Mid-afternoon, a lad clad in blue cantered along Masterson Drive trailed by another in white. In front of the Church of Gesu, like clockwork, the lads made the sign of the cross without breaking stride. Their faces showed youthful exuberance, perhaps induced by endorphins from the run or buoyed by their natural propensity for fun.
- Bicolano Penguin
- I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..
September 26, 2013
September 18, 2013
September 16, 2013
September 14, 2013
At our trek to the foothills (300 meters above sea level) of Mt. Makiling for our tree planting (http://bicolanopenguinswonderlog.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/tree-planting-at-mt-makiling/), I used my Hoka Stinson Evo Tarmac.
September 12, 2013
September 10, 2013
September 4, 2013
645.This is the figure posted by the organizer in its website (http://runmania.ph/) as the number of "pavement warriors" that ran in the Tagaytay to Kawit 50-km race held in the weekend of August 24-25.
September 1, 2013
Coming into August, I had the valiant idea of registering for a 70-km ultra marathon in the 1st congressional district of the big province of Quezon. It was called QUMR and was scheduled for August 18, a day before the anniversary date of the great war-time Philippine President, Manuel L. Quezon. I did register for the QUMR70 and managed to convince another 83nean, Ernie Badong, to join me. By that time, I was already in training mode for the Tagaytay to Kawit (T2K), a 50-km ultra happening a weekend after QUMR. Going for back-to-back ultras added pressure to the training runs. More long slow distance runs were needed. Now from the valiant, this became a crazy idea as the runner was exposed to the unwelcome possibility of muscle fatigue or much worse, injury. And the muscle fatigue set in on the weekend before the QUMR70, as I went for a 28-km and a 25-km LSD. I could not risk aggravating it into an injury and sideline myself for the T2K. I promised a running buddy that I would be a pacer at the T2K, her first taste of an ultra. Thus, my decision to forego the August 18 race. Good thing, another 83nean, Bob Castilla, agreed to take my place and teamed up with Ernie in conquering the QUMR70. Hence, this Proxy report by Bob (with additional commentary from Ernie in italics).