February 25, 2013

Another Sunday Roundabout

It was a typical Sunday morning. With the usual route in mind, I prepared and headed for a roundabout at one of my favorite route. It surprised me at the end that I ran 40km after almost 5 hours on the road. You can view my route here.

 View of INC from the Luzon flyover. 
 Had a side trip inside the UPD acad oval.
 Aurora Blvd. from the Katipunan flyover.
 Eastwood skyline at the center. The apex of St. Claire Monastery peaking at the left.
 Km 21 from Luneta. But where's the route?
 The main church of the Adventists in White Plains.
 The Shrine of the Virgin Mary in Ortigas.
 Had a glimpse of the Run for Juan race at the People's Power Monument.
 View of Ortigas flyover.
 Gilmore Avenue in New Manila.
 St. Luke's Medical Center. Tempted to take a burger.
 The Columbarium along Araneta Avenue.
 A refreshing buko drink along Araneta Avenue.
 Crossing of the dreaded Araneta Avenue and A. Bonifacio Avenue.
 A. Bonifacio Park in Balintawak Cloverleaf.
 A good smile after the race. Whew!

February 12, 2013

Rebisco Golden Anniversary Fun Run

Date: April 7, 2013
Venue: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Distances: 3K, 5K, 10K
Assembly Time: 5:00am
Gunstart Time:
  • 5:45am - 10K
  • 5:55am - 5K
  • 6:00am - 3K
Registration Details:

February 15 - March 31, 2013
  • Fitness and Athletics in BGC
  • Chris Sports Outlets
  • Festival Mall
  • Glorietta
  • SM MOA
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North Edsa
  • The X-Sports Band for 5K and 10K runners only
  • 18 characters per line
  • 6 lines per plate
  • Emoticons are allowed
  • Runners will claim their X-Sports Band at the following The Bead Shop participating outlets; 
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North Edsa
  • Glorietta
  • Power Plant Mall
  • Robinson's Place Manila

February 7, 2013

Run Unlimited's Run For The Mangroves

How did your Condura Skyway Marathon go? There are 101 ways to do it. Here's how I did it.
  • Parked at the same place as from last year. 
  • Ran the whole route mostly alone, and just like the other year I felt sleepy. Maybe bored.
  • Did not broke my PR of six rosaries, made just two.
  • Did 51x400m loops around the Amoranto oval two days before the race.
  • Just got a lucky pass from a friend who cannot run for some reason.
  • Did not register on time. Expensive? Maybe?
  • Did not prepare for this race except for some running routines that I mostly do, short intervals on weekdays and long runs on sundays.
  • Had a body massage after the race. Last year I did not.
  • Walked all the water stations, same strategy. 
  • Chased Cio from km00 and reached him in km07. Last year it was in km10.
  • Started easy and gained speed after km05.
  • Entered two porta johns to pee. Did not queue unlike last year that I had to do it at the back of one unit.
  • Gorged on two bananas.
  • Looked for a free gel but there was none unlike last year. What happened?
  • The cornetto at the village was a relief.
  • Had my photo taken at the village. No photo shoot last year.
  • Unlike last year, I loitered at the village for a while before going home.
  • Ran together with some bdm160 finishers same as last year.
  • Did not see the video copter hovering around.
  • Finished in the 30's from the gun time, not the chip time. Akala mo ang bilis.
  • Planned of going easy but after reaching km05 in 26mins made me think otherwise.
  • Indulged into the waiting 100plus at three or four aid stations just to balance my electrolytes eventhough I am not a fan of those. Gimme a gatorade or powerade please. Namimili pa.
  • Greeted every marshall, awake or not.
  • Requested for a coffee at one water station, same as last year. Brewed or not, pwede na.
  • Gained a friend by running together even for a while. Last year was from Iloilo, this time from Lucena. Both begged-off and let me go ahead, mga pagod na eh!
  • Managed to post a status to fb after getting home.
  • Wore my new kinvara3 during the race. Awesome!
  • Went to a tire center to replace my busted tire in the afternoon before the race while I should be staying horizontally at home. Tigas ng ulo.
  • Just got two hours of sleep in the afternoon before the race. Tumambay na sa parking until guntime.
  • Ate spaghetti before the race. Apple after the race.
  • Smiled at every photographer along the course but until now there are no photos of me in the web. Whew!
  • Witnessed the triumph of two marathon newbies. Congrats Jac and Luis, job well done.
  • It took me less than 4 hours to finish the race while it took me just 30 minutes to drive home from Alabang to QC. 'Yun ang mabilis.
  • Had a good 5km recovery run two days after the race and an intense 10km intervals a day after the recovery.
  • I do hope you are all recovered now, and had your experience written down. See you again at the starting line. 
  • Special mention (thank you) goes to Jay Gaite for the free race kit. Thank you Jay, sub-four ka na, wohoo! 

February 5, 2013

XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series

The world’s premier off-road triathlon event, Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series, is back this year for more exhilarating action. It will kick off with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend which will involve a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35-kilometer bike, and a 10-kilometer run.

Conquer your limits with 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series 

After staging successful series of off-road action events last year, Vaseline Men, the fastest growing men’s skin care brand in the Philippines again challenges you to conquer your limits in the 2013 Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series.

Dubbed as the world’s premier off-road triathlon event, the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series will kick off this year with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend. Slated on March 2-3, the event features exhilarating trail run and triathlon races that will challenge even the most seasoned athletes. On its second year, Vaseline Men will again bring triathletes to the pristine waters and rough but picturesque terrains of Liloan, Cebu for a more exciting set of challenges. 

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Championship Weekend in Cebu will commence with two triathlon events on March 2: the XTERRA Lite and the XTERRA Philippines Championship. The XTERRA Lite involves a 500-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run. On the other hand, the XTERRA Philippines Championship involves a more grueling challenge with a 1.5-kilometer swim, 35-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run. All of these will take place in scenic Liloan, Cebu. Aside from winning exciting cash prizes (total pro prize money is US$15,000), the top age group finishers will vie for 40 slots to the XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii. Registration for the March 2 triathlon events is ongoing in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Philippines website (www.xterraphil.com). 

Capping off the Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend is a trail run on March 3, which will feature demanding courses in 21, 10 and 5-kilometer distances for both the male and female categories. 

More importantly, top age group finishers for the 21K trail run will qualify for the world championships for the XTERRA Trail Run slated in Hawaii this year. Registration for the March 3 trail run is ongoing at www.xterraphil.com and in all Runner Stores nationwide. 

Conquer your limits 

Interested parties may also register for the trail run at selected Watson’s branches. Moreover, for every purchase of Vaseline Men 100g Facial Wash, they will also get a discount for the race registration fee. Just visit Watson’s at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall and SM North EDSA from February 9-10, 15-17 and 22-24, and buy Vaseline Men 100g Facial Wash to enjoy this discount. 

A proud supporter of the Philippine athletic community, Vaseline Men sent a five-man Philippine team to compete in the XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series Global Championship last October 2012. Vaseline Men also offers a wide range of skin care products which are perfect for men who engage in physically demanding activities including triathlons as they help protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays and wash away dirt, dust and pollution. Included in its range are Facial Washes, Face Moisturizers, Body Lotion and Body Wash. Now, Filipino men can continue to enjoy doing their physical activities outdoors and still get their skin protected from harsh elements from nature. Vaseline Men is now available in all leading men’s zones in major supermarkets, drugstore and department stores nationwide. 

So this year, prepare to conquer it all at the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series. To know more, log on to www.xterraphil.com or visit www.facebook.com/vaselinemenph. You can also visit ROX and Runnr stores for more details. 

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-road Triathlon Series is also sponsored by Alaska, Summit Water, LBC, The Philippine Star, Multisport, Studio 23, Gatorade, Canon, Aqua Sphere, David’s Salon, Intercare, Rocktape, Timex, Municipality of Liloan, Cebu and Smart. 

February 4, 2013

Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

Second skin fit and ultra-soft lunarlon combine in Nike Flyknit Lunar1+

Performance technology is engineered to give runners the perfect run - every stitch, every stride. 

Philippines, February 2013 - Runners lacing up in preparation for the spring race season won’t make sacrifices. They need a shoe that fits perfectly to take on the miles, has enough structure to feel supportive, offers cushioning for amazing comfort – and sports some style on top of it all. With this inspiration, the lightweight Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ brings the virtually seamless upper using Nike Flyknit technology together with the plush, responsive cushioning of Lunarlon. 

Since its launch in February 2012, Nike Flyknit technology has redefined the development and creation of footwear with its ability to be engineered to provide a more precise fit for the specific needs of the foot. Support and structure are knitted right into the Nike Flyknit upper, which helps reduce seams, weight and areas of friction and keeps the shoe lightweight. This spring the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ provides support, flexibility and breathability with a more cushioned midsole – a great solution for everyday runners.

The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ combines Nike Flyknit with plush, responsive Lunarlon. The resilient foam provides ultra-soft cushioning, and springy response and support. The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ has a neutral platform that benefits a wide array of runners looking for a responsive and well-cushioned shoe. Strategically placed durable rubber inserts in the outsole deliver maximum impact protection in key areas on the heel and forefoot. The upper incorporates dynamic Nike Flywire, adaptive support that tightens and relaxes to accommodate the natural motion of the foot.

Nike Flyknit construction also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and material cuts used in the uppers of traditional sport footwear manufacturing. This revolutionary construction reduces waste by an average of 80 percent in the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ when compared to typical Nike running footwear. 

Nike Flyknit was created for performance in world-class marathon events, and many elite runners have crossed the finish line in the Nike Flyknit Racer, part of the first Nike Flyknit collection. The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ expands the franchise to the everyday runner, offering a bright color palette to make sure runners look as great as they feel on the road. 
The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ will be available at Nike Park Fort and Nike Stadium Glorietta 2 from February 1, 2013 with many variants to chose from. 
SRP: Php 6,795 

About NIKE, Inc. 

NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic footwear, apparel and accessories; Cole Haan, which designs, markets and distributes luxury shoes, handbags, accessories and coats; Umbro Ltd., a leading United Kingdom-based global football (soccer) brand; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes action sports and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit nikeinc.com. 

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