Monthly Archives: August 2011

The road to my sub 42min 10K.

Filed under: Personal

When I did my RunUnited1 5K race back in March, clocking 21:50min, it was after coming back from an ITB injury that had sidelined me for five months. Prior to that I had a very forgettable Condura 10K race in February that still reminded me that my ITB was still there. In the Condura race, I “crawled” the last two or so kilometers as the pain on my right knee was unbearable. A decent 57 min finish to boot could still not appease me. I had no endurance training as most of my trainings either involved the elliptical trainer or swimming.

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My RunUnited2 sub-42min 10K race

Filed under: Races, Reviews

I normally don’t write about my races, but I felt the urge to write about this one. August 21, 2011 was the race day. I had registered for the 10K category. I woke up at exactly 4am as I usually do with all my races. I took a cold shower as a ritual, made for myself a cup of hot coffee and had a piece of kamote kahoy (cassava) to go with it. The weather outside was cool and dry, perfect conditions for morning runs. I arrived at the GBC at around 5am with 30mins to spare as my race would start at 5:30am.

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Octoberun Festival

Filed under: Events

Team Powerpuff Boys will be defending their title at this year’s Octoberun Fest at the Fort, taking place on the 9th of October. The team will be competing in the same category as last year, namely the 21K group of 25.

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A glimpse into the future(?)

Filed under: Personal, Rant

I work as a software developer in a local IT company and we’re currently undergoing UAT (User Acceptance Testing) for a software that we created for one of our company’s clients. Yesterday, after completing my shift, I hurriedly left the office and fetched my girlfriend somewhere in Ortigas and we went to a bakeshop in UP Diliman afterwards. The traffic was horrendous and the streets were peppered with unscrupulous drivers zigzagging left and right as if they own the streets. In short I had a long day and when I got back to my apartment and laid down on my bed I quickly fell asleep and had a dream about the future of the Philippine running scene.

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The 11 levels of of runners

Filed under: Rant

What level are you?

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