31 Jan 2010: Midnight To Sunrise Run

Last year, I joined a “Midnight To Sunrise” Run with the rest of the 1st BDM 102 participants through the invitation of Albert Salazar aka Run2DMoon. My account on this running experience with 20+ other runners could be reviewed in my post last year.

For this year, the running experience was initiated by Jonel aka Bugobugo85/FrontRunner Magazine with the UP Diliman Loop as the venue. A group of 30+ runners joined the said run as part of their preparation for the 2nd BDM 102 which will be held on March 7, 2010. The run started at 12:08 AM after a briefing and photo-ops courtesy of FrontRunner Magazine.

Although I will be the full-time Race Organizer and Race Director for the 2nd BDM 102, I joined this run because of the following reasons:

1) My last LSD before the Condura Marathon—Yes, I am joining the Condura Marathon this coming Sunday. I am not thinking of any PR this time as I will treat this Marathon Race as another LSD run.

2) To Assess My Recovery From Injury—As part of my recovery from my injury, I’ve been building-up my endurance base and sthrengthening my legs. My running workouts are limited to long runs and tempo runs. I only did one session of interval training since I recovered from my injury. In this run, I was able to prove that my legs are in good condition.

3) To Assess The Need of Supplementary Weight Training—During my recovery, I renewed my regular visits to the Gym. My workout at the Gym were geared towards strengthening of the leg muscles, core muscles, and my upper body. After two weeks, I could feel I am becoming stronger.

4) Preparation for an “Adventure” Run—This run is a part of my planning/preparation to an “adventure run” which will start after finishing the Condura Marathon. I would be running a distance of a full Marathon Race everyday which I think is “doable”.

At 6:08 AM today, I was able to run 43 kilometers and my running time was 5:07+ hours. The rest of the time was spent for “pit stops” to eat, hydrate, and attend to the “call of nature”. I strictly followed my strategy for a slow steady pace, drink water/Gatorade every loop (2.2 kilometers), and eat solid food (boiled eggs, boiled bananas, and bread) every 12-15 kilometers.

Now, I need a “cross-friction” massage and sleep!


8 thoughts on “31 Jan 2010: Midnight To Sunrise Run

  1. Good Luck! 🙂 Salute! 🙂

    Also, I am collecting race organizer press kit/presentations for a upcoming huge run this year. I’m working for a events company, yes a junior eventolgist. Can you send me your race organizer kit? perhaps even a .pdf or .ppt ? 🙂

    Looking forward to meeting youuuuu soooooon!! 🙂



  2. theroadmarker

    sir, had the same reason for joining this run – to test my endurance for the adventure runs up my sleeve in the coming months, save for joining the bdm – i’m leaving that to isko ‘david goggins’ lapira 🙂 hope there will be more of this runs in the future – sarap pala when we have the asphalt all to ourselves on a very early morning.


  3. taddydgreat

    sir, my friend and i weren’t able to receive our rizal day medals during the bull run because of prior commitments. can we possibly get our baldie medals before or after the condura 42k? our bib numbers are 079 and 080. thank you so much and keep up the good work. god bless!


  4. kingofpots

    please look for the team bald runner at the finish line area. we always bring your rizal day run in every road race, hoping that you could approach us. see you at the condura run. thanks!


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