Product Review: Unilab Active Health Sports Gel

(Update: This product has been discontinued) To those running long distances (usually half marathons or longer) energy gels serve as a very convenient source of nutrition: they don’t spoil easily, comes in a minimal packaging, and provide an energy boost without needing to chew.  All brands available in the local market is imported, until now,…

Unconventional

Don’t you just love it when you break the monotony of your everyday routine?  Well, yesterday wasn’t too far fetched from the usual, but it definitely was unconventional.

2010 in Pictures

2010 was the year running took a backseat from my list of activities, but in between my great hiatus there were some interesting events that transpired.  Here’s a look back at how 2010 was for me: January The highlight for the first month of 2010 was my return to running with a 50K test run…

2009 Favorite Running Moments: In Pictures

Running has taken me to places I never imagined I’ll go to and for my first full year of running the year broke all previous records not only in terms of distance covered, and pictures taken!  2009 toll: about 20 gigabytes worth of pictures and videos, around 11,500 files.  Among these, here are some of…

Quasi Course of an International Marathon (QCIM)

Despite the threat that Parma (“Pepeng”) imposes upon the Metro several days of ruined runs made runners more enthusiastic about completing a long run that partially simulates the race route of the forthcoming Quezon City International Marathon (QCIM). This long run (LSD for some) started 4:30AM within the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Campus…

A Year Into Running: The Secret to an Ultramarathon

When it comes to running, the last thing on my mind was an ultramarathon—I had an idea how far a marathon is by looking at the route taken by the Milo Marathon which is “just” about 42K, but an ultra, especially 100K, was unimaginable.  In fact the first time I’ve heard of the term “ultramarathon”…

Yet Another 56K Ultra Weekend: Manila To Tagaytay Sequel (Continued)

Special thanks to Dr. Christopher “Ultra Doc T” Montaos, for the pictures Part 2: Dasmariñas to TagayTay from a Different Perspective Around 6:00AM somewhere between KM 31 and 32 the KM 0 group was joined by “fresh legs” for the journey to Tagaytay.  This was the real challenge to the runabout as the elevation and…

Yet Another 56K Ultra Weekend: Manila To Tagaytay Sequel

It was a race-less weekend last Sunday so what else does a runner do but to find an interesting run. An ultramarathon distance route isn’t exactly a prerequisite but in order to share that ultramarathon experience I decided to join my friends at their first attempt at an ultra—where else but in the same route…

runningpinoy’s 2009 Midyear Report

2009 is my first full year of running and with the first half completed its time to have a look back at some of my highlights for the first six months of the year. January The year started with “bi-polar” races: one was well praised and the other went in infamy.  Of course I’m referring…

Night Run with an Instant EB

Runners could sometimes be too predictable—you’d have some idea where you may find them.  Sometimes too predictable that you need not send each other messages to meet—just go where your feet takes you and chances are they are also there.  That’s exactly what happened last night at BHS after my usual night run. The Night…

56.6K Weekend: Manila to Tagaytay

It was a very tiring and grueling weekend for me as I faced my first ultramarathon—56.6K.  The run started at Km 0 marker across Rizal Monument and ended at the Tagaytay Junction, a little over the Km 56 marker.  It was also my first midnight run.  I together with my running buddy Sean William started…

Weekend at the Trails of Montalban

It was an interesting weekend for me together with the guys of takbo.ph for our first trail adventure.  Rene (JazzRunner) was kind enough to give us a tour of the trails of Montalban and experience firsthand the magnificent sights and breath-taking trails of this wonderful place.  This event was also made possible with the help…