Discover Duathlon on 18 July 2012 at SM MOA

Friday, 13 July 2012  |  Bullish Insights


After the success of the first Discover Duathlon clinic (read about how much fun—and suffering—we had HERE), Newton is holding another duathlon clinic on July 18, 2012 at SM Mall of Asia. I hear they’re going to make it even more fun with a “disco” theme to the event!

Register as soon as you can because slots run out fast!


Mizuno Launches Mizuno Run Academy

Friday, 8 June 2012  |  News + Promos

Mizuno launches Mizuno Run Academy in collaboration with Patrick Joson of the Jump Start movement. They are taking the Mizuno Run Club step further by coming up with this running school that teaches science-based running. More than a running clinic, the Mizuno Run Academy is something that would entail a higher level of commitment from the participant. They are offering a limited number of slots so quality education can be delivered. Registration is ongoing for the first module. Coach Patrick will be teaching the POSE and Maffetone method.


*The Mizuno Run Academy*
Mizuno is committed to engineering shoes and gear that seamlessly combine innovation and technology with a thorough understanding of how runners are meant to run, allowing you to perform better and enjoy the sport that you love. We take that expertise further by providing an avenue for running enthusiasts of all levels and ages to learn the smarts of running.
Having the right attitude is one thing, but knowing how this comes into play with your body is another. It takes a combination of physics, human anatomy, and dedication to have a brilliant running experience.
Make it yours. Be yourself, only better. Never Settle.

*The Coach*
Patrick Joson is the first Filipino US certified pose method coach. He is also a certified International Triathlon Union Level 2 coach. Currently the Editor at Large of Multisport Philippines magazine, Joson is also the founder of Jump Start, a movement that advocates sustainable fitness lifestyles.

*Jump Start*
Jump Start is the only fitness campaign that specifically recognizes the value of longevity and sustainability in any athletic endeavor by combining solid scientific knowledge with unique and exciting activities. By making what you do both fun and scientific, you will not only reap the benefits of the activity, but change who you are from the inside.



*Module 1: June 25 – July 27, 2012 (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
**Classes are subject to change due to weather conditions or other reasons deemed appropriate

Monday Group- Bonifacio Global City
Registration at Mizuno Bonifacio High Street

Wednesday Group- Pasay City
Registration at Mizuno SM Mall of Asia

Friday Group- Alabang
Registration at Mizuno Alabang Town Center

Beginner’s Course: The Science of Running
Discovering the key to high endurance

Session 1 Basics of Pose Running

Session 2 The Maffetone Method

Session 3 Your First 45-minute Run

Session 4 Refresher and Long Distance Slow Run

Session 5 Graduation Run

Fee: P3,500, includes a running kit and admission to the graduation run

Enrollees will instantly receive a *Mizuno Prestige Card*. Additional perks await current cardholders.

*Students are required to attend all classes, otherwise they will not graduate. If a student cannot attend a class, he may make up for it by attending the same session in a different venue of that week, provided that he informs us in advance.

For inquiries, call 757-3160 or visit Mizuno website.

Runnr Lab: Free Running Clinic in UP Diliman

Friday, 18 May 2012  |  News + Promos

RUNNR presents “RUNNR LAB”, a FREE developmental running clinic in UP Diliman.


Learn about proper running techniques and more from U.S. Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Coach Edsel Vengco.

Clinic consists of LECTURES & GROUP RUNS.

No need for registration! To join just head on over to the U.P. Diliman grounds (A.S. Parking lot, Palma Hall) on the following dates:
May 20, 7:00 am
June 10, 7:00 am

Freebies and raffle prizes await runners!

Event is powered by Newton, Smith Optics, CW-X, Polar Heart Rate Monitor, Moving Comfort Sports Bras, Fuelbelt & Gu.

For the latest on RUNNR clinics, visit, or follow RUNNR on

Tough Workout at Newton & Runnr’s Duathlon Clinic

Friday, 11 May 2012  |  Running + Triathlon

Last night, I joined the Newton & Runner Duathlon Clinic at Bonifacio High Street.  The event encouraged runners to start biking as a cross training option and to subsequently start joining duathlons as a new challenge.

The clinic started with a talk on duathlons by my triathlon coach, Andy Leuterio, a brief talk on bikes by owner of Dan’s Bike Shop and Specialized distributor, Joey Ramirez, and, lastly, an introduction to bike fitting by Edmund Mangaser of All Terra.

– Coach Andy Leuterio –

– with Joey Ramirez of Dan’s Bike Shop –

– with Edmund Mangaser, Coach Andy, and my bf, the Shiv, during the talk on bike fit. Photo courtesy of Total Fitness –

After the informative talks, the workout began. It was a—get this—bike-run-bike-run-bike session. Phew!  It was tough. (Big mistake for running an 8k tempo that morning.)

There was a lot of grunting and groaning from all 30 participants, including myself. A wonderfully intense workout that left me soaked in sweat yet happy.

– Fitness First Team –

– with other participants of the Duathlon Clinic –

– Claiming my raffle prize with Zinnia, Tin of Runnr, and Coach Andy. Thanks Runnr! –

Off to the Clinic

Thursday, 24 September 2009  |  Bullish Insights


I caught a nasty bug last night that’s draining all the energy out of me. The throat is scratchy and I’m sneezing every 15 seconds.

Earlier this morning, I tried my best to proceed with work: finalize TBR Magazine – October issue, and thankfully, I did. (Wait for my post about it!) But, there are still meetings to attend, and shopping to do (for the Li’l Miss Bull Runner who turns 5 tomorrow!)

Plan is to finish all these and head to the clinic tonight. No, not a doctor’s clinic, but a running clinic! Hah!

For the past two weeks, I’ve been regularly attending the Nike Training Clinic at Ultra on Tuesdays and the Mizuno Run Club at Bonifacio High Street on Thursdays. I don’t join the training session as I have my own program to follow, but I think being around runners and coaches gives me the motivation to accomplish my job for the day. Of course, great conversation with running friends makes the experience less dull, too.

Methinks that an 11k tempo run at 5:40 pace tonight may just be the thing to scare the virus away. Now, if that doesn’t work, you’ll hear from me tomorrow—after I visit a real doctor’s clinic!