Category Archives: Run John Run

34th Milo Marathon (quick post)

Me running on Buendia Flyover (photo courtesy of Photovendo)

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
Where: Manila
Organizer: Rudy Biscocho

Event               10k(4th 10k)
Overall time     58 min 18 sec

Split (km) Cumulative Per milestone Mins/km
2 10:05 10:05 5:02
3 15:48 5:43 5:43
5.5 30:56 15:08 6:03
6.5 36:50 5:54 5:54
7.5 43:16 6:26 6:26
8.5 49:10 5:54 5:54
10 58:18 9:08 6:05
Average 5:52

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.)

Scheduled/Planned run
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


2nd Quezon City International Marathon (quick post)

click to enlarge... =)

(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.

Continue reading

Run United 2 (quick post)

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

Event                                       5k
Total Time                              28:57

Average HR             186bpm
Peak HR                  203
Min HR                    170

Total Calories          573

1km                         04:57
2km                         11:05
3km                         17:23
4km                         22:52
5km                         28:57

Pace: 5:47/km

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..)

HSBC 135 Fun Run

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?

Continue reading

HSBC Run (quick post)

That's me in one of my very few pics taken during the event...

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
Peak– 203bpm
Minimum– 139bpm

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…

Adidas King of the Road 2010

The extra mile is right between your ears.

So the signboard says at the gym.

But signing up for a 10k run seemed like signing up for death or pain eternal at the minimum especially if you haven’t trained enough for that kind of physical exhaustion.

I survived it, nonetheless. Impossible is nothing, right?

The physical exhaustion I am talking about is the Adidas King of the Road 2010 that happened yesterday in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) where I run my first 10k race. Though I am known to be a very competitive guy taking most things gravely, KOTR wasn’t one of those most things. I took the challenge lightly as I know that I am not prepared enough to dash and set high standards for myself for that test of endurance. And though I planned a month ahead to prepare for KOTR, other priorities just wouldn’t let me have it. Three weeks before the big day, I am running every other night around the Mall of Asia complex. I limit doing weights at the gym to focus on my pacing. The plan was to double the 3.5km run the next week and some more distance days before the event. But my new work had me staying in the office ‘til midnight for 3 days straight and some other days passed 8pm. And mentally, my mind isn’t ready. So I don’t really expect to be faster.

But just like what Miley said, it doesn’t matter how fast you get there… it’s the climb, or should I say it’s the run. =)

How did I fare?

Continue reading

Pretty credible result

Three days after the 4th Auto Review Run and the results are already available. Very commendable on the part of the organizers despite the non-use of any timing device for each runner. Or they have some kind of a scanner for the bar code in our bib numbers? Hmm, I couldn’t care more.

The result posted over at Pinoy Fitness showed that I finished 107th out of 743 5k runners. For a distance of 5 kilometers, I clocked in 30 minutes and 42 seconds. That’s faster than my record back in the Rexona Run but slightly slower than my estimated time in the Figaro Run. In case the hearsay is true that the 5k route is longer by 200 meters, I think I’m faster for all cases in this race.

Pretty credible result. It’s almost the same with my own estimate.

It’s just that there’s something wrong with it. The number of 5k runners are only 700 plus? I thought it was around a grand. Also, I am runner 5869 but my name isn’t Adrain Aquino, as indicated in the results. Further, I’m only 24 years old, not 27. Now the question, is that really my record or of somebody else? Rushed result? They could have taken the whole week to release a complete and proper result.

Anyway, I’ll own the record unless they release a revised one.

Oh, here are some pics taken after the event:

I always have a camera with me every time I join a run. I’m documenting everything…for this blog!