2011

Not a bad year, but could have been better.

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Century Properties Ultramarathon

“He who fails to plan is planning to fail” – Winston Churchill

During the recently concluded Century Properties Ultramarathon last November 19, 2011, my mentor Edward and I had the privilege of supporting a friend and training partner attempting to finish the 100km + 4.5km cooldown.

Inside our cozy airconditioned support vehicle, we got to observe runners from a different perspective.

What factors can help a runner have a bigger chance of finishing his/her dream?

Run for Melinda Ponce

A tragic incident that shook the running community of Cebu.

Ultrarunner Champion Melinda Ponce, an inspiration to so many runners in Cebu, was killed yesterday (Oct. 16, 2011) at her home in Talisay.

Story on Suntar http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2011/10/17/man-shoots-5-self-185487

Story by Max Limpag http://www.ceburunning.com/ultra-runner-melinda-ponce-killed/

A run is going to be held this Sunday Oct. 23, 2011 at Ayala Center Cebu in honor of Melinda Ponce and all proceeds will go to the family.

Definitely Not a Kindergarten

I joined 50+ other ultrarunners in a run from Mandaue City to the Municipality of Catmon yesterday.  Total distance would be around 50km.

Thoughts of not being able to do the distance never entered my mind days before the race.  I even tapered on race week to reserve some energy and be fresh on the day of the race.

But I suffered through the latter part of the course.  I was completely drained mentally and physically.  All I wanted was for the race to end.

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Ultramarathon Training Tips by Jonel Mendoza

Jonel Mendoza of FrontRunner Magazine shared these tips during the briefing of the 1st Cebu Ultramarathon held last November 27, 2010 and I’d like to post this here for my friends who will be running the frontRUNNER Coast to Coast Ultramarathon on May 1, 2011.

Training for an ultramarathon includes mental training, walk training, nutrition training, and B2B LSDs.  Jonel’s tips really helped a lot.  This type of training is so much different to ones that are for half or full marathons.

Here’s what he wrote:

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