July 14, 2013

Hydration Belt: Fuel Belt R20

So, I was able to get some budget to buy a new hydration belt. I was contemplating in the store today between Nathan Speed 2 and Fuel Belt R20. My previous belt was a Speed 2 which was a large and does not fit me anymore (I got thinner, yahoo!) and it is quite old and dilapidated. I decided on Fuel Belt R20 because it looks nice and can hold my car keys, and maybe around 2-3 GU at the same time. I am definitely using this to train for Milo 21K. I did get the yellow one because I wanted to pair it with my shoes. Here is a photo I grabbed from the internet of what I bought.

See you guys in the road. Running in UP oval tomorrow - LSD.

July 9, 2013

The HP Run

As most of my friends know, I have transferred to HP since November of 2012. And since I am a loyalist, I am promoting The HP Run happening on September 1, 2013 at the Bonifacio Global City.

I am not sure yet what will be my target for ths race but I am hoping that this could be my PR. Anyhoo, here are the race details.

Race Details:

Venue: Bonifacio Global City
Date: September 1, 2013 (Assembly Time is at 5AM)

Race Fees:
3k: PHP 400
5k: PHP 500
10k: PHP 600
5k Buddy: PHP 800 per pair

Fees are inclusive of:
Singlet (Size availability may be limited.)
Runningmate Race Bib with built in timing chip

Registration Guidelines:
Registration period is from June 26, 2013 – July 26, 2013.
Please take note of the fees of which race you are participating.
Mode of payment is via bank deposit. Payment should be made prior to registration.
Please keep a copy of your deposit slip as it will serve as your passport to redeem your race kits.

For 5K Buddy:
1st buddy registers and chooses “Yes, this is first signup” in Initial Sign Up field.
A code will be emailed to the 1st buddy.
2nd buddy registers and chooses “No, I have a buddy code already.” and enters the code.
Note: Registration guidelines for HP employees will be communicated internally.

Bank Account Information:
BPI – Savings Account
Pierre Gabriel Ngo Dee

For any questions, you may contact:
0917 5907172
0915 2848938

You can also visit the page for registration at:

Please like our facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/hp.run.event

See you guys!

July 8, 2013

On Gears and running Milo Half Marathon

I decided that if I am going to come back to running, I need to invest on something. I then decided that I will buy new running shoes and register for races. I was able to purchase my new running shoes coupled with new socks and a bargain eyewear from Runnr. Today, I was able to register for the Milo Half Marathon happening on July 28.

The shoes:

Brooks Trance 11

Well, yeah I got this on sale. Since I am not running any full mary yet, I decided to settle on a cheapo shoes before I transition back to Asics or something more expensive. I had myself tested in Runnr Trinoma and I am still under stability since I am a flat footed runner. My option was between Brooks and Saucony but I bent on buying brooks because of aesthetics. You see, I have wide feet and some "slim" design shoes does not really work for me. So in the end, I decided to get something that looks good, yet fits my foot type.

I searched videos as well on YouTube and came across this:

After watching the video. I knew I did a good job choosing my shoes. I took my new rides for a test drive today conquering a distance of 5km (recovery from Adidas) and I did enjoy my supported run. I am definitely running places with my Brooks Trance 11.

Since I saved some of my budget from buying shoes which are on sale, I was able to squeeze in some new socks from Runnr and their new shades. I would definitely enjoy running now under the sun.

The race:

Milo Half Marathon, July 28

Well, best of luck to me! I decided to run a half marathon with very little training but since I have a new coach-friend and he told me he will pace me, I am more confident that I will be able to finish this race with flying collars. Today, upon signing the lady told me that there are only around 150 slots left for the 21km so if you guys are still interested to race Milo go to Riovana at BGC to register. Do not forget your 300g Milo packets!

I am looking forward to train more and more with my new gear and Milo. See you guys on the road!

July 7, 2013

Finally kicked-off with a BANG for my future running plans

Today, I was able to run 16.8KM at the Adidas King of the Road 2013 at BGC. It was a very momentous occassion because finally, I was able to run again after so many months of hiatus. Don't get me wrong, I still do fitness stuff but mostly in the gym but this time I want to come back to my real passion which is running. I was able to find a new friend/coach, Bob who commits on helping me achieve that sub-2 21K by the end of this year and hopefully a full marathon in Condura. But those plans are still way ahead, as of now I'll just savour the memory of running strong today with a finish time of unofficially 1:50:++ for the 16KM or well, 17KM as what my Garmin read.

Photos from today's run:

Serious runner ha! Photo courtesy of We Run for Good Health. Thank you guys!

16.8km finishers: Ara Arida (Miss Universe-Philippines 2013), mysefl and monster Jess Segovia
10km finisher: Lex Librea from the infamous "We love you, Maria Venus Raj" viral video

Reunited with Tin Ferrera, my ultramarathoner friend who helped me accomplish New York Marathon 2010

The whole gang at Toastbox, The Fort for some post-race meal.
In photo from right: Lex, Tin, Bob, Jess, Ara and Sly

May 29, 2012

Planned! World Vision Run - June 24, 2012

My friends, Lex, Giselle and I have planned to run this race. Primarily because of the good contribution it will give to the society. I am very much excited and plan on registering my best 5K (hopeful, wishing baka nga).

Here are the details for those who still intend to join:

And the singlet:

See you in the starting line!