There was no doubt about it. As I stood in the coral of Buffalo Marathon last May 24, 2015, I was certain that I chose the best race I could after a string of World Marathon Majors the past years. While finishing the six World Marathon Majors was a dream come true and exposed me to the world’s biggest and best races, I still believe that small, intimate marathons have their own beauty. I was ecstatic to be standing among the almost 8,000 runners in this race. (more…)
adidas must’ve seen all of us runners suffering under the torturous sun and took pity! adidas recently launched the new adidas Climachill™ apparel range which features intuitive body heat management technology to cool athletes in hot conditions. (more…)
What does one do after completing the six World Marathon Majors? One runs more marathons!
In 9 days, this Bull will be running Buffalo Marathon in New York. Truth be told, I’m as excited as I was when I was about to run Boston Marathon. Sure, this marathon is relatively smaller and less popular than the majors, but—in a weird way—that’s exactly what attracted me to this race. (more…)
Over 8,000 women rocked it last May 9, 2015 for the inaugural Nike Women’s 10k Manila run at Filinvest City. Aside from the unique feature of being an exclusive women’s only event, it was also a night race with gun start at 9:00 PM. (Way past the bedtime of this morning person, but, hey, I couldn’t miss this event!) (more…)
The night before the race I sat upright in bed staring at the news on TV in disbelief. The weather for Boston Marathon day was expected to be rainy and windy with temperatures in the 5 to 8 degree range. A reporter declared it was to be a challenging race for Boston runners due to weather conditions, but, at least, most of them had trained in cooler temperatures during winter. In my mind I screamed “But what about those who trained through extreme summer heat?!” Despite this, I kept an optimistic attitude as I prepared for the worst. This was Boston Marathon! Come hell or high water (no pun intended), I was going to have a grand time! (more…)