I Shall Return 50K Ultramarathon 2013 Finisher

Two years have passed since last ultramarathon race, which was the Bataan Death March (BDM) 102-km race.  I found myself wanting to go back and do another ultramarathon.  While searching online sometime in June, I chanced upon a link of an ultramarathon to be staged in Tacloban City.  I’ve never been to this part of the country sinceContinue reading “I Shall Return 50K Ultramarathon 2013 Finisher”

Newbie 101: Races Here, There, and Everywhere

2009 Timex Run -21K Race Among newbie runners, the next question would be “How many races are considered too many?” When I started racing five or six years ago, there were not too many races on a certain date (or weekend). At the most only two to three races to choose from. It was way tooContinue reading “Newbie 101: Races Here, There, and Everywhere”

Running Diva Returns for QCIM’s Half Marathon Event as Pacer the Second Time Around

One of the best experiences I had last year was when I was invited as a lead pacer for a half marathon event, 2:30 pace group, during the first Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM). Overall, I was happy how that experience turned out. I was deeply thankful of my fellow pacers, Ebong and Gab akaContinue reading “Running Diva Returns for QCIM’s Half Marathon Event as Pacer the Second Time Around”

Time is Running for Recovery Run

Running a marathon can really drain one’s energy. That is, if it’s your first. Well, you don’t have to agree with me. There are those who are just too blessed with strength to run back to back marathons unscathed. I finished the full marathon injury free and I wanted it that way. L-R: Anton, ownerContinue reading “Time is Running for Recovery Run”

The QCIM Experience: Let’s Pace It!

Friday Night: Carbo Loading Party and Pacers Orientation Going to Quezon City was quite difficult, especially, on a Friday night. Thanks to Neil a.k.a. Crash Burn for the ride. But who would like to miss this event? It took me sometime to post this entry, as I myself was quite overwhelmed that night. For me,Continue reading “The QCIM Experience: Let’s Pace It!”

Perfect Pacing and Marathon Angst

Leading the pack of half-marathon runners? This is the same question I’ve been asking myself countless of times ever since I accepted the challenge to be one of the official pacers for the 1st Quezon City International Marathon. Not an easy feat considering that it will be my first time to be a pacer inContinue reading “Perfect Pacing and Marathon Angst”

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”