A Sneak Peek of the QCIM Route

Thankful that Supertyphoon “Pepeng” (international name: Parma) cut across northern Luzon with little damage, I joined the QCIM long slow distance or LSD last Sunday, Oct. 4. I arrived at the University of the Philippines (UP) Oblation, the assembly area, at ten minutes before 4:30AM. More than 60 runners joined in this simulation run. (IContinue reading “A Sneak Peek of the QCIM Route”

Lost Command and their Panata Run

I’ve learned that some people in Manila, both young and old, walked for several hours towards the church of Antipolo as a religious tradition during Holy Week. I didn’t know how this tradition really started but a simple invite from the Lost Command running group made me say yes for their yearly Panata (religious vow)Continue reading “Lost Command and their Panata Run”

A Prelude to Condura: Addicted to LSD, 8 Mar. 2009

It was an invite by takbo.ph administrator which compelled me to go for LSD. LSD, not the hallucinogen, stands for Long Slow Distance, the practice of running longer distances at an easy pace rather than shorter ones to exhaustion (Runner’s World). The slower pace allows one to gain more fitness. It was a timely invitationContinue reading “A Prelude to Condura: Addicted to LSD, 8 Mar. 2009”

Aging Antidote

Two weeks ago, I had a long run with a running group. They usually have long runs near Mall of Asia and Cultural Center of the Philippines areas. They run regularly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and even on Sundays. There are more than five of them whose ages I couldn’t really guess. They call themselvesContinue reading “Aging Antidote”