Shoe Review: TevaSphere Speed

One of the more “interesting” outdoor footwear to arrive in the Philippines fairly recently is the TevaSphere Speed.  It is a trainer and it’s also all-terrain.  Here’s my review of this pair from Teva.

Five Shoes for Different Occasions

When I started running I had no idea about picking the “right” shoe and just wore whichever fits me well and looks “decent” enough.  In fact, I don’t think that what I wore during my first race were running shoes!  (They were most likely badminton shoes that I wore when that was the “it” sport.) …

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

Shoes are probably the only piece of equipment that running entails—and strictly speaking, even that is optional!  After more than two years of running, here’s how my shoe collection looked like.

Lucky 8: Globe Run for Home 2011 Chronicles

Time flies when you’re having fun… and also when you’re busy!  I’ve been so preoccupied with lots of different things that before I knew it, it was already the weekend of Globe Run for Home!  To make things more “interesting,” I’ll be doing 21K—the distance that I least like.

2010 in Pictures

2010 was the year running took a backseat from my list of activities, but in between my great hiatus there were some interesting events that transpired.  Here’s a look back at how 2010 was for me: January The highlight for the first month of 2010 was my return to running with a 50K test run…

10.10.10.10.10 Weekend at Mt. Pinatubo

The Philippine Association of Ultrarunners (PAU) brings another ultramarathon “to the masses,” this time to the trails.  For its debut trail ultra we were taken to the site of second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century—Mt. Pinatubo.

Meet My New BFF: VFF Sprint (Vibram Five Fingers)

I’ve always been fascinated with Vibram Five Fingers (VFF) ever since the first time I saw it.  At first I thought it’s crazy because back then I always thought that shoes should be thick and soft (cushioning).  Fast forward, I started running, and learned all about my feet, and eventually, shoes.  Even my first post…

Bodivance™ Thermogenic Accelerator

Too much techy terms, I know, so let’s break this down a bit.  Thermogenesis is the process by which heat energy is produced by the body through metabolism such as exercise and other physical activity.  A thermogenic accelerator speeds up this this process allowing the body to utilize stored calories more rapidly.  In short, shorter…

TNF Thrill of the Trail Bohol: My Perspective

“Everyone can run on the road, but not everyone can endure the trail.”  That’s what The North Face Thrill of the Trail stands for, and for this leg the series finally landed in the Visayas via Bohol.

Technology Review: GPS on A-GPS—Alternatives to Garmin?

Garmin Forerunners are arguably the most practical GPS (Global Positioning System) solutions for runners albeit comes at a premium price.  That premium fortunately gives room for alternative solutions but aside from competing brands, an option that is getting more prevalent are devices with embedded A-GPS (Assisted GPS). A-GPS is a system which can improve startup…