Takbo Mo,Buhay Ko Charity FunRun on April 27,2014

TAKBO MO BUHAY KO FUN RUN

TAKBO MO BUHAY KO FUN RUN

[Write-Up Credits to jazzrunner.wordpress.com]

TAKBO MO BUHAY KO FUN RUN, is going to be held on April 27, 2014 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City. It is an advocacy run of the “Kaarawan Mo, Buhay ko” program to help needy children and adolescents, regardless of nationality, social status, or religion. They work with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor. The foundation acts selflessly and focuses solely for charitable purposes.

Headed by Life Coach Clarissa Calingasan. She is fondly called is a certified life/business coach, a longtime businesswoman and has impressive titles, (Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team/ Star Brand Philippines Outstanding Filipino Achiever award) plus a landmark project in her lap.
Why the birthday reference? Because it gives awareness to those needy people celebrating their birthdays and Clarissa’s vision is to see one birthday celebrant given hope and change their lives—as one celebrates a birthday, a new life begins for every child.

It is with this advocacy that Coach Clarissa is inviting others to share this common vision through a Fun Run which they have called the TAKBO MO BUHAY KO FUN RUN, to be held on April 27, 2014 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.

*Race Details*
April 27, 2014 Sunday
Venue : CCP Open Grounds, Pasay City
Distance :
2K Walk
3K
5K
10K
10K Barefoot

Registration Fees

2K Walk – 350.00
3K – 450.00
5K – 550.00
10K – 700.00
10K Barefoot – 700.00

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Takbo Mo,Buhay Ko Charity FunRun on April 27,2014 5:00AM Sunday @ Liwasang Ullalim CCP Complex Pasay City!
Register Now @
*Mizuno Mall of Asia
*Mizuno Trinoma
*Mizuno Galleria
*A Runners Circle Manila
Aloha hotel Roxas Blvd
*100 Miles Cafe Bonifacio Global City
*Fernandina Suite Hotel
Every Saturday 2:00PM to
6:00Pm
*Mcdonalds Quezon Avenue Every Monday from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
*Jollibee Junction Alabang Muntilupa near Festival Mall
From 6:00PM to 10:00PM
*CONTACT DETAILS* A
Saul Navaro Jr.
0915-848-8222 (globe) /
E ric J oson
0922-82 8-6299 (sun)

Half Pang Lasing.. Half Pang Bagong Gising

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It’s 3:00 in the morning and I swear not too long ago this was the time I would just be on my way home from a gig or a night out with the boys. I find myself in a now brightier more commercial Tapsi Ni Vivian in Tuazon Ave. Marikina. Though the place does look more appealing it doesn’t lose its flare for food nor the characters that fill the tables in this 24/7 “panghimasmas-bago-uwi”.. Nightspot.. Or should I say.. Early morning spot..

You have your poker players most looking like they lost the world and a few feeling like they’re on top of it.. Treating the gang. Then you have your typical all male testosterone filled barkada.. Trying their latest pick up lines on the next table.. Which happens to be bar girls with their manager who have just finished work in the nightclubs around. You can tell a lot just by sitting and observing as your free to seat in this iconic place this side of town good for one or twenty one.

I’ve been on a bulalo /nilaga spree the past weeks and this is no day to let down on my streak. I ordered Nilaga.. Which would usually mean Nilaga Baka or Beef Shank Soup in broth. I’m surprised they offered NILSILOG.. I was starting to think of the taste and the texture of food in my head ad how the flavours would lead up to..

Time to get adventurous… I just don’t know how nilaga would taste with fried rice.. And with fried egg to boot. It’s like you’re suppose to order a a strong dish match it with mild sidings or starch. Not this morning.I’m going all fireworks. I asked for 3 calamansi (kumkuats citrus) and siling labuyo for my dip..

I know it’s just tasteless of me and utterly baduy to order three-in-one coffee with my nilaga.. But that’s just me. The disk arrives and as expected.. The festival flavours of brothed tender beef, leafy veggies, chilli citrus fish sauce, runny fried egg on fried rice may just be too much on the pallette. Specially if you take in a few spoonful sips of warm beef broth to go with it.

These 24/7 bulalo houses have their own secret “bulalo since the beginning of time” concoction. It’s.just tasty.. MSG lightly present though.. But still beefy.. And UNLI! Yep you could have as much as you want
. Unlike those joints in the now snobbish tagaytay district when you can no longer ask for extra soup.

The solo fried rice and fried egg won’t cut it though. So the P135 price would end up something like p170.. For your additional fried rice and egg.

It’s 3:58 in the morning.. And I’m now seeing runners.. Cyclists and families coming in.. And a new day begins this side of town where the sun shines first only in the east.

Active Health Sports Gel

I wanted to try out the new ACTIVE HEALTH SPORTS GEL but I wanted to try it in a brick training session as Im joining ULAH Tri United this month. I was planning on doing a 750m Swim, 20Km Bike, and 5Km run. but bad weather suddenly set in and I had to cut short the bike to 12km and the run 3km as it was already starting flood in our area. 

Trying out the new Active Health Sports Gel, Just before the 750m Swim, 12Km Bike, and 3Km Run Brick Training.

Trying out the new Active Health Sports Gel, Just before the 750m Swim, 12Km Bike, and 3Km Run Brick Training.

I wanted to try out the Active Health Sports Gel that if taken around 30 minutes before the run, I would like to observe if it was “hiyang” to it, so as that i wouldnt experience upset stomach or sudden increase in palpatations..etc.. as I am with other sports gel. For the record i use GU, Clif Gel and Clif Sports block,

Id have to take my hat off to Unilab for starting from scratch regarding the development of the Active Heatlh Sports Gel. If it was some other company, they would have just imported a formula, or had reversed engineering an existing product and tweak on it., but not Unilab.. they started from scratch and really developed it which according to Ms. Bianca (Brand Manager) , took 2 years to develop. Now that they have the finished product after numerous testing. It is now BFAD approved which is one of the highest quality standards in testing fit for commercial use.

Compared to other sports gel, the most evident difference from other sports gels which I totally like is its CONSISTENCY.. it is more syrupy than most. Taking other sports gels, I would have to drink water along with the gel so It wouldnt slime all over my throat. With the Active Sports Gel, it is more syrupy and it was easy to swallow.

The taste is good. It had just the right richness. I didnt have that sudden sugar overload that would shock my tastebuds.   For now the current flavor available is BERRY MIX.

Active Health Sports Gel contains more complex carbs as there is a 9:1 ratio of complex to simple carbs. It also contains the highest amount of maltodextrin(26g/43g sachet) as compared to other gels, which provides endurance athletes more of the longer-sustaining energy fuels. Complex carbohydrate maltodextrin is easy to digest in the stomach and easily absorbed in the intestine as quickly as glucose.

So now you have your Enervon Active vitamins to provide serious stamina for serious sports, Your Active Health Sports Gel during training or race, and your Enervon HP drink which is great for recovery.

The new Active Health Sports Gel

The new Active Health Sports Gel

So Im off to my 750m swim in moderate pace.  Of all the three events my favorite is swimming. Clearly check out my pics that im not built for speed in land!

Selfie under the water during my swim Photo courtesy of my training bud Mike Nera and Camera by Jimmy Ong

Selfie under the water during my swim Photo courtesy of my training bud Mike Nera and Camera by Jimmy Ong

I made the swimming pool by the clubhouse our transition area. So after the swim, I was off to bike. Before biking I was bent on doing 20km but bad weather and due to safety and flooding I was just down to 12km. But still I had my Active Health Sports Gel in my bike cockpit just in case it turned out to a long ride.

Active Health Sports Gel, cockpit ready and easy to tear away and chug away!

Active Health Sports Gel, cockpit ready and easy to tear away and chug away!

So the short bike ride didnt leave me tired as I would expect but I wanted to try the Active Health Sports Gel during the brick training session so I tried one, back to transition just before going off to do the run…

Trying out another Active Health Sports Gel in transition to Run. Still able to smile!

Trying out another Active Health Sports Gel in transition to Run. Still able to smile!

What was supposed to be a 5km run ended up in 3km as bad weather persisted and it was starting to flood in some streets. It was a good workout still and I was happy I was able to try out the Active Health Sports Gel in training.

The verdict.. a good product! I like the way it is syrupy in consistency and it has more carbs to fuel my training or race! I was able to sustain my stamina during my training and had my 2nd wind during the run!

The Active Health Sports Gel will debut at the Run United Philippine Marathon on Oct 6. I see myself still using the Active Health Sports Gel, not for the run, but to fuel my hosting which i expect to run from 12mn to 11am in the morning straight duty.. Ill see you at the finishline!

YOU ARE WAY STRONGER, FITTER and FASTER than YOU THINK!

7 hours cut-off

7 hours cut-off

In the first place, I know you didnt join the marathon just for kicks. I know that you already have an above average running performance, if not you have the passion and mental toughness to finish a 42km. I know that in the passed few months you have started to train your body into a machine.
I forgot which coach taught me this but failure in race performance is not due to lack of strength and conditioning, but of errors in race execution. I had the privilege of being in a talk by Kuya Kim Atienza in the Enervon Active Runner’s Summit, he talked about focus, and vision. The mind is so powerful and we just fail to tap it, What ever the mind can concieve, the body will believe and fruition will be accomplished.

Failure in race execution can be brought about by being distracted and losing focus on your race plan (yes you should have some sort of race plan specially for longer distances unless you are so used to the long distance that you can easily “wing it”) can lead you to DOUBT YOURSELF.

As much as we run in different paces,  we all know that the LSD teaches muscle memories, that each muscle fiber, muscle group get to move in unison as one. Same for the mind, you have to make an effort TRAIN your MIND and FOCUS In the weeks and days leading to the race join me in the following affirmations which should be part of your morning rituals.

TRAINING
Do this when you wake up, study shows that there are theta levels and frequencies in our brainwaves that we are most attune with our mind body and spirit in the morning right after waking up and able to compose our selves ready to face the day, when our heart rate (resting heart rate) is at its freshest. Look in front of the mirror (better if its a whole body mirror ) so you can visualize more. I have learned these techniques from motivational speaker John Calub as well, Recite the following affirmations:

“I have trained for this.”

“I am strong.”

“I am speed.”

“I am power!”

“I will finish strong!”

The affirmations above are my suggestions but ofcourse you can use more intense and personalize affirmations closest to your heart, mind body and spirit.

RACE PLAN

Have a race plan. By this time you should know your different speeds measured in units of MINUTES per KM. Most running watches have this so at any point you know what speed to maintain. Some look after rhythm cues such as metronomes or music with their ideal stride turnover rates. Know the various paces you can maintain at Minutes per KM and heart rate levels.

To aid you in your race plan to try to compute your ESTIMATED FINISH and compute for  race splits visit

http://www.coolrunning.com  or http://www.runnersworld.com/training/pace-calculators

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Either you calculate your ESTIMATED FINISH TIME based on historical run performances or DECIDE on what your finish time will be. For illustration purposes lets say that its your first marathon, and you do a run-walk, your fastest run is 8:30 pace and walking pace is 10:30. You feel like you want to determine your time pace and split times based on the cut-off of 7 hours so you input 7hours.. DONT!!! again YOU ARE WAY STRONGER, FITTER, and FASTER than YOU THINK. Go for a faster time and that faster time is your conservative time. Say.. 6:30 min/km pace

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PLAN NUTRITION and actual NUTRITION intake (water, gel, sports drink, light food bars) on KM intervals or time intervals

Days and nights leading to the race, aside from affirmations. Have the pleasure of daydreaming but in this case, this becomes your mental training. VISUALIZE your race. IMAGINE yourself in the race, prepping for the race, going to the race, meeting friends, imagine yourself in the starting line. Have only positive thoughts. Be as detailed as you can in visualizing, your singlet, your shoes, how you look like. Imagine you are feeling that your ARE IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE.  Imagine the actual gun start, imagine first person point of view, your run, Imagine you are feeling your stride. Imagine WAYPOINTS in the race and in every way point you ARE STRONG, imagine at specific waypoints that you take in your nutrition as planned.Imagine yourself having lactic build up at certain waypoint but you imagine yourself being STRONG and able to overcome it. Imagine yourself at certain way points running with strong strides in perfect form, Imagine yourself running your strongest as you reach the finish line.And this is the best visualizing technique I learned from Kuya Kim.. IMAGINE THE ACTUAL FINISH TIME AS IT WOULD LOOK IN THE FINISHLINE CLOCK by the finishline ARC.

That is why you have to program your self and aim for faster, Aim for higher goals and your mind, body and spirit will REACH that high goal. if you aim for the least and poor goals that is what your body will strive for.

So the next time you see the 7 HOUR CUT OFF POSTER, recite the affirmations

“I have trained for this.”

“I am strong.”

“I am speed.”

“I am power!”

“I will finish strong!”

YOU ARE WAY STRONGER, FITTER and FASTER than YOU THINK!

images (3)This is your running host, boy ramos and Ill see you at the finishline!

Why Running Corregidor is MY FAVORITE RACE (42km 5km 3Km Dec 7 21km Dec8)

Why Running Corregidor is my Favorite Annual Race

Why Running Corregidor is my Favorite Annual Race

Ive been active in the running community for sometime now, both as a runner and being involved as host in numerous running events. I am stating, no, personally declaring! that running a Corregidor race is a definite YEAR ENDER for a runner and one of my faves if not my top pick. My other top picks would be Run United Series, Condura Marathon, Adidas KOTR, Obstacle Race by WithoutLimits (immuvit / Optimum Nutrition),  Color Manila Run and Midnight Run (i havent join the zombie runs yet, most trail runs which are awesome, and ultra marathons but a Bald Runner Ultra race  T2N and finishing a BDM102 is in my bucket list) this list of which Id blog at another time.

Even if you are running only a 3KM or 5Km, THIS RACE IS SO WORTH IT and will definitely be close to your heart, as it is to mine ever since I was able to experience it last 2012.  Even more if you are joning the 42km. Stupid me, how time flies, and maybe its late for me to prep for this race to run, walk , crawl this 42km race. I guess Ill have to settle running 5km or even 3km.

There is STILL the CORREGIDOR HALF-MARATHON!!! this one is happening on Dec 8. So for those fans of the 21km distance.. frown not.

But I assure you, if there is 5Km run or 3Km run that you should join in a YEAR, this has to be one of them
What makes Corregidor Run my favorite?

1) Going to and from this Race is an Adventure in itself.  Mababaw lang ako. Pucha kung bakante nga MRT ng alas dos ng hapon, masaya na ako sa joyride dun.  I love riding the Ferry to and from this race. Not recommend to run this alone. Ikaw na ang loner. Might as well text yourself “Kamusta na me?” “Kumaen na me?” “Wer na me?”. Make sure you grab your love one, training bud, the girl your courting (DA BEST!), your family or the rest of your TEAM, barkada (Hey may 3km!!! lakarin at gapangin na yan!) or company (if youre a cheapskate para kumpanya mag bayad)

My wifey by the Ferry, ride going to the RACE! Remind me to bring a tripod next time so im in the pic too!

My wifey by the Ferry, ride going to the RACE! Remind me to bring a tripod next time so im in the pic too!

2) Good vibes all the WAY! Bawal mag inarte! Imagine kung nag LQ (lovers quarrel) kayo ng loveone mo, teammate or what have you, youre stuck with him or her, during the whole trip. ITS AN ISOLATED ISLAND! You cant bail out when you want to.

Good vibes all the way! Ultimate Date trip. Snuggle time!

Good vibes all the way! Ultimate Date trip. Snuggle time!

3) The race itself is going to be in the HISTORIC island of Corregidor, prepare for an adventure.  If you want a feel for history and connection with the past, and pay tribute to our soldiers but not ready to run the Bataan Death March? Then this is the next best thing! Its scenic Corregidor, 50% historic 40% nature trip 10% creepy, 100% adventure. This the nearest place from Manila you can run that is as adventurous and as exotic. If the scenic nature and terrain, dont mesmerize you, the ruins, gun battery will surely will.

You will run here, in historic Corregidor.

You will run here, in historic Corregidor.

4) Challenging Run. For those who have been in the running community for the longest time but havent ran this, didnt you notice that when you come across with people who did run Corregidor, there’s an air of secrecy or mystery about it when they talk. Thats because WE CANT SHARE THE SURPRISE!!!! for those running 42KM… your running through that SURPRISE TWICE!!!! The terrain is a killer. Like being in a war, I ran on road, asphalt, dirt, sand, and grass. But do wear your road shoes, majority of it is road. Do hill repeat training! Expect insane grade hills. INSANE!!!! Bragging rights after running Corregidor.. YES even if its 3km … it could be your hardest, most exciting 3Km!

Proudly having my picture taken just right after that...that... THING i just ran .. no walked..no walked backwards.. no crawled through...

Proudly having my picture taken just right after that…that… THING i just ran .. no walked..no walked backwards.. no crawled through…

5) FUN FUN FUN!!!! I had a game face when I joined, some “hardcore” runners were eyeing on me at the Port pa lang and would ask… “you sure youre running 21km? [sarcastic smirk follows” … It was indeed tough, I was gunning for a time, but I was just mesmerized by the place, other than your SHOES, dont forget to bring your CAMERA!!!!! This is one of the few runs, that people were going crazy and just taking pictures during the run! Which is a nightmare ofcourse for the Coach Edward Kho and the organizers, because YOU HAVE TO FINISH by the TIME alloted or TAKE THE NEXT BOAT to MANILA!!!

Other than your shoes, BRING A CAM! just make sure you finish in time or be left out and the next boat trip THE NEXT DAY!

Other than your shoes, BRING A CAM! just make sure you finish in time or be left out and the next boat trip THE NEXT DAY!

Scenic and Historic Ruins in Corregidor

Scenic and Historic Ruins in Corregidor

A sight you will often see during the run, notice other runners taking pics as well! Wifey shown here about to enter Malinta tunnel.. not for the faint hearted

A sight you will often see during the run, notice other runners taking pics as well! Wifey shown here about to enter Malinta tunnel.. not for the faint hearted

OA na ito but this was really taken during the run.. had to stop for hydration, CR and the souvegnir shop had it all!

OA na ito but this was really taken during the run.. had to stop for hydration, CR and the souvegnir shop had it all!

Time could be better, but given all the time we spent taking pics and having fun.. and just surviving corregidor.. its all worth it! Imagine crossing the finish line by the dock facing the sea...

Time could be better, but given all the time we spent taking pics and having fun.. and just surviving corregidor.. its all worth it! Imagine crossing the finish line by the dock facing the sea…

Now for some serious running stuff, my tips on running Corregidor

1) Book / register in advance. Limited slots. If youre running the marathon, best to book accomodation and stay at least a day before race day.

2) Bring your cam, but be wary of the TIME, if you take too much pics may affect your time, and im not talking about your PR, im talking about the cut-off that you may be left behind by the ferry.

3) Stick to the organizers schedule. The place just screams vacation and adventure. Dont go wandering off on your own, stick to the organizers schedule, specially the Ferrys schedule. DONT BE LATE…iiwanan ka talaga!!!! Going to.. and from.

4) TRAIN FOR THIS!!!! you dont just decide you will be running Corregidor on a whim.. Respect the Distance… RESPECT THE COURSE… its hilly, some grades are insane. Make sure you incorporate strength training and hill repeats in your training. Again, Train for this.

5) Expect, 90% road, 8% grass and dirt, 2% sand.

6) Support is to rave about, dont bring too much, they have numerous hydration, and aid station, Its actually my first time to taste fresh cranberries during my race last year. Wow.. sossy!

Now for the race details…

Do visit Their facebook page for updated news on the event

THERE ARE NO ONSITE REGISTRATIONS.. see registration bulletin
https://www.facebook.com/CorregidorMarathon?fref=ts

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Race Backpack for 42km finishers only. Yes. You have to finish to earn it

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Medals

CM-RACE-SHIRT-white-4threv42km Shirt!

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Know more about Running: ULAH Runner’s Summit Aug 17, 2013

ULAH Runner's Summit

ULAH Runner’s Summit

 

Most runners dream of running their first full marathon. That coveted 42.195Km. Some go beyond and do an ultra. For all runners, its improving their running and fitness injury free.  With countless books, reference materials and blogs out online, videos on youtube, coaches, team mates and training buddies telling you what to do, finding the optimal training program can be downright confusing.

As for me, I was joining a training team prepping for my first marathon, and i was getting injured. My body was not keeping up with the team, I needed a training program fit for me, thats why i had to invest in a personal running coach. To this day, countless running, training, and  running immersion content later, I would still have questions on running. Yes, we would have running friends, even running coaches., but sometimes you just yearn for more, it may be nerdy, but you would like something more from an academic and scientific point of view.  Scientific facts that you can use and adapt to your body type body condition and goal.

One of the most trusted brands in running events, Unilab Active Health is organizing a Runner’s Summit on August 17, 2013 Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm to be held at the Unilab grounds  Jose Y. Campos Hall, Bayanihan Center
8008 Pioneer Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

In my longest time in the running scene, there have running clinics, training camps and expos, but this is a first time that a panel of not only training coaches but members of Academe as well are called to lead the seminar. What I like about this seminar is that its a whole day learning program for runners aspiring to progress better through the help of top coaches, sports science experts, and sports nutritionist. Sessions includes running physiologies and proper sports nutrition.

SUMMIT MODULES

I. RUNNER’S MACHINE
SPEAKER: University Of Santo Tomas, Sports Science Department

Physiology and Biomechanics of Running
Conditioning for Running
Injury Prevention Techniques

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II. RUNNER’S FUEL
SPEAKER: NUTRIFIT Philippines

Everyday Eating for Active People (Know your Macro & Micronutrients & Fluids)
The Science of Eating for Sport Success (Fueling Before, During, & After Long Distance Running)

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III. BEYOND RUNNING
SPEAKER: Mr. Kim “Kuya Kim” Atienza

Motivation for Endurance Runners
Mental Fitness Preparation Techniques

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REGISTRATION PERIOD: July 17 to August 10, 2013

FEE Php1,500

NO. OF SLOTS  500 participants

PAYMENT OPTIONS Online via ZEUS.PH: PAYPAL ONLINE BANKING (BDO & BPI) 7-11 STORES

INCLUSIONS
Sports Nutrition Pack
Handouts
Summit Essentials:
Participant’s ID, Pen and Notepad Active Health Token Meals
(AM, PM Snacks and Lunch)

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THESE ARE FOR SALE AT THE EXPO!!!

Don’t you know that apart from the sessions/talks, there will also be a mini-expo at the ‪#‎ActiveHealthRunner‬‘sSummit? Visit the SALICE booth and get to enjoy 50% discount when you buy any of these shades!

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ONLINE REGISTRATION SITE:

http://zeus.ph/zeus-events/ActiveHealthRunner’sSummit

For more details:
Visit http://www.unilabactivehealth.com or http://www.enervonactiv.ph
Like us on Facebook: Unilab Active Health
For inquiries, email: ahrunnerssummit@gmail.com

Rooting for the Men or the Women? Sept 1 Battle of the Sexes

Sofitel Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Sept 1 2013

Sofitel Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Sept 1 2013

This is one Fun Run that really puts the fun in the run. Whether youre a couple trying to best each other, or a single runner looking for that significant other the Sofitel Runrio Battle of the Sexes is sure to put a soft spot in your heart. Since time immemorial one has pondered which is the better sex? is it the men or the women? In this time of equality in sexes, even among runners and running teams, it is everyones game between men and women.

So allow me if you may as I pose this question “which do you think is the better sex?”

One of my favorite running families, headed by couple PJ and Belle Villegas are in for the game and challenged each other.

Men vs Women!

Men vs Women!

All in the spirit of fun, and a run for a cause (with Virlanie foundation as beneficiary), Sofitel – RunRio will be having the Leg 2 of the Battle of the Sexes happening on September 1, 2013 at SM Mall of Asia.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza announces the launch of the Sofitel-Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2, a 5 k and 10k Fun Run to be held on the 1st of September 2013 at the SM MOA Grounds, SM Mall of Asia. Luxury prizes from Sofitel is at stake during the fun run including a three night stay at the Sofitel suite, access to Club Millésime, the hotel’s exclusive Club lounge, dining at Spiral, beauty treatments from Le Spa and Vietura, the new Aesthetic Lifestyle Institute. The second run follows the success of its first leg which attracted more than 3,000 runners last March 2013.

RunRio is a series of 10k and 5 K fun runs organized by the Sofitel Philippine Plaza together with RunRio Inc. and headed by the foremost running coach in the country, Coach Rio de la Cruz. The Battle of the Sexes Fun Run’s unique concept of male vs. female is a first in the country with both 10 k and 5k race. Male and female participants will compete with each other in one finish line, one venue, and one distance. Female runners will start the race then the male runners will follow after 3 minutes (5k) and 7 minutes (10k run).

Sofitel Philippine Plaza general manager, Adam Laker says, “We were delighted with the success of our first ever run in collaboration with Coach Rio dela Cruz which attracted more than 3,000 runners. Over PHP 755,000 have been raised and has been used to purchase a van that was recently handed over to the Virlanie Foundation for their activities for the street children of Manila. It is Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s advocacy to create a brighter future for the less privileged children of Manila. Since 2007, the hotel has launched several projects to help raise funds to support the foundation’s benevolent activities in order to reach out to the children and families living in the poorest areas of Metro Manila.

Sofitel – Run Rio Battle of the Sexes is presented to you by Gatorade in cooperation with
Gold’s Gym, World Balance, Rexona, Sky Cable, Prime Power Manpower Services, Eupac
Dole Philippines, Darlington Socks, Johnson and Johnson, Health Express, Delsan Office Systems,
Star Xpo Enterprise, Classica Litho Corporation, Nizoral, Primier Water and Timex. Media partners include Philippine Star, Business World, Manila Bulletin, Wheninmanila.com and ABS-CBN News Channel.

The run officially starts at 5am at the Mall of Asia grounds. Gun starts at 05:30am for 10k and 5:45am for 5k.

Tickets are on sale at Php 500 for the 5K and Php 800 for the 10K, inclusive of the run registration and running kit. Registration sites are at Riovanna BGC and Katipunan and Toby’s Mall of Asia and SM the Block.

For more information on the Run Rio Fun Run, visit http://www.runrio.com or contact and email 0929 7178164 and runrio.racereg@gmail.com.

More on Sofitel Philippine Plaza, this place holds a special place in my heart as well. i had my Graduation dinners here both in my gradeschool and highschool graduation when it still had Abelardos!

Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance

Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.

Sofitel Legend and & Sofitel So are two labels that come to enrich Sofitel Luxury hotels.

Sofitel Legend hotels are iconic and mythical; they are often centuries-old listed heritage buildings: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam and Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.

Sofitel So hotels are new « boutique hotels » characterised by a stylish focus on contemporary design by famous architects and/or embellished by international celebrities from the world of fashion, design or art: Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, Sofitel So Bangkok and Sofitel So Singapore (2013).

Discover Sofitel on sofitel.com
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Press Relations Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Yasmine Hidalgo
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http://www.sofitelmanila.com

2013

Venue: SM Mall of Asia grounds

Gunstart:

5km- 5:45am

10km- 5:30am

Registration Fees:

5km – P500

10km – P800

Registration Period:

Online: June 17-August 11

In-store: July 16-August 25

Race Kit Inclusions:

Singlet

Race bib with timing device and raffle entry

Goodies from sponsors

battle of the sexes singlet

battle of the sexes singlet

Registration Venues:

Riovana BGC/Katip (12nn-8pm)

Toby’s MOA and SM North the Block (12nn-8pm)

Sofitel Philippine Plaza
 
Race Mechanics
- For the 10km category, the women will be given a 7-minute head start before the men.- For the 5km category, the head start for women is 3 minutes.They must battle it out to see which gender will prevail.  Only one gender can win for the 5km and the 10km.
 
Age Category:
- 1st place male and a female winner only per age category (10 age categories) per distance
Age Categories per Distance Winner
16 and below One male, one female
17-24 One male, one female
25-29 One male, one female
30-34 One male, one female
35-39 One male, one female
40-44 One male, one female
45-49 One male, one female
50-54 One male, one female
55-59 One male, one female
60 and above One male, one female

WINNER’S PRIZES

A.      Winners for 5K (20)

·         Spiral GC for two persons Valued at P6,000

·         Nike + Ipod sports kit Valued at P 1,700

·         World Balance Shoes Valued nat P2,000

·         Gold’s Gym membership Valued at PHP 5,000 (1 Month free use of gym)

OVERALL WINNER (1)

·         GC Sofitel Deluxe Room with breakfast for 2

·         Nike + Ipod sports kit Valued at P1,700

·         World Balance Shoes Valued at P2,500

·         Gold Gym membership Valued at P60,0000 (1 Year use of the gym)

·         Timex watch valued at P2,500

B.       Winners for 10K (20)

·         Spiral GC for two persons Valued at P6,000

·         Nike + Ipod sports kit Valued at P1,700

·         World Balance Shoes Valued at P2,000

·         Gold’s Gym membership Valued at PHP 5,000 (1 Month free use of the gym)

OVERALL WINNER (1)

·         GC Sofitel Deluxe Room with breakfast for 2

·         Nike + Ipod sports kit Valued at P 1,700

·         World Balance Shoes Valued at P2,500

·         Gold’s Gym membership Valued at P60,000 (1 Year use of the gym)

·         Timex watch valued at P2,500

C.      For 3,000 loot bags

·         Darlington Socks Valued at PHP 120/pair

·         Johnson and Johnson products Valued at PHP 120 (Trosyd and Sinutab)

·         Health Express products Valued at PHP 100

·         Rexona aerosols valued at P75

·         Nizoral samples valued at P100

·         Gatorade valued at P 30

·         Premier Water valued at P 20

RAFFLE:

Luxury Weekend Stay Package

Inclusive of:

1. 3-night stay at the Sofitel Suite with full access to the executive club lounge valued at PHP 20,000/night

2. 5 Spiral GCs valued at PHP 6,000/GC

3. 5 Le Spa GCs valued at PHP 3,000/GC

4. 1 Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle GC worth PHP 25,000 treatment

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There are No Longer Excuses: MySuunto Ambit 2 Review

Suunto Ambit2s

Suunto Ambit2s

Are you in a training rut? Have you ever wondered how to effectively improved your workouts? One of the training mantras I shall never forget was told to me by Coach Michelle Estuar and I quote “Make every workout count. You should have a goal, each time you train”. That stuck to my head ever since. Even in leisurely runs I make it a point to work on my form, my leg turn over, my posture, my arm swing. Even more on training days in prepping for races.

Then another Coach Jedi master moment for me as I imagine Coach Ben Alacar say “Get out for your comfort zone, you need to push! push! push!” on the value of INTENSITY in your training.

Have you seen me personally? I actually look like the guy in charge of the buffet and far from a runner, but somehow over the years being with runners, running multisport and fitness coaches.. I am just immersed in the world of running,  people, specially those new to running ask me questions. One of the questions Im often asked is “How does one train to improve on running?”

Ill be discussing this in detail in another blog, but for now the general outline would be something like this.

I. Goal Setting – what are you short, medium, long term goals, speed? endurance? weight loss? find my soulmate in running?all of the above? what do you prioritize?

II. Training plan – Ensure that you have a written training plan and a LOG, logging is a great way of tracking your workouts and seeing your development.

III. Nutrition plan – Nagsalita na ang payat. So mamatay na ang nagtanong. Ok so im not the sexiest looking dude with authority to say this. But its not rocket science to figure out that that nutrition plays a big but neglected role in training. Im guilty of this (Clearly!), but I have to watch what I eat. It doesnt mean that if you can burn 3,000kcal a workout, you can binge on downing 5,000kcal of food. It does help to

III. Training & Race Day

A. Form

B. Base fitness training

C. Build

D. Taper

E. Race Day

F. Recovery

Id stop there.

So how does the Suunto Ambit 2S come in all of these? Pretty much everything! With the Suunto Ambit 2S I can now monitor my training and workout in detail. Monitoring your workouts, logging and tracking them, helps you achieve your race and fitness goals. You get to check if are able to stick to your training plan, if youre speed, stamina, strength is improving.

The new Ambit2 S is a light and sleek GPS watch for multisport athletes that packs all the features needed for cycling, running, swimming and multisport training. The GPS provides accurate pace, route navigation and tracking, while the heart rate monitor lets you train within your ideal zone.

Cycling: The new Suunto Ambit2 S will support power meters (ANT+) and offers various power measurement values and numerous options for in-depth analysis.

Swimming: The Ambit2 S also offers comprehensive swimming functionality, including pace and distance, automatic intervals, stroke rate and swimming time related to different pool lengths. The Ambit2 S will also learn to recognize your swimming style, which makes performance analysis easier.

Running: Runners benefit from highly accurate pace and distance thanks to FusedSpeed™, the Ambit’s accelerometer integrated GPS, as well as interval timer and autolaps for training.

Multisport Training: Users can switch between sports, making the Suunto Ambit2 S ideal for recording your multisport training or race.

Granted you have already set your Goal, be it a run, climb, swim, bike or for multi-sport.  First off is to set your current fitness benchmark. Say if your goal is to run a full marathon, you need a current benchmark. You dont need to test yourself by running 42km. You can run a simulated test to guage your expected 42km run.

Yasso 800s

The Yasso 800s is one of the known fitness guages in runs and help predict your race performance. Run 800 meters at your comfortable pace (lsd pace, 10km beyond pace) and do a 400 meter recovery jog. Repeat 9 times. So the Yasso 800s is a 10x 800 meters with 400meters (distance based, not timed based) jog, recovery run/walk in between. Take the average of the 800Meter runs and that would be the guage of how fast you will be able to run your 42km but in hours and minutes instead of minutes abd seconds.

In using the Suunto Ambit 2S, wear your heart rate monitor chest strap and watch, you just click on the menu, CHOOSE SPORT, which is RUNNING, its going to search for your heartrate, then search for GPS signal. Press start and you are good to go! Make sure that you press on LAP per every 800m and recovery interval to identify your pace later.

Below is a video I made on how easy it is to use this.

MULTI-SPORT / TRIATHLON

Personally for me, my goal will be to Race White Rock Triathlon on October 12 which is a roughly a 2km swim, 90km bike, and 21km run. I was so excited to use Suunto Ambit 2, so I did a sprint distance of 750m swim, 20km bike and a 5km run.

Stupid me, I wasnt able to depress the LAP button long enough to CHANGE SPORT. I should have watched this video first.

DONE WITH YOUR WORKOUT? UPLOAD IT IN YOUR COMPUTER AND TRACK YOUR WORKOUT

Tracking your workouts and training are important to gauge your development, and it all gets exciting once you plug-in your Suunto Ambit 2 to your computer.  Connecting the Ambit2 is simple as you clamp the data cable provided to watch, and connect it to your computer via any USB port.

Attaching the data cable to your Suunto Ambit2

Attaching the data cable to your Suunto Ambit2

Its best to have online connection, your system will then automatically search and install the Moveslink2 software via the internet. It will update the Moveslink software, and ask you to open a Movescount account. Fill in your personal bio data. If you have any recorded workouts saved in your watch it will automatically transfer the data and upload it to Movescount.

Moveslink interface when you connect the Suunto Ambit 2 to your computer

Moveslink interface when you connect the Suunto Ambit 2 to your computer

Lets go check out my workouts via Movescount. With the screenshot of the Movescount below. The interface is simply. With the initial menu flashed on screen as pictured. You have your summary of workouts. In some training plans, like in multi sport training, training plans in sprint, olympic, half, of full ironman distances are specified in number of hours duration and distance covered per week; which is what the movescount interface immediately shows. You have your DURATION, DISTANCE and CALORIES. Thats why its best to always don on your HEART RATE strap to monitor your HEART RATE to determine and level of intensity in your workouts.

For the DISTANCE and DURATION summaries. Each sport that you engage in is recorded.

MovesCount interface

MovesCount interface

So checking each sport in detail. Lets check out a sample run. Below is the MOVESCOUNT SCOREBOARD for a specific workout, in this case a RUN. One thing I like about the Suunto Ambit 2 during my run is that while running I look into my watch and the biggest display set is my pace per KM. As you know in running, in race plan strategies you get to monitor your run splits in units of pace or in this case, minutes per Km. So in terms of training and fitness you can guage that, at your current fitness level, this is how it feels to run a 5minute per km or a 10minute per km pace where in your intensity in via heart rate BPM is also recorded.

Lets examine my workout. Immediately my average pace is displayed. Not really proud of it, but hey we got to start somewhere. In this case Im currently at 9 minutes 55 seconds per KM for a 3km run. Here is where it gets interesting. Monitoring your training intensity. If you check out training plans provided to you (sourced by your coach or programs in the internet) .. TRAINING INTENSITY is provided via TRAINING ZONE. These are levels in minutes per training zone. You have Easy, Moderate, Hard, Very Hard, Max. So what does this say about my training? I lack in running fitness because it takes so much effort for me to run at a 9’55 min/km pace, 17minutes going hard and 7 minutes very hard at below average speed.  But then again thats my current running fitness. Now I know where to improve on. (someone is shouting weightloss in the backgound)

Another great detail here to consider is VO2 Max. Fitness can be measured by the volume of oxygen you can consume while exercising at your maximum capacity. VO2max is the maximum amount of oxygen in millilitres, one can use in one minute per kilogram of body weight. Those who are fit have higher VO2max values and can exercise more intensely than those who are not as well conditioned.  For running, at my age, the average is 40low end to 60hi-end ml/kg/min. My result in this workout gave me a 31ml/kg/min score which again tells me. In a sea of 40plus year old runners, Im at the low end, even below end of the spectrum (bell curve). In tagalog. Chikka pace lang sila, ikaw suka pace na.  Not sure kung patawa ito. But it is recommending that for my 3Km run 10hours daw recovery time ko grrr!

Run Summary

Run Summary

What is the VO2 max of elite athletes? (source: runningforfitness.org)
Here is a sample of measured VO2 max for selected athletes.

Athlete Event VO2 Max
Bjorn Daehlie Cross country skier 90.0
Miguel Indurain Cyclist (winner of Tour de France) 88.0
John Ngugi 5 times world cross country champ 85.0
Dave Bedford 10km World Record holder 85.0
Steve Prefontaine 1 mile in 3:54.6 84.4
Lance Armstrong Cyclist (winner of Tour de France) 84.0
Joan Benoit Marathon runner (2:24:52) 78.6
Bill Rodgers Marathon runner (2:09:27) 78.5

Sebastian Coe Middle distance (1 mile WR) 77.0
Grete Waitz Marathon runner (WR 1980) 73.0
Frank Shorter Marathon runner 71.0
Derek Clayton Marathon runner (WR 1969) 69.7

Shet! ang layo ng 31ml/kg/min ko!

By checking out the MAP below, whats interesting is that there are points in RED in the map, where it shows where your intensity increased in our runs. So kung walang red, hindi ka intense! How I wish though that the ZOOM could be better down to 100meters above earth.  So good news to wives they can now check their husbands training kung talagang nag train or nasa mot mot lang ang training, may GPS na at intensity na. Matakot ka na pa nasa Mariposa naka checkin (tanga na pag nag Foursquare pa) at puro Red intensity ang heart rate.

Map of my run. Route indicated, clearly far from Mariposa or Sogo

Map of my run. Route indicated, clearly far from Mariposa or Sogo. Red Orange indicated shows intensity zones where I ran hardest.

If you wanna get all obsessive compulsive on your runs,  there is a detailed graph there. So even if youre not as fit as me, you can get a feel for what it feels for your training to monitored like an elite Russian or China Athlete whose whole life is dedicated to training. Each point in the graph details your performance.

Get that elite athlete feel and get precise data in each point of your workout.

Get that elite athlete feel and get precise data in each point of your workout.

Now not only can your wives check out where you have been spending time and spending all your energy, but also your coach. This is how Coach Andy Leuterio monitors his students improvement and training in triathlon. I was able to get a brief interview of him during the media launch of Suunto Ambit 2.

SWIMMING

Finally! a watch that I can use in Swimming. The other watches Ive tried like the Polar RCX would need a GPS pod and unfortunately that one is not waterproof, so I couldnt use that in the swim. I tested the Suunto Both in INDOOR SWIMMING mode and OUTDOOR SWIMMING. I wouldnt recommend the outdoor swimming mode if youre just outdoors in a pool, the readings will get quite erratic, if you need to record your workout in an outdoor pool make sure you swim your next lap on the other lane so GPS tracking is better. The OUTDOOR SWIMMING mode is best used in linear if not truly outdoors, by that meaning, in open water beach or lake. The INDOOR SWIMMING is accurate, though Ive only used the freestyle. I havent TAUGHT other SWIM STYLES yet. But will definitely have to soon. I didnt bother to track my heart rate on the swim anymore. The good thing about the moves count data with the swim is that it shows the rate of strokes per minute. Sounds kinky but effective.

Your stroke rate can be measured in your swim along with your 100m pace

Your stroke rate can be measured in your swim along with your 100m pace

You can check more on the Swimming feature of Suunto Ambit 2 in this video.

CYCLING

I tested the cycling feature on my Roadbike and rode just around the village. The watch can actually sync on compatible cycling pod devices that measures cadence/wattage and include that in your stats as well. I just used the GPS function and heart rate. Based on the graphs, I didnt really ride hard, it was difficult to ride hard due to vehicular and pedestrian traffic in our village. Cant wait to ride  Bugarin, Jala Jala with my new Suunto Ambit 2.

Training Statistics and Map is a charm. Check varying degrees of intensity as well at any point in your ride.

Training Statistics and Map is a charm. Check varying degrees of intensity as well at any point in your ride.

You can check more on the Cycling feature of Suunto Ambit 2 in this video.

TRAIL RUNNING, CLIMBING and OUTDOORS

I was also able to catch Coach Ige Lopez who was able to test the Suunto Ambit on TNF 100. Trail Running 100 kms has its demands and he said that the Suunto Ambit totally delivered. Even in areas where there are trees and canopies, or if you chance yourself running through tunnels, the GPS can track and assume tracking in blind areas. Suunto Ambit 2′s has  outdoor functions such as route navigation, barometric information, altimeter with FusedAltiTM, 3D compass and other outdoor specific features.  Packed in a glass fiber reinforced casing with a battery life of up to 50 hours in GPS mode, the Ambit2 is the ultimate watch for serious adventurers, explorers and multisport athletes.

Here is Coach Ige Lopez take on the Suunto Ambit 2

Functions aside, and fashion sense in. Wearing the Suunto Ambit 2 is stylish. Its sleek design is classy. If you you opt for a Suunto Ambit 2 S you pictured below you can really radiate your style. You can wear a suit or barong, don your Suunto Ambit 2 and still look fine along with the event and occassion. Thats actually one of my dilemnas. I get to host events.I have no problems with sporting events but its the formal corporate events that Im concerned with, in which for some strange reason I would still need a stop watch or GPS functions at times. The Suunto Ambit 2 is just mighty fine.

Finally a multisport sportswatch thats Sleek Stylish ans Sexy

Finally a multisport sportswatch thats Sleek Stylish ans Sexy..Suunto Ambit 2

 

(L-R) Suunto Brand Ambassador, MultiSport Coach  Coach Andy Leuterio, Time Depot's Mascy Pineda,  Suunto Brand Ambassador and Elite triathlete, ultramarathoner Kesha Fule, Suunto Brand Ambassador Multisport Coach, Adventure multisport / elite trail runner Miguel Lopez

(L-R) Suunto Brand Ambassador, MultiSport Coach Coach Andy Leuterio, Time Depot’s Mascy Pineda, Suunto Brand Ambassador and Elite triathlete, ultramarathoner Kesha Fule, Suunto Brand Ambassador Multisport Coach, Adventure multisport / elite trail runner Miguel Lopez

 

This calls for a definite part2, and I guess in each fitness journey blog of mine, im gonna have to show my workouts for my accountability to ensure that I stick to my training and workout plans. I still havent tapped on my swimming or my role as a swim coach; and my cycling as well.

Do await my fitness journey blog on how a fat guy like me can hopefully make through White Rock Triathlon with my Suunto Ambit 2 in tow! There are definitely No Excuses! Train on! Rock the Road!

You can check out the Suunto Ambit 2 on a Time Depot nearest you:
Time Depot – SM City Masinag
UGF 116 SM City Masinag, Antipolo City
Phone: (02)655-6172
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Shangri-la Plaza
Level 5 Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City
Phone: (02)477-3877
Mall Hours: 11:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Robinsons Place Manila
Level 2, Rob. Place, Manila
Phone: (02)353-8079
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Manila
2/F SM City Manila
Phone: (02)353-8558
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City San Lazaro
UGF 178 SM City San Lazaro, Manila
Phone: (02)554-0452
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Lucky Chinatown Mall
2/F Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo Manila
Phone: (02)621-1328
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Power Plant Mall
3/F Rockwell, Makati City
Phone: (02)659-6723
Mall Hours: 11:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Festival SuperMall
Level 2 Festival SuperMall, Muntinlupa City
Phone: (02)556-3903
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM Mall of Asia
2/F Entertainment Mall, Pasay City
Phone: (02)556-0652
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 10:00PM

Time Depot – Eastwood Citywalk2
2/F Eastwood Citywalk2, Quezon City
Phone: (02)687-7838
Mall Hours: 12:00PM to 11:00PM

Time Depot – Robinsons Galleria
Level 3, Rob. Galleria, Quezon City
Phone: (02)477-4224
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Fairview
LG/F SM City Fairview, Quezon City
Phone: (02)355-7089
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Novaliches
G/F SM Ciy Novaliches, Quezon City
Phone: (02)442-6263
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – The Block
4/F North Edsa, Quezon City
Phone: (02)442-0069
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Baguio
3/F SM City Baguio
Phone: (074)424-3660
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Marilao
2/F SM City Marilao
Phone: (044) 815-6754
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Pampanga
G/F SM City Pampanga
Phone: (045)455-3318
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – MarqueeMall
2/F MarqueeMall, Angeles City
Phone: (045)304-0731
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Rosales
G/F SM City Rosales, Pangasinan
Phone: (075)653-3193
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Harbor Point Mall
2/F Harbor Point Mall, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Phone: (047) 250-2824
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Tarlac
UG/F SM City Tarlac
Phone: (045)606-0161
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Batangas
2/F SM City Batangas
Phone: (043)702-6393
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Dasmariñas
UG/F SM City Dasmariñas, Cavite
Phone: (046)484-8623
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Calamba
2/F SM City Calamba, Laguna
Phone: (049)530-0115
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Naga
Level 2, SM City Naga
Phone: (054)871-0038
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Robinson Palawan
Level 2, Rob. Place, Palawan
Phone: (0923)746-9707
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Bacolod
2/F East Bridgeway, Bacolod City
Phone: (034)468-0127
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Ayala North Point, Bacolod
Level 2, Ayala North Point, Bacolod City
Phone: (034)707-1022
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Cebu
2/L SM Northwing, Cebu City
Phone: (032)238-9565
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Ayala Center Cebu
Level 3 Active Zone, Cebu City
Phone: (032) 520-6218
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Robinsons Cagayan De Oro
Level 1, Rob Big R, Cagayan De Oro City
Phone: (088)852-1376

Time Depot – Centrio Cagayan de Oro
Level 2, Centrio Cagayan de Oro City
Phone: (088)323-2719
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Centrio Cagayan de Oro
Level 2, Centrio Cagayan de Oro City
Phone: (088)323-2719
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Abreeza Mall
2/F Abreeza Mall, Davao City
Phone: (082)321-9879
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – SM City Davao
G/F SM City Davao
Phone: (082)282-2642
Mall Hours: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Time Depot – Robinsons Place Gensan
Level 1, Rob Place, General Santos City
Phone: (083)554-2256
Mall Hours: 9:30AM to 8:00PM

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Running in Big Races and Fun Runs

Run United. Photo Courtesy of Unilab Active Health

Run United. Photo Courtesy of Unilab Active Health

Just want to share some tips having been involved in big races as event host, director, marshal, support, or runner since 2005.  By big races Id like to categorically define this as fun runs with attendance of at least 5,000 runners reaching to 35,000 in one event (Pasig Run is known to have brought in 6 digits attendance). Yes thats how big our running community (here in manila) is if the race boasts of a good track record of satisfying its runners with an organized race satisfying its runners. It will be a brand, a race to be marked in an annual calendar to be prepared and trained for, and race kits will sell like hot cakes upon opening of registrations. The most popular ones is Milo, ULAH / RunRio Trilogy Run United, Condura Skyway Marathon, Adidas King of the Road, Nike,  New Balance Power Run, QCIM, Outbreak Manila,Yakult, Rexona Run and some other annual big races I may have fail to mention. As for fun runs with big attendance but not consistently held every year is the Hyundai run(I mean who doesnt go to a free race?), Globe Run for Home, 711 run800  (Theses are Big races with 5,000 or more in attendance, there are numerous annual races that are a must for runners to place in their Annual Running Calendar. Thats for another blog)

You may have done your training for months, and you may have purchased your kit, probably bought a new pair of shoes months ahead, or new gears and gadgets just for this race; you have posted your race bib and race kit in facebook, booked your car pool, celebrated carboloading and all you have to do is be present on race day.

DAY BEFORE THE RACE

1) Make a checklist on the things you will wear and bring on race day. Specially on longer distances 10k or more, you should have at least worn whatever you will be wearing on race day. Avoid surprises, that singlet youre wearing might chaffe and give you hell for the last 4km. That hydration belt you just got is bouncing the wrong way, its only been 2km and its just annoying. That compression sock is way way to tight. And that foot taping video you just tried this morning is now creeping up to injure you, TG (tiis ganda) ka nalang para di mapahiya

2) Know the activity area lay out, and parking layout. PRINT it out! Specially if its a new running venue, PRINT out the map. Ive known some running friends going to Nuvali for a race and ended up in tagaytay (not saying who).

3) Plan your ride and carpool. If youre a team, stick to your schedule and leave whoever is late (always have your race bib with you already, so youre not dependent on someone else having your race bib )

4) Check and recheck the organizers website or facebook page for recent and even more recent updates. For some unknown reason, events like these are organic and dynamic. As much youd want it to be constant, something new cooks up.

5) Make sure youve adjusted your biological clock. This day is not the day to be out on gimmick or be invited on a whim by a friend. For the love of God. Please say NO. Sleep early.

ON RACE DAY : PRE RACE START

1) No.2 at home. Seriously? you want to No.2 in a dark damp portalet with at least 5,000 people outside and around 30 people lined up your portalet, mentally thinking about you and wondering why youre taking so long. “Geez, malamang tumatae ito” is usually the conversation outside the portalet. Good Luck cleaning up as well.

2)ARRIVE EARLIER than usual.  Big races have big activity areas, and may require you to move / walk further. Ive hosted a race in Aseana city and how I wish I had my own bike/longboard to get around. Baggage counter on one end, portalets on the other. If you arrive earlier than usual you can acclimatize and not rush to the starting line without a warm up if you arrive late. Go to the portalet for a mandatory whiz and pee, you wouldnt want to feel like peeing just before gun start. Make sure you bring money and tissue as well.

3) Kalimutan mo na lahat wag lang race bib. This is your passport to the race. Check and recheck your checklist if you have brought everything you need.

4) Be prompt. Time is of the essence. Be considerate specially if you are riding with friends or team members. Plan where to meet up after the race. For the love of God dont plan to meet up AT THE FINISH LINE. Thats the worse meet up area. You and your team mates will be a nuisance to the race. The Finish line is a place where participants should be constantly moving, not meeting. I know your done and its time to celebrate, but be courteous for the runners behind you.

5) If you brought your bag for checkin. You can use a string not necessarily a lock to secure your bag. But staff in checkin  counters are trustworthy and doesnt have the time nor the care in the world to check whatever is inside ones bag, they are instructed not to in the first place. I know you love bringing that Unilab Active health giveaway shoe bag in 2012 and I use it to this day, well, so does 5,000 other runners with the same bag as you. Try bringing a bright colored unique bag so its easy to pull out during claiming. Its gonna help if you have your own bag tag. In case the event organizer bag tag peels off.

6) If you can bring a phone, bring a one and jot down the emergency numbers the organizers gave in case of emergency. You can save a life.

7) Take pre event photos if you have time. Its all about fun. If you see a photographer just be nice and you can always be friendly and ask that he/she take a photo. “Hi pwede ho ba picturan niyo kami”….. pero ikaw na astig o haba ng hair pag ikaw mag isa tapos hilain mo photographer.. “Hi pwede ho ba picturan mo ako”. Technique dyan, manghila ka ng kasama kahit di mo kakilala, tapos pa picture ka. Pag nakita mo picture mo sa internet. Crop mo nalang yung katabi mo.

8) LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN to announcements. Voice over announcements we do contain important information on gun start, run routes, and other vital information about the race. It has a purpose di naman ako kwentong barbero sa mic.

9) Warm up on your own in a spacious area. Minutes leading up to the race, make sure you limber up and do dynamic warm ups (moving exercises rather than static stretching). When youre inside the  starting line area its difficult to move to the sheer volume runners. Be courteous to give a bit of space with the next runner. And I know its early in the morning make sure you FUCKING BRUSHED YOUR TEETH and gargled MOUTHWASH!!!! Biktima na rin ako ng nakamamatay na hininga at ng burp na amoy langoniza sa umaga.

10)Position yourself accordingly at the starting line. Faster runners in front, Recreational Runners at the back. Kung showbiz ka at mahilig sa picture, the front is where you want to be. But please have the courtesy to run with a pace at least 4 minutes per km during the 1st Km then veer to the right to slow down. If you want to PR in a race I suggest you go to the front or at least in that area. The pace, athleticism, and adrenalin is just infectious its sure to rub off on you. If you have a negative split strategy (start slow, finish faster than usual), stay mid position. Its okay if some over take you, youll be able to catch up later. If its your first time to run this distance category, dont be humble or shy, stay mid at the very least. Youll be surprise youre faster than others coz youve trained for this race more than the rest. If you youre a recreational runner and dont want to stress on the race too much stay at the back and enjoy the race. If you start in the back and youre a faster runner, youll spend the first 2km and 10 minutes overtaking and stressing out, weaving. You may even injure yourself with the side to side movement.

11) Make sure your bib number is in front, dont be pa cool dude na nakalagay sa may hita ng shorts. You look stupid. Thats uncool. Dont place it at the back. There is a purpose. Marshals along the route use it to identify you as well. Some pull out bandits or runners without race bibs who are not registered to run in the race. Make sure you place timing chips properly. The newer ones are embedded at the race bib. Some need to be placed on your shoe. Make sure it is secure. Make sure your shoe laces are TIED PROPERLY and TIED SECURELY.  Ive seen runners tie their shoe laces 20 meters after the starting line. Hay Naku!

DURING YOUR RACE

1) Run according to your race plan. With your own pace.

2) Be courteous. If you slow down, veer to the right. If you overtake, overtake on the left. If you want to stop, do not immediately stop.

3) Check your form in during your run. Your body lean, your stride length, arm swing, high knee, push-off, cadence.

4) If you see a friend Say hi if you want. But engaging in lengthy conversation may not be a good idea. Sumastarbucks ka kuya? Kwento mo sa pagong! People are there to run, they may be trying to PR and youre the reason why they didnt achieve it. Ofcourse theyll be courteous to talk to you. If you see a cute runner you fancy(talaga kuya? talaga teh? dito ka pa talaga lalandi?), and you can resist, take a mental note on the race bib and search later on for his/her name sa race result.  You can actually say hi,  after the race.

5) Running in groups. Unless kulang talaga kayo sa pansin, limit the volume of conversation to your group. Ive been to runs na grabe, ginawang comedy bar yung 7min/km ang pace group.

6) Snort / Spit on a tissue / towel you brought (told you to bring one). Dont snort or spit to the left or right. May runner. Spit pataas para bumagsak sa ulo mo.

7) Dont forget to hydrate. If you havent practiced running and drinking. Walk while hydrating. Its a good time to run walk as well to disperse the fatigue in different muscle groups. Dont walk for longer than 1 to 2 minutes. Your body is gonna get cold and heart rate decreases to the point that tatamarin ka na, coz you just signaled your body that the race is over. Dispose of cups in designated bins.

8) Be careful running in hydration areas, it gets slippery. If there are mobile showers, it looks fun but think again. If you have more Km to run, and your feet gets wet, it may lead to blisters.

9)  Smile along the race route and most specially at the finishline where most photographers are. Who doesnt want their photo taken. Please be courteous to photographers.

10) Run strong and finish strong if you must. But if you see a brother or sister runner just about to cross the finish line 5 meters ahead of you. Unless your vying for top 50, paunahin mo na. Dont steal their thunder. Be the bigger runner and let him/her enjoy his/her own finish. At the finishline, celebrate, but bear in mind there are runners behind you finishing as well.. Move forward and keep the queue moving.

POST RACE

1) Make sure you Cool down. Most races dont have a cool down, so cool down on your own or with your friends/team. Stretch, and flex, slow down your heart rate before you sit down. You dont want to jolt your heart.

2) Make sure youre in the right line. Lines can be lengthy. Be patient. Queue properly. Be nice. Being nice is a choice.

3) Try to visit the different booths in the activity areas.

4) Have fun with other running friends. This is the time for fellowship to get to know other running friends as well.

5) Support the event, stay and cheer at the awarding ceremony. Have fun if the event have presentation and concerts.

6) If they are raffling off something. Stay if you can. Ive raffled off a house and lot, a car, ipads, phones, 5 digits cash prizes, and tour /travel vacations to runners Ive called with no responses. Too bad. So during raffle draws, check your numbers, listen and FOCUS!

7) If you enjoy the race, share your good experience. If you had a bad experience share it constructively.

8) Check for your photos online.

Hope this helps! Enjoy, have a safe race and Ill see you at the starting line! If you find this useful please like my facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/hostboyramos

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ULTRASWIM for the benefit of CARA Welfare Philippines June 15 2013

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On June 15, 2013 Hanna Sanchez will do the unthinkable. She will be swimming the whole day for 12 hours and target a distance of 22,500 meters. At first I thought 2.5Km ? which is doable for most …but then again I stand corrected..uh…its 22.5Km!  More than our 21km in running, she will be swimming. Thats a total of 900 laps in a 25 meter pool. What a challenge.

Hanna Sanchez is a writer, swim coach and a member of Endure Multisport. She would be totally against me posting this, being the humble person she is, but then again its free information in endure multisport site so its going to be my call to post her sports accomplishments (sorry hanna! but im sure readers wanna know =)

Sport Accomplishments -
Run
  • 2012 RUPM
  • CDO-Dahilayan 56km Ultramarathon
  • QCIM 2009 & 2010 42k
  • Last Man Running Rogin E, 2nd place
  • 35th Milo Marathon Manila Elimination
Swim
  • International Swim Masters Series Philippines June 20-21, 20009
Aquathlon
  • Yvone’s All Femal Aquathlon -1st place age grp
  • Animo Sprint Aquathlon – 2nd place age grp
  • Endure Blackberry Aquathlon 2011 1st place (Bold)
  • Ateneo Aquathlon 2011 – 2nd place age group
  • Animo Sprint Triathlon 2011-2nd place age group

Triathlon

  • 2012 Ironman 70.3 Cebu Relay – Swim Leg
  • 2012 Tri United 2 – Long Distance – 2nd place age grp
  • 2012 SubIT Sprint – 3rd place age grp
  • 2012 Pico de Loro Tri Invitational
  • 2012 Animo Sprint Triathlon – 2nd place
Coach Hanna Sanchez

Coach Hanna Sanchez

I was really curious how one prepares for this. Im a runner and a swimmer as well. But ofcourse ive done longer distances in running and the preparation and training for longer distances should be gradual and involves multiple muscle groups. What more in swimming? The Longest ive ever swam was 3.5km  and I was in my fitness peak. When we asked her what her training regimen was

“I just swim. Swim for as long as I can. This is my goal for the the event. To swim as far as I can with the given amount of time.”

 I was expecting more of technical training programs, but get to think of it, it do boils down to just spending time swimming and COMMITMENT. She is definitely committed to this!
As Ive shared my personal longest swim was 3.5km and one of my challenges even in training is WHAT TO THINK of while your swimming. As for me I just try to focus on my swim strokes, but im not that consistent, my mind would tend to wander off, to work , to music, to training, to my family, friends, food, anything under the sun really or on water..until I get totally lost. So when we asked her what she thinks of during her swim?

“hmm..Tricky part. I usually think of eating. haha. Kidding aside for this event, I will just think of all those animals that were not treated properly. Money is needed for what CARA does and I will not those animals down.”

When asked what made her want to do this, Hanna Replied..

“I am thinking of a way to support CARA’s endeavor but I do not think that I would last running the whole day. I want to do something that will signify my support to the organization. Since I am not reach and I cannot donate a lot of money, I thought of this event. I asked my friends to help me with organizing. CARA helped with the posters. I really want to help those animals that have been abused by people and abandoned by owners. They do not deserve to die or be on their own. They deserve another chance. They shouldn’t be maltreated. I want to do something about it with the help of CARA because they cannot protect themselves. My heart rips apart whenever I see animals that have been unintentionally hit by a car or drowned by people who do not know better. “

This got me to look more into CARA Welfare Philippines. Upon checking their website, I found out that CARA was formed in the year 2000 by a dedicated group of animal lovers determined to help the plight of animals in the Philippines. They are a non-profit, non-government organization that receives no government funding and rely solely on private donations.

CARA Welfare Philippines Mission and Vision is as follows
Reduce pet overpopulation through our low cost spay/neuter clinic
To promote Trap/Neuter/Return
Provide veterinary consultations for low income pet owners/li>
Educate citizens, organizations & barangays about animal welfare and the rights of animals
Promote compassion for animals and responsible pet ownership
Prevent cruelty and abuse to animals
Provide caring and responsible homes for our members rescues through our adoption program

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Hope you guys get to find it in your hearts to support this cause as well and pledge financial support for the benefit of CARA Welfare for the animals. Donations will go to the care of animals.

The ultra swim event will happen at YMCA Binondo on June 15, from 7am to 8pm. Interested people can either donate any fixed amount or pledge per lap (at least a peso per lap).

First they need to fill up the pledge form (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4n4dTsIu-r7WWotd1hOaDcyTlU/edit)

Second, deposit their donations on the following bank accounts of CARA:

Philippine Peso (PHP)
Account # 3191-0467-05
CARA Welfare Philippines
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Atrium Branch, Makati City

Dollar (USD)
Account # 3124-0417-66Swift # bopiphmm
CARA Welfare Philippines,Bank of the Philippine Islands,
Atrium Branch, Makati City

Last step would be to email the pledge form, along with the deposit slip to guerrerotanya@gmail.com

For questions and complete event details, they can visit CARA’s Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/246690742136027/

They can also visit Hanna’s Facebook page and profile at Team Endure’s website:

https://www.facebook.com/hanna.sanchez.92

http://www.enduremultisport.com/team-profile/athletes/sh-endures-females/

So again, hope you guys get to find it in your hearts to support this cause as well and pledge financial support for the benefit of CARA Welfare for the animals. Donations will go to the care of animals.