Surprise! Mizuno Time Trials on 01.10.10

Sunday, 7 June 2009  |  Race Announcements


Mizuno pulled out all the stops for the Mizuno Infinity Run held at 5:30 a.m. this morning.  If you were among the many runners who participated in the event, you were in for a big surprise, which was revealed soon after you crossed the finish line!  

You did not know that your performance today would be somewhat of a time trial, did you?  Your time today will be compared with the surprise Mizuno race scheduled for 01.10.10.  Mizuno kept it top secret to prevent runners from sandbagging their event.

In the second race, winners will be chosen based on their personal improvement from today’s race.  The great thing about this is that it levels out the playing field for everyone—runners who show significant improvements from their old time in their categories have a chance to win!  With this double racing event, Mizuno aims to send out the message that we must all try to be the best that we can be.

I’m sure you have a lot of questions.  Details will be provided by Mizuno and will be posted here.  

Congratulations to Mizuno for thinking out of the box and giving us runners another great race to look forward to—and train hard for!  I can hardly wait!

The Good, The Bad, and The Not-So-Ugly

Monday, 30 June 2008  |  Bullish Insights


For the first time in 5 weeks, I attempted a pain-free 3k run yesterday and I am all too happy to report that it was a success!  Finaaaaallly, I can run again.  Sure, it was slow and short.  And, the entire time, I was focused on keeping my left foot from overpronating, but hey beggars can’t be choosers.  I was just ecstatic over the fact that I was running (and sweating) again!

I can attribute my recovery to one thing: acupuncture.  Last Monday’s acupuncture session brought instant relief to three weeks of stubborn shin splints. (Thanks to my good friend Kung Fu Panda for recommending it.) I actually felt strong enough to join Mizuno already but held back due to my PT’s orders.


Sure, I was an obedient little patient but that’s not to say that I didn’t feel awful, angry, and frustrated about missing the Mizuno-Rush to Infinity Run.  I tried my best not to talk, blog, nor think about it to keep negativism at bay, which to a certain extent, helped to keep me sane.


So, who in the running world hasn’t heard about the long queu that awaited runners at the finish line of the Mizuno-Rush to Infinity Run?  Certainly, it was an incident that no one expected nor hoped for—especially the race organizers.  I don’t have the right to comment since I was not there.  But, I do take my hat off to Coach Rio who handled the incident like a man.  On the same day, he apologized for the mishap and took full responsibility.  



To Coach Rio, hey I know you did your best.  You always do.  Mistakes happen and, from these accidents, lessons are learned.  I hope you continue to wow us with your well-organized and innovative races.  If there’s a Mizuno Rush to Infinity Part 3, I’m guessing it’ll be perfect!  Remember, three’s a charm!

Congratulations to my dear friend Annie who placed 2nd overall in Women’s 15k.  Her Garmin registered a time of 1:06.  I believe many of the runners there are scratching their heads thinking that she should have been 1st. But, again, I’m not one to comment since I wasn’t there. At the moment, I just can’t figure out why Annie isn’t listed in the results.  

Click here to view official race results.


Register Now for Rush to Infinity Run

Friday, 6 June 2008  |  Race Announcements


The much-awaited “Mizuno Infinity Run Part 2” is now open for registration!  It is now officially called the “Rush to Infinity Run”:

Date: June 29, Sunday

Time: 5:30 am

Place: Bonifacio High Street

Distance: 5k/ 10k/ 15k

Here are just some of the race details that one can look forward to:

  1. Discounts for old runners — Runners who participated in the first Mizuno Infinity Run (upon presentation of race bib or ID) will get a discount on registration fee.  I know, I know, some of you were hoping it would be free, but this is fine by me.
  2. More convenient registration — Some of us (that includes me) had difficulty registering for the last race.  Now, registration will only be at Mizuno Bonifacio High Street from 1 to 10 pm (which I think is a great idea), and…
  3. Online registration — Yes, there will be online registration at Coach Rio’s site.  If it isn’t available yet, just visit every now and then.  It will definitely be up soon.  Payment will be made at Mizuno Bonifacio High Street.
  4. Prizes — We don’t have to beat the elite to win prizes in this race!  March 30 Mizuno Infinity Runners get a chance to win an ipod Nano, Oakley shades, or Samsung dual sim phone in a raffle courtesy of Rush.  (I shall be chanting Oakley shades during my entire run.  Don’t you dare imitate me.)
  5. Overflowing, endless supply of fluids — Uhm, they didn’t really guarantee me this, but we all pretty much know by now that race organizers will try their darndest best to ensure an ample supply of fluids at every water station lest they get chased by an angry mob of double-dehydrated runners.
For complete race details, download the registration form at my List of Races.  
See you there!  (Idnod, you can go register now… heehee!)

Mizuno Infinity Run – Take 2

Wednesday, 7 May 2008  |  Race Announcements

So it’s confirmed: To make up for the mishap at the Mizuno Infinity Run last March 30, Mizuno will hold another Mizuno race on June 29, Sunday, at the same venue, Bonifacio Global City to be organized by no less than our favorite race organizer, Coach Rio.

All participants in the previous Mizuno Infinity Run will be treated to a discount in registration fee. The organizer will accept new registrants but I believe priority will be given to those who joined before.

I’m looking forward to this race for the following reasons:

  1. We will be definitely swimming in pools of water and sports drinks. They haven’t confirmed this, but after what happened last time, Mizuno will definitely make this top priority.
  2. Singlets are different for men and women (thanks in part to Rush).   The women’s singlets are racer back…niiice! (I just hope it’s not as see-through as the previous singlet!)
  3. Rewards MIGHT (read: not confirmed yet) be given to those who beat their time in the previous race. How exciting is that, eh?
  4. I can probably join the 10 or 15k by this time! Crossing my fingers!

Hope to see you all there!

Mizuno Apologizes

Thursday, 3 April 2008  |  Race Announcements

Okay, this is the last time I’m posting about the Mizuno Infinity race.  I have other races to think about 🙂

Just in case you didn’t see this, it was posted by Miraclecello in my comments section (thanks Miraclecello!) and was later emailed to me by Mizuno.   According to KC Joaquin, they intend to organize another race soon to make up for the last race.

It’s time to forgive, forget and run.  This next race will definitely be overflowing with water!


31 March 2008

To All the Participants of the Mizuno Infinity Run,

Together with the race organizers and Rush (our beverage sponsor), please accept our sincerest apologies for the inadequate supply of drinking water during the event. There is no excuse for this serious oversight.

Thank you very much for all the feedback. I will personally make sure that the proper actions will be taken to avoid any future mishaps.


Jose Paolo M. Cagalingan
General Manager
Master Sports Corporation – Mizuno

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