Posts Tagged ‘King of the Road



05
Oct
11

adidas King of the Road 2011 Kick-Off Advisory

adidas would like to remind you that the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off is this coming Monday to Wednesday, October 10-12, 2011 from 11AM to 11PM at the NBC Tent at the Fort Bonifacio Global City.

Come collect your race pack during this time.  Do note that it is mandatory to collect your race pack in order to participate in the race.  There are running clinics, talks for runners, selling and sampling booths, games, and raffle, so we encourage all participants to drop by.  The KOTR 2011 Kick-off is open to the public so please feel free to bring family and friends.

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22
Aug
11

adidas King of the Road 2011 Over-the-Counter (Cash) Payments

Beginning today, you may now avail of the KOTR Prepaid Reservation Form giving you the chance to pre-register for the adidas King of the Road (KOTR) slated on October 23 at the Bonifacio Global City.  KOTR Prepaid Reservation Forms gives you the chance to reserve a slot by paying in cash at selected KOTR doors.

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15
Jul
11

Gear up for the adidas King of the Road race

From adidas Philippines:

Running races aren’t always about your speed or passing through the finish line, it goes beyond your physical abilities.  Races are a great way to motivate yourself to get fit and can also be a platform for personal breakthroughs.  Running makes you test your limits, but also makes you able to believe in yourself by taking control.

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27
May
11

adidas Free Run Headstarts King of the Road ‘11

Want to join adidas King of the Road (KOTR) for free?  Yes, including free delivery of your race kit right at your own doorstep!  Here’s how:

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09
Mar
11

T-Rio (Day 03): The Establishment of a New King (of the Road)

Third day: Thursday, March 03, 2011.  Finally, after three days, the “trilogy” of media launches is about to conclude.  On this third day we were brought at The Establishment in the Fort Entertainment Complex for a lunch launch of one of the biggest races of the year, the adidas King of the Road.

Third day with fellow runners / bloggers (again courtesy Marvin Opulencia / zmarvin.multiply.com)

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04
Mar
11

adidas Launches Southeast Asia Running Championship – The adidas King of the Road

From adidas Philippines:

The Fort, Taguig City, Philippines (March 03, 2011) – adidas, a global leader in running, launched today its very own Running Championship across Southeast Asia for 2011 titled the adidas ‘King of the Road’ (KOTR).  Held in five countries across the region, the adidas KOTR will culminate in an ultimate championship race in its first ever host country, the Philippines, on October 23, at the Bonifacio Global City, The Fort.

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24
May
10

Ten Running Essentials 2010 Edition

My first post about the ten running essentials served as my shopping guide when I was just starting with the sport.  Back then I had no experience to rely on so I was dependent on guides like these.  Now, more than a year hence I can say I’ve gained some knowledge to finally update the list based on my own experiences.  And here are my 2010 updates to the list:

  1. The right running shoe
    Your shoe is your best friend whenever you run so picking the right solemates is vital.  “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are” as they say and so with picking your pair.  If you know your feet you’ll know which is the best pair for you.

    K-Swiss K-Ona, my ultra-long distance racer

  2. Racing or Training Shoes?
    Racing shoes (“racers”) are the pairs you use during races and as such are usually your most expensive pairs.  Training shoes (“trainers”) are the ones that you use regularly when training or not racing and are usually your cheaper pairs.  Racers are usually your lightest pairs (lighter usually means faster) while trainers are usually heavier (and they should be) because it offers more protection for your feet.  Since racers are expensive you may want to extend its lifespan by using it only during races and for everything else in between, use the cheaper trainers.  If your budget permits it, have both.

    New Balance 681, my trainers

  3. A Watch with a Lap Memory (Updated)
    The purpose of having a watch is for you to monitor your progress both in training and in races.  Just about any digital watch is good for monitoring single laps but for more laps you should consider getting a watch that saves laps.  Expensive GPS watches are the most accurate distance-wise and convenient but are still optional.  Add to that the optional Heart Rate monitoring.  In case you have one you may want to turn on the Auto Lap feature to save your time per lap.

    Bench Pedometer and Garmin Forerunner 405

  4. Technical Shirts
    Technical shirts are just generic terms for shirts made of synthetic fabrics commercially branded as Lycra, Climacool, Dri-Fit, Coolmax, Supplex, Clima360, Spandex, Supplex, etc.  After joining a couple of races chances are you’d have a collection of these (normally in the form of singlets), but if haven’t done so, or those free shirts don’t fit you well, or it gives you a rash it’s better to invest in one.  Avoid anything that absorbs and retain water like cotton.

    adidas King of the Road 2009 singlets

  5. Hydration Equipment (Updated)
    If you run exclusively on well-organized races this is optional, but for those long runs this is a must.  For relatively short distances you may just opt to hand-carry that bottle of sports drink you have, but for convenience consider different hydration solutions (handheld, belt, or bag) that would fit your lifestyle.

    Deuter Nordic Lite, my hydration belt for relatively short runs

  6. Sports Drinks (Updated)
    Sports drinks are generally better than water during water because of its rate of absorption, minerals, etc. but it’s not the exclusive formula that works with the sport.  Note that sports drinks are different than energy drinks and which one works best varies by individual.  Even Oral Rehydration Salts (Oresol) and sodas (softdrinks) are acceptable drinks!

    Just a matter of which one works for you best

  7. Petroleum Jelly and Sun Block
    If you’d be running for a significant distance or time it’s best to apply these beforehand.  Petroleum Jelly reduces chaffing and sun block protects your exposed skin from burning.  You may need to reapply as necessary.
  8. Running ID (Updated)
    For emergency and identification purposes, this item is a must but it need not be those expensive road IDs.  The practical solution is to simply write your name and emergency contact information behind your bibs during races, and for non-races and long runs carry an ID (another reason to get a hydration belt/bag).
  9. Running Socks (Updated)
    By my experience socks are the primary reason for having blisters and not shoes as commonly perceived.  Having socks that don’t fit well is the primary reason and you can only tell if the socks fit you well when you’re already using it so it’s a game of chance.  Aside from blister issues, try to avoid cotton socks (same reasons with technical shirts).  Your feet will most likely be sweating a lot, and cotton tends to keep your feet wet.  Look for synthetic blends which are best at wicking away moisture.

    Nike Run Fast for sprints and medium distances

  10. Ice Bag
    If you’re running long distances chances of injuries are higher so you may want to consider having one not just for your own but also for your group.

To summarize the updates:

  • GPS watches are optional but if you have the means it’s a great motivator to running.
  • Hydration equipment is optional depending on the situation but more likely you’d need one sooner or later, it’s just a matter of which one you’d use more.
  • Sports drinks are a necessity but aren’t the exclusive drinks for the sport.
  • Running IDs are highly recommended but practical solutions abound that won’t break the bank.
  • Finally, running socks are more import than anticipated but you can’t really tell if it’s good beforehand (applying petroleum jelly beforehand may help).

I hope that this list along with my updates gave some added guide to runners out there.  As a final tip, don’t be conscious with looks or brand, stick with what really works for you.  You can’t look good if you don’t feel good, right?




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