The importance of recovery is very crucial for runners, especially after a long race. When you push your body to run for hours, you’re not only battling pain and fatigue during races or training; you’re also causing micro-tears in your muscles. Hence, downtime is always very important to repair your muscles and help your body recover.
Dead hours are times when most people are asleep and there are little to no people on the street. It can range from 11PM to 4AM.
Running is not all about the technicalities and medals. The most compelling reason that we get along with our fellow runners is the struggles we share during training, and of course all the feelings and emotions that we experience while training, racing, and recovering.
The running community is, hands down, one intact group where people love to share their achievements, fallbacks, and even give pieces of advice. I have personally seen how passionate runners are when they discuss anything related to running – from forms, distances, shoes, gadgets, etc. through the PF community Facebook group.
Menstrual cramps, muscle and joint aches, and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) are some of the few bothersome effects that hinder us, women, to workout or to move in general. However, little do we know that all these unavoidable situations can actually be avoided or better yet overcome when you actively run and live a more active lifestyle.
The saying “cheaters never win” is indeed evident most especially in sports like running. Joining a race, specifically half and full marathons, is not an easy event to partake in; but the triumph you get after finishing a marathon is no question one of the best feelings ever. Runner's high, as they call it.
No matter what the distance is, the first run is said to be memorable for every runner. It is the race marks the start of your journey as a runner and the one that will be your constant reminder of your humble beginning.
Running looks too simple. All you need is a good pair of running shoes, put one foot in front of the other and you’re good to go. It seems like everyone can do it, but if that is true, then everyone now is a runner.
One of the most common misconceptions about running is that if you always run as fast as you can for as long as you can, you’d achieve all the benefits of running.
Conquering a Spartan Race is more than just using brute force and strength, it’s also about technique. This is what I learned from training together with Atty. Agra (President of POSF -Philippine Obstacle Sports Commission) and the POSF team.
For days when you can’t run outdoors, the treadmill is the next best thing – or maybe not, as some people find it extremely boring.
It's just a few more days before the first Conquer Challenge in McKinley West and just a few weeks till the first ever Spartan Race happens here in the Philippines, and a lot of readers are still asking on how to prepare for these Obstacle Course Races.
Gone are the days when the sun is up and the tank tops are out. For weeks now, we have experienced intermediate to heavy rainfall signaling the end of summer and the beginning of the “tag-ulan” season. But does that really change how frequent runners train?
UP Diliman, CCP, Luneta, BGC, SM Mall of Asia... these are some of the most popular locations we know about when we talk about running. However, these places can easily get crowded, and too much runners in once place can quickly take the Fun out of the Run.