Condura Run 2009

With no full marathon races scheduled in the near future – with the Phil Intl Marathon again postponed to a later date this year, runners eyeing and training to run a full 42k has switched their sights to taking on just a half.

And what an exciting half there will be with the Condura 2009 race which promises to have an exciting route with the SLEX Skyway being a part of it.

Preparations are now underway for the race which is scheduled on March 22, 2009. Other details are to be seen on the Condura Run 2009 website which will be accessible soon.

Here are some of the contact information for your possible inquiries regarding this event:

Contact Persons:
1. Ms. Michele Virtusio
2. Mr. Vic Pielago
3. Mr. Alex dela torre
Tel no. 391-0980 (BayanTel)
or you can email at condurarun@yahoo.com

Do watch out for further updates which will be provided by Mr. Patrick Concepcion, Runningshield himself and one of the prime-movers of the said race.

See you at the outdoors!

Advertisements

List of Running Races – UPDATED

Finally, was able to update my 2009 List of Running Races. 😀 Click here to view the page.

Happy Running!

Happy As I Intended To Be

As expected, the Happy Run was one happy event. People were in such a festive mood what with all the varying kinds of entertainment available, not to mention the number of eye candies present.

As advised by Coach Rio, I settled in running the 5k in order not to aggravate the pain I was previously feeling on both my shins. I obeyed with an envious heart because all my running friends (well almost) were running the 15k, a number of them for the first time.  But then I convinced myself that it is a great opportunity to see if I can improve on my 5k time. Luckily a few days before the race, my best friend Pol asked me if I wanted to join him on a bike ride at the McKinley trail after the run. Hmmm… Running and mtbiking afterwards seems like a good idea. Of course I said yep!

best friend pol, me and hubby art

best friend pol, me and hubby art prior to 5k gun start

Art, Pol and I arrived at the race area comfortable enough for us to get settled, see the 15k runners take off and do our own thing afterwards. As usual, the McKinley Hill was a killer but I was ready for it this time, after all I was running only the 5k. I was psyching myself, “Parang warm-up run lang sa training ito!”. I ran but did not try to run targetting PR because I was thinking of the bike ride after (I have to have enough energy left for it) and also afraid of making my shins hurt (I forgot to tape my shins). I finished with an unofficial time of 00:34:57 but official records showed that I finished at 00:35:35. Hey, hey, hey my last 5k race yielded me a 00:37:18 finish. PR na naman ako? Lol!  I am truly happy that I did. 😀

i liked this candid shot that art took of me as i was about to finish the last half of the race (tama ang form ko ha!)

i liked this shot that art took of me as i was about to finish the last half of the race (tama ang form ko ha!)

I was not able to stay long for the post-race “socials” because Pol and I had to get ready for the ride to the trail. But Art and I was able to sneak in a few photo ops with Marga who like me decided to run the 5k only and Jaymie and JunC who registered for the 15k but decided to do the 5k instead because of their knee injuries.

Chinna, Marga, me and Zinnia

Chinna, Marga, me and Zinnia

Jaymie (TBR), Coach Rio, JunC, me and Zinnia

Jaymie (TBR), Coach Rio, JunC, me and Zinnia

The bike ride was ok except that I had a crash while I was on trail no. 2 because I miscalculated my speed and did not engage the brakes in time for the sharp turn. It resulted to me having bruises on my left knee and a slightly broken thumb. It was crazy really. There I was tackling the very same trail for the third time but I still crashed. But I am generally ok, the incident wasn’t enough to dampen my already high spirits. Why? I just run a 5k but my legs seems to be fresh as I took on the ride to and from the trail. And best of all, the pain on my shins slowly disappeared as I began to ride my bike. Pedalling the uphills seems like a walk in the park it even surprised me as much as it surprised Pol.

Pol and I getting ready for our next activity ;)

Pol and I getting ready for our next activity 😉

resting after riding trails 1 and 2 (McKinley) inside the Phil Army Camp

resting after riding trails 1 and 2 (McKinley) inside the Phil Army Camp

In summary, I was happy because I was able to do two things that I really like doing – running and biking – all on the same day. I usually do only either but being able to do both is a blast!

Congratulations to Drew Arellano together with the rest of Team Super and of course to Coach Rio and his group for putting up a very successful Happy Run. Congratulations are in order too for my friends who ran and finished the 15k for the first time. Happy Run race results btw are now available for viewing.

Meanwhile, back to training I will be on Wednesday at the ULTRA. Art on the other hand will be resuming his attendance to the Nike Running Clinic by Tuesday.  My next target : 15K at the Runew Race on Feb 22 and the Maarat trail sometime soon. Wish me luck! 😉

My New Blog Header

patok!

patok!

I have a new header!!! Super thanks to my ex-boyfriend Art (asawa na ngayon!) for it. AYLAVET! 😉

Thanks too to my friends’ discriminating tastes because at last I was able to use it to my full advantage. Ayos!

Meanwhile I hope everyone who takes a peep will like my blog site’s slight makeover. Woohoo! 😉

Ang Gabing Nasapawan Ang Kulit Ni “KR”

Nagpunta ako sa ULTRA kagabi hindi para mag-train (kasi mamaya pa ang training ko) . I went there to see my runner friends and also to have a last post-ULTRA dinner with Wilbert who will be flying to Seattle on Saturday and won’t be back until November of this year.

And what have I realized? Gabi ng kulitan pala kagabi! Na-outshine ako ng mga elite/veteran runners na expert din sa pangungulit. Habang tina-type ko ang blog na ito, natatawa pa rin ako habang naaalala ang antics nila Vince, Mark, Bobby, Coaches Jo-Ar, Roel and even Coach John. Pati na rin si Wilbert, Tiffin at Zinnia.

The Nike Running Clinic was such a riot last night but don’t believe the words I am saying. See for yourself. I have happily snapped away pics of the kulitan scenes. Enjoy!

SERIOUS PIX MUNA —

orientation for the new attendees by Coach Rio

orientation for the new attendees by Coach Rio

 

with Coach John

with Coach Roel

with Coaches Roel, Jesse and Rio

with Coaches Roel, Jesse and Rio

Mark and Cris of Group A

Mark and Cris of Group A

Z and Tiffin

Z and Tiffin

Jasper and Wilbert - mga injured pa yan!

Jasper and Wilbert - mga injured pa yan!

AND THEN HINDI NA NAKAYANAN ANG PAGIGING SERIOUS

si vince bumigay na!

si vince bumigay na!

Si Coach Jo-Ar, kumulit dahil sa Raisin Loaf; Ako TUMABA, waaahhhh!

Si Coach Jo-Ar, kumulit dahil sa Raisin Loaf; Ako TUMABA, waaahhhh!

mark and wilbert nangungulit na rin!

mark and wilbert nangungulit na rin!

vince an dtiffin

vince an dtiffin

vince and Z

vince and Z

hindi po ito kasama sa itinuturo sa training, lol!

hindi po ito kasama sa itinuturo sa training, lol!

Coach! ngwek!!! side plank ang ginagawa nila bakit ganyan ikaw???

Coach! ngwek!!! side plank ang ginagawa nila bakit ganyan ikaw???

pati si coach john pasaway na sa kulit - about face na oh!

pati si coach john pasaway na sa kulit - about face na oh!

at ang bida ng gabi - si VINCE! kasama si Ardie na nangulit din!

at ang bida ng gabi - si VINCE! kasama si Ardie na nangulit din!

Wahahaha! I still have other pics from last night pero I have yet to post sa multiply ko.  Watch out for it as I update this post for the link to the pics!

Chaia’s Weight-Loss Blog

At the start of the new year, I received an email from fellow Happy Feet and runner-blogger Chaia. She was telling me that she plans to post a blog regarding weight loss and keeping fit and would like to feature me (yep! Kulit me!) in it. She requested me to answer some questions related to the topic and asked if i could send her my before and after weight loss pics.

I was generally hesitant at the start because first, I haven’t totally won over my battle with the weight loss yet. As of now, the whole me is still a “work in progress”.  Second, I believe there are many out there who seem to be more worthy to be such a “role model”. And lastly, I just feel like I am not the best example that people would want to emulate. I still suck in discipline, you know. Honestly, I still have my moments of ‘sin” wherein the whole concept of discipline for me breaks loose. So why me?

But then Chaia says that she really wanted me after reading my blogs. And then I remembered that I have also talked about my weight loss experience in this blogsite of mine and having her talk about it again in her blog might really be able to generate inspiration to others. And so, answer her questions I did and emailed it back to her together with my pics and my sample nutrition diet.

And now, there it is – Chai’s post about my own weight loss story. I really just want to say thanks for the confidence. I recently just realized that I do have a gift of making people laugh, putting smiles on their faces without putting so much of an effort to it. But knowing that I might be giving others inspiration or encouragement is something that puts a positive confirmation to what i have been doing.

Curious now huh? If you want to see what I am being mushy about, check out Chaia’s (witchkitty) blog. 😉

RUNEW – Asian Hospital’s Fun Run

asian-hosp_funrun_rfa1_mkh_nike

I will definitely join this race. This is to be my 15k race debut and it will happen exactly a month before my scheduled first shot in running my first ever half marathon. Suffice to say, I am really counting on this race to be my yardstick as to my readiness into completing my immediate goal of being able to run and finish a 21K. Hopefully my shins will be up to the challenge as much as my heart and mind is.

Check out the poster for the race details guys. Registration btw starts on Feb 1, 2009 and registration centers are at the Nike Park in Bonifacio High Street and at the MOB Lobby of the Asian Hospital.

Also, as common to almost all RunRio-organized races, Photovendo will again be there to take snapshots of runners in their best running form and finisher’s poses.  Isn’t that a treat!

Hopefully I will be able to post snapshots of the race’s singlet soon. Just watch out for it. 😉