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Snapshots Thursday: Old School Race Bibs

October 7th, 2010 4 comments

This month of October, I’m celebrating my 1st year of anniversary in my running “career.” I started running seriously last October 2009, my first race was a 5K Fun Run at UPLB. My oldest bib therefore dates back December 13, 2009.

No match with these bibs I saw at the MacRunners Sports Inc. office last week.

Oldskul Race Bibs

Manila International Marathon 1984- I’m just starting to walk during htis year.

4th PAL Manila INternational Marathon – Try googling it!

2 Milo Race Bibs

I do believe Sir Jovie aka BaldRunner and Sir Rene aka JazzRunner would have been familiar with this.

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Snapshots Thursday: Dog?

September 23rd, 2010 4 comments

Its hard to choose what picture I would share here. Again, I would like to invite you to put a nice caption or crazy title on this picture.

_____________________________?

This dog is one of the runners during the Biodiversity Run 2010. Yes, we love diversity even in our races.

Snapshots Thursday: I Heart Running, She …

September 16th, 2010 5 comments

Snapshots Thursdays return… now with a twist!

You have to finish the title or suggest a nice catchy caption.

Let’s start with this:

CAPTION: _____________________?

Suggest a caption or finish the title of the post.

The crazier the caption, the better. What are you waiting for, place your comment now!

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Snapshots Thursday: TBR Dream Marathon

August 19th, 2010 8 comments
It’s has been a while since I last posted something about running. Its just that I’m finishing my backpacking stories. But because The Bull Runner Dream Marathon 2o11 has an official date already (March 20, 2011) let me remember my most unforgettable race.
At the finish line, TBR Dream Marathon (May 22, 2010)
The Bull Runner Dream Marathon 2010- my very first marathon (42.195K /26.2 miles). My face shows all the hard work and pain my body and mind have gone through. Those short 5-second moment at the finish line is still memorable up to this very day, when you raise your hand in celebration of victory, high-five those your fellow marathoners, be congratulated by your friends and thank God for the strength He gave.
Unexplainable and indescribable for marathon virgins.
Those are moments that fellow marathoners would forever cherish.


To those who are planning to join TBR Dream Marathon 2011, all the best. To my TBR DM Classmates, let’s pay it forward and be of help to the second batch of first-time marathoners. Bravo Ms.Jaymie for another “dream race” coming!!


May these quotes inspire each of us to continue running and
finish your first marathon:

“Our running shoes are really erasers. Every step erases a memmory of a past failure.
Every mile brings us closer to a clean slate. Each footstrike rubs away a word, a look,
or an event which led us to believe that sucess was beyond our grasp.”
- John Bingham
“The marathon’s about being in contention over the last 10K.  That’s when it’s about what you have in your core.  You have run all the strength, all the superficial fitness out of yourself, and it really comes down to what’s left inside you.  To be able to draw deep and pull something out of yourself is one of the most tremendous things about the marathon.”
– Rob de Castella

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Snapshots Thursday: JourneyingJames meets Eduardo Buenavista

June 24th, 2010 13 comments
You can call it luck. I call it divine appointment!
I just trained with the fastest Filipino runner. (yeah! \m/ astig!) 
Well, I run the 400m track once while he did 2 loops. He is so blazin’ fast that I cannot capture him with my low-tech digital camera. I have to approach his coach and politely ask for a picture.
Eduardo “Vertek” Buenavista stands 5ft. tall but runs super super fast. I am just amazed on how this GenSan-born athlete gracefully cuts into the air as he complete one loop after another. He is literally flying with perfect strides and effortless running form. What I did was just to stare and try to keep at his pace. Ok, delete that ‘try to keep at his pace’ thing ‘coz I really can’t; or maybe in the near future.

I am doing my “speed training” while he do his ‘regular’ training run. I must say that his cool down jog is still faster than my intervals. Look at my tired face while he is all smiles.

Google his name and you will be further amazed at his feats (Vertek’s PR):
3K- 8:17.14 min. (Manila 26 05 2002)
5K- 13:58.43 min. (Busan 10 10 2002)
10K- 29:02.36 min. (Busan 07 10 2002)
Half Marathon- 1:02:58 hrs. (Manila 06 07 2008)
Marathon- 2:18:44 hrs. (Oita 01 02 2004)
3K (SC)- 8:40.77 min. (Kuala Lumpur 12 09 2001)

He also holds the Milo Marathon Course record with the time of 2:18:53.

Watching him run is pure motivation to train harder, smarter and more consistently.

Oh, btw, he will not join the Milo Marathon this July 4 as he sets his eyes on ______________________. That would be kept as a secret for now.

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