Monday, January 19, 2015

Sunday Long Run: Sitio Tigbawan, Can-ayan, Malaybalay City

This is my second back-to-back long run on a weekend for this month as I prepare for my first ultramarathon race on February. Last Saturday (Jan. 17), I ran 5K at the SIC Family Fun Run then followed it up with 13K at the Capitol Grounds. On Sunday (Jan. 18), Edward and I went out for a long run, from our office building at LBP Malaybalay up to Sitio Tigbawan in Brngy. Can-ayan and back.

While I've ran several times along the Can-ayan barangay road, it was my first time to run up to Sitio Tigbawan. However, Last December 31, 2014 we did a year-end hike starting from GK Capitol Village, passing through the Two Trees Peak of the Provincial Tree Park descending to Sitio Tigbawan and finally walking up to Can-ayan barangay proper. The hike gave me an idea of what to expect in this route .

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sunday Long Run: NHA Casisang to Brngy. Imbayao (Malaybalay)

These are photos taken during our long run last Sunday, January 11, 2015. I was with my officemate Edward. We started our run at almost 6 AM right outside their home in NHA Phase 3 Annex, Casisang. Our route simply followed the road going to Barangay Imbayao and we agreed to turn around once we reached one hour. It is 95% uphill in going to Imbayao so we run-walk with a 4:1 ratio (4 minutes run; 1 minute walk).

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Race Report: 31st Davao Finishers Marathon (Dec. 7, 2014)

As my year-ender major race, I joined the 31st Davao Finishers Marathon last December 7, 2014 in Davao City. Despite the lack of preparation, I registered for 42K just to fulfill my goal of running at least one marathon a year.

DFM 2014 was scheduled a week before Pryce Gas International Marathon in Cagayan de Oro. Though CDO is nearer to my hometown Malaybalay (Bukidnon) than Davao City, I chose to run in DFM due to the following reasons: (1) DFM is actually Mindanao’s longest running marathon event.  It is now on its 31styear and is only 7 years younger than the National Milo Marathon; (2) it will be my first time to run in Davao City; and (3) Ggun start is at 12 midnight which is favorable to slow runners like me who hate running under the harsh rays of the sun.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Two Weekends, Three Races

November was a busy one in terms of running for me. As I have decided that I will run 42K the following month in Davao City, I have only this month to train for the full marathon distance. As part of my preparation, I joined three races on two weekends:

November 9, 2014 - 38th Milo Marathon Cagayan de Oro

I prepared for this race for about two months in hope of finally improving my 21K PR of 2:13:30 which was set three years ago during Unilab's Run United also in CDO. It has been an endless 21K heartbreaks for me since then as, due to lack of consistent training, I failed to improve my time in the succeeding half-marathons that I've joined. For this year's Milo Marathon, I still wasn't able to train consistently. My longest long run was only up to 18K and I wasn't able to run two weeks before the race because Malou and I went to Palawan to celebrate our wedding anniversary. But since I was able to do some speed and hill works and tempo runs during weekdays, I think I was better prepared for this one than the previous years.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kisolon Fiesta Run 2014 Winners and Top Finishers

Here are the official winners and top finishers of Kisolon Fiesta Run 2014 held last November 15, 2014 in Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon:

3K Boys: