Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A run over Ortigas flyover

I've been wondering how it would be like running on the Ortigas flyover, one of the Metro Manila's highest flyovers, since I started running. I've ran over the Buendia bridge connecting Taguig's Global City to the side of Makati. I've run the widest street, and to some extent the most accident-prone road, in the Metropolis when I competed in the QCIM. Imagine, running in the middle of the six-lane Commonwealth road.

Years back, Diana Zubiri did a controversial pictorial on the Mandaluyong flyover. But I don't see how a running event will be controversial this time. So I am looking forward to this gig.

And so on May 22, I will have the opportunity to cross EDSA via Ortigas flyover together with 1,000 runners when the first Greenhills Village Run fires off at the Northeast Greenhills La Salle Street in San Juan City.

I love the cool idea of limiting the number of participants to 1,000. This way, the race will be safer.

Those who wish to enjoy a run over EDSA via Ortigas flyover can choose to race in the 3K, 5K and 10K events. Registration for all events cost P400 which include, according to organizers, a dri-fit singlet while timing is by MyLaps Bib Tag.

For more information you can call  at 727-6166 or 727-9987.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Now that's its summer, the issue for runners is definitely hydration. Whether you are training or in actual competition, hydration will be a big factor. Runners Wall would like to share this tip from Hal Higdon, a Runners World magazine writer.


Tips for staying cool especially now that Summer is in full swing

What strategies can runners use to avoid problems on hot days? Here are some training trips for proper hydration:

1.    Drink before running. Drink adequately and drink often up until two hours before the start. Excess body water will be passed as urine before you start to run. Two hours before, however, stop drinking otherwise you'll be ducking into the bushes.
2.    Drink while you run. Just before the gun sounds, you can start drinking again. Once you're moving, you'll sweat off any excess liquid before it reaches your kidneys. You also need to drink frequently while training, especially during warm weather. You'll run faster and recover sooner. Carry a water bottle if necessary.
3.    Walk to drink. Don't try to gulp it down while running through the aid stations. You'll be able to drink more if you stop or at least walk. You'll lose less time than you think. I once ran a 2:29 marathon walking through every aid station on a hot day.
4.    Drink after running. Drink as soon as you stop, but even after your initial thirst is quenched, you still need to keep drinking. One sign of your hydration level is to check your urine. Clear urine is a sign of good hydration.
5.    Don't overestimate your ability. Realize that you can't run as fast when it's warm. Don't expect to set a Personal Record, and don't be afraid to bail out early (at least start slowing down) when you're starting to overheat.

forbes park earth run

for more information visit: http://forbesparkearthrun2011.tumblr.com/

This gig include a chance to win an overnight stay for two at Manila Peninsula or buffet lunch for 2 at Mandarin Hotel. But the real treat is this event are for beginners. Get into the habit of running, start with the Forbes Park Earth Run.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Wall

Runners are said to encounter fatigue during runs, expecially long distance athletes.

This is called invisible wall or simply "THE WALL."

According to the BBC, this wall "is an apparently insurmountable physiological barrier which stops them in their tracks."

This blog is dedicated to athletes, competitive or not, in breaching that wall.

Followers of this blog shall expect feature articles regarding places to run, competition results, news about running, equpment or just about anythng about running, even angst against organizers or running events.

Literally, this blog shall be a runner's wall on anything about running particularly in the Philippines and on certain occasions news and articles from around the globe.

Runners of the world, unite!!!