Treadmill Running Because of Typhoons

Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.

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Source: Photo of our old, slightly damaged treadmill in a small area. Photo taken using my Lenovo A5000.

 

This is also a post reminding everyone to be alert for the bad weather conditions since typhoons are normal during these months especially here in the Philippines but these past few days, typhoons are happening in other countries with unexpected places getting flooded already because of the power of nature.

Due to typhoons, runners find ways to continue their training so as not to disrupt their schedules. As a runner, I find treadmill running to be the best alternative in case weather conditions are bad. Instead of letting the treadmill here collect clouds of dust and left to be broken, I might as well use it. The treadmill here is actually an old one with the timer and distance tracker already messed up. Instead of relying on it, I used my cell phone in tracking time.

In order to not get bored while treadmill running, I usually watch the news which usually lasts for 20 to 30 minutes before advertisements are shown. Another method that I do is to pray the Rosary by playing an audio mobile app.  This Holy Rosary mobile app is the one that I use. I also watch YouTube videos that would last for 30 to 45 minutes by searching for workout songs that motivate me to run more. Treadmill running is a good habit in maintaining physical fitness when you cannot run outside your home.

On a side note, I posted here typhoon names used by Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA which is the government agency tasked with providing protection from natural calamities by using scientific methods to safeguard the safety and well-being of Filipinos.

THE PHILIPPINE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES – 2009 to 2024

I II III IV
2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016
2017 2018 2019 2020
2021 2022 2023 2024
Auring Agaton Amang Ambo
Bising Basyang Betty Butchoy
Crising Caloy Chedeng Carina
Dante Domeng Dodong Dindo
Emong Ester Egay Enteng
Fabian Florita Falcon Ferdie
Gorio Gardo* Goring Gener
Huaning Henry Hanna Helen
Isang Inday Ineng Igme
Jolina Josie* Jenny Julian
Kiko Karding Kabayan Karen
Lannie Luis Lando Lawin
Maring Maymay* Marilyn Marce
Nando Neneng Nonoy Nina
Odette Ompong Onyok Ofel
Paolo Paeng Perla Pepito
Quedan Queenie Quiel Quinta
Ramil Rosita* Ramon Rolly
Salome Samuel* Sarah Siony
Tino Tomas Tisoy Tonyo
Urduja Usman Ursula Ulysses
Vinta Venus Viring Vicky
Wilma Waldo Weng Warren
Yasmin Yayang Yoyoy Yoyong
Zoraida Zeny Zigzag Zosimo
Auxilliary List
Alamid Agila Abe Alakdan
Bruno Bagwis Berto Baldo
Conching Chito Charo Clara
Dolor Diego Dado Dencio
Ernie Elena Estoy Estong
Florante Felino Felion Felipe
Gerardo Gunding Gening Gardo
Hernan Harriet Herman Heling
Isko Indang Irma Ismael
Jerome Jessa Jaime Julio

* – Replaced Name(s) Effective February 2015: Gardo for Glenda, Josie for Jose, Maymay for Mario, Rosita for Ruby, and Samuel for Seniang.

We have 4 categories of storm signals, namely
  1. Public Storm Warning Signal # 1 – Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
  2. Public Storm Warning Signal # 2 – Winds of greater than 60 kph and up to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.
  3. Public Storm Warning Signal # 3 – Winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours.
  4. Public Storm Warning Signal # 4 – Very strong winds of more than 185 kph may be expected in at least 12 hours.

A tropical cyclone is “a non-frontal, synoptic-scale cyclone developing over tropical and sub-tropical waters at any level and having a definitely organized circulation” and are termed as:

  • Hurricanes in the regions of North Atlantic, Eastern North Pacific, and South Pacific Ocean;
  • Cyclones in the regions of bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, and Western South Indian Ocean;
  • Willy-willy in the eastern part of the Southern Indian Ocean; and
  • Typhoons in the regions of Western North Pacific Ocean which include the Philippines

Also, for reference purposes, the classification of tropical cyclones according to the strength of the associated winds as adopted by PAGASA as of 01 May 2015 are posted below which is a quoted post from PAGASA website.

  • TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD) – a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of up to 61 kilometers per hour (kph) or less than 33 nautical miles per hour (knots) .
  • TROPICAL STORM (TS) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 62 to 88 kph or 34 – 47 knots.
  • SEVERE TROPICAL STORM (STS), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 89 to 117 kph or 48 – 63 knots.
  • TYPHOON (TY) – a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 118 to 220 kph or 64 – 120 knots.
  • SUPER TYPHOON (STY), a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed exceeding 220 kph or more than 120 knots.
If you want to get updated with the Philippine weather, you can download this mobile app developed by DOST for PAGASA or you can also try downloading the mobile app, Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) of the University of the Philippines and check their UP-NOAH website.
Source:
http://www.the12list.com/p/the-philippine-tropical-cyclone-names.html

Filipinos in the 2017 UTMB Results

8,191 runners represented 87 countries in the 2017 UTMB race.

UTMB 2017 REGULATIONS FOUR EVENTS
Source: UTMB Website

Filipinos who ran in the UTMB event last August 28th to September 3rd 2017:

  • The UTMB® [Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®], around 171 kilometres:
    • Conrado Bermudez, Bib 935, UTMB – V1 H, FINISHER, Rank 781, Time 40:18:29, Rank V1 H 313
    • Miguelito Carranza, Bib 1342, UTMB – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 481, Time 37:01:00, Rank SE H 229
    • Maria Josephine Liao, Bib 1018, UTMB – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 1050, Rank F 83, Time 42:15:14, Rank SE F 46
    • Hermogines Olvis, Bib 981, UTMB – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 380, Time 35:33:54, Rank SE H 190
    • Joseph Sibal, Bib 2467, UTMB – SE H, EXCEED CUT-OFF TIME, Rank 2136, Time 22:40:38, Rank SE H 674
  • The CCC® [Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix], around 101 kilometres:
    • Edmund Cura, Bib 5661, CCC – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 1692, Time 26:16:44, Rank SE H 642
    • Rhoderick Guieb, Bib 4070, CCC – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 814, Time 21:42:10, Rank SE H 399
    • Rowell Ramos, Bib 5454, CCC – V2 H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 1899, Time 18:41:55, Rank V2 H 252
    • Alexander Yap, Bib 5783, CCC – V1 H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 2002, Time 13:15:52, Rank V1 H 651
  • The TDS® [Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie], around 119 kilometres:
    • Sandi Menchi Abahan, Bib 6141, TDS – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 234, Rank F 21, Time 23:27:16, Rank SE F 9
    • Philippe Arenillo, Bib 8280, TDS – SE H, WITHDRAWN, Rank 1754, Time 11:06:33, Rank SE H 616
    • Nicholas Barrowclough, Bib 8275, TDS – SE H, EXCEED CUT-OFF TIME, Rank 1391, Time 20:00:13, Rank SE H 510
    • Kristian Joergensen, Bib 6768, TDS – SE H, FINISHER, Rank 75, Time 19:36:18, Rank SE H 49
    • Aldean Philip Lim, Bib 6727, TDS -SE H, FINISHER, Rank 470, Time 26:32:27, Rank SE H 242
  • The OCC [Orsières-Champex-Chamonix], around 56 kilometres:
    • Carminia Luisa Jereza, Bib 12005, OCC – SE F, FINISHER, Rank 1000, Rank F 164, Time 11:22:33, Rank SE F 102

Sources:

http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/live/utmb
https://www.chamonet.com/reviews/utmb-2017-results-chamonix-mont-blanc-valley-711277
http://utmbmontblanc.com/en/page/16/Regulations%20for%20the%202017%20UTMB%C2%AE%20/%20CCC%C2%AE%20/%20TDS%C2%AE%20/%20OCC.html

2017 SEA Games – 2nd Update

Another gold for the athletics Team Philippines.

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Source: Yahoo News

Eric Cray won the gold medal in the 400-metre hurdles last 22 August 2017 with a time of 50.03 but was unable to capture the gold medal in the 100-metre dash, an hour after the 400-metre hurdles, settling instead for a silver medal with a time of 10.43 seconds.

Another athlete, Marco Vilog, was able to advanced to the final rounds after placing second with a time of 1:53.28 in the Men’s 800-metre semifinals event. His fellow runner, Mervin Guarte, was able to finished with a time of 1:55.19 enabling him to placed second in his group for the Men’s 800-metre finals event.

In the distaff, Zion Rose Nelson was not able to claim a good finish by finishing with a time of 12.01 seconds and settling on to an eight place in the Women’s 100-metre dash finals.

Source:

http://sports.tv5.com.ph/sea-games/article/sea-games-philippines-schedule-events-results#ixzz4qaR0PHyg

2017 SEA Games – 1st Update

The Philippines already have 3 gold medals as of 21 August 2017.

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Source: Tempo

The first gold medal was won by Mary Joy Tabal by finishing at 2:48:26 last 19 August 2017 in the marathon event of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was a Cebuana marathoner who had several issues before she was finally allowed to participate in the 29th SEA Games. She was only allowed when she agreed that she will bring Rene Herrera as her official coach and her long-time coach, John Philip Dueñas. She already bettered her 2015 SEA games silver medal record of 3:04:39 and her 2016 Olympics personal record (PR) of 3:02:27 in Rio de Janeiro. She still has to be her personal best record of 2:43:31 at the Ottawa Marathon in 2016 which was her qualifying record for the 2016 Olympics games held in Rio de Janeiro.

It was unfortunate for her fellow runner, Jeson Oyco Agravante to have suffered cramps during the men’s marathon event enabling him to unsuccessfully not finish the event.

For the second and third gold medals, it was triathletes Nikko Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang, who won it both for the men’s and women’s triathlon event of the 2017 SEA Games. They won at the Water Sports Complex in Putrajaya, Malaysia last 21 August 2017.

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Source: Sports.inquirer.net

Nikko Huelgas won with a personal record of 1:59:30 complementing his record when he won in the same event of the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore. On the other hand, his fellow triathlete, John Chicano was able to capture the silver medal adding a boost in the triathlon record of the Philippines.

It was also the same matter in the distaff of the triathlon event. Kim Mangrobang who was the silver medallist in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, bagged the gold medal. Her fellow triathlete, Claire Adorna, was able to win the silver medal for the women’s triathlon event.

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Source: Sports.inquirer.net

Sources:

https://www.rappler.com/sports/specials/sea-games/179239-mary-joy-tabal-first-gold
http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/21/17/ph-wins-2-golds-in-sea-games-triathlon
http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/08/21/1731295/huelgas-mangrobang-strike-gold-philippines-dominates-seag-triathlon
http://tempo.com.ph/2017/08/20/tabal-gives-ph-1st-gold/
http://sports.inquirer.net/261565/sea-games-2017-triathlon-mangrobang-huelgas-chicano-adorna-gold-silver
http://sports.inquirer.net/184731/seag-winners-adorna-mangrobang-hope-to-inspire-women-to-compete-in-triathlon
http://sports.inquirer.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/2015/06/07sea-games21-1024×682.jpg
http://sports.inquirer.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/2017/08/DSC03904-1024×683.jpg

Kilian Jornet reached the summit of Mount Everest, twice

Unbelievable but possible running feats of Kilian Jornet in Mount Everest.

Kilian Jornet reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in a week on Sunday, May 29. Kilian did not use fixed ropes or supplemental oxygen during his climbs.

Click here for the video and this video.

Sources:

http://www.suunto.com/sports/News-Articles-container-page/kilian-jornet-summits-everest-twice-in-a-week/
https://www.facebook.com/kilianjornet/?fref=mentions

22-year-old woman won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals

Winning a 50km (31miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals is possible.

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A 22-year-old woman from Mexico’s Tarahumara indigenous community has won a 50km (31 miles) ultramarathon wearing sandals.

María Lorena Ramírez defeated 500 other runners from 12 countries in the female category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo in Puebla, in central Mexico.

She ran without any professional gear, and her pair of sandals was reportedly made from recycled tyre rubber.

The Tarahumara are famous for being excellent runners.

The race was held on 29 April, but only now has word about her victory spread.

Apart from the sandals, María Lorena Ramírez wore a skirt and a scarf in the race. She did not have any professional training.

She finished the race in seven hours and three minutes, and was awarded 6,000 pesos ($320; £250).

Reports said her job is herding goats and cattle, walking some 10-15km every day.

Last year, she came second in the 100km category of the Caballo Blanco ultramarathon, in Chihuahua.

Sources:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40006985