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33rd MILO Finals Pictures & Results

14 10 2009

Thanks to Ben Chan of Photovendo for the following pictures:

Up to Km 30 Point

Up to Km 30 Point

Instead of my usual bandana, I was using a “Buff” bandana on my head to absorb my sweat from my head and keep my eyes & face from the dripping sweat. As I passed the Water Stations, I usually grab two cups of water—one cup for drinking and another cup for dousing water on my head. The wet/damp “Buff” bandana also served as my head “coolant” most especially when the sun’s heat brought higher temperature during the race.
The race bib’s size was too big that I had to fold it on both ends to make it better looking with the MILO singlet. I had been consistently pinning my race bib on my breast and never been using some “race belts” and either pinning my race bib on my running shorts. Why? That’s is the proper way I know that even world elite athletes in international competitions would do to display their race numbers.
The MILO singlet was nice and I did not experience any “chafing” on my arms, nipples, or any part of my upper torso. You must have noticed the “ice candy” plastic bag filled with water on the side pocket of my running shorts! These are my “hydration containers” in marathon races! Yes, my running shorts from The North Face is now my favorite running shorts for the marathon distance because it has side and back pockets. One side pocket can accommodate two pieces of Sports Gel packets. I usually carry 4 Sports Gel packets during marathon races and this running shorts fits well with my needs. As for the back pockets, I used them as my “thrash bag”. Each side pocket could also accommodate at least two “ice candy” bags filled with water. I started using this TNF running shorts during the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon and I used it again during the MILO Marathon Eliminations.
On My Last Turn Before The Finish Line

On My Last Turn Before The Finish Line

I was using ASICS-Gel Hyper Speed 3 Racing Flat shoes with Drymax Socks and I found comfort and blister-free with the shoes and socks!
Last 20 Meters To The Finish Line

Last 20 Meters To The Finish Line

On my last 8K as the sun’s heat was too much to bear, I adjusted the way I wore the “Buff” bandana in order to cover my head and at the same time my nape. I usually tie around my wrist the blue-colored string given in one of the turn-around points instead of wearing it as a necklace! Lastly, the “ONE” White Wrist Band is always there on my right wrist as my “symbol” for my part or  contribution in the worldwide advocacy to “make poverty a history”.

Thanks to the Finish Line of Coach Rio De La Cruz & Vince Mendoza for the Timing Chip & for the fast publication of  the following RunPix Results:

Gun Time: 4:03:55 hours

Net Time:  4:03:43 hours

Finisher #92 out of 125 Finishers. I wonder what happened to the other 112 runner-qualifiers for the Final Race! They must have DNFed!

Finisher #82 out of 112 Finishers in the Male Category.

Average Pace: 5:47 minutes per kilometer or 9:18 minutes per mile.

Time of Finish & Average Pace:

From 0K to 9.8K—-57:32 minutes @ 5:52 minutes per kilometer

From 9.8K to 25K—-1:30:08 hours @ 5:56 minutes per kilometer

From 25K to 35K—-54:51 minutes @ 5:29 minutes per kilometer

From 35K to Finish—41:12 minutes @ 5:44 minutes per kilometer

So far, so good, this was my 4th Marathon Race for the year. Not bad for a 57-year old Bald Runner!

See you on the next Marathon Race!!!

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15 responses

15 10 2009
rickgaston

In the ultras here we pin our number to our shorts as you’ve seen. I never asked why I just followed the example of the other runners. I too started doing it because of the ultra elites. But now, being a seasoned trail runner, I think I know why. In the ultra’s, especially in the really long ones, you may go through top changes – add a layer, take off a layer, replace layers completely. With the number in the shorts it’s not really an issue and no time lost re-pinning numbers. My second reason is that those numbers are not only large but wind and water proof. I hate having an area in my chest blocking the wind. Like you said though, it is unconventional having it in your shorts and it isn’t the way the elites do it in road races. Your shorts remind me of the “Race Ready” brand that I’ve been wearing the last couple of years, also because of the pockets. Are ultra folk the only ones who appreciate pockets in shorts?

Congratulations on a solid run and your 4th marathon finish.

15 10 2009
kingofpots

rick, pinning your bib on the shorts for ultra trail runs is acceptable & practical due to the reason on your comment. however, on marathon and lesser distance road races, there is no need to change your tops. anyway, i will tell you a story about some cheaters here in road races. a potential cheater usually use a race belt (the one used by triathletes) where the race bib is conveniently inserted (not pinned) on its top holes to a string attached to the belt. initially, the cheater covers his bib with his shirt (untucked with his shorts) and then position himself somewhere along the route (not at the starting line) and later join the race. this runner was able to shave off some distance. sometimes, the cheater would give his race bib to another runner along the halfway for him to finish with a good time as the race belt could be easily transferred from one person to another. thanks for the comment. good luck on your next ultra run!

15 10 2009
rickgaston

I don’t understand the mindset of cheaters. The only loser is you when you cheat. Maybe a lack of morals or mental illness.

15 10 2009
kingofpots

rick, you are right!

15 10 2009
sundaywarrior

Hi Sir Jovie congrats on your strong finish, good luck on your SIM run too.

15 10 2009
kingofpots

thanks for the comment & visit. hope to see you soon!

15 10 2009
quicksilverrunner

Congratulations, BR!

Very nice pace. Glad that race has improved overall as far as support on the course.

I’ve experimented with all kinds of running shorts, but I always go back to those that have zipped pockets in the back and two side pockets. The zipped pocket is for the wallet and keys, and the side pockets are for everything else–gel, phone, gloves, etcetera.

Looking forward to reading about your next running adventure!

15 10 2009
kingofpots

i have also those running shorts with zipped pocket on the back & 2 side pockets but i use them in my ultra runs. thanks for the visit.

15 10 2009
elkyoshi

I really love the Photovendo photos! And those shorts with pockets.

Congratulations, again, on your 4th marathon of the year, wow! Not bad indeed for a 57 year old. Or any age for that matter!

15 10 2009
kingofpots

thanks, more marathon races to come within the next few weeks!

15 10 2009
broj

Congratulations sir jovie! Great to see you along Bayni Road! you’re really an inspiration to runners. I am hoping to run my first marathon. See you again next race!

15 10 2009
kingofpots

broj, in due time, you will finish your 1st marathon. thanks!

16 10 2009
Gigi

Sir Jovie! I just have one thing to say. YOU LOOK GOOD! And definitely not bad for a 57 year old!

16 10 2009
batmanrobin

congratulation sir for your 4th marathon…. your really getting stronger and faster as time passed by……. … and looking better too!!! see you again sir in QCIM and SUBIC MARATHON,,,, and hoping to run with you sir this coming 2nd bataan death march…..

16 10 2009
tigerboy

hi jovie – congratulations again !!! its great to see the splits, for being able to have a negative split for 21/21… I have yet to do such, I always start strong, and finish somehow exhausted in every marathon i ran… see you on subic !!!

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