During one of the hottest weekends of the year, more than 800 triathletes participated in the K-Swiss ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon 2014, a.k.a. SuBIT 2014.  The longest running triathlon event in the Philippines, it was made up of five events:  Asia Cup 2014 Series Event, National Age-Group Championships, Inter-Club Competition,…

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Back to Zero: Pinoy Fitness SUB-1 10K Challenge

Pinoy Fitness SUB-1 10K Challenge

This morning, I found myself running in the Pinoy Fitness Sub-1 10K Challenge.  “Sub-1” means running 10km under an hour, something that most runners consider to be the ultimate goal in this distance category.  Now this is no easy feat at all.  Related literature says that only athlete-level runners can…

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Condura Skyway Marathon: My First 42km Run

My First 42km Condura Skyway Marathon

This morning, I ran my first full marathon on top of the Skyway, an elevated toll expressway that runs from Alabang to various exit points in Parañaque and Makati.  Along with approximately 2,650 full marathoners, we began our Skyway journey on foot at 12 midnight.  We started in Filinvest, Alabang and…

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My First Half-Marathon

next stop: 42km by Chasing Jayce

It started as a goal I made at the beginning of the year: Run more than 10km. I first met this goal last May when I ran 15km at the Run for Integrity 2012 and again last month when I did 16km at the Regent Fun Run. And due partly…

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Long-Distance Running and Bloody Blisters on Toes

Long Distance Running and Bloody Blisters on Toes

After almost a month of no running nor badminton, I finally got into my sports shoes again this morning.  The culprit behind the sudden sedentary lifestyle?  A bloody blister on the middle toe of my right foot. I got the ugly blister from running my first 15km last May 6.…

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My First 15km Run

Today I met one of my 2012 goals of running for more than 10km. I had my first 15km run early this morning, despite an emotional hurdle and utter lack of preparation. What training I had was not enough to prepare me for this endeavor, having only had four 5km runs at…

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I ♥ Mangroves

condura run for the mangroves medal

I ♥ mangroves.  And that is why I ran all 10 kilometers for them earlier today.  ^__^ My second official 10k run was a success!  Despite waking up late, running from the market all the way to catch up to my fellow 10k runners at the starting line, and barely…

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RunRio Trilogy Leg 3: Run United 3

Ran 10 km for the first time in my life.  I didn’t think I could do it at first, what, with hardly any training and all.  But I did.  ^__^ I was only able to practice twice before the marathon and both times had been for only 20 minutes straight.…

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Chasing Jayce: My Running Whoops and Woes

In line with my aim to live a healthy (though hopefully short) life, I went jogging with my colleagues at the The Fort the previous night.  I have to say that I am mighty proud of myself for being able to plow on for 55 minutes straight.  Although not all…

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June 28, 2009 Gig Run

Without any stretching nor sleep, Moche and I participated in Socieded Verde 2009 gig run at UP Diliman. The run started at 6am and we just joined the fun 2km run. Since Andrea and I had some catching up to do, we only ran about a fourth of the Academic…

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