Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Condura Skyway Marathon 2013: Running uphills and downhills for Mangroves

Condura Skyway Marathon is an annual race for a cause that covers the Skyway. This year, the race was held on February 3 with the race start at the Alabang Filinvest.  The event was also organized in the benefit of the Mangroves in Zambales, same as last year.

Thanks to Mia for bringing this mangrove hat!

Pre-Race

Blogger Friend Deemen Runner had assisted me in registering for this event. We registered 21km as documented in his blog post. The Condura Skyway Marathon was part of the TBRDM training plan so I was already training before the event.

Actual Race

Started the Race with Jet

Nag-iisang photo from active moments

I planned to run at an easy pace since it was TBRDM training run after all. Good thing CJ paced with me. We ran the first 5km and did 3-1 galloway for the rest of the race. With the help of my garmin, we were able to keep track of the supposed walk breaks. Also following a lesson from a TBR Bull Circle, I learned not to fight gravity and take frequent walk breaks at uphills and let gravity help you at downhills by running fast. Skyway route was all about uphill and downhill. It was a real challenge. We finished at 2:49.

My favorite snack is the banana

Post-Race

Pex Running Club

After meeting with Pex Running Club, we met Deemen Runner at the Acacia Hotel (anlayo lang nito), we followed our PRC teammates to McDo which turned out to be farther than we expected. Puro lakad lang itong Condura weekend na ito ah.

Proud 21k finisher

It was a fun race. Majority of the running community wouldn’t miss this as it was just once a year we would have the opportunity to run the Skyway.

Garmin Log: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/268989431

5 comments:

Kuya Keith said...

Gusto kong ma-imagine yung feeling nang tumatakbo sa Skyway. :)Siguro para kang lumilipad.

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deemenrunner said...

daya! pinalitan na ung pangalan nung kasabay nyong tumakbo ni cj! hahaha!

Thirdy Lopez said...

Kuya Keith: Challenging ang skyway....

Noel: SHHHH....

Lalah said...

kailangan mas madami pang takbo ang makikita ko sa blog mo para maisipan ko na ring tumakbo. lol usong uso ang fun run d2 sa pinas hahaha

Thirdy Lopez said...

Go, try it out Lalah!

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