Tolitz joined the TNF100. It is his second year of joining the race. In 2015, he finished second place in the race held in Nuvalli. He said TNF100 is a race he wants to join to see the beauty of the route which is back in Baguio this year, meet new friends and check out his performance will rank among the deep field of competitors. He doesn’t deny that the possibility of winning is always there; it’s a bonus for all the preparations and brings out the best in an athlete
Kaya ako sumali dahil gusto ko pong makita ang kagandahan ng kabundukan makasama at makita ko ang mga kaibigan ko at magkaroon din ng mga bagong kaibigan. Syempre, gusto ko din po masubukan ang resulta ng ensayo at paghahanda ko. Last year, sa Nuvalli, ginawa ko ang race and second ako kay Jun Prostrado. Medyo mahirap noon kasi kakagaling lang sa H1
TRAINING: Manolito’s training was spent mostly at the track oval. With lack of time off from work, he would add difficulty to his runs by carrying vests with weights inside. He also did core workouts, mostly body weights workouts as he has no gym access.
Importante sa akin yung conditioning and nutrition para sa race saka mental preparation.
THE RACE: Manolito had low moments during the TNF100. With unfortunate sprained ankle and foot injury, he considered giving up and declaring DNF. But he decided to just focus on the positives of the race.
May high n low points hahaha pwede bang puro high lang (He said when we asked about his challenges during the race.. Lahat naman po ay masaya at challenging sa akin ang mga sinalihan kong race 😁 kase magkitakita lang ang mga trail runners sa Event tapos magkamustahan ,magtulungan habang nasa race ,makita ang ibat ibang expression ng mga nakatapos oh Hindi pero masaya parin Bunos na. kasiyahan kung palarin na mapasama sa nanalo sa race . Kase para sakin ang tunay na nanalo ay ang bawat isa na nakatapos 😁😁😁
WHAT I LEARNED: For a long distance veteran, he learned that there are really races that won’t favor you. When he had to slow down, he realized it is not all about winning and racing. The race gave him the chance to enjoy and work together with fellow runners struggling to finish like him. He had the chance to enjoy more and thank the Lord for the strength and the beaty of nature.
Ang mga natutunan ko sa trail races hindi lahat puro bilis, hindi lahat puro panalo ,hindi lahat sarili ko , tingnan din ang kapaligiran magpasalamat sa amang lumikha ,magpasalamat sa kalikasan kung saan tayo ay kumukuha ng ikabubuhay ,tulungan ang kapwa runners na nangangailangan at wag maging pasaway sa kapaligiran.
HIS PLANS AFTER TNF
NEVER STOP EXPLORING 😜😜😜 He said he will try to be a better runner for his next race at Malaysia Eco 100.
Update: Manolito emerged as Champion for Malaysia Eco 100 and is now the Asia Trail Master Series top overall.
CONGRATULATIONS MANOLITOI! Keep running and inspiring us!
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