102 KM All the Way: My Bataan Death March Ultramarathon Experience

This post is dedicated to all the heroes and survivors of the Bataan Death March, with thanks for their courage and sacrifice. ~●~●~ I know.  I know.  It took me so long to write about my BDM race.  Well, writing about it was kind of difficult.  I so wanted to capture great moments.  But everyContinue reading “102 KM All the Way: My Bataan Death March Ultramarathon Experience”

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”

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”

Born to Run: a Must-read Book

National Best Seller Born to Run : a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen Written by Christopher McDougall Format: Hardcover; 287 pages Publication: Knopf; 1st American ed., 2009 ISBN-10: 0307266303 ISBN-13: 978-0307266309 “Running should be free, man.” ~ Caballo Blanco I never heard of this book until Eo, freshContinue reading “Born to Run: a Must-read Book”

Priceless Valor

It was almost springtime when I first set foot Japan in 2001. I was one of those fortunate enough to represent the Philippines for the Philippine ASEAN-Japan Friendship Association for the 21st Century Programme in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The most significant moment during my month-long visit was when we stayed inContinue reading “Priceless Valor”