King of the Road 2012

September 11, 2012 at 6:42 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


King of the Road 2012, originally uploaded by m8parco.

I am all set for the King of the Road race in Indonesia. They have a new course in BSD city which should make it interesting. My training is going well but I don’t think I have done enough long runs. But I guess we always feel we have not done enough. I plan to run and enjoy the race.

Good luck and see you at the starting line.

Finally

September 3, 2012 at 8:46 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


Sentul3, originally uploaded by m8parco.

The last time I ran a sub 5 minutes/ Kilometer pace was in July 2011. I did a 49 minute 10K. After that it was all downhill.

But yesterday I finally broke the duck. I completed 11.85 kilometers in 58:14. I was breaking in my soleus gps watch and my overeagerness almost got the better of me. I flew to a 4:30 in the first kilometer but I was finally able to reign in my excitement and settled for a 5 min / k pace.

The wind was really blowing at the far side of the track. It was a 3 loop race and in the 2nd loop I tucked behind some runners to preserve my strenght. I imagined they were rabbits pacing me. In the last lap I ran by myself most of the time as I pulled away from the pacers.

The soleus gps watch worked well but I will need to spend more time to maximize the features. I deleted all my records whenn I was reviewing the records. Bummer, I really wanted to review my kilometer splits.

It was nice to see my training starting to pay off again and I hope my health issues don’t crop up again.

See you at the starting line.

Start Your Engines!

September 3, 2012 at 8:33 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Sentul1, originally uploaded by m8parco.

We had a great race at the Sentul race circuit up in the Bogor highlands. The race circuit is a 3.95km loop and we ran 3 loops. The weather was gorgeous but it was windy in most parts of the course. It had Baguio like weather especially since the race started at 6 :00 am.

Tiff had a great race running a 1:07. The ERC running club was there in full force. We all enjoyed the nice cool race except for the wind. After the race we all sauntered down to Raffy’s place for lunch and drinks.

See you at the starting line.

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