Everybody Loves Raymund

Paseo de Orchard

It’s official. All those core workout sessions paid off!

My unofficial time last Sunday is still far from last year’s but it’s a significant improvement from my recent 21k races. I’ve been finishing my last few half-marys with a “petix” pace in 2:13.

The booking in a nearby hotel also served its purpose. No worries about waking up very early to prepare. Much more, no hassles with the parking!

After the race, E and I had a nice buffet breakfast followed by some chillin’ by the hotel pool.

It was quite a relaxing weekend albeit being too short. Now I’m not the only one looking forward to races. If there’s a long run somewhere in Manila she proposed to book in Sofitel Philippine Plaza! Hmmm…why not?

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Makati Avenue

I noticed the long water station tables and the attentive marshals. The organizers should be credited for this. In fact, there were water/Powerade stations in every kilometer of the race route!

This was also the first time a big race I ran had a separate starting and finishing line. The Ayala Triangle park was the ideal race area because of the trees and the shops nearby. Staying in Paseo de Roxas almost felt like we ran in Singapore along Orchard road in Singapore sans Takashimaya and Lucky Plaza.

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with Wong and Greg

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E, Vima, Bobby, Mariel, Jun C and Art

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Family affair: Training for the TBR Marathon.

Greg, Tinine, Warren, Gari, Bryan, Gene and Lynette

March 23, 2010 - Posted by | Running

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