Behind Every Runner’s Success…

My way of saying “thank you” to those who made my PAU ultramarathon experience in Ilocos Norte possible.Every runner’s success are people who support fellow runners in whatever they can without asking for any reward. They are also our cheerers and source of strength. Their job is ensuring needs are met during the race. TheyContinue reading “Behind Every Runner’s Success…”

The Path to Ultramarathon Running: 2nd PAU P2P 65K++ Road Race in Ilocos Norte, August 29

“Whaaat?!” “That’s far!” “Why are you doing it?” “I don’t see myself running beyond 42K.” “Wow, the farthest I’ve run is 21K.” “I’ll support you but I won’t be there physically.” “Good luck.” Do the statements above sound familiar? Do you hear them from your friends or, may be, from your own family? I getContinue reading “The Path to Ultramarathon Running: 2nd PAU P2P 65K++ Road Race in Ilocos Norte, August 29”

What An Ultra Runner Is

While browsing the Net, I came across with Ultrunr.com, a site describing what an ultra runner is, in a funny way. Visit the site for the complete list. The distance is measured by miles (1 mile = 1.609 km). Here are some of my favorites.You Know You’renAn Ultra Runner If … By: Various Authors YouContinue reading “What An Ultra Runner Is”

Baptism of Fire in Ultrarunning

1st PAU 50K Run, Tanay, Rizal Photos courtesy of Emil Ancheta aka DecipherWith the persistent but gentle prodding of Jonel aka BugoBugo85 plus the encouragement of some running friends like Sir Jovie aka Baldrunner, Francis, Mel, Gab, Luis aka GBM, Rodel aka Argonaut among others, what reasons do I have “not to” try ultra running?Continue reading “Baptism of Fire in Ultrarunning”

Trail Running Ultra Marathon: a Personal Narrative by Someone Who Finished TNF100

“Discover tales of awe-inspiring tale of real people in their quest for self mastery…” Yes, that’s what my blog says. Having said that, here’s a personal account of someone who conquered the risky 100-kilometer trail running race held in Baguio City organized by The North Face. No pictures were included in this post since hisContinue reading “Trail Running Ultra Marathon: a Personal Narrative by Someone Who Finished TNF100”

Random Thoughts on Bataan Death March 102-kilometer Ultra Marathon

I’m no ultra marathon runner. Not yet. But who knows? I’m no historian either. But I love knowing our history. So, I took a trip in 2001 going to Bataan and visited Dambana ng Kagitingan also known as the Shrine of Valor. It is atop Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan, a shrine to commemorate theContinue reading “Random Thoughts on Bataan Death March 102-kilometer Ultra Marathon”

Born to Run, the Book: in a Nutshell

Remember that book on superathletes I posted sometime ago? Finally! Done with it after two weeks. I knew I have seen that title before. Then I remembered, I’ve read it from a song hits mag. Well, I didn’t know much about the singer but Bruce Springsteen was a rock icon after the release of hisContinue reading “Born to Run, the Book: in a Nutshell”