Who’s Running Sofitel Manila Half Marathon this Weekend?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014  |  Race Announcements

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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

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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

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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…)

Testing the Best: 2015 Specialized Line

Thursday, 31 July 2014  |  Gear + Gadgets

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NOTE:  This is a guest entry by Coach Andy Leuterio who just arrived from dreamy Monterey, California for the annual Specialized Product Launch.  Just by reading this article you know that he’s still on Cloud 9.  For all you biker dudes out there, this one’s for you.  Read and drool… (more…)

New Shoe: Nike LunarGlide 6

Wednesday, 30 July 2014  |  Gear + Gadgets

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I’m a huge fan of the Nike LunarGlide, especially Nike LunarGlide 2, which I used for my first 4 marathons!  I think I had around 10 pairs of those!  I kid you not.  The next several updates of the Nike LunarGlide, however, weren’t as great as their predecessors for me.  Now I have the Nike LunarGlide 5, which I can use for 10k training runs.  With the launch of Nike LunarGlide 6, said to be the most stable Nike LunarGlide with lightweight cushioning, I’m curious to know if my feet will love them for long runs. (more…)