. If the workout intensity is hard for today, the following day’s workout should be easy. By following this principle, the body would be able to rest and recover for the following day’s workout. This is one way of preventing a running-related injury.

4. There will be no road races on Sundays for my base training phase. I am giving a day for my body to rest & recover for the week’s running workouts after doing a 30-minute slow active recovery run (at 7:30-8:00 mpk pace). However, I strictly made more stretching and selected Pilates exercises before and after my daily workouts.

5. The following are the suggested “drills” and stretching/Pilates workouts for core strengthening:

Forward or Walk Lunges

 Lunge one foot forward as far as you can and bring the body down while bringing both arms up in the air. Do 10 lunges per foot/leg.

Push-Up (Starting Position & Up Position)

 I always try to do 20 repetitions of push-up properly after my workouts. Be sure that your upper arms are aligned with your back when you are on “down” position. Your palms’/hands’ distance should be your shoulders’ width.

Push-Up (Down Position)

 Try to keep your feet together and the whole body should form a straight line while doing your repetitions. Inhale as you push your body up and exhale while you put your body down.

Leg & Upper Torso Lift

 Try to hold your body in this position from 30 seconds to one minute while maintaining your regular breathing. You will be surprised what part of the body will be strenghtened!

The Hundred

 They call this as “The Hundred” because you have to pump your arms 100X while maintaining this pose and regualr breathing.

Roll Like An Egg On The Spine

 This rolling exercise will strengthen your spine and your back muscles.

Swimming

Lift your legs and upper torso with arms straigthen forward and hold this position for 10 seconds. Repeat 4X. Maintain regular breathing.

Lesson #2: Follow the “Hard-Easy” method of training.





“Thanks For Not Inviting”

17 12 2009

1. In a few hours today, Joy Rojas’ “Takbong Pangarap” Run Across USA will hold a Press Conference at the Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City about her 3,000-Mile Run Across USA which she completed on the middle of November 2009.

2. I knew this Press Con event from a Race Organizer who is close with Joy Rojas and Mat Macabe last week. I asked from the Race Organizer if I can attend the said event since I know that such event needs an invitation letter of e-mail. However, since Monday, I was given a lot of reasons and “alibis” for me not to be able to contact a certain Leila Caringal, the event organizer. And the Race Organizer who informed me about the event is no longer answering my text messages if there is a possibility that I could attend the Press Con. And what is worst, I know that Mat Macabe has my cellphone number.

3. It is on record in my blog that I tried to locate the location of Joy Rojas after a month or two from the time she started her run from Eagle Rock, California on the 2nd week of May of this year. From the e-mails I received from my ultra running friends and comments in my blog, some problems emerged from the team of “Takbong Pangarap” where one of the members left the team and returned to the Philippines due to some “complaints” and “misunderstanding” with Joy and Mat. Aside from the said “misunderstanding”, one of my readers questioned the integrity of the running event. I tried to get the side of Joy and Mat about such “issues” and it was an opportunity to exchange e-mails with Joy and she was able to send me some of her pictures of which were “grabbed” by other websites. Joy tried to evade to answer the “issues” but she told me that her run will go on. As Joy reached Idaho, I stopped monitoring her running event and since then, I never heard about her whereabouts.

4. After reading the book of Brian Stark on his experiences of running across the USA through the American Discovery Trail and Trail Roads without any support; watching the DVD film on Dean Karnazes’ 50/50 and Running The Sahara; and browsing the different blogsites and websites of runners who ran the Transcontinental USA for the past years ( pls refer to www.seejohnrun.com), I have my personal doubts about the feat and accomplishment of Joy Rojas. These ultra runners prepared their plans for years and collected at least 500 maps to trace and plan for their routes; they have journals and documents to prove their feat through their websites and blogs, complete with pictures; and they take advantage of the gadgets and devices that the high-technology world has to offer in order to track and recors their runs.

5. An ultra runner friend of mine, Tess Geddes, a Filipina who finished two editions of the Marathon Des Sable in the Sahara Desert had recommended me to track one of his ultra running friends, Ray Zahab, who was running across Canada with the use of a GPS tracker. By clicking his website at www.impossible2possible.com, I was able to locate him on real-time on what part of Canada he was running! Ray Zahab is the Canadian runner who is one of the team members who was featured in the film “Running The Sahara”.

5. If you think that this is one of my “crab mentality” stories and insights, this is not so! We are dealing here with the truth and integrity of a runner’s accomplishment and purpose. If I was not invited for this presscon because of the thought that I might “ruin” or question the integrity of Joy Rojas accomplishment, then they are wrong. I will let this blog speaks for itself. You will be the judge.

(P.S. I never met Joy Rojas in person! The PressCon would have been a nice venue to meet and congratulate her personally)





Pathetic!

15 12 2009

Yesterday morning, I had a chance to talk to sports executives working in a multinational company which is a major sponsor in Sports Events in the country and even in Asia. It was a casual meeting and we had a brief conversation about running in the country, the Standard Charter’s Singapore Marathon and other running related activities.

Our conversation led to our present standing in the 25th SEA Games of which two of the executives openly told me that they just arrived from Vientiane, Laos to observe the preparation, opening ceremony, and initial conduct of the Games. I asked if it is true that our National Athletes arrived in two groups, in two separate “chartered” planes—one group of athletes was supported by POC and the other group of athletes was supported by PSC. POC is the Philippinje Olympic Committee which is headed by Jose “Peping” Cojuangco while the PSC is the Philippine Sports Commission which is headed by Harry Angping.

If you have been reading the Sports Pages of our national dailies for the past months, you would know that there is an animosity between these two sports institutions in the country. The PSC is a government entity which is responsible for our national sports excellence by providing the necessary funds to the Sports Federations and to our elite athletes; while the POC is the country’s representative organization of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) which is responsible in sending our National Athletes to International Games under the auspices of the IOC. SEA Games and ASIAN Games are the only International Games under the auspices of the IOC. In short, funding for training & incentives for medalists is the responsibilities of PSC; while the expenses for the travel of athletes to IOC’s International Games is the responsibility of the POC. I might be wrong but this is my impression about their arrangements when sending our National Athletes to such IOC meets/games.

Anyway, it is true that our athletes arrived in Laos in two separate “chartered” flights direct from Manila. My source of information could not determine if it is really true that one plane was boarded by PSC-supported athletes while the other plane was boarded by additional athletes recommended by POC and POC Officials. I also confirmed that there were no officials from the PSC who joined the delegation & party. However, by knowing that the delegation of our country nearly reached 400, there is a need for two planes to ferry our athletes and officials.

You might be wondering why our delegation was able to get a chartered flight from the Philippine Air Lines. It is because the release of the funds to buy for the tickets for our athletes and officials were delayed and in turn it would be expensive to buy them with few days before the scheduled departure. The other reason for the chartered flight is that, there is no direct flight from Manila to Laos and our delagation has to change plane from Bangkok/Saigon/Hongkong and this will entail additional expenses and more hours for the trip.

And now this is the worst part, the executives who were present during the 25th SEA Games Opening Ceremonies almost cried when they saw our Philippine Delegation marching at the Oval Track in “Athletic Attire” (Athletic Jacket; jogging pants & rubber shoes) while the other Country Delegations were wearing Suits & Leather Shoes. I was told that the Vietnam delegation wore a Barong Tagalog- look alike with “crumpled” look (“Gusot Mayaman Barong”). And the best part among the worst news is that, the uniform that our delegation wore during the Opening Ceremony was given on the day before the delegation left Manila. (Note: If you want to see a picture of our delegation during the Opening Ceremony, browse at www.laoseagames2009.com and click at the Photo Gallery on the left side of the site. Look for picture #38 and click it).

I am not making a post showing a “crab mentality” attitude in our sports excellence program but I am trying to show the prevailing situation in our sports, moreso, with the “message” we are showing to our neighboring countries and to our people. We always talk and read about “unity in purpose” and “unity among us” but for us, as a nation competitng with other nations in an international sports meet, we should show our best.

The good news is that Ed “Vertek” Buenavista and Jo-An Banayag won the Gold Medals in the Men’s & Ladies’ Marathon Race in this morning’s 25th SEA Games Athletics events. Their finish times at 2:21+ and 2:46+ hours, respectively are good enough to win the gold medal with a cash incentive of P 300,000 each, but it is still far from the ASIAN and OLYMPIC Games’ standards. Nevertheless, what is important is that we got the GOLD in the most important running event for us who are long distance runners!

Whatever will be the final results of the 25th SEA Games, I hope there will be no “finger pointing” as to who should be blamed for our dismal performance and lowest output in the history of the SEA Games. However, I am still sure of the following assessment: (1) that “politics” and “sports” do not mix, and (2) for the government and the private sector to help in the funding and support to our athletes.

Let us see what will happen to our National Team in the next ASIAN Games which will be held in 2010, next year!








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