Thursday, October 15, 2009

1stQCIM - Preparing For My 21km Run

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When I woke up today 15Oct09 it was raining moderate to heavy. With the 1st Quezon City International Marathon just 3 days away and having registered myself for the 21k run, I need to log distance in the next two days to ensure that I am fit and ready for Sunday’s run.

With the weather not being cooperative, I have no other option but to run in the rain. My plan is for a 15k LSD on the busy streets of the metropolis covering EDSA, C5, Fort Bonifacio and back to EDSA.

At 4:21 am with temperature at 24C, I started my run at Paragon Plaza which is at EDSA/Reliance Street and proceeded in the direction of Shangri-la Plaza at Shaw Blvd to C5 crossing C5/Pasig River Bridge to Market Market to different roads at the Fort Bonifacio then to EDSA/Kalayaan crossing back to Guadalupe bridge and ending my run back at Paragon Plaza. The whole route was 15.28km which took me 01h59m21s.

Tomorrow I plan to replicate the same run and take a day rest on Saturday and be ready for the QCIM.

The QCIM 21km route will be from QC Circle then to UP Campus back track to Commonwealth Avenue then straight east all the way to Batasan then back to Commonwealth overlapping circle then to Quezon Blvd Extension until EDSA then back to Circle for a 21km distance. Starting gun will be at 5am.

This will be the first time Quezon City will be hosting an International Marathon and I am excited to be part of the event in my own small part. I will see you guys this coming Sunday!


  1. see you at the starting line sir. Will run this as well, chillax mode though as I will also run my 2nd 42km on Subic the next Sunday.


  2. Best of luck Sir Amado. At 4:21am you are already on the road.. great discipline and dedication sir. Good luck.

  3. Dear Sam - See you at the starting line! All the best to your 42k at SIM next week.

    Dear Jayson - Thank you. When you are already old maaga na magising!

  4. i hope you could join also the carboloading party on friday evening with the candidates of Binibining QCIM..see you tomorrow night & at the starting line!

  5. Dear BR - pass na ako for the carboloading, but see at the starting line!