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Monday, April 19, 2010

Andale! Andale!

The past 3 Sundays made me race the 5k distance, to work on speed in my quest for the 5 hour marathon finish in Milo come July.

My Galloway training plan allows me to build endurance and speed, with my weekend training plan calling for long run and/or speed work (through hill repeats, 5k races, and mile repeats).

The 1st one made me discover the endurance and speed I gained after a year of loving the sport. I improved by 2 minutes and 13 seconds.

The 2nd time was an affirmation of my discovery. I improved by 19 seconds, but ran the race in negative split and found it very tough to finish.

Learning from the 1st two experiences, I ran the 3rd time controlling my pace in the 1st half, and did a positive split and a strong finish, improving by 39 seconds.

April 4, ROLP Fiesta Run
28:45 minutes
5:51 | 5:27 | 5:57 | 6:11 | 5:54

April 11, Mizuno Infinity Run
28:26 minutes
5:31 | 5:32 | 6:21 | 6:21 | 4:32

April 18, Earth Run (Solar TV)
27:47 minutes [unofficial as of this writing]
5:25 | 5:38 | 5:52 | 5:38 | 5:39

Yep, my race pace is easy pace for a seasoned runner. But I'm not in a hurry. I'll get there, eventually, slowly but surely, and INJURY-FREE!

Hope my 5 hour marathon dream become a reality. Wish me luck!


Mar Marilag April 19, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

Adik! Congratulations on a "speedy" improvement!

mccoy April 19, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

5 hour dream!! kayang kaya mo yan Pafi..... suportahan taka!! ako nga hmmm mag 5 hour target na lang din para sa MILO!! :P


Rico Villanueva April 19, 2010 at 9:11 PM  

Go Jet. Buti ka pa sub-30min na sa 5k. Ako yung 5K PR ko 2008 pa.

Di April 19, 2010 at 10:34 PM  

Stick to your training plan and run as you've trained. You'll know at the later part of the marathon if you have plenty to finish, then make the move. Wish you the best.

Art,  April 19, 2010 at 10:51 PM  

We've always believed in you, Jet. You can do it. We'll be there to support and applaud you every step of the way.

journeyingjames April 19, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

breaking PRs in one month, galing mo papi jet!

Kenley April 20, 2010 at 1:16 AM  

New to your site here. Congrats on your 5K times man. Well Done RUnner. SO you have been a runner for about a year or so. That is great. Same here. My dream is to run the Milo Marathon some time. Take care and I look forward to reading more on your site. Best wishes with your training.

, April 20, 2010 at 8:07 AM  

Great time Jet your time is improving very much. 5 hrs for a 42.195km is very Attainable. regards - patrick concepcion

Anonymous,  April 20, 2010 at 10:58 AM  

hmmmmm. . . now i know sino sasabayan ko para maka sub 30 ulit. . . hmmmm!

galing mo JP!



Anonymous,  April 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM  

bigla kong naisip... "unti-unting marararating, kalangitan at bituin..." hehe. I agree you'd get there and while you're doing it it's better to have fun and stay injury free (kita mo yung mga nag-adik sa BDM puro injured hahaha)... good luck on your quest speedy jetster!

Bro J April 20, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

Nice one SPEEDY JET! Wish you the best in attaining that goal...sub-5hr for a marathon. Who knows with your training you can even qualify for the MILO finals! Keep on running and flying high SPEEDY JET!

Anonymous,  April 20, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

You're getting there, FAFIH! Long races naman para ma simulate young marathon pace mo.

gerard April 20, 2010 at 6:01 PM  

Keep it up Jet! You'll soon get the speed! Ganda ng progress mo!

Anonymous,  April 20, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

Congrats on your 5k PR papi jet! :)

truman April 20, 2010 at 6:33 PM  

given your progress, a 5-hour marathon would be a walk/run in the park! :D

Argonaut,  April 21, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

Nice one jet, I'm sure, mauunahan mo na ako...

Gingerbreadman April 22, 2010 at 11:12 AM  

Speed and Jet go hand in hand :P Keep it up bud!

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