A road race is the closest thing to a party I can think of.– Bill Rodgers
Say It Ain't Slow →
The Marathon Virgin on Runner’s World gives his race report. This: WIN SOME, LOSE SOME I passed a guy wearing a Superman suit. I was passed by a guy juggling apples. And this: BEST POST-RACE MOMENT At night, so many were walking the streets of NYC with their medals. I reluctantly wore mine to dinner (prime rib, mashed potatoes); a part of me felt like I hadn’t earned it like so...
Thanks for the tip about DC Rainmaker’s Forerunner 210 giveaway! I did participate and I now have my fingers crossed. :)
Ran 4 laps around our village yesterday. Each lap around our village is 1.1 km so I did a total of 4.4 km. I’m starting to find it useful to take note of my splits so I’d have a better feel of my pace next time I run. My splits: 1st lap - 7:13 mpk pace 2nd lap - 6:45 mpk pace 3rd lap - 6:49 mpk pace 4th lap - 7:13 mpk pace On another note, would any of you know if Soleus...
If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard, you’ll be hard to beat.– Herschel Walker, American football player
Are New York Marathoners Athletes? →
I got this link from an FB running group I’m a member of. I think that the way this article demeans the efforts of marathoners who aren’t among the top 500 finishers is downright rude.
Maynilad Health Run
I ran my second 10K race this morning. Yes, only two weeks after my first one. I don’t know if it was wise of me to do that, but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity of running in La Mesa Ecopark. Just a little bit of information about La Mesa Ecopark, which I got from their website: La Mesa Watershed is 2700 hectares, 700 hectares of which is the reservoir and 2000 hectares of...
Minimalist Running Shoes: Is Less More? →
I think this article presents quite a balanced view of minimalist/barefoot running. I don’t know if I’d ever dare to try running unshod, but I would definitely give VFFs a try. In fact, VFF Sprint is going on my Christmas wishlist. :) I know a few people who still think that cushioning shoes are still the best. Care to share your thoughts about minimalist running?
A first - running in the rain!
I missed my long run last Sunday because of an unexpected minor family-related matter so I resolved to do it yesterday, on All Saints’ Day. It had been raining since early afternoon and I was sooo tempted to skip (my bed was calling me!) but I went through the motions of dressing up, getting all my stuff ready, and before I knew it I was driving out to UP. It was drizzling when I started...
The shape of your body obeys the shape of your beliefs about love, value, and...– Geneen Roth (via burlytobodacious)