Puso lang! – TNF100 50k experience

My mantra prevails! “PUSO LANG” or Iron Will. Equiped with this plus the trust in you training and handful gears, I survive my 1st Ultra Trail Marathon last Friday June 12, 2015 in The North Face 100 held in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Hundres of trail runners gathered for this 2-day event to test their mental toughness, edurance and what nature to offer and also to celebrate the 117th Independece day of the Phillipines in the trail for the pinoys. The North Face 100 is one of the premier trail event in the country which many trail addict or enthusiasts visit from different part of the globe. This event is no joke. For you to finish the race you will have to cross long stretch of river bank. Puzzle your way out to giant boulders. Climb yourself to the top of the hill using a rope. Tackle steep downhill with care. Countless uphill that will make your lower body scream and finally, one of the factor and the reason why many did not make it to the finish line is the scorching heat. That day temperature rise upto 42°c of extreme hotness. If not properly taken care of you might get headache or worst, a heat stroke. This kind of event shoud never taken lightly. I suggest to prepare your body for the worst and train properly. Consider also the proper diet, gears or equipment and to have a trail buddy. If having a buddy in a race doesn’t fit for you running in a solo also works for more focus. The North Face 100 is something to consider and be listed in your bucketlist if your looking for an adventure but make sure you put your heart and soul in training if you’re planning to join the 50k or 100k. Respect the trail and the distance. Next year I’m considering to join the 50k distance and plan to set new PR in 50k. See you guys next year. Congrats to all who crosses the finish line. 100, 50 and 22 kilometer finisher, Good job to us. #NeverStopExploring #BreakAllBoundaries #TNF100Ph2015

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