Let the pictures tell the story.
Mt. Talamitam 8/21/2016
Mt. Maculot 8/27/2016
Such a question requires a lot more smaller questions to answer.
Given your answer to the questions above, tackling and finishing the 102-km within the cut-off of 18-hours is a tough act to some, and an easy feat to others.
There’s just so much to check when running this challenging distance:
Anyways, this post is for me. 🙂 Hahahahaha…
Remember, nothing is too hard to the prepared…and nothing is puzzling to the one who knows what they are doing.
Give the glory back to God – for it is what He deserve.
I hope to see the smiling faces of my friends once more. The thrill is something you cherish forever.
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS
AT SKECHERS GLOBAL CONFERENCE
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – President Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address at the annual Global Conference for SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), which was recently called “the hottest major (footwear) brand in the U.S.” by Princeton Retail Analysis*.
At the event held in Redondo Beach, CA on June 26, 2014, President Clinton spoke to 1,500 SKECHERS executives, team members and international partners about the importance of working together toward common goals for the sake of shared prosperity in the world. Using the successes of the Clinton Foundation in the context of ever-changing political and social challenges as his case-study, President Clinton said, “Within America, all over the world, people who believe in win-win scenarios, who really are trying to build networks of creative cooperation are making good things happen.”
At the conclusion of his remarks, President Clinton sat down for an on-stage interview with Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS, where they discussed importance of strong leadership, communication, service and social media within the global marketplace. After the event, Greenberg noted: “It was an incredible honor to sit down for a conversation with President Clinton this afternoon. His perseverance and commitment to action through the Clinton Foundation and beyond is an inspiration to all. The theme of the SKECHERS Global Conference this year was Innovate to Elevate and the President’s message about institutionalizing constant change in a positive way speaks strongly to our company, our culture and everyone who has helped make SKECHERS a success story around the world.”
Adding to the motivational themes of the day, the conference also featured an appearance by elite runner Meb Keflezighi, who was wearing Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 shoes when he became the first American male in over three decades to win the Boston Marathon.
*Matt Powell, April 2014 Footwear Overview
About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, Company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, and in over 100 countries and territories through the Company’s international network of subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Japan, and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit skechers.com, and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).
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Quadrant #1 = Nike Lunar Glide 4 H2O Repel
Mileage to date = 914 kms
Longest Race = 50 kms
a very tough shoe.
While it is old and cushion-less now, it remains it’s stable form.
Last Race Finished =
Dash for the Orphans Uphill Challenge 21 kms. April 27, 2014.
Takbo para Sa Pagbangon ng Leyte 10 kms. May 4, 2014.
This is my favorite shoes for daily running.
Quadrant #2 = adidas ClimaCool Ride
Mileage to date = 689 kms
Longest Race = 50 kms
a nice ride … before.
No cushioning now. Part of the sole is already torn. Good looking still.
Last Race Finished = 2nd Leg of Manila to Baguio 43 kms. February 8, 2014.
Quadrant #3 = Inov-8 Roclite 243
Mileage to date = 272 kms
Longest Race = 90 kms
a minimalist ride – best for sprints.
Not much cushioning though. Unreliable ride for trail races more than 25 kms.
Last Race Finished = 1st Leg of Manila to Baguio 90 kms. February 7, 2014.
This is my favorite shoe for trail hikes of 20 kms or less.
Quadrant #4 = Reebok RealFlex
Mileage to date = 475 kms
Longest Race = 60 kms Trail, 60 kms Road
a well-cushioned ride.
Despite it’s too worn-out look – it’s still a good ride for short slow runs. This used to be my favorite trail and peak-bagging shoes.
Last Race Finished = Clark-Miyamit 42-Km Trail. September 22, 2013.
NEW YEAR’s WEEK
Coffee Counter: 2 Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Bread Counter: 2 Monay (soft and chewy!) 1 Torta Liquid Counter: 200 ml water with Extra Joss 1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 Vitamin Counter:
Coffee Counter: 1 Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Liquid Counter: 200 ml water with Extra Joss Bread Counter: 2 Chewy Spanish Bread 1 Chewy Ensaymada
Liquid Counter: 1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 over Chewy Tasty Bread Coffee Counter: 1 @ 9am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea 1 @ 1:40pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Vitamin Counter: Scotts Vitamin C Pastilles Snack Counter: 1 Butter Cream Chocolate Crackers Rice Counter: 1 over Bangus and Chicken
Liquid Counter: 1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 over 5 slices of Tasty Bread 250 ml water Coffee Counter: 1 @ 9:35am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea 1 @ 1:42pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee with Red Ginseng Tea Vitamin Counter: 5 CeeTab Ascorbic Acid @ 2:04pm Homtamin G-Plus @ 2:43pm Rice Counter: 1.5 over Paksw na Bangus
SUNDAY, the 5th of January
20.0 kms in 2:24:37 from Sierra Madre Hotel to Tanay Proper
with Puma Axis
🙂 Exciting Week!
I already have 189.73 kms (back in the lead) for the Team Cavite ESE’s 260 Kms November Challenge.
I will definitely finish it this week! 70 kms ++ remaining!
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 8:20am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over Rebisco Crackers 1 @ 1:27pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Liquid Counter: 1 MILO R2 @ 10:43am 250 ml water @ 2:38pm 250 ml water with Extra Joss @ 3:19pm Vitamin Counter: 2 capsules Tee-Zee Sodium Ascorbate @ 2:38pm 1 capsule MOLVITE @ 3:19pm Rice Counter: 1 over Tagalog Batchoy. :) 1 over Sinigang na Liempo!
@6:33pm a fast run before dinner. Boring Loop @ Plaza Dilao.
Post-Run Drink: KirkLand Lemon Lime 500ml
a very boring loop.
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 12:15pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over Rebisco Crackers. 1 @ 3:03pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Rice Counter: Liquid Counter: Chuckie Choco Drink 180ml Summit Water 500 ml Gatorade Grape 500 ml Water 200 ml with Extra Joss @ 1:29pm Water 500 ml @ 3:25pm 320ml mogu-mogu grape Snack Counter: 1 plate of Macaroni Pasta over a chewy Spanish Bread Vitamin Counter: 1 Moriamin Capsule @ 1:29pm 2 capsules Tee-Zee Sodium Ascorbate @ 3:48pm NIGHT RUN: 6.17 kms in 50:02 with Orange adiZero F50 Racer a Micro 10 Jog Walk @ 9:1 Protocol
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 9:18am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 3:02pm JIMMs 3-in-1 Coffee Snack Counter: 1 Granny Goose 25g Tortillos 1 Arroz Caldo 1 Turon 1 Classic Pancake (with white sugar and milk!) Vitamin Counter: 1 MOLVITE Capsule 1 Tee-Zee Sodium Ascorbate Liquid Counter: 1 MILO R2 @ 11:40am 200 ml water with Extra Joss @ 2:03pm Snack Feeling Counter: FELT SO SLEEPY @ 2:00pm
susundo ng mga anak sa school…
non-stop loops at ccp
Completed this morning the Team Cavite ESE’s November 260 kms Challenge.
Total as of this morning is 260.95 kms. #amachamp!
bago ihatid ang anak sa school…
pagkahatid sa anak. 🙂
Liquid Counter: Post Run: 500 ml Gatorade Grape 250 ml water with Extra Joss @ 8:59am 500 C2 Green Tea Lemon @ Lunch Break 250 ml water @ 3:38pm Vitamin Counter: 1 MOLVITE Capsule @ 8:59am 1 capsule MORIAMIN @ 3:38pm Rice Counter: 1 over Hotdog, Spam and Fried Egg 1 over Pork Liempo Kaldereta Coffee Counter: 1 @ 9:57am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Snack Counter: 1 27g Chippy Barbecue
REST! Coffee Counter: 1 @ 8:00am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over a 3-Decker Nusica Sandwich 1 @ 10:39am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 3:24pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee :) Bread Counter: 1 WHOLE Raisin Walnut Bread (as lunch!) :) (add 4 closed male fist = its size) :) Yes, there's lots of Walnuts and Raisins inside. Liquid Counter: 250 ml water @ 2:20pm
I just retired my favorite shoe:
green and black adiZero F50 Racer.
Total mileage to date is 1,097 kms.
Veteran of BDM and too many to count fast runs (for me!).
I will not despair for I still have an orange one. 🙂 It’s been repaired too, already.
I just hope it will last as long (in mileage) as this one.
My most trusted – my best shoe for fast races 21 kms and below.
Of course, I have used the orange F50 Racer in 50 and 57 K ultra too. It’s a real nice ride. I will attest to it – and I have proof. 🙂
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 8:19am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 10:36am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 3:42pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Snack Counter: 1 Mister Donut Classic Bavarian 1 plate of Ham & Mushroom Carbonara Rice Counter: 1 rice over Pork Liempo Sinigang Bread Counter: 1 ham and cheese bread Vitamin Counter: 1 Homtamin G-Plus capsule @ 1:40pm Liquid Counter: 1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 @ 1:50pm
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 8:18am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over Goldilock's Heavenly Choco Cake Slice 1 @ 2:30pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Vitamin Counter: 1 MOLVITE capsule @ 2:52pm Rice Counter: 1 over a delicious Pork Chop Steak Liquid Counter: 1 @ 11:11am Choco Filipino 3-in-1 250 ml water @ 2:52pm
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 8:01am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Bread Counter: 1 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich Vitamin Counter: 1 Moriamin Capsule @ 1:41pm Snack Counter: 1 plate of Spaghetti Rice Counter: 1/2 over Kinilaw na Puso ng Saging! (masarap!) Liquid Counter: 1 Choco Filipino 3-in-1 @11:13am 2 240ml RC Cola 250 ml C2 green tea lemon @ 1:42pm
Rice Counter: 1 over hotdog and 2 fried eggs Liquid Counter: 500 ml Smart C+ Orange Crush Juice 250 ml water @ 11:01am 300 ml water @ 3:28pm Coffee Counter: 1 @ 9:45am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 1:39pm JIMM's 3-in-1 Snack Counter: @1:11pm Cinnamon Walnut Bread @1:23pm 1 25g Granny Goose Tortillos @3:21pm a handful of Walnut Raisin Bread! + lots of Bites! :) (yummy!)
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 7:47am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee over Raisin Walnut Bread 1 @ 11:00am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Rice Counter: 1 over Ginisang Monggo and Paksiw na Bangus (boneless!) Liquid Counter: 1 MILO R2 over a 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich 250 ml water @ 2:28pm 250 ml water @ 3:08pm with Extra Joss Snack Counter: Krispy Kreme Donut @ 2:26pm Vitamin Counter; 2 capsules Tee-Zee Sodium Ascorbate @ 3:08pm Afterwork 8.9 kms in 1:14:44 with Nike Lunar Glide 4 H2O Repel in the rain.
500 ml absolute mineral water
320 ml mogu mogu grape
500 ml powerade Ion
The maker calls it:
Kaalyadong Tsinelas (K-Tsi)
He is one from Cavite and a Team Mate of mine: Team Cavite ESE.
His name is Rhomnick De Rosas.
We met at McDonald’s Talaba for the pick-up.
Quick transaction. Little chat. Then I went home.
I wanted to try it out already but I was having a hard time deciding on the lacing. 🙂 LOLs
So, I ended up running in the afternoon of Sunday. A boring loop run at Plaza Dilao.
I walked from the house to Quirino Avenue.
The walk is already comfortable. It felt like my feet is “at home.”
Upon crossing, I started my garmin. Slow jog is what I have in mind. I don’t know yet how the Tsi will perform or how my feet will even react in harmony to it.
I started a 1K in 9 minutes 33 seconds. A jog indeed. Slowly, I tried to add speed. As you can see from the map, the loop is a protractor. The curve is my slow jog. The direct line is my speed. The fastest I could get – when I’m on a shoe.
I tried the same this time. Gradually increasing the velocity. I averaged 8 minutes by the 4th Kilometer. Since it’s getting darker, I need to speed up. And so I tried. The technique requires a bit heightened knee. The footstrike is not a problem. I landed on the mid-fore and kept at it. I increased the turn-around while lifting my knee a bit higher.
I was cruising at 6 minutes to 6:30. I liked it. No issues at all. The cushioning is perfect for me. Add to that – it’s very light!
Ending was an average of 7 minutes 30 seconds per Kilometer for a 9-km run. Not bad! Since I started the first 4K at an average of 8 minutes.
This K-Tsi can be trusted. But I will have to find out on a longer run…on a different road and route. I will also try a different but better lacing.
Early rise, at last!
Coffee Counter: 1 @7:55am Nescafe 3-in-1 1 @ 8:54am Choco Filipino 3-in-1 1 @ 11:15am Nescafe 3-in-1 Bread Counter: 1 @ 7:55am Fudgee Barr 1 @ 7:59am Fudgee Barr 2 Fist-Size Pandesal Vitamin Counter: 2 Capsules Sodium Ascorbate @ 9:06am 1 Capsule Moriamin @ 9:08am Rice Counter: 1 Rice over Pork Binagoongan Water Counter: 250 ml @ 9:05am 250 ml @ 9:46am 250 ml @ 1:05pm + 1 capsule of Mefenamic Acid @5:13pm run down from 28th Floor to 9th Floor in 00:03:08
Liquid Counter: @7:33am 250 ml Chuckie @8:02am 500ml Gatorade Grape @9:00am a glass of Calamansi Juice @9:21am 250 ml water @11:40am 250ml water @7:33pm 240 ml Sparkle Coffee Counter: 1 @ 10:33am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 2:00pm Choco Filipino 3-in-1 1 @ 9:55pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Vitamin Counter: 1 Moriamin Capsule @ 9:21am 2 Capsules Sodium Ascorbate @ 11:41am Rice Counter: 1/2 rice over 2 slices of tasteless morcon 1.5 rice over Pork SpareRibs Sinigang Bread Counter: bicho, with cheese. too much oil. taste like oil with some sugar. eewwee! @1:15pm 2 fist-sized chewy pandesal over a plate of yummy spaghetti @3:41pm chewy and delicious ensaymada - overpriced but very delicious! this one costs P 35.00! Feeling Counter: @9:38am - Very Sleepy! @2:50pm - Very Sleepy! Again! @10:30pm ALIVE!
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 7:44am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 10:42am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Bread Counter: 1 @ 7:44am 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich 1 @ 1:07pm 3-decker Peanut Butter Sandwich Vitamin Counter: 2 capsules Sodium Ascorbate @ 8:38am 1 Cristane Softgel Capsule @ 1:46pm (10 mg Betacarotene 300 mg Vitamin C 250 IU Vitamin E 5 mg Zinc) Liquid Counter: 250 ml water @ 8:39am 1 @ 1:07pm Choco Filipino 3-in-1 250 ml water @ 1:46pm 250 ml water @ 3:26pm 250 ml water @ 3:41pm with Hydrite ORS Rice Counter: 1 rice over Dinuguan
Liquid Counter: 500 ml water @6:21am a glass of Pineapple Juice 250 ml water @ 10:19am 1 @ 10:22am Choco Filipino 3-in-1 250 ml water @ 11:26am 250 ml water @ 1:39pm Coffee Counter: 1 @ 6:23am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 2:41pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Rice Counter: 1 rice over 2 fried eggs and hotdog 1 rice over a delicious pork dish + an order of ginataang mais! 1.5 rice over Crispy Fried Chicken and LOngganisa Vitamin Counter: 2 capsules Sodium Ascorbate @ 10:19am 1 Cristane softgel capsule @ 11:26am Feeling Counter: Very very sleepy @ 1:39pm.
Coffee Counter: 1 @ 8:15am Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee 1 @ 12:33pm Nescafe 3-in-1 Coffee Bread Counter: 1 90g Goldilock's Butter Cake Slice @ 8:15am 1 Rebisco Choco Sandwich ! 2:45pm Liquid Counter: 1 @ 9:38am Choco Filipino 3-in-1 125ml water @ 11:34am 125ml water @ 1:35pm 250 ml @ 2:50pm Rice Counter: 1 rice over a Giniling na Menudo Vitamin Counter: 2 capsules Sodium Ascorbate @ 11:34am 2 capsules Sodium Ascorbate @ 1:35pm 1 Cristane Softgel Capsul @ 2:50pm