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Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha: Toughen Up!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014  |  Race Announcements


 TOUGHEN UP!  Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha presented by Specialized and sponsored by Newton and RUNNR.

The final legs of Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha will be just what you need to prep for IM and half-IM races this quarter.

+ Aug. 30 (Saturday): 4k Swim – 150k Bike – 15k.  Run Alpha Day (Village Sports Club, BF Homes – Caylabne – Village Sports Club)
+ Oct. 11-12 (Sat/Sun): Speed and Volume for 70.3 and 140.6 races


Road to Chicago: The Hanson’s Marathon Program

Tuesday, 12 August 2014  |  Running + Triathlon


9 Weeks to Chicago Marathon!

Most of you know that I’ve been training for Chicago Marathon on October 12.  Chicago Marathon will be my 11th marathon and my 5th World Marathon Major (I don’t think I’ll ever do Boston…sigh!) yet I’m excited about it as if it was my first.

This will be the first marathon where I’ll be using the Hanson’s Marathon Program.  I availed of The Classic Hanson’s Beginners Marathon Program online through Hanson’s Running.  With the program comes online supervision by a Hanson’s coach.  My coach is Coach Melissa Johnson-White who is a member of the Brooks-Hansons Distance Project (how cool is that?!) and, oh, by the way, she has a marathon PR of 2:32. Gulp. (more…)

Who’s Running Sofitel Manila Half Marathon this Weekend?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014  |  Race Announcements


Who’s joining Sofitel Manila Half Marathon this coming Sunday? I need to run 24k this weekend as part of my Chicago Marathon training program so I’ve signed up for 21k. (more…)

TBR Dream Marathon 2015: Are You In?

Monday, 11 August 2014  |  Race Announcements


Congratulations to the first 900 Selected Runners for TBR Dream 2015! We hit 900 applications in less than 2 hours during registration last Friday!  Woohooo!

For those who didn’t make it, we’re releasing the list of Waitlisted Runners and you’ll still get a chance to participate. (more…)

Testing my Food Intolerance at LifeScience (Part 1)

Monday, 4 August 2014  |  Healthy Food + Recipes


Every morsel of food we put into our bodies has an effect whether good or bad. But, I’m also a firm believer of bio-individuality: one man’s food can be another man’s poison.

As athletes, it’s even more important for us to be conscious of our diet because food is our fuel for training and races. If we eat food that our body loves then we get to run longer distances and break PRs. Conversely, if we thrive on junk then our performance will probably be crappy too. You only get what you put in, right?

Last month, I was invited by LifeScience for a Food Intolerance Test (FIT) Program. The Food Intolerance Test determines what food your body can tolerate and what it can’t. Intolerable food items creates a strong antibody reaction and activates your immune system causing any of the following: bloatedness, stomach upset, indigestion, diarrhea, irregular bowel habits, unhealthy skin and itching.  Eating a lot of these food items can cause inflammation in your intestines which leads to incomplete absorption of nutrients. Most of the time, we go about our daily activities thinking that we lack sleep, are over trained, or overworked, but, in truth, it can also be due to making the wrong food choices. Sometimes, it only takes a change in diet to feel stronger, gain more focus, and have more energy. (more…)