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Since I was young, I have been hearing a lot about Milo Marathon. It was only last Sunday when I got the chance to join the race (my 4th 10k event) and it was also the first time I get to run with my family. My dad run his first 5k while my two sisters joined the 3k event. My mom is somewhere in the audience cheering and taking our pictures.
It was a great day. But I got injured for the second time and the next morning I fell ill. I’m feeling better now. I think I just needed a rest. It was my 4th straight Sunday running event and my body isn’t adopting that fast. I know I’ll get better and better with every run I will join. Thank you God!
Anyway, here’s my stat for the last weekend’s event (unofficial):
What: 34th Milo Marathon
When: December 12, 2010
Organizer: Rudy Biscocho
Event 10k(4th 10k)
Overall time 58 min 18 sec
|Split (km)||Cumulative||Per milestone||Mins/km|
I finished the 10k distance in 58 minutes and 18 seconds. It wasn’t my best comparing it to my QCIM 2 result but it was my second best 10k time. Hope to breached the sub-50 (or 52) mark soon…
Sadly,I don’t have any heart rate stats as my HRM stop functioning. I have yet to ask Timex what happened. They better fix it. I just bought it last October in time for Adidas KOTR. (Update: drained battery…just need a new one.)
Dec. 19, 2010 5k Pioneer Extreme Run, Ortigas
Jan. 9, 2011 10k PSE Bull Run 2011, BGC
Jan. 23, 2011 10k Greentennial Run, BGC
Feb. 6, 2011 16k Condura Skyway Run 2011, Ayala-Skyway-BGC
Mar. 6, 2011 15k Run United 2011
(official time updated)
Also known as the QCIM 2, this is event has become one of the running events of the year that a runner shouldn’t miss. Though I really consider joining the Nike Run, a Runrio event on the same day only in BGC, I realized that it is much better to support a local government event than an advertising gimmickry hidden in a cause oriented purposes. But I don’t mind joining such as long as there are no conflicts and I would get my money’s worth. And since I’m not really a “runner” in its strictest sense, I always hope for a singlet in every running event I will join. But that’s just for my souvenir.
So how was the second edition of QCIM? It was a great day actually and the route is so much better than the many turns and crossings of BGC. It was a great time to set a personal record, which I did! Yay! But the cost for making one is an aching knee. I pray to recover ASAP. It’s a Monday tomorrow and I have an important meeting in the afternoon. Pray for me!
Anyway, here’s a run down of the event today.
I’ve been joining fun runs for seven months now and 10k has been the greatest physical challenge for me so far. But that changed last Saturday. Last weekend, I joined the first vertical marathon in the Philippines, an indoor running event done on stairs. It was a new experience and it was indeed challenging. I enjoyed it nonetheless! Pretty fulfilling!
What: Discovery Vertical Marathon
Where: Bonifacio E-Services Building
When: November 27, 2010 6:00am
Event Half century (50 floors)
Total Time 15:14
Average HR 189
Peak HR 205
Min HR 161
Total Calories 313
161m run + 1km Slope run (9 floors) + 16 floors up 09:39
25th floor down 13:37
500m run 15:14
Personal best! Well, everyone who participated last Saturday set their own personal record being the first of its kind challenge. I’m so proud being part of it.
By the way, thank you to Skechers Philippines for the free slot! I hope to win more race kits next year.
(full blog coming soon…)
Like what I’ve been saying, only a Runrio event can top another Runrio event. This is the race event of the year! The organizers have raised the bar higher and I hope others will put an effort to be at least at par with this event. Anyway, kudos to Runrio and Unilab for a great run!
What: Run United 2 (Runrio Trilogy Leg 3)
Where: Bonifacio Global City
When: November 23, 2010 5:00am
Total Time 28:57
Average HR 186bpm
Peak HR 203
Min HR 170
Total Calories 573
Rank (based on guntime): 726 out of 4,442
Total mileage as of date: 48km, official runs
This is my best time for 5k officially. My previous 25mins personal best for Figaro Run is questionable as it was short by around 500 to 800m.
(full blog coming soon..)
While I was running my first 10k during the Adidas KOTR last October 24, I realized that maybe I made a wrong decision in signing up for such distance. Though I’m always short of breath, I kept on murmuring to myself that I won’t do it again. The pain was new to me and I think I’m torturing myself for not prepping up seriously for it. I really told myself that I should stick to 5k for long and that it’s going to take time before I run my next 10k again.
But two weeks after, November 6, here I am again in the familiar ground of BGC in my red singlet and black running shoes joining my second 10k run at the HSBC 135 Run.
What made me change my mind was the feeling of fulfillment I felt after crossing the finish line in KOTR. I immediately chew over what I said while enduring the test. Tiring, yes it is (I almost give up). But the enjoyment or the satisfaction of being able to finish the race was amazing, and that erased my pessimism brought by the exhaustion I felt during the race.
So how’s my experience?
Here’s my statistics for the recently concluded HSBC 135 Fun Run, where I run my second 10k run, based on my Timex Road Trainer watch, except for the overall time:
Overall 59 minutes 32 seconds, official (updated)
5km– 28m 34s
8km– 47m 10s
9km– 53m 25s
Pace 5:57/km (updated)
Average heart rate 188bpm
Total calories 1215 kcal
Total mileage as of date 43km, official
Best time for 10k 59m 27s (HSBC 135 Run)
Full blog will be up soon…