Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Mga Kapatid!

Wishing you all Happy Holidays. May you have a joyous and meaningful celebration.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Get-Together with Running Friends/Bloggers

Last Monday was the get-together of the many runner-friends-blogger folks at Italianni's. Great food, great conversations, great fun, and great people! Since pictures can speak for themselves, here are the pics (mostly stolen from Wilbert, thanks bro! :-).

Vimz, Jaymie, Doray, Tiffin, Jaimie, Abby, Gigi, Que, Rio, Jun, Jinoe, Hector, Vener, Taki, Vince, Gene, Dingdong, Ben, Jay, Dindo, Bard, Philip, Vina, Bro J, Mark, Wilbert, Mesh, Mikey, Aljo

With Mesh, Gigi, Jinoe, Que and Taki

Two of the lovely ladies at the dinner party.

With Taki.

With Philip and his wife.

I'm a Ninja, I'm there somewhere.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Fun Run for Cancer Warriors

Running dudes and dudettes, a bit last minute but if you're looking for race with a cause to run, check out this race.

Name: Rotary Club of Quezon City Circle Fun Run
Distance: 15kms and 7kms
Venue: SM Fairview (until San Jose, Bulacan)
Date and Time: 14th Dec (Sunday) at 6am
Registration starts at 5am, Race starts at 6am
(there is on-site registration, registration fee is P15o)

Prizes for 15kms:
  • First: Php 10,000 and all-expense paid to Taiwan Full Marathon
  • Second: Php 7,000
  • Third: Php 5,000
Prizes for 7kms:
  • First: Php 7,000
  • Second: Php 5,000
  • Third: Php 3,000
For inquiries, please contact Mr. Bing Quite at 09289698028 or 09165122208

Friday, December 5, 2008

32nd Milo Marathon Finals (10Kms)

First some few words: Good luck to all those running in Singapore this Sunday! Go get 'em folks!

As usual, should have done this earlier in the week but didn't so this is post is already getting dated. I'll make it short :-)

First off, I went in to this race to do my recovery run. I haven't run since the New Balance Power Race 2 weeks ago. I tried to a week after, but my knees were still giving me some problems so I thought it prudent to rest it for another week. With plan marathon on February 2009, I'm a bit paranoid on getting waylaid by a training injury. Better slightly under-prepared but a bundle of energy than over train and an injury waiting to happen.

Aniways, almost missed this one, because of late registration on my part. The same lady handling the registration is still in her same agitated self :-) but that's ok Ma'am, with so many people trying to register at the last minute and in our usual Pinoy makulit fashion, I would be too. In any case, the 32nd Milo Marathon is well organized and well handled, kudos to Mr. Rudy Biscocho and his team of organizers. I'll have to chalk this up to my OK race, not as memorable as the last Milo race but still ok.

The plan going into the race was to run slow and steady and let my legs acclimatize back to it's running form. My concern going in was the two weeks of non-running might have some dire impact on my running. During the race I did feel sluggish for the first 5 kilometers but the dull pain in my knees wasn't as noticeable. After 6th kms, hardly notice it. It was a good race, not the most eventful but that's Ok. Well, except for that brief moment of _eliteness_ when the leading marathoner pass me. Hehe, standing on the shoulder of giants so to speak :-) as soon as he was beside me I tried to run with him. The idea was to run with him until the Finish Line and then wave to the adoring crowd, it's evil I know, but that was the plan :-) Or at least until the support crew wise-up and tried to shout discouragement my way. Heh, since the I didn't show the slightest care to whatever they're shouting themselves hoarse, I wonder what they would have done. Ahh... but that was before my knees betrayed me :-( It was 42.2kms run and the lead guy is still doing 4.20ish pace/km and I can only keep up for 600 meters or so... lame ... very ... I know. Dude, I'll race you next lifetime!

It's probably the tail-end of the racing season, I'll see if any of the December races will caught my attention, if not, will probably be my last race for the year. After this race, I'll just take a few days rest then go full blast to marathon training.

By my watch, I clocked the following time:

Distance: 10.26 kms
Time: 1:04:31
Pace: 6:17/km

Here are some of the pics at the race:

With my two posse (left) CJ, the mean-eating Ben 10 and Paolo, the Mystic Force Overdrive Ranger #1

Family pic of my gorgeous Ading, with hubby and two kids.