Boston Marathon: Arriving in Boston (Part 1)

Saturday, 25 April 2015  |  Race Reports

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I woke up in my hotel room to view the Boston skyline before me.  I was in Boston!  Oh man, I really was in Boston!  This was to be a quick 6-day trip with one goal in mind: to run Boston Marathon and subsequently complete all six World Marathon Majors.  As far as I knew, I would be the first runner from the Philippines to do it. (more…)

Boston Marathon and World Marathon Majors: Check & Check!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015  |  Favorite Posts, Race Reports

MEDAL

I am a Boston Marathon finisher! It was both heaven and hell at the same time! The weather conditions were challenging. Think pouring rain, chilly headwind, and a temperature of 5 to 8 degrees through a hilly course wearing soaked socks and clothes. Eek! Yet, it was the best race ever! I gained a deeper admiration for all the strong and fast runners that qualify to run Boston every year and finally know for myself why Boston is one of the most prestigious races in the world.

FINISHRight after crossing the finish line of Boston Marathon

Finishing Boston Marathon also completes my goal of running all six World Marathon Majors: New York, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Chicago, and Boston.  It’s been an amazing journey and I thank all my sponsors for helping me achieve this.  Thank you to Gatorade for giving me the opportunity to run Boston Marathon and New York.  Thank you to Unilab Active Health for taking me to Berlin, London, and Chicago.  Thank you to all my other sponsors: Fitness First, Specialized, Tenkiebox (Otterbox), Peak Form, and Oakley. (more…)

4 Hydration Tips for Runners

Wednesday, 15 April 2015  |  Healthy Food + Recipes

2015

A few weeks ago, Gatorade offered to put me through their Gatorade Sweat Test to aid me for Boston Marathon. This was the second time I was doing this with the first done in 2011 as preparation for New York City Marathon. What I learned about hydration from the Gatorade Sweat Test was astounding and I’m sharing them with you to help you in your own performance. (more…)

5 Tips for Managing Pre-Race Anxiety

Monday, 13 April 2015  |  Running + Triathlon

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7 days to Boston Marathon and I’m a bundle of nerves. While this is a dream come true for me and I’m crazy excited, I know it’s normal for my legs to feel a bit wobbly whenever the big B word comes up.  Everyone gets nervous!  So, whether you’re training for your first 5k or a half-marathon, I thought I’d write about my top 5 tips for managing pre-race jitters: (more…)

Dash N’ Dine on May 3, 2015

Sunday, 12 April 2015  |  Race Announcements

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Dash N’ Dine, a 3k / 5k / 10k fun run and food bazaar event, at the UP Diliman Academic Oval will be held on May 3, 2015. Proceeds will go to a group of 40 kids who are beneficiaries of K.I.D.S. (Kids Integrated Development through Schooling) and to five students from the College of Business Administration who are the beneficiaries of the UP JMA scholarship fund.

To register:
+ Toby’s Sports branches within Metro Manila
For inquiries: contact
+ Willrich – 0917-537-1800
+ Enrico – 0917-505-6049
+ Joanne – 0927-292-9815