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i wanna get STRONG

i want to try minimalist shoes, not the "glove-like" shoes, but more on those shoes with minimal heel-to-toe decline in height. i do believe that ideally, soles with minimal height would give the shoes a more responsive feel as compared to "thicker" soles. i want to try this one now :) most specially the Progrid Mirage as it still provides the protection of shoes, but at the same time gives you enough height to trigger your leg muscles to work overtime :D hehehe just wanna try this out :D shempre i want to slowly ease my feet into these type of footwear, since ayaw ko naman mag paa diba hehehe :)

Kings (and Queens) of the Road

Just like the good old days.

it has been ages since the last time I was part of the group pic. I am proud to say that I was part of the biggest group pics in every road races since 2009. but after a while, since the group grew too big, came subgroups (or teams for that matter).
it was a nice day to see old timers and new faces together as one, wearing the orginal black and red, white orange batch 2, blue & black runfest singlet, and the revised black red and white takbo runfest 3 singlets.
it was nice seeing groups from north 
and the south

for more pics: click here.and here and here.

thanks to KB Runner for most of the pics, and Q Gavan (Chicks ni Manok) and LA of ANR for the pics.

facing the WALL

when we were all smaller (and younger), one of the most dreaded words we don't want to hear were "____(insert name here), face the WALL". upon hearing this sentence, we tend usually feel scared, primarily because we know that we did something wrong, and that this was a punishment. The WALL meant no talking to other people. It actually gave us the time to think and re-evaluate what we did, and why we did it. The WALL in this sense, made a negative connotation for us. WALL= SUFFERING.

When we grew up and eventually became runners (marathoners), the term WALL again resurfaced. This time, the WALL became a hurdle that eventually we will overcome (with much training of course). Unlike the childhood wall, we did not do anything bad to deserve meeting with the wall again. This time, we decided to face the wall head on (but not without enough preparation). This wall we can overcome with proper training and nutrition plan. WALL= not physical suffering alone, but more of psycholo…

Inspire-d to Run

i have always been a fan of the Mizuno Wave Inspire series (ever since i shifted from Adidas Supernova Sequence 1) and I do believe that this shoe model is already the best training (or long distance) shoe for me.
Me and my Inspire 4 have been to many places, and it has given me the a lot of good memories :)

My Inspire 4 has also gave me my best PRs so far (not that I've been running as much as I used to). So far, my Inspire 4 has had the most mileage of all my shoe collections (with numerous half marathons under its sole?). Just like anything you'd love, you would use it until the very last. For some, even to the point that there is not much cushioning, they would still use their beloved running shoes for running. It came to a point where I felt that running with my Inspire 4 was not doing me any good anymore and that I had to retire it. I tried using other models (Elixir 4) and even other brands (Asics Kayano 13) but I guess its still different when you know you got the bes…

top 5

isang araw, wala akong magawa sa bahay, napadampot ako ng Men's Health October 2011 issue. sa pag buklat ko nun, nabasa ko ang isang article dun tungkol sa character traits etc. minsan ko na rin naisipang mag hanap ng tipong pop psych test/quiz or something to that effect about that, it's not that hindi ko kilala kung anong strengths ko in terms of character strengths or what, but more on, i want them to be "validated".  i've been a reader of Men's Health naman for quite some time already, and i don't think they will even publish something that is a 'phony' so i tried taking the test here sa and here were my top 5 character strengths:
1) Bravery and valor
You are a courageous person who does not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. You speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. You act on your convictions.

I do believe this has been one of my main characteristics. Bravery in the face of challenges, i stic…

walks of life

one day i wanna be a ROCKSTAR!

from being a single sport enthusiast (swimmer, biker or runner), usually newbies want to be called a multisport athlete (duathlete, aquathlete or triathlete). from being a newbie triathlete, to be an IRONMAN, most of us would also want to become a ROCKSTAR!

most of my teammates who became IRONMEN this year, loaded up on their tri mileage by joining WRT :)

 It was also here that the rivalry between Endure Masters and SH-Endures started.

H-Endure Masters Relay Team

SH-Endures Relay Team

For more details, please see below :)

The White Rock Triathlon 2011, will welcome 161 Triathletes to join the longest running and most popular triathlon event in Philippines on Saturday 1st October 2011 in WhiterockBeachResort & WaterPark in Subic Zambales.
Organized by Extribe Inc. since 2004, this is the 8th annual White Rock Triathlon.  The course is known for being challenging and features a 2 km open sea ocean swim from the beach at White Rock Beach Resort, a 91 km out and back…