Milo 34th Edition – Isang Madugong Araw

Warning:  This will be my first all-Tagalog blog post, my brain cells were not moving fast enough to translate Tagalog thoughts to English. In short, tinamad ako. Sa mga panahong ito alam nyo na siguro ang mga nangyari sa 34th edition ng Milo. Marami kayong nabasa tungkol sa tagumpay, mga bagong PR na napagwagian, mga birhen na dina birhen, sa larangan ng marathon ang ibig ko sabihin. Ang nakakalungkot, may mga nandaya at may namatay. Pero sa mga nakakita sa akin nung Milo, marami din nagtatanong sa akin “hoy Sam, ano nangyari syo, bigla kang nawala na parang…NINJA!” Ano Ang Nangyari Well ayos na sana ang lahat eh. Ang ganda ng pace ko hanggang 8th km, chillax pace nga mga pare koy. Nsa 5:55-6:05min/km ang average pace. Ka pace ko sila Noelle at Prince pero nauuna ako ng konti. Kse ang evil plan ko eh sige sabay lang ako sa kanila, pero pag dating ng last 5 kilometer, babanat ako ng malupit na parang yun na ang huling takbo ng buhay ko. Alas, ako ang nabanatan..ng malupit! Pag dating ng 8th kilometer, malapit sa Uniwide, biglang kumirot yung sa banding kidney ko at ilang parte ng tsan ko. Alam nyo mga pare, bago pa man akong tumakbo, may sakit nko sa kidney. Masakit, ang magkasakit sa kidney

My Weakness Exposed

This morning, I went for a 30 minute recovery run in the grassy area of dlsu-d oval. No specific training for me today, just an easy pace to help me regain back my leg strength. Cris Sabal and Aileen Tolentino later arrived and I informed them of the problem I had the previous day. Cris checked the muscle (iliotibial band) in my right leg and compared it with my left leg and informed me that it was too hard and tight. I joked that what he felt was a solid rock-hard muscle but he just reiterated his observation that mine was unusually too hard. He suggested a regular massage (self-massage will do) to get rid of the tightness. Later on, I told him that I’m working on strengthening my core. I do the “usual” core strengthening I know like full crunch, leg raises and the likes. He suggested that the best way to strengthen and stabilize the core should not consist of bending my spine like what I’ve been doing, but focus more on plank exercises. He asked me to do the following for 20 seconds with 10 seconds rest in between

Urbanite Run Race Results

The Urbanite Run Race Results can be found here. It’s a good thing the race results came out earlier than expected. Was told this came out as early as last night. I just hope next Finishline race will have individual race photos as well courtesy of PhotoVendo.ph (Update: Urbanite Run Race Photos by Photovendo available here–> Photovendo.ph Anyway, the result confirmed I broke the 60 minute barrier woohoo!! Was even more surprised  senator/runner Pia Cayetano who usually runs a lot faster…is right behind me. Maybe this is just her tune-up run for Saturday’s CAMSUR Ironman. She’s indeed a tough lady-senator huh

Newton Shoes: The Review

One of the selling point of Runnr Store at Bonifacio High Street is that they are the first store to offer Newton Shoes in the Philippines. I finally got hold of Newton Shoes (racer shoes-stability) last week but was only able to road test it just last night at Bonifacio High Street for 10km. However I did use it previously not for running but for walking to “feel” the shoes. First impression? Weird.  While walking, it almost feels like you have a bar under your forefoot, but the awkwardness goes away pretty quickly. Now lets check its vital stats During my road test, I did notice a significant drop in heel striking, but as a mid foot runner, I don’t get much of that anyway. The shoes have a nice roll on the forefoot section which seemed to improve my posture but I also noticed it gave me a sensation of running on slight downhill. I’m not sure if its just my mind but I also noticed increased foot speed and my legs weren’t dragging as much. Having said that, I was able to run 10km faster without ever stopping and felt very good and satisfied at the end of the run even though their website and even blogger runners warn that I might feel some pain on my calves due to an increase usage of calf (which I didn’t experience at all). On the last kilometer of my run, [&hellip

Nike LunarGlide+ The Review

Yesterday was so much fun. I together with a couple of blogger-runners tested LunarGlide+, Nike’s newest running shoes that offers both superior cushion and stability. Now lets check its feature: What’s the difference between men’s and women’s version? Women’s version has a much softer foam under the hill than men’s version. The women’s Nike LunarGlide+ upper section has a medial-side Arch Strap with Flywire technology to provide better lock-down in the mid-sole. Women runners are more prone to bunions (due to their broader forefeet), thus Nike applied the Dynamic Fit Technology, a stretchy material on the medial side of the women’s Nike LunarGlide+ adjacent to the big toe, which expands to accommodate the varying width of the female forefoot. The hill section in women’s version is different too. Nike did it by framing the heel instead of fully encompassing it, this unique heel counter balances a woman’s distinct needs for comfort, fit and support. General Feature: Main feature of this shoe is the Dynamic Support System. Nike does this by incorporating mid-sole is comprised of a lightweight LunarLite foam core that sits within a firmer foam carriage. The LunarLite foam core is cut to fit into the carriage at an angle creating a deeper cushioned lateral side. The medial side of the Nike LunarGlide+ mid-sole features a rear-foot wedge that has been contoured into the firmer foam carriage which provides stability on an as-needed basis. In theory what this technlogy [&hellip

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