Obstacle races are starting to gain popularity these days as endurance athletes are wanting to explore different sports and challenge themselves even more.
Obstacle races are starting to get people’s attention in the fitness world because of how it incorporates running, crawling, and climbing into various types of challenges. To date, Filipino runners and fitness enthusiasts alike are learning the ropes of obstacle racing and they are in fact, becoming part of a fast-growing community.
And a furry running buddy has great perks too, like: they’ll match your pace; they’re always ready to go; they’re loyal; and did we mention they make really pawsome wingmen?
We get it, not everyone is a fan of waking up extra early in the morning, more so of the idea of actually putting on a pair of rubbing shoes and going out for a run before sunrise. But here's the thing: you don’t have to become a morning person to be a runner. You can always run at night! In fact, running in the evening has its benefits too and we listed some in this article.
A pair of good running shoes is the most important investment for every runner. Your chosen pair will be the primary protection of your feet, knees, ankles, and joints as you run kilometer after kilometer. But a good pair of running shoes doesn’t come cheap.
Spartan Philippines conducted an SGX class along with a get together party where participants from the spartan and fitness community took part in for the soft opening of its Obstacle Course Camp (OCC) last Saturday, December 2 at the Spartan Philippines office at the Roof deck, W Building, BGC.
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.