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!
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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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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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The Great Bank Family Fun Run July 21 2013 Aseana City (w/Dog Run Category)

The great bank family fun run

The great bank family fun run

How fast  time flies and its already been a year since the last Great Bank Family Fun Run:  Run for Savings Consciousness.

Truly that was one blessed day since a typhoon was scheduled, all the rest of the run races were cancelled, except ours and we were blessed with wonderful weather and a wonderful running crowd as well.

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I hosted the event and most memorable moment was this. It was already late (for a fun run at least) it was 9am and most have gone home but still a big crowd gathered. We were announcing everyone to claim the bag at the baggage counters because it was time to pack up and close. So I read the bag tag number for the last bag to be claimed. Out of nowhere, Mars Callo (one of the familiar fun running figures) was screaming and running crazy, shouting me me me! We just finished the raffle, then it hit me! She thought she won the raffle! So she came up the stage really excited! So i said… “Mars, pinili ko number mo at hindi ka nakikinig… eto premyo mo! Bag mo mam i-claim mo na at mag clo-close na tayo!” We all laughed it off.  Syempre may palo galing kay Ms. Mars!

Mars Callo enjoying her run Photo Credit: Running Photographers

Mars Callo enjoying her run Photo Credit: Running Photographers

The Great Bank Family Fun Run is brought to us by BMAP or Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines composed by numerous Philippine Banks:

with BPI running club member

with BPI running club member

This year, its going to be another fun Great Bank Family Fun Run, and its purpose is Savings Consciousness. This time, its going to be held at ASEANA. The last race I hosted was 711 and everyone enjoyed the venue that ASEANA had to offer. It has one of the most scenic Sunrises ever!

Its going to be organized by WithoutLimits here I am with Race Director Coach Ian Alacar

with coach ian posing with our D3FINITY shirts !

with coach ian posing with our D3FINITY shirts !

We will see you on July 21!

This time theres going to be a DOG RUN category!!! so all dog lovers ought to enjoy this run!
The details of the race are as follows:

The Great Bank Family Fun Run – Run for Savings Consciousness 2

Date: July 21, 2013

Venue: Aseana City

REGISTRATION DETAILS

CATEGORIES

FEES

RACE KIT

ASSEMBLY TIME

GUNSTART

10km Run

P500

Singlet, Race bib, Loot Bag & BMAP token

5:00am

5:30am

5km Run

P500

Singlet, Race bib, Loot Bag & BMAP token

5:00am

5:40am

3km Run

P500

Singlet, Race bib, Loot Bag & BMAP token

5:00am

5:45am

Dog Run                           (3km large breed, 500m small breed; run with human runner)

P500

Singlet, Race bib, Loot Bag & BMAP token

5:00am

5:50am

500m Dash                           (7-9y.o., 10-12y.o.)

P250

Race Bib, Loot Bag & BMAP Token

5:00am

7:15am

REGISTRATION SITES

Fitness and Athletics Bonifacio Global City

Active Fun, cor 9th and 28th St.

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

(02) 5191750

Chris Sports SM City North The Annex
3rd Floor, SM North The Annex
EDSA Annex 1 Tunnel, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel No. (02) 441-1075, (02) 441-1889

Chris Sports SM Mall of Asia
2nd Floor, SM Mall of Asia
Sunset Avenue, Pasay City, Philippines
Tel No. (02) 556-0261, (02) 556-0260

ChrisSports Glorietta 3
2nd Floor, Glorietta 3
East Drive Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines
Tel No. (02) 519-8569, (02) 818-6124

Chris Sports SM City Manila
Ground Floor, SM City Manila
Concepcion St corner Arrocerros, Manila, Philippines
Tel No. (02) 404-1584, (02) 522-1345

REGISTRATION DATES:

May 8 – July 19, 2013 (or until supplies last)

May 8 – June 4, 2013 – Pre-registration / reservation

– You may download individual registration form or group registration form at www.withoutlimits.ph, or visit the nearest registration site

– Claiming of kits is from June 5 – July. Kits must be claimed where your registered.

HOW TO REGISTER

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRANT

– Download registration form from www.withoutlimits.ph, or visit the nearest registration site

– Those who pre-registered (May 8 – May 31) may claim their kit beginning June 5, 2013

 

GROUP REGISTRATION  (minimum of 10, maximum of 25 runners)

– All runners signing under Group Registration must personally sign the form and with complete details

– For group registration, only the authorized personnel may claim ALL kits

– Group Registration Form must be submitted in two (2) copies – one for the registration site and one for as group copy

 

DOG RUN

– To register for the Dog Run, owner must also be a registered runner of the same category.

– Bring the dog’s latest vaccination paper upon registration. NO VACCINATION PAPER, NO RUN.

 

KIDDIE RUN

– Kids Categories are 7-9 y.o. and 10-12y.o.

– Winners may be asked to present birth certificate for verification purposes.

 

OTHERS:

KIDS DAYCARE TENT

There will be a day care tent for kids 12 years old and below.

Only registered kids or kids of the registered runner are allowed to stay inside the tent.

Guardians may stay at the waiting area outside the Daycare Tent.

Only the authorized guardian / parent can pick up the child.

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Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of Caraga, Inc.,HSBC,Land Bank of the Philippines,Mastercard International,Maybank Philippines, Inc.,Megalink, Inc.,Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company,Philam Savings Bank,Philippine Bank of Communications,Philippine National Bank,Philippine Savings Bank,Philippine Postal Bank,Philippine Trust Company,Philippine Veterans Bank,Planters Development Bank,PDB SME Solutions,Premiere Development Bank,Prudential Bank,Quezon Capital Rural Bank,Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,Security Bank Corporation,Sterling Bank of Asia,The Real Bank,Union Bank of the Philippines,Visa International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.,World Partners Bank,3k, 5k, 10k, dog run, dog category,great bank family fun run, run for consciousness, withoutlimits, bdo, bpi,Allied Bank Corporation, AsiaTrust Bank, Asia United Bank, Bancnet, Inc., Banco de Oro, Banco Filipino, Bank of Commerce,Bank of Makati,Bank of Tokyo,Bank of the Philippine Islands,China Banking Corporation,Chinabank Savings,ChinaTrust ,Philippines Commercial Bank,Development Bank of the Philippines,East West Banking Corporation,Export and Industry Bank,Green Bank of 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ENERVON AKTIV Hydration Belt Promo

Enervon Aktiv Giveaway Promo

Enervon Aktiv Giveaway Promo

Unilab Activehealth always comes up with the best promo items. To this day, I still get to use the Unilab Activehealth Multi purpose shoebag in my runs, and the sports water bottle during my bike rides. This time Unilab Activehealth with Enervon Aktiv will surely PUSH YOUR STAMINA FURTHER and let you run further with the Hydration Belt!

Credits to Rikki Suarez for the photo!

Unilab Activehealth Hydration Belt (Photo Credit to Rikki Suarez)

Unilab Activehealth Hydration Belt (Photo Credit to Rikki Suarez)

Check it out! Its not just a hydration belt,  but it resembles close to what I bought for more than a thousand for my NATHAN hydration belt, and with more pockets to boot which can carry your cellphone (very important for safety on your runs). This is a good deal!!! And surely ill be seeing a lot of runners sporting this hydration belt on the runs as well.

MECHANICS:

1.        This promo is exclusively for registered 2013 Run United 2 participants.

2.        Purchase 10 pieces ENERVON ACTIV at any of the authorized registration centers of RU2 (worth 120php) and get the limited edition Active Health Hydration Belt for only 200php (includes 2 bottles X 180mL).

Authorized registration centers of Run United 2 are the following:

RIOVANA BGC
28th Street corner 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City

RIOVANA KATIPUNAN
3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (infront of ADMU)

TOBY’S SM Mall of Asia

TOBY’S SM North – The Block

3.        Race bib number must be presented when availing the promo.

4.        Promo can be availed once per bib number only.

5.        Promo Duration: April 26 – May 26 or until supplies last.

Operative word UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST and Im sure every runner I know is rushing to get this one! Ayan nanaman, its like registration dont do it on the last day, ito hindi nadadaan sa request.  See you on the road with these uber cool useful Enervon Aktiv Hydration Belt.

Again another win from Unilab Activehealth and from Enervon Aktiv.  This allows you to sample Enervon Aktive as well. With the support of Unilab Activehealth in the running, cycling and multisport community, it was able to see that active people are already at a very athletic level and recovery is becoming an issue. People are getting intense in training in whatever sport they get into. They developed Enervon Aktiv for active people who are serious about their sport. I chanced up with Enervon Aktiv brand manager Ms. Bianca Cortez during the Run Rio Awards night, and we discussed more on the product.  “Over time, we are getting great results and positive feedback on Enervon Aktiv from athletes and serious runners, cyclists and triathletes” she said. In our chat, she even told me that Enervon HP has been found to be a great POST RUN recovery drink as well.  As for Enervon Aktiv..truly its

Serious Stamina for Serious Sports

Enervon Activ is designed to help combat sports fatigue. It has panax/ginseng, which supports energy reserves and increases alertness in the body; royal jelly to decrease fatigue and increase oxygen consumption; Vitamin B-complex which facilitates conversion of food to energy; and antioxidants A, C, E, and Zinc, which help repair the immune system’s cells that get damaged from strenuous training. Taken everyday, Enervon Activ keeps sports fatigue at bay, enabling athletes to train more consistently because of fewer interruptions due to fatigue or sickness. This way, athletes can spend more time on their training grounds and be able to get even closer in achieving their personal best.

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Lypo-spheric Vitamin C

 

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Wifey had me take this.

“I asked what is it?”

“Its vitamin C”

“Id rather take my usual multivitamin as long as its tablet.. this one is ..uh .. mushy”

“Sige na.. its good for you…” she then downs hers and teaches me how to take it.

“Put it under your tongue..ngayk…zchiz..chlchlchclrrr … ” I couldnt type in words what the sound was but read aloud

and youll get the hang of it.

So I eventually follow.. GEEZ!!!! and I shit you not!!! this thing tastes AWFUL!!!!!  From a guy who eats anything!!!
This thing is like a 9 out of 10 in my taste like shit meter..a 10 out of 10 must be shit (not that I tasted)

hmmm.. how do I describe it..  Its like the consistency of those energy gels, no.. more like the syrupy fillings of chocolates.. its like orange filled Lindt candy but then again its panis.

Anyway .. its suppose to make you feel better, well improve immune system or whatever vitamin C is suppose to do ..but time 10 times so many pa.

Im the last person to talk technical about it..so I searched on it and this is what I got.. (see article below)

Verdict:

Must Buy if: youre a runner/ active lifestyle person, suddenly youve got colds and you trained months for a race and by chance youre rushing to get well. Youd down anything regardless of taste just for any improvement on health / performance

Dont buy. if youre loyal to your multivitamin, vitamin c brand. If youre kuripot. If taste is king over health benefits.
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Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C is the first choice of people who really understand bioavailability and the importance of high-dose vitamin C. Right out of the gate all other forms of vitamin C rapidly crash into an absorption barrier that vastly limits the level of vitamin C that can enter the bloodstream… and the vitamin C that doesn’t get absorbed, gets flushed. (Important note: all the vitamin C in your food is just as restricted by this absorption barrier.)

In stark contrast, the “Smart” Lyposomal Nano-spheres® that encapsulate Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C gently slip across the intestinal wall and into the blood. That’s because they are able to completely bypass a very restrictive nutrient transport system that radically limits the bioavailability of all non-liposome encapsulated forms of vitamin C. A recent clinical trial by world-renowned vitamin C expert and pharmacologist, Steve Hickey, PhD, shows that Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C is able to produce serum levels of vitamin C nearly double those thought theoretically possible with any oral form of vitamin C. This astounding level of bioavailability not only dramatically increases the amount of vitamin C in the blood, but recent thermographic microscopy provides visible evidence that it also aids its entry into individual cells.

Try it and you’ll see and feel superior delivery and enhanced results for yourself — guaranteed!

Squeeze the contents of one packet into your favorite juice or other cool beverage. It’s easy to swallow. Within minutes millions of “Smart” Lyposomal Nano-Spheres® loaded with vitamin C will move into your bloodstream and then into your cells. Once there, the “essential” phospholipids and the vitamin C will be unleashed to perform their powerful work!

Each 0.2 oz. packet of Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C contains 1,000 mg of vitamin C and 1,000 mg of “essential” phospholipids. It’s the most bio-available, easy-to-swallow vitamin C supplement on the market.

Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C – Numerous Positive Effects:

  • Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C is a powerful Antioxidant with extraordinary benefits
  • Provide rapid and positive impact on CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION (C.V.)
  • Help to prevent impaired liver function linked to excessive fatigue, accelerated aging, weight problems, impaired immunity.
  • Increase metabolism, endurance, energy and stamina.
  • Help the body form the protein COLLAGEN that builds bone structure, cartilage and blood vessels.
  • Help to decrease cholesterol and lead toxicity.
  • Help to IMPROVE MEMORY.
  • Help to INCREASE LONGEVITY and overall immune system.
What Experts Are Saying…
“Comparing the bioavailability of all other oral vitamin C delivery with your oral liposomal delivery is like comparing a squirt gun to a fire hose. Not only am I convinced that the efficacy of Lypo-Spheric™ Vitamin C far surpasses any traditional oral vitamin C supplement, but my recent personal experience with it suggests that it may sometimes be better than IV injection.”

Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD
Author of Primal Panacea

 

Bring a Friend to Conquer May 5, 2013

Conquer

Conquer

OPTIMUM NUTRITION PHILIPPINES
CONQUER 2013
May 5, 2013
INDIVIDUAL: 3K, 6K, 12K
TANDEM/COUPLE: 12K

Get ready to CONQUER on May 5, 2013 brought to you by one of the leading fitness supplement company in the US OPTIMUM NUTRITION. A fun obstacle run like no other. Test your fitness and Conquer!

Optimum Nutrition  Amino Energy for Sampling

Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy for Sampling

With Optimum Nutrition product Amino Energy to be sampled on race day!

  1. Last day of Registration:              May 3,  2013 (Friday)
  1. Registration fees:
    1. 3 kilometer run = Php 500
    2. 6 kilometer run = Php 700
    3. 12 kilometer run  = Php 900
    4. 12 KM TANDEM = PhP 1600
  1. Race kit includes:
    1. Race singlet,
    2. Race Bib with Barcode,
    3. Safety Pins
    4. Race/Event Date:                                           May  5, 2013 (Sunday);
    5. Assembly Time and Program Start:       5:00AM
    6. Start Line Venue:                                             9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Distance

Assembly Time

Gun Start

12K

5:00 AM

5:30 AM

6K

5:00 AM

5:35 AM

3K

5:00 AM

5:40 AM

  1. Cash prizes, Gold’s Gym GCs and Merrell shoes for top finishers of each category.

Prizes

3K

6K

12K

12K Tandem

1st

1,500

2,500

5,000

5,000

2nd

1,000

1,500

2,500

2,500

3rd

500

1,000

1,500

1,500

  1. Dogtags shall be awarded to all finishers.
  2. There will be no energy drinks. The participants will be given sampling of Essential Amino Energy before, on the water stations, and after the race.
  3. Raffle of 3 Ipad minis and Titanium bags will be for participants that are present during the raffle.
Bring a friend to Conquer

Bring a friend to Conquer

  1. BRING A FRIEND PROMO:

v  Each registrant can bring a friend to run with on the same race distance or lower race category. Fill out two separate registration forms but indicate which one is free.

v  Free registrants can also avail of loot bags, singlets and race bibs. Just make sure you both sign the waiver.

v  Early registrants are also entitled to this promo. Just bring a valid ID and Proof of Purchase (the part of the registration given to the registrant) to the site you registered in. For the couple category you can also invite another couple for FREE!

  1. Registration Partners:

Fitness & Athletics BGC, 9th Avenue corner 28th Street

–          Chris Sports
(Registration Period:  until May 3, 2013)

 SM North Annex, SM Manila, Glorietta 3, Sm Megamall

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Must Have Product This Summer

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We have been experiencing heat temperatures which are one of the highest in the decade. This trumps the simple hydration bottle which I thought would top the list of this summers pick.  Instead it’s the Snake Brand Prickly Heat Powder.

I got to use it after hosting the UP Bagong Siglo run when my co host Carrie from VoiceWorx20 asked me to try it. Truly a wonder product,  it’s so soothing and cooling you would want to bath in it. For now its only available in Watsons, but it’s definitely a steal at P69 !

This is a must have for all runners and active outdoors people.

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CENTENNIAL (1913 – 2013) “BAGONG SIGLO. BAGONG SIGLA.” March 24

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CENTENNIAL (1913 – 2013)
“BAGONG SIGLO. BAGONG SIGLA.”

UP Alumni Association

UP Alumni Association Bagong Siglo Bagong Sigla

 

The 100th Anniversary celebration of University of the Philippines Alumni Association, banners by the theme “Bagong Siglo. Bagong Sigla.” takes off on a rousing start on March 24, 2013, Palm Sunday, with an activity-filled “Family Fiesta.”

The Centennial festivities kick off at 4:00AM with the “Bagong Sigla Fun Run” for runners of all ages, consisting of three groups, namely, 3K, 6K, and 12K. Registration fees are P400, P500, and P600, respectively.

The early morning running event will be followed at 9:00AM by a tennis tournament organized by the UP Alumni Tennis Association. In and around And Bahay ng Alumni, visiting alumni and their family members can enjoy and/or win prizes in various fiesta and parlor games, such as palo sebo, buko sebo, piñata, pabitin, “pin the donkey’s tail,” scrabble, checkers, dama, sungka, and others.

482784_446961072046764_905512146_n 429575_448883691854502_1581902745_n 601385_10151340236688775_793047220_n hilaan ng lubid.. just one of the many fiesta games awaiting a fun filled day!

Brass bands will parade in the streets adjoining the Academic Oval. Fiesta booths offering food and beverages, souvenir items, or fair-style games and prizes will be set up by UP Varsity teams and others around Ang Bahay.

From 1:00-6:00PM, the “Bagong Siglo Bingo” will be held in the main hall of Ang Bahay ng Alumni. Bingo cards will be available for only P200 apiece. Prizes at stake are gadgets and home appliances.

Proceeds for the kick off day will go to the UPAA fund for its various projects and programs.

For inquiries, please contact UPAA Office at (02) 920-6868 (Jenny) or email upalumn@yahoo.com, and Without Limits Office at (02) 383-7658 (Marjan or Vayne) or email secretariat@withoutlimits.ph.
Registration for UPAA Bagong Sigla Fun Run 2013 is extended until March 22, 2013, Friday at all of our partner registration sites! Chris Sports SM North Annex, SM Megamall, SM MOA, SM Fairview and Fitness and Athletics BGC. UP Alumi Office at UP Diliman, UP Manila and UP Los Banos.
And there will be onsite registration this March 24, 2013, race day. Just look for our registration booth in the activity area. Thanks! See you runners on the race day!

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