The Story of My First Winter Run

Finally after several days of running abstinence I was able to get back to running, despite the sub-zero (°C) temperature.  It’s still winter here in Ohio and although we don’t have several inches of snow on the ground we barely break 0°C during daytime, in fact the warmest temperature we’ve had these past few days…

Featured Race: The Condura Run ‘09

Finally the details for this highly anticipated race is out.  The first time I got news that it would have a 21K race and would pass through the Skyway I knew this race should be my first half marathon.  Not only that this would be another first for me, it’s also a rare opportunity that…

runningpinoy OFW?

The longest travel time I’ve ever had to endure, after more than 17 hours, 4 airports, 2 plane types, and an International Date Line crossing, I finally arrived at my destination: Columbus, Ohio.  I’ll be spending sometime here for business, and for leisure I intend to continue running, even if it’s still winter, especially now…

Nike Run Clinic Session 25

Last night was another “Just do it” session, being somewhat similar to the previous session at Ultra.  We thought that it was an “unloading” or recovery session based on what was listed on the Nike Run Clinic site.  We started with some new routines so we thought that it was the course of the session…

LSD with Takbo.ph

Last Sunday being my last weekend here in the Philippines (for February at least) I decided to do an LSD one last time, before finally heading off to Ohio, USA.  I’m uncertain if I can do my regular weekend runs there being winter and all so just to play safe in increasing my mileage I…

RP’s Last Weekend in RP

This weekend would be my last weekend here in the Philippines, temporarily at least.  I’ll be off for the USA for some business trip and be away for almost a month, thereby missing a lot of good races.  It should be interesting since it would be my first time in another continent, add to the…

Nike Run Clinic Session 23

“If you think running is difficult, stop thinking.” I could probably describe last night’s session with this quote.  Just thinking about doing 5x800M with a pace of 3:45/800M ±15 seconds was tiring enough, so I just said to myself, “Just do it!”  (Now I think I understand where Nike got this slogan.) Together with some…

My EDSA Tour: GF405 Perspective

Here are the GF405 data I accumulated during my carbon-loading at EDSA last Sunday: Satellite imagery courtesy of Google. As you can see running on “real roads” really tests GF405’s features better than just running on tracks or race courses.  And with these tests we can all see that as great a product GF405 is,…

My First 21K: Carbon-loading from MRT to MoA

Today I finally did two things that I really wanted to do: Run along EDSA and do my first half-marathon—all this first day of February. Inspired by Team Bald Runner’s runabout in EDSA (Pasay City to Monumento) and motivated by GF405 I finally amassed some guts to finally do it, even if I had to…