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Rizal Day 32K Run: maximizing potentials

yesterday, dec. 30, rizal day, was my last run/race for 2009.

it also was my first run more than 26K. ideally it was supposedly a 32K run, but to most of the garmin users, the distance was only 30K. i don't mind.

From Bald Runner's top ten, here are my reasons why i chose to run this race:5. Bald Runner is the Race Organizer & Race Director. He is not fond of “distractions” or “frills” in road races, he wants everybody to simply run and have fun!where else can you see a race with elite runners handing out free beer as early as 5AM (even before the race started), and after the race, you'd be welcomed by ICE COLD beer? :) add to that ice cream also :)given that BR is a well-respected running authority among runners, we know that he wouldn't let the runners down. no major corporate sponsors, just runners organizing another run for the runners. just like the tagline of Team Hardcore, "No Frills, All Thrills." - nuff said?this was what was waiting for you at th…

what's up with mizuno in 2010

Here's what's happening with Mizuno :)

*January 10, 2010:start of the registration for the Mizuno Infinity Run.Running Sale with discounts shooting up to 80% off. Mizuno Running Expo special guests include: Olympian Henry Dagmil, SEA games athlete Neil Ducusin, distinguished running coaches Ige Lopez, Patrick Joson and Peter Gonzales, renowned race organizer Rudy Biscocho (and yours truly!WAHAHAHAHA)

These well known running personalities will share tips and other info about competitive running form, proper hydration and nutrition, latest technology and gear, and other vital information to help them get the most out of their running season.

The Mizuno Running Expo will happen from 10am to 7pm at the BMG Centre, Magallanes Commercial Center, Makati.

*April 11, 2010:

*Mizuno Infinity Race – “/Beat Your Own Time./”
-the race where in you've got to prove yourself. Improve your previous time this time.

Registration fees are at 400 pesos for the 5/10K and 450 pesos for the 15K.

gingerbreadman's playground

today's run was supposedly a chill run, after my 17.2K run during the christmas eve run with the takbo gang, i thought of having at least another 15k or less, around the chilly place of UP. i'm not sure if there were a lot of people running today since its christmas, but what the heck, let's just try din diba?

while hanging out at the shoutbox, and being online in YM, i chanced upon GBM who also had plans of running today (christmas day) so what else to do? it's boring to run alone, so i opted to join his training for today, and find out what makes GBM a successful runner.

at first, i thought it was just another long run day for the GBM, but lo and behold! he told me that it would be a SPEED ENDURANCE training day. in my mind, what the heck was that!?!?!?!??!! i know there is a SPEED training, and there is another ENDURANCE training, but what the heck is a SPEED ENDURANCE Training?

knowing luis, he'd explain to me in details the instructions tipong on what to…

fight the fat: takbo bago mag pasko

sa isang dako ng mundo-lapad-sapot (worldwideweb) ay may ilang nilalang na nagtangkang mag-isip tumakbo sa umaga ng bisperas ng pasko. nung umpisa ay 5 tao lamang ang hinatak/ sinabihan ng mga taong ito, ngunit unti-unting kumalat sa buong, kaya ang numero ng mga tumakbo ay dumami sa ganito (tingan ang larawan ng mga mananakbong sumali sa patimpalak tagaktak-pawis na ito)

early birdies (or should i say, running addicts to the max!)
ang mga kalahok na ito ay nag umpisang tumakbo dapat ng 6am ngunit malamang dahil sa malamig na panahon, maraming ang nahuli, at ang grupo ay nag simulang tumakbo ng mga 620AM na siguro. makalipas ang 1 ikot sa UP acad oval ay may mga dumagdag na manlalaro

na pick up namin sa daan sina brunow (RJ) at chellybelly (cherry) sa tapat ng palma hall,
kasama din nila RJ & Chelly si i markymark (mark) (not in the picture, ako yang naka red)

nakasama din namin sa takbong ito ang si second wind owner, hector yuzon.

another pic of TIM secondwind (paolo, …

follow your heart

it's been a while since i last wrote something about my races, primarily because i haven't been racing much.

the last time i raced was during the New Balance race (where i got a new PR, coming from behind i was able to time my run at 56:23 for my 3rd 10k overall, but because i was a few mins late, my official time was 1:03) sobrang bagal kasi kumilos kaya ayan, na late, pero in fairness, from the time i started my come-from-waaay- behind-run, i was able to achieve my sub-6o goal that day :D and tuwa din ako kasi i was not able to sleep much (i came from somewhere pa the night before, got home at around 3, i had to wake up at 4 to prepare myself for the race which started at 5am. since medyo late ako, kailangang paspas takbo when i got to the starting line, together with the 5K runners getting ready for their run too.

anyway, back to the recently concluded Phil Star Celebrity Run, I was not really suppose to race this one. i intentionally did not register for any other race duri…

lucky 13

today is the day i retired my mizuno wave inspire 4.

after almost 700+ kms under its soles, i have finally decided to retire it. we've had numerous PRs together, starting with my first 21K in botak last may, upto the timex 5k funrun, and to its final 10Lrun last dec.15. and dami naming pinagdaanan ng inspire ko, and it's a bit sad to have it finally retire from competitive running, pero i believe it's replacement would hold on to the records we've had (and i'm sure my elixir 4 would also continue the winning tradition of mizuno).

as i retire my ever-trusted and ever-reliable wave inspire 4, i had a lot of things going on in my mind as to what brand and model am i to choose to replace it.

i researched online and found out that other than the upgraded model (inspire 5), asics gt 2140 was the most similar shoe to the mizuno wave inspire line.

after much consultation online, and with other fellow runners, i decided to finally troop to second wind to ask hector for his expe…

never settling.

after the successful 3rd batch of Mizuno Run Club, Mizuno has another ace up its sleeve. For those Mizuno addicts who want to avail of lower priced Mizuno apparel, shoes, and other stuff, troop to their Year End Sale from Dec.4-6 at the BMG Centre in Magallanes.

around the same time last year, i decided to get myself a pair of serious running shoes. although the shoes i got were not Mizunos, they were able to give me enough support to push me to pursue running. this time, i'm thinking of having another pair of mizunos (my 3rd this year if ever) to help me train for my first full marathon in Condura.

if you are interested in running, and you are looking for an awesome brand that wouldn't hurt your wallet as much, remember to drop by Mizuno's Year End Sale :)

see you around, and remember, NEVER SETTLE! :)

may nag rerepeat ba sa mizuno run clinic?

yes, i have to admit. i have, and i am a repeater.

yesterday was our "graduation day" from the Mizuno Run Club Clinic.

and it was my second time to "graduate" again. for some, they can call it being a "repeater" because i also joined the sessions last time around. even at the start of the run clinic, i was already stating that it's my second time, as most of the people i was with were first timers in the run clinic, so with regards to knowing and doing the drills, i must say that i've mastered them already.

last night's graduation was unique because we had were grouped into 4 (shempre choose your own groupmates) for a relay. after the PIM Team Logan relay, Mizuno Relay naman. the mechanics were given last week, 4 members, 1 round each, pabilisan. so sige, choose lang. after much deliberations, here are my groupmates for #1:

bryan "planet trumania" rivera
- bad boy ng BLC season 1; desperate times call for desperate measures, nagp…

wish list # 1

dear (santa in) mizuno,

i NEED a new pair of mizuno wave inspire to replace my old and tattered inspire 4. the shoe has underwent a lot already, both in training runs and actual road races. most of my PRs have been done with my inspire 4. it already has almost 700+ kms under its belt, and i believe its time for an upgrade. i wish that you can send here the latest wave inspire (inspire 6) but if not, i would be happy to settle for the wave inspire 5 (just so i can have an upgrade just in time for the mizuno time trials and my condura full mary next year).

thank you and wishing and looking forward to a new pair for christmas.

-timmy :)
PS: i've been a very good Mizuno Run Clinic student :) i missed only 1 session due to work (i knew it, work disturbs one's running goals, hahahaha) (not like, ms. dasher :) wahahahaha)

i hope to hear from you soon or better yet, get a new pair soon? something to match my mizuno running club shirt? :)