Training Plan

•August 3, 2009 • 5 Comments

Attached is my training plan for NYCM from Runner’s World July 2009. How do I run after (pun intended) my missed mileage? I’m three weeks late! Any suggestions?




•July 1, 2009 • 1 Comment

I am not running this one on July 5 because I need to be away AGAIN for work. A lot of my friends are running though and I would like to share these quotes to them:

1. “You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.”
– Steve Prefontaine

2. “I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
-Jesse Owens

3. “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”
-Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

4. “In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder

5. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”
-Oprah Winfrey

6. “Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.”
-PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian

7. “Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'”
– Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner

8. “We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves…The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.”
-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile

9. “Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner

10. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
-John Bingham, running speaker and writer

More quotes here.


A virgin trail for a virgin trail runner

•June 14, 2009 • 1 Comment

My first trail run. See you on Sunday!

Men's Health All-Terrain Race - poster

Looking for a different way to celebrate Father’s Day with your family? Men’s Health gives you a fun and healthy bonding activity as it holds the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race on June 21, 2009 at Sta. Elena, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Now on its fourth year, the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race kicks things up a notch by hitting a trail that has never before been opened to the public, one that was specially developed by Gran Trail cycles and Sta. Elena for Men’s Health to give you and your family the ultimate Men’s Health experience

 The Men’s Health All-Terrain Race consists of a trail race and a bike race set on a 15-km course of undulating forest trails, with switchbacks and off-camber turns thrown into the mix to keep racers on their toes. Open to men and women of all ages, participants of the trail race can choose to run 5-km, 10-km, or 15-km, while those competing in the bike race must complete a maximum of three laps. 

As one of the most eagerly anticipated races in the country, the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race is the perfect springboard for new runners and riders to test their limits. Find out how you can join the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race by grabbing your copy of the June issue of Men’s Health featuring Geoff Eigenmann on the cover, or by visiting

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The ING New York City Marathon Nov. 1, 2009

•May 19, 2009 • 10 Comments


Hello M,

We have received your application for ING New York City Marathon 2009 on 2/26/2009.

Entry Number: 347597

Congratulations! You’re in for the experience of a lifetime, the ING New York City Marathon 2009!

We are thrilled that you will be joining us on Sunday, November 01, 2009. Be sure to bookmark our site and visit it often for the latest news. Good luck with your training.


Long Run on Sunday

•May 8, 2009 • 6 Comments


I am running the BOTAK 42K full marathon on Sunday with the running mileage of a newbie (20-25k/week for the past 4 months!).

Found this in my runner’s calendar:

No one masters the marathon. Anything can happen on its long tortuous course, which is why it is such a seductive and exciting event. It’s in your interest to arrive at the starting line with this humility.

Believe it or not, it’s better to undertrain than to overtrain. What you haven’t developed by race day can sometimes be overcome with adrenalin and desire. For an overtrained runner, the race is over before it starts.

Seek support. Train with a partner or a running group. Get your loved ones to cheer you on at the race. Raise money for a cause. The road to the marathon can be long and lonely. Let others help you get there.

See you all on Sunday.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009

•April 23, 2009 • 1 Comment


Interested? Visit the official website: This will be on June 28, 2009.

This is a very attractive race because my two top favorites are running and nasi lemak.

Yum. I always carboload with nasi lemak when I’m in KL.


Running in Boracay 2

•April 15, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Met up with Jinoe and Que of in Boracay. They were there for the launch of Women’s Health magazine.