Triman Triathlon

When I first signed up for the Tri Series (an aquathlon, a duathlon, and a triathlon) I didn’t have any race experience under my belt for the season yet. The Aquaman aquathlon helped me realize what I needed to fix (i.e. my swim) before my first major triathlon at SuBIT. I missed the Duaman duathlon, but was determined to finish the Triman triathlon strong and build confidence for my next triathlon, the Century Tuna 5150. It was also supposed to be a “dress rehearsal” in building a pre-race routine leading up to Ironman 70.3 Philippines in August. Triman
Triman race briefing. Can you spot the Kikay Runner?

Triman involved a 1-kilometer swim in the 50-meter pool at Fontana, Clark, an announced 25-kilometer bike route, and a 5-kilometer run. I arrived at the race venue after a leisurely 2-hour drive from Manila Continue reading “ Triman Triathlon”

100 Miles Cafe at Bonifacio Global City

After my Wednesday evening run with cousin JJ, we were really hungry but none of the places in Bonifacio High Street seemed particularly appealing. So I suggested we head to the 100 Miles Cafe just a few steps away at the Fort Pointe building (beside Fitness First).

100 Miles Cafe
Kikay Runner at the 100 Miles Cafe

The first time I was at the 100 Miles Cafe, it was Continue reading “100 Miles Cafe at Bonifacio Global City”

A Very Special Ask Kikay Runner

This is a section on my blog where I answer questions people ask me. If you have any questions for future Ask Kikay Runner entries, email me!

Most Ask Kikay Runner questions ask for advice or suggestions. This particular question was sent to me via private message on Facebook, and I’d like to take the opportunity to clarify certain things.

Not the controversial question you are looking for.
Not the controversial question you’re looking for.

Wilfredo Aga Jr. asks:

Good day ms kikay runner! Y did u stop ur advocacy on ‘no to expensive runs’ and running should not be expensive. Ikaw kng naglakas loob na lumaban sa mga tao ginagawang business ang running. Especially ultraruns, wherein u have to get ur own support and run at ur own risks, pay expensive entry fee and by the end of the race get only a jollibee meal and a fake finishers’ shirt. Tnx!

Hi Wilfredo, quite a meaty set of issues you’ve presented me today. Let’s break it all down so I can answer clearly and properly. Continue reading “A Very Special Ask Kikay Runner”

An Afternoon with My BlackBerry Z10

It’s 5:30pm on a Wednesday afternoon and I’m about to meet my cousin JJ for a quick run in BGC. I pull my BlackBerry Z10 out of my bag, flick the lock screen out of the way, and swipe over to the Hub where all the messaging magic happens. And all of that I do with one hand while with the other I dig into my bag for my hydration belt.

An Afternoon with BB Z10

I type, “Where are you?” His reply comes almost immediately that he’s stuck in traffic. I know I’m in for a long wait, so I flick to my Whatsapp active window, where a lively conversation is taking place among my Endure teammates. Continue reading “An Afternoon with My BlackBerry Z10”

Women’s Health Are You Game? on June 1

Interested in trying new workouts to get in the fittest shape you can be this summer? Last year’s Women’s Health Are You Game? event was so successful that they’ve brought it back bigger and better this year!

Women's Health Are You Game?
Women’s Health Are You Game?

I really enjoyed myself at last year’s edition where I experienced TRX suspension training and kettlebell. This year, we’ve got six different workouts in store: Continue reading “Women’s Health Are You Game? on June 1”

Multisport 101 Camp (Running) on May 25

Hey runners! I just wanted to give you a heads up on a running clinic happening this weekend. Multisport Magazine is holding its Multisport 101 Camp series, and Leg 1 is focused on running!

Multisport 101 Camp (Running)
Multisport 101 Camp (Running)

Don’t miss out because Coach Titus Salazar and Michelle Estuar will facilitate. Most people know Michelle Estuar from her ultramarathon exploits as well as her foray into triathlon. She’s now a running ambassador with Skechers Philippines, holding clinics in the metro and the provinces.

Coach Titus is a certified IAAF level 4 coach (one of only two Filipinos to hold this distinction!); he’s also coached many friends of mine who swear by his methods — Titanium Runner, the Running Pastor Ferdie Cabiling, and most recently double amputee Raissa Laurel-Subijano.
Raissa’s run session with Coach Titus

The Multisport 101 Camp (Running) happens on Saturday, May 25 from 5:30-8:30am at Bonifacio High Street Activity Center. Online registration is ongoing until Friday 5:30pm. Just email your name, address, contact details, and preferred distance (3K or 5K) to Within 24 hours, you will receive a confirmation email about your registration.

For more information, visit the Multisport Philippines Facebook page or follow @MultiSportPH on Twitter.

My Sporty Weekend at Pico de Loro

When coaches Dan and Ani Brown went off to Taiwan to do the Challenge Taiwan triathlon two weeks ago, Coach Ani asked me to cover their duties at Pico de Loro Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Pico de Loro is known in the triathlon community as the site of the annual Pico Triathlon, but it’s also hosted the recent Salomon XTrail Run and will be the venue for the Aqualogic Open Water Swim Clinic in a few weeks’ time.

Of course, my sporty weekend at Pico de Loro involved none of that. Hehe!

Yep that's me teaching hiphop by the beach tomorrow :)

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Dancing is still sporty!

Instead, I was there to be a dance cardio instructor for the Ms. Philippines-Earth candidates. Continue reading “My Sporty Weekend at Pico de Loro”