Crewing for Ronald

As usual, the race started on time.

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It took him an hour and 14 minutes for the first 10K, 61 minutes only on the 8th K marker. He was running faster than his own target pace.

@KM 20, He took a good 2 hours and 28 minutes.

All-through-out the race he was able to maintain faster-if-not-just-right-at target pace.

He was in good running condition until he gave up chasing the silver. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOLS

He’s just not interested in that. Bronze is good enough and he has already ran @ target pace except for the last 1K to finish.

It took him forever…LOLS

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Waiting for other runners of Team Boring. Never bored!

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A few minutes before gunstart.

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While waiting for him to arrive.

It took him 14 hours and 34 minutes to cross the finish line. The last KM is his slowest. No cramps so far. Just sleepy.

We tried hard to stay up for him. I was so sleepy when the afternoon sets in. We all wanted to end the race as soon as possible. While he pushed himself, we waited for him at every 2 to 3 kms after 75K. We really have to make sure he is well-hydrated and re-fuelled. Thank God for the success of this run, his race, and his crew. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s not hard to crew for him. I made sure of that. ๐Ÿ™‚ He never complains, and he follows my orders. LOLS

Congrats, Bro!

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3 WEEKS MORE

3 WEEKS more…

and it’s race day for the aspirants of the BDM 102K Ultramarathon.

Nope, I am not running this time. No BDM for me, this year, but – I am supporting a good friend –

Ronald SP Robles

(click on the name to see his old featured-profile)

We already have a complete crew. We already have taken up almost everything important he needs to know about the race. All that’s left for him to do is run on race day.

While I do not meddle in his own training- i I do believe he can easily do this. We’ve done Mayon 360 together. That’s enough a good gauge to forecast how he will do in the longer one.

3 weeks before race day is the most important of all days for a newbie runner in this category. 102K is not that easy – but it is really THAT easy for someone who has done it more than twice. A runner MUST know what to do, and must have prepared so well – heart, mind and body – for this feat.

Neglect to do what needs to be done – and you’d be left with fate alone to determine how you would finish.

It’s not just a show of brute force but more of a parade of good strategies.

Anyways – let me not spoil your excitement.

Let your own experience of it be your own teacher.

In the end – right there at the finish line – you’d find the truth about it.

It is a journey. Some people are just blessed to have good guides. ๐Ÿ™‚

God bless you all!