I slept around12mn the night before Craig (Team Logan) woke me up for a speed workout. “Hey runner, c’mon wake up we will go to the track,” he said as he shook my legs tucked in a comforter on a chilly Baguio morning. I said, “Yeah, I’m coming!” But I want to extend my sleep for another 30 minutes, we don’t have climate like this back in Manila. Its 5:30am and I chose to wake up and shake off those sleepy cells. We don’t have an “air-conditioned” track oval in Manila and Los Banos. And runners wake up early for some endorphin fix.
Who doesn’t want to run here?
After reading my fave book, a cup of coffee and apple cinnamon oats, off we go to Teacher’s Camp to test that spanking new tartan track oval that opened February of this year.
As we are preparing for the Milo National Marathon’s 21K we had the same program for Tuesday- INTERVALS. Craig introduced me to the program and I find it useful- “Run Less, Run Faster.” I will give the link later on the post. I find it a timely training program after Coach Jim’s tested marathon training program at the TBR Dream Marathon.
Program calls for 10-20 minutes warm-up, 2 x 3200m (400m rest interval) and 10 minute cool-down
I know that I’m still recovering after the Tiger Race 10K last weekend so I only did a 10-minute warm-up, 8 x 400m and another 10-minute cool down.
Some members of the Philippine Team, boxing.
Stubborn as I am, I used lanes 5 and 6.
Lane 1 is used by “SOMEONE” whom I will feature on Thursday for Snapshots Thursday. Be excited for that!
Craig Logan wants it half-naked.
My favorite running pic so far.
Note: I timed the camera then run. It took me forever to get this flying pose.
I believe you will get jealous on the next post- Snapshots Thursday: Running with the fastest Filipino Marathoner. Be sure to visit back on Thursday AM.
Stats during the Run:
Place: Teachers’ Camp Track Oval, Baguio City
Date: June 15, 2010 (Tuesday AM)
Actual Work-out: 6 kilometers
Warm-up 1.6K- 10:50
9 x 400m 2:10, 1:49, 1:48, 1:47, 1:50, 1:52, 1:49, 1:47, 1:38 (with 1:30 recovery in between)
Cool down 800m- 5:17
Running Surface: Tartan Track Oval
Temperature: 23°C or 73°F
Shoes & Apparel: New Balance MR92, Run United singlet and Craft running shorts
HM Training Program in PDF format: Runner’s World “Run Less, Run Faster”
Important Note: The track oval is open everyday including Sundays and holidays. Entrance is P35 unless you are a member of the Philippine Team, they are free of charge. Ticketing office is closed on weekends and holidays so if you want to run during those times, buy a ticket ahead of time during weekdays office hours.
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On a different note, Baguio City hosts the 34th Milo Provincial race too.
Race date: July 18, 2010 (Sunday)
Race distances and fees:
3K kiddie run (P50) / 5K fun run (P50)
10K (P500 w/ timing chip) / 21K (P500 w/ timing chip).
Be sure to bring your empty 300g Milo pack (1kg pack is good for 3 registrants).
Registration Center: Athlete Quarters, Athletic Bowl Burnham Park, Baguio City
Contact Info: (0918)561-8364 and look for Mr. Antonio del Monte