Succeed or Fail

This will document my hard training.

(This may be too soft relatively when compared to others) 😛

Whatever happens, I’d still be glad to have tried. 🙂

Week 1 Target Pace = 5:46/kilometer or 7:57/mile or faster = 6 HITS!

  • July 30, 2013

@6:09pm 2.01 kms in 00:11:55. Average Pace = 5:55/km.

SPLITS: 6:48 / 4:59

@6:22pm 2.08 kms in 00:12:00. Average Pace = 5:47/km.

SPLITS: 5:39 / 6:13

@6:36pm 2.01 kms in 00:12:20. Average Pace = 6:09/km.

SPLITS: 6:17 / 5:46

Felt good. No drinking during the run until I get home. Consumed a big tab of Hydrite before a sold-out Carbonara dinner – I cooked!

  • August 1, 2013

@5:16pm 2 kms in 00:11:04. Ave Pace = 5:31/km.

SPLITS: 5:28 / 5:36

@5:29pm 2 kms in 00:10:30. ave Pace = 5:15/km.

SPLITS: 5:50 / 4:40

Week 2. Same Target Pace as Week 1. 3 Hits!

  • August 7, 2013

@5:19pm Beedat 2000 #1 in 00:10:05. SPLITS: 5:035:02

@5:33pm Beedat 2000 #2 in 00:12:16. SPLITS: 5:16 – 7:00 (wasak na!)

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LIBRENG MANGARAP

Yes. It’s free to dream!

🙂

Looking at NOVEMBER 17, 2013.

Target is 100 minutes.

🙂

We’ll see.

I’ll start from scratch.

August 1 to November 7 is the defining period.

I like this!

Thank you Lord!

SOME OBSERVATIONS

Puzzling.

🙂

I am at the same time amazed and puzzled at the blogs I read these days. There’s really a notable number of people who writes well – and live to be runners and good example of an active healthy lifestyles.

There’s also some  – (pardon me for saying) – who are just really lucky to be there.

I wonder what will happen to the new ones who is into blogging and are so new.

I wonder what will happen to those who has got no connection at all. 🙂

I wonder if the organizers busy themselves checking on the blog stats.

Just some observation.

🙂

WEEK #20

Super Nova Week

an adidas Super Nova Glide week for all runs and walks.

July 22, 2013 – NO run

July 23, 2013 – NO run

July 24, 2013

@7:45am a cup of Choco Filipino  + Rebisco Crackers
@9:32am a 30g pack of Toasties
@12:55pm lunch of rice + bangus + buding!
@2:52pm a 90g of KitKat. Have a break, dude!

@5:05pm a run down 28th Floor to 9th in 00:03:07

@5:14pm a 4.06Kms run in 00:28:28

July 25, 2013

@8:20am a cup of Choco Filipino + 1 Fudgee Barr + 1 Skyflakes Tsokolate
@10:00am rice + pork binagoongan
@4:52pm - loads of Scott's Vitamin C Pastilles

@5:10pm a  run down 28th Floor to 9th in 00:03:20

@5:19pm a very slow irregular 2.00Kms run walk in 00:19:33

July 28, 2013

NIKE Lunar Glide 4 H2O Repel

@3:07am 5.05 kilometer  run in 00:43:31 while waiting for the gunstart

@4:30am MILO Pikermi in 02:17:12. 5K Splits: #1 00:32:00 #2 00:32:00 #3 00:30:00 #4 never mind! LOLS started walking in the last 3K mark. LOLS 😛

@8:08am a 2.90 kilometer walk from MOA to CCP in 00:40:11

Thanks be to God!

a bit low
a bit low

NOTABLE HOLIDAYS

We run. We plan ahead too!

August 21, 2013 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)

August 26, 2013 – National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)

🙂 (pang-register na lang ang kulang!)

November 1, 2013 – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)

November 2, 2013 – Additional special (non-working) day

🙂 (may training na eh).

November 30, 2013 – Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)

December 24, 2013  – Additional special (non-working) day

December 25, 2013 – Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)

December 30, 2013 – Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)

December 31, 2013 – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)

Dont Mind Me. I Have My Own Race.

Now that’s funny.

🙂

I do have my own race.

I ran almost everyday. 6 days a week.

Some long, some short, some very short, some very long.

I just thought it practical to just do it on my own.

My rules – No rules!

I stop at will. I rest when I get tired. I walk until I can jog again.

It’s quite an economic thing. 🙂

So don’t mind me…

I keep my mouth shut for I am no whiner.

I react when I need to – but not at every little things.

I have my own race. I race against my self.

Soon, you will see me.

Oftentimes, you won’t.

🙂

 

 

My Reason

Simple and true.

It’s the answer to the many WHY.

It’s the HOME whenever I feel lost.

It’s the motivation behind.

Firstly, let me state again.

I have a beautiful wife.

I also have 3 kids. 2 teenagers aged 14 and 13 and 1 bright kid aged 8.

I alone provide for all of us.

I am a regular government employee.

It would have been different if I am an executive – but I am not. 🙂

Well, regardless of our status in life, we have dreams.

I want my own house and lot too. My own car. My kids to finish their studies – and get a title – not just a degree.

I want a lot of things too. I am realistic though. What I cannot have, I pray for.

I rely on God’s grace.

Everything is His’ by the way.

So, for me to realize everything – the dream – I have to be there. By that, I mean, I will have to stay healthy and alive and strong and well.

For me to walk along with them as they grow up, I need to have the energy. I need to really stay healthy.

This is where it gets tricky. How does one stay healthy? How do I stay healthy?

I know.

#01

I choose what I eat.

I choose my activity.

I choose what makes me angry.

I choose when I sleep and when I woke up.

#02

I execute my choices.

I choose pork over chicken – but on top of both is beef.

I choose ultrarunning over 5K.

I choose to ignore bickerings ..etc, etc, etc.

I choose 9:00pm and 6:30am.

#03

I serve the Lord.

For everything may be found in Him.

All and everything I seek..

All and everything I want…

..for He has provided for all my needs.

🙂

Zero to 56

11:05pm

I left home to be early. July 20, 2013.

By 11:31pm, I am already at KM 0 Marker.

Shot by Rod Runner
Shot by Rod Runner. Phone ni Ronnel Go.

Order of arrival:

  1. Me
  2. Jon Borbon
  3. Ronald Robles
  4. Ronnel Go
  5. Christian Oting
  6. Marjun
  7. Rod Runner
  8. Aleth Reblora

By 00:15:00 am, we started walking.

It was a good fast walk already. Then we jogged.

Boring Route. Cold Night. Lots of Dogs. Quiet Moment.

@KM 30, we stopped for lugaw. It was already a cool morning. We saw other runners too.

My record shows:(moving time)

@00:15 42.05Kms in 6:24:45 until 8:00am.

@08:00 14:61Kms in 2:32:40

Time @ Last 12 Kms is 8:54am.

Time @ Last 11 Kms is 9:03am.

Time @ Last 6 Kms is 10:31am.

By Ronnel Go.
By Ronnel Go.

Time @ Finish Line KM 56 is a few more minutes before 11:00am.

A few meters to finishing the run, while on walk, my shoes gave out.

goodbye!
goodbye!

I had to run since it’s harder to walk. It was a fast one to the finish with Ronnel Go on the lead, me and Christian and Jon behind. Ronald was already at Jollibee Tagaytay when we arrived. He took a ride at KM 50 after enduring a painful cramps.

check out the heel
check out the heel. taken @ Jollibee Tagaytay via Android Zoom Camera

Near quarter to 12 noon, Rod, Aleth and Marjun came. 🙂 Rod took a nap (he said so) before proceeding to finish.

@KM 56 Marker
@KM 56 Marker. Photo Credit to Ronnel Go.

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Recovery Drink agad!
Recovery Drink agad!

We took a jeepney to Mahogany Market for the well-deserved lunch. The place is surprisingly packed with people. We have the same food in mind at this time. Bulalo and Tawilis. LOLS

Masarap na Bulalo
Masarap na Bulalo
BAON ko.
BAON ko.
upon arrival
upon arrival

Total Expenses for this run-walk-food trip (broken down as follows) : P 902.75

  • Jeep fare to MH Del Pilar from Home: P 8.00
  • Bag load: P 247.75
  • 1st stop = Gatorade Lime @ 7-11 for P 37.00
  • 2nd stop = Powerade Ion + Smidgets @ 7-11 for P 30.00 and P 16.00
  • 3rd stop = 330 ml water @ Mini-Stop for P 10.00
  • 4th stop = 500 ml water @ 7-11 for P 16.00
  • 5th stop = @KM 30. 2 x 8oz Pop Cola + Lugaw for P 20.00 and P 10.00
  • 6th stop = @KM 42. RC Cola + Pandesal for P 7.00 and P 20.00
  • 7th stop = @KM 50. 8oz Rootbeer and Water for P 9.00 and P 9.00
  • Post-run meal: Rice, Bulalo and Crunchy Tawilis for P 160.00
  • Pasalubong: Pineapple and Peanut Sweets for P 100.00 and P 100.00
  • Bus fare from Mahogany to Pedro Gil: P 95.00
  • Jeep fare from Pedro Gil to Home: P 8.00

All thanks and praise to God Almighty!

WEEK #19

Nice WEEK!

July 15 – busy

July 16 – sick

July 17

cloudy day, rainy night

Nike Lunar Glide 4 H2O Repel

@5:27pm 1.61Kms run in 00:10:05.

July 18

Nike Lunar Glide 4 H2O Repel

@6:31am 5.07Kms run in 00:36:42.

SPLITS: 8:17 / 7:31 / 7:32 / 6:18 / 6:38

@7:45am Breakfast of Fried Rice, 2 eggs and hotdog.
@8:21am a cup of Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee
@11:51am a pack of Butter Cream Chocolate Crackers
@12:00nn a piece of Choc*Nut 10 grams.
@12:45pm lunch of Pork Chop and Rice + RC Cola in Can + Puto Pandan + Take out of 2 Banana Cakes!
@2:10pm a cup of Choco Filipino

@5:06pm a run down 28th Floor to 9th in 00:02:53

@5:16pm a 4.0KMs 6:1 run walk in 00:25:48

SPLITS: 6:37 – 5:12 – 6:24 – 7:29

🙂

July 19 – no run

July 20 – no run

July 21

adiZero F50 Racer Orange

Run Walk from Kilometer Zero (0) Luneta to Kilometer 56 Tagaytay

@00:15 42.05 Kms Run Walk in 06:24:45

@8:00 14.61 Kms Run Walk in 02:32:40

Total Distance: 56.66 Kms covered in 08:57:25 (moving time)

Lapsed time is: 00:15 to 10:57am.

Spent: P 902.75 from Home to Tagaytay City, Mahogany and back Home.

adiZero F50 Racer Orange suffered a fast death in this run. Both left and right heel SOLE

goodbye!
goodbye! (6 months of use only)
my old pair...
my old pair…

FEATURED ULTRARUNNER #14

Tough.

What better word to describe our Ultrarunner known to many as:

CJ

CJ Miles
CJ Miles

My very first race:

(Non-Commercial) First Star magic Run (March 14, 2010 -3km) – free kit bigay lang ng friend from star Magic.

(Commercial race) Earth run (June 5, 2010 – 5k) – First registered 5km run

First 5K with Best Friend and Running Buddy
First 5K with Best Friend and Running Buddy


The reason why I run:

I like it and I just do it. Masarap sa feeling… nakakawala ng stress sa buhay. The most common reason I think is to have a healthy lifestyle. Somebody says running is the greatest Metaphor for Life, because you get out of it, what you put into it. Because of running nagkaroon ako ng positive outlook in life. I realized, life itself is very precious and has a different meaning to everyone.  “I hope that through running marating ko pa ang age ni Mang Victor Ting”.

I used to be a MMORPG addict (google it). I think almost 6 to 9 hrs ako online (everyday) to play and to level up my character. Eventually I got sick and bedridden for almost 4 days then nung gumaling ako my character was left behind sa guild then medyo tinamad na maglaro. Suddenly, I saw my friends in facebook na nag join ng mga fun run and they motivated me to join also, then dun na ako nagstart to go into running.

THE old-CJ Miles playing MMORPG
THE old-CJ Miles playing MMORPG


My most memorable race:

2013 BDM 160

Memorable because it’s my dream to run in BDM 160 and for me it is the most prestigious 100-mile endurance run in the Philippines – considering the difficulty of the race and the history that goes with it. I’m also very proud and inspired because Karlene was physically part of my support crew in my journey to Capas Shrine.  I’m very thankful and honored because TL Zaldy, Gia and Noel of Ayala Triads volunteered and sacrificed their time to help me finish the race. Sa awa ng diyos dream come true I earned my 3rd buckle. “It was a once in a lifetime experience, daming kwento tsaka nangyaring drama”…(hahaha)

BDM 160
BDM 160

 

My Best Time in a Marathon:

03:51: 42 – Run United Philippines (I used Karlene’s bib kaya I got a sub 4)

3:51:41
3:51:41


Running Statistics – Marathon vs Ultra: 7-23

(editors note: he has the most ultras among the featured ultrarunners)

MARATHON

  1. Condura Skyway Marathons (Feb 2011)
  2. 35th National Milo Marathon Elims (July 2011)
  3. QC International Marathon (December 2012)
  4. Condura Skyway Marathons (Feb 2012)
  5. 36th National Milo Marathon Elims (July 2012)
  6. Run United Phil. Marathon (October 2012)
  7. Condura Skyway Marathons (Feb 2013)

ULTRAMARATHON

  1. Tagaytay to Nasugbu 50 Kms (October 2011)
  2. Bataan Death March 102kms (March 2012)
  3. Mayon 360 80km (April 2012)
  4. Tagaytay to Nagusbu 50k (May 2012)
  5. Nuvali Trail Challenge Ultra trail 50Km (July 2012)
  6. First Marcos-Kennon Ultra 80Km (July 2012)
  7. I Shall Return Ultra 50 Km (August 2012)
  8. Fort Magsaysay to Dingalan 60km (August 2012)
  9. First PAU National Championship 110 km (September 2012)
  10. Warrior 50 Cebu 50 km (September 2012)
  11. Mt. Pinatubo 50k Ultra trail Challenge (October 2012)
  12. West Coast 200km Multi Stage (November 2012)
  13. Hundred Miles (H1) Bogo City 160 km (November 2012)
  14. Clark-Miyamit 80km Ultra trail (November 2012)
  15. Tagaytay to Nagusbu 50k (December 2012)
  16. Taklang Damulag Endurance run 160Km (December 2012)
  17. Bataan Death March 160k (January 2012)
  18. Hundred Miles (H1) Nueva Viscaya – DNF (February 2013)***
  19. Bataan Death March 102k (March 2013)
  20. Siquior 360 Ultra 75 km (March 2013
  21. The North Face Ultra Trail 100k (April 2013)
  22. Nuvali Trail Challenge Ultra trail 50Km (June 2013)
  23. 1st Negros Occidental 73km Ultra run (July 2013)
with Marcelo the Champ
with Marcelo the Champ
West Coast 200K
West Coast 200K
Taclang Damulag
Taclang Damulag
PAU Championship
PAU Championship

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARATHON AND 50K

Obviously the distance… (LOL)

The other difference I think is pacing and nutrition.

 

PREPARATION

Training:

To improve my running skills I decided to train at BGC Milo APEX running school last May to July 2012. Fortunately I improved my PR’s and felt stronger every time I join a race. Also, every Tuesday I go to Ayala Triads running clinic. I also joined LSD with friends during my free time. 

MIYAMIT Trail
MIYAMIT Trail – Off Season sa Running

Pre race:

I have a pre-race ritual. A day or two before the race I go to the masseur or any decent spa/massage parlor for a massage (para relax ang body ko before the race).

Racing:

I usually start with fast pace then I just adjust my pace along the way. I always take full advantage of the night if the races start at night or early in the morning. Mahina kasi ako sa init ng araw. I just do a power walk sometimes to conserve energy then kapag ala na si haring araw takbo takbo din pag may time.

Post Race:

Sometimes I go to Peak Form BGC for therapy and quick recovery especially after running 100 mile.

5 Most Recent Races:

  1. Bataan Death March 102k (March 2013)
  2. Siquior 360 Ultra 75 km (March 2013)
  3. The North Face Ultra Trail 100k (April 2013)
  4. Nuvali Trail Challenge Ultra trail 50Km (June 2013)
  5. 1st Negros Occidental 73km Ultra run (July 2013)
with Karlene. 1st road ultra and podium finish
with Karlene. 1st road ultra and podium finish

MY FAVORITE SHOES FOR RACING AND TRAINING?

My favorite shoes for marathon and road Ultra running – it’s Mizuno Rider 14. Then for ultra trails Salomon Comp 5 and New Balance 610


Team Affiliation:

Ok Ok runners and Ayala Triads

Ok Ok Runners
Ok Ok Runners

MY MESSAGE TO THE RUNNING COMMUNITY?

I am still newbie in ultra running. For me my training, nutrition and race day strategy are still work in progress… I still experimenting my food intake, pacing during training or in actual races and I’m very happy I learn naman something new kung hindi nman na improved ko yung iba… and still continuous pa rin ang pag follow and pagbabasa ng running blog if I have free time to learn something new.

Ang masasabi ko lang sa running community is I realized ultra running takes a lot of discipline and dedication during training (especially the longer distances). Sabi nga nila,  sa Ultra “separates the men from the boys” due to the difficulty of the race. There’s a time because of fatigue and pain your mind will tell you to stop and quit from running (DNF) but if you trained well and have a strong mind/determination, you will finish the race.

Sa mga beterano dyan keep on inspiring people  – mga newbie na gaya ko… Cheers!