Takbo Printipe’s Quote of the Day

“Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.”

-Michael Johnson, 4-time Olympic Gold medalist in Track and Field

~oOo~

Click to link:

facebook-likeinstagram

facebook

tweet

TIPS FOR POST MARATHON RECOVERY by Coach Jim Lafferty

Alot of questions on post marathon recovery. Some important points.

1. Take one day off HARD running (I.e. speed work or long runs) for every MILE you raced. I.e a marathon you raced 26 miles. SO TAKE 26 DAYS OFF HARD RUNNING.

So for all of you wanting to race a 10 KMs this weekend? Or a marathon in 3 weeks? NO.

2. Your tissue damage is great at a cellular level. Protein is key to rebuilding tissue. Please try to eat minimum of 1.5 grams per kilo of body weight, ideally 2 grams per kilo for next 2 weeks. For perspective, an egg is about 8 grams; one chicken breast is about 25 grams.

3. Several studies indicate about 35% of marathoners get an upper respiratory tract infection (ie Cold or flu) within the first 2 weeks after a marathon. The marathon suppresses your immune system. So you must EAT WELL, lots of fruits and veggies. Sleep well. And watch your intake of anti-oxidants. Anti Oxidants keep the immune system sharp. You can buy also anti oxidant supplements in any health foods shoppe. I prefer natural based anti oxidants like Youth Juice (available in S+R).

4. Take lots of walks. Without the pounding, this will increase circulation into the muscles and speed recovery. Take a walk each night.

5. MAssage helps. Alot. Again it helps flush the lactate and toxins out of the muscles.

You may feel “OK” but I can assure you that on a deep level, you all have a great deal of muscle damage. YOu may not feel it in a 5 KMs run, but if you were to try to go 30, well, you would feel it! So take it easy. Savor the recovery and what you ahve accomplished. Remember, the world’s best runners only do 2 marathons per year. And their bodies can handle it. Take it easy. Rest is important. Nothing is worst than constant injury or illness. It is a matter of being prudent. If the Kenyans don’t do it, and they have world class coaches and fitness monitoring, probably not something a casual runner should do!

As always, happy to help if you have questions. Enjoy and savor these days!

Jim Lafferty

~oOo~

Click to link:

facebook-likeinstagram

facebook

tweet

Chasing my MARATHON DREAM

After 5 bull circle and 5 bull session (which i wasn’t able to complete) finally the long wait is over. The Bull Run Dream Marathon is here.

While everyone were jittery and excited for the marathon, I was in deep slumber. I watched a football game with my friends a night before and spent the whole morning the following day exploring Tagaytay. As soon as we reached our hotel room, I jumped in my bed and had my ‘beauty rest’. By the time I woke up it’s already 11:30 in the evening.Just enough time left for me to take my super late dinner and prepare my self for the marathon.

When I reached the venue, the vibe of the place were full of each dreamers’ excitement. Everyone was very supportive of each dreamer’s dream: that is to dream big… run strong… and to finish the 42 K marathon.

1781072_654881654570427_154570332_o

This isn’t my 1st full marathon.. in fact this is my second, but the feeling and the experience in running the dream marathon is far different from my first one. I can’t explain the feeling i felt when i started running.

The course was a combination of rolling uphill and flat roads. Running this type of course is not a joke, I can’t even maintain my 3-1 interval. The weather was perfect. TBR provided everything a dreamer needs in a marathon, from dream chasers, pacers, hydration and a little bit of everything from chocs, gummy worms and fruits! We were babied, the most spoiled batch of marathoners in TBR history. It’s all worth it.

Thank you for our “Dream Maker”- from Ms Jaymie Pizzaro, Coach Jim Lafferty, Neville Manaois and Coach Lit Onrubia, to all the support group thank you for making my dream a reality.

1896838_10152136742749792_1843344488_n

So for the next dreamers, if you want to become a marathoner, dream big and finish strong. Prepare yourself, train smart and enjoy the experience.

1656117_10152135950724792_1960009274_n

1920346_10152135964334792_1241941534_n

Congratulations to all! You are now a MARATHONERSSSSS!

1622767_10152135965764792_1346990484_n

#readyforanything #ULAHTBRDM2014 #thisisLEGENDARY #fortyfreakintwo

.

.

.

.

.

.

wait.. wait.. There’s more..

.

.

.

Let me share to you the road to my dream marathon…

From claiming the welcome kit, joining the practice run and running talk, up to the send-off party and down the finish line. The 5 months preparations is all worth it.

(Kudos to Boss Wax, Joy and Julius! Thanks Joey for the tips and all who went to support us!)

~oOo~

Click to link:

facebook-likeinstagram

facebook

tweet

Takbo Printipe’s Quote of the Day

“There are no limits—NONE—to what you can achieve. Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can’t do. Try for yourself. Don’t let them tell you how fast you can run. You show them how fast you can run.”

-Evan Bass, “How Running Changed Me”

~oOo~

Click to link:

facebook-likeinstagram

facebook

tweet

Ten commandments for the runner

450746013

1. Thou shall not compare thyself to other runners.
2. Thou shall never say, “I am not a runner.”
3. Thou shall not skimp on sleep.
4. Remember the rest day, and “keep it holy.”
5. Honor thy muscles and thy aches and pains and do not push through an injury.
6. Thou shall not forget to hydrate.
7. Thou shall not commit the sin of wearing cotton, especially on race day.
8. Thou shall not ignore thy shoes. Get properly fitted and check for wear often.
9. Thou shall not get stuck in a rut, but will vary thy running by switching up elevation, distance and pace.
10. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s medals.

~oOo~

Click to link:

facebook-likeinstagram

facebook

tweet

Official TBR ULAH Dream Marathon Course Map 2014

Review the course for the last time. Planning is essential.

12112643193_2022310f7d

What will you see on the route?

(1) Dream Chaser stations: 4 stations with 15 volunteer runners, mostly TBRDM alumni, who will provide you support, food, motivation, and help during the course of the entire race. Others will provide you with free massage while others will run with you holding umbrellas. Just wait for them to surprise you! There’s no other race in the world with this feature!

(2) Music: Bands during the race and as you run towards the finish. Our band this year is Ammo Band, ex-band of popular Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda, with special guest triathlete Reujen Lista.

(3) Water and Gatorade Stations: Water and Gatorade stations at every 1.5km.

(4) Pumped Up Stations: Stations with water and Gatorade PLUS chocolates, bananas, ice, Tiger Tail, petroleum jelly, and medical aid.

(5) Dream Mobile for Spectators:  No one else will be allowed on the route except for registered runners, Dream Chasers, and registered Pacers.  Your family and friends will be able to cheer for you on the route if they hop on the Dream Mobile, a bus that will take spectators around the course.

* Note: Organizers reserve the right to make changes in stations or course before race day.  Runners will be informed should any revisions be made.

~oOo~

Click to link:

Facebook-page-icon-150x150

TWITfbIG