My First Day of Training for the 102 kms UltraMarathon

27 10 2008

Today is my first day of training for the 102 kms ultramarathon on April 2009. This will take 5 months because the actual event is on April 4-5, 2009. Dubbed as the “First Bataan Death March 102 kms ultramarathon”, this will be an acid test for me. Here are the details:

Route5 (House-Empty Space)

MY GADGETS FOR TODAY WHILE RUNNING: timex heart rate monitor, spyder sunglasses, new balance hydration belt with pocari sweat, nike green singlet, new balance short with inner wear of asics cycling short and adidas torsion “response” (white and blue)

DATA FROM TIMEX HEART RATE MONITOR: time 1 hour, 41 mins and 38 secs., approximately 16 kms, in zone 34, average hour 116, peak hour 141, minimum hour 60, total calories 788, recovery 19 (122-103)

Today’s Verse

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

When we talk about giving to God, or to the work of God, we must remember that it is all his. He doesn’t need our gifts to do his work. On the other hand, we do need to share the blessings he has entrusted to us. What we ‘have’ isn’t really ours; it’s all his, entrusted to us to be put into useful service to others for God’s work and God’s glory.

My Prayer…

Almighty God and Creator of the universe, I praise your creative genius revealed through the incredible variety found in your creation. Please be with us, your human children, as we seek to be faithful stewards of this wonderful gift. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Today’s Verse Illustrated

26 --  The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it.

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