Monday, June 6, 2011

My personal experience with the Mizuno Wave Precision 11

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 First off, thanks to Mizuno Philippines for giving our team a big discount for our pairs and for the finisher shirt that we wore in Subit 2011! Thanks Timmy!

From badminton to running, I always choose Mizuno because it's very durable, and fits my foot comfortably. And the most important for me is I don't need to buy a new pair of shoes again for a longer period of time. Prior to Mizuno Wave Precision 11, I am using Wave Nirvana 3 which is heavier. Although it's heavier, I also love that pair and I was able to get my PRs using that shoes way back.

I find Wave Precision 11 very light which makes it a great neutral trainer. Its breathable construction ensures that my feet will not overheat during long runs. When I first fitted the shoes, it feels like it no longer requires a break in period. Whether I hit the gym or the pavement, I can feel that it's stable enough to support my weight. After running 15 km in Greentenial run, I feel like I can still go further but the heat that day really drained me up.

I almost decided to run with these pair in my SuBIT 2011 T2. But I wasn't able to break in the shoe yet. Aside from the fact that the color fits our team uniform, it looks very stylish and mean. I feel like I can run fast whenever I wear them.

Just like my old Nirvanas, I'm sure that we'll also go a long way before I get another pair. This is a great neutral trainer and I'm looking forward to use this as my T2 shoes in my next race!


Friday, February 4, 2011

Slowly getting there. And then some randon stuff.

Since November 24, 2010, I have already moved a bit. I just finished my first triathlon, I was able to get back to running, did my first aquathlon for 2011, and joined several road races.

Until now, the figures of my team mates are still in front of me whenever I run alone. I'm still chasing them. I'll be patiently training until the day that I can run side by side with them. But not yet. There's still a lot of training to do. And I can say that I'm doing my home works diligently. That said, it's been a while when I last had a boregasm.


*So what have I accomplished since my last post? I hit my sub 2:30 goal for my first sprint tri. Ran a half marathon (QCIM), Men's health urbanathlon 2010, greentenial 15k and bull run 2011 16k? so there.


Oh, I got a new Blackberry Curve 9300. And an iphone :) cool eh? I'm enjoying them both but I'm still thinking if I will let 1 go. I'm so wired that the only time I'm offline is when I am sleeping or when I'm swimming or running.


So this Sunday, I will be running another half marathon. Condura Skyway that is. I'm still in the borderline between doing an LSD or running for a sub 2. I'll just let my body decide.


I've been doing some ginormous distances in my swim practice and I want to keep it that way. I want to be so comfortable in my swim that I will no loner be doubting on it.


I miss the old too Boss Rico. And thanks for the thought "Leave a room for God." It really hit me.


I'm sleepy now. Today I didn't do anything because I did something good enough for my training yesterday. I should taper for Sunday.


There's a pervert on the loose.


Wait for me team. I'll catch you all tonight! In my dreams.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's been a while... (Random thoughts)

2010 has been a roller coaster ride for me. I don't even know how to begin with my story. But if there's one thing that I am so thankful of, it's because I was able to get back on track.

I lost motivation. I was burned out. I thought it was just a fad for me.Why am I doing this again? Why am I tiring my self? What's in it for me?

I was like the prodigal son. Went out and tried the bad stuff, and then come back looking for redemption. How did it started? As far as I can remember, I was already doing the run - swim combo that time. But then I lost my swimming gears because a group of basketball players are also changing in the bathroom. I thought I already slid my gears inside my bag but alas, I didn't. Then the downslope started.

For once, gambling is not good specially when you think that you can earn from it. Poker is gambling. Ergo, it's not good for everyone.

I'm thankful that my friends are still there to support me. To pull me back to where I belong. They so inspired me a lot that I was able to get back on track really fast.

Although I was able to go back, I can see how 4 months of hiatus has affected my performance. I gained weight again, my stamina went down, I suck again. I just wasted so much time that I invested on this. Now I'm back to square 1. But it doesn't matter, I know what to do. I'm sure I can catch with them soon. Every time I run now, I was imagining my Endure friends running ahead of me. And that's where my motivation is coming from. I am seeing myself chasing them. Hopefully, I will catch them soon. And I will kick ass.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Globe Run for Home 2010 : 3rd half marathon for 2010

3rd half marathon for 2010 and I was planning to just take Condura half marathon this year. I'm not following my plans again. But who'll blame me? Ain't it fun to run along with your friends?

There are a couple of things I want to be thankful for this race.

1. No blisters. The dri-fit socks worked!

2. No injuries! My left thigh is not aching anymore after the race. Hopefully, I can do my recovery run right away this morning.

3. Friends! Friends! Friends! Friends! Friends! Running gave me more friends! Let me name them all! I'll start with my pace group earlier first then the rest in no particular order! Mark M, Boss Rico, Noelle, Timmy, Julie Hotlegs, Wilnar, Mund, Emil, DocT, Roselle, Rod, Alex, Julie P, Brando,  Ross, Carina, Pepsi, Doc Marvs, Z, Raff, Eric, Ian, Jet, Edu,DocT, Pat, Aleth, Ellen, Morgan, Luis, Abbey, Marvs2 (hypermarvs),Ms Nao, Doc Eire and Brian, Argo, Ronald, Natz, Cess, Sam and many many more! (If I didn't mention you're name, it's not intentional, I'm writing this without a cheat sheet! :) )

Friends motivates you and help you reach your goal. For that I thank you all. :)

4. Lots of hydration! - Oh yes! we're getting spoiled by Coach Rio. Thanks for that!

5. Safety - I'm glad that no accident or Injury was reported. I'm glad that everyone finished the race safely.

6. Lots of calories burned! Woohoo! 1 and a half week to go before the end date of the BLC2. I'm thankful that I was so motivated to run that losing weight is just a second priority. I'm a winner for my self already even if I will not win the BLC2 contest. I know that I lost weight already. Can you see the difference from the pictures below?

Before the advent of running. @ 177 lbs (I really excrete sand ;-p)

Badminton didn't help to much.

Then I started running

And I started to take it seriously.

I find my journey exciting. :)

7. My new pair of Mizuno :) Thanks for the wonderful birthday gift boo. :)

So there. I'll give this race a 4.99274629743 out of 5  hahahaha. Why? There's no medal. heeheehee.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

My "Never Quit" resolve

 "A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't."

I'm no different from any Juan Dela Cruz. I'm just a man. I fail. I crash. I get injured. I get discourage. I cry. I get demotivated. I envy people who're better than me. I'm confused sometimes. Naaburido. I have fallen down so many times, that I lost count already. That feeling when heaven and earth ganged up on you. It makes you feel like you don't want to live another day anymore. I've been there!

But despite all this, I've learned through my experience that a man is not defined based on the number of times he falls, but the number of times he stood up and continued the fight. So yes, thanks to all the things that motivated me to stand up over and over and still continue my own journey. I'm a champion to myself.

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

I'm not the best athlete out there. I'm really just competitive by nature. I always start with nothing. Which is good I think. Because even if I lost everything in this new engagement that I have. I have no regrets because dati na akong wala. But of course, I wouldn't let that happen. I consider every opportunity that arrives as a blessing! What's the best part is the opportunity to share your acquired talent/skill/knowledge to others.

Like when I get into running. I never considered it as a fad. And since I fell in love with it. I always do my best to excel. Just like in a computer game. I just do it 1 level at a time. That's how I do it and it's more fun rather than taking things to serious.

The only skill that really fails me every time is creative writing. :)

"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."

As they say, try and try.. until you die. :) until you succeed syempre.

Thank you

-Thank you to all my new friends in who inspires me a lot. Thank you to all the other runner - bloggers in the community. Their own personal experiences are my motivations. So guys, thank you for motivating me. :) Sir Rico, Ms Julie, Ms Noelle, Sir Argo, Sir Timmy, Sir Luis, Sir Jovie, Mark and to all the others I forgot to mention. When all else fails, I read their blog to get inspiration. :) (naks!)

- To my girlfriend who's always there and who always believe in me. I can't thank you enough. I know minsan mas marami na kong time sa running kesa sa 'yo. But like I always say, "kesa mag drugs" haha. Ok, you can stop bashing my head now.

- To God who is always my strong arms. When all as in all else really fails. He's always my strong arms.

So today, I will leave this blog with this inspiring scene from Rocky.

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain't you! You're better than that!

Have a blessed Sunday everyone. :)