Since mother's day is just around the corner, we got together with Jackie Go, a mom and fitness blogger/influencer to share to us some tips on how to stay fit and healthy being a busy mom just like herself.
Yet despite it being such a common thing, solo runners still often experience the feeling of being in a vulnerable situation whenever they go out and train – and this applies to both night and early morning joggers!
Well, you really can’t deny it now: summer has come and hit our beautiful, tropical, Philippines. There is a heck of a lot of things to do here during the summer not just out in the provinces, but right here in the city as well. And by this time of the year, the city streets will be filled with people who are training for their races.
But with the recent rise of obstacle course racing or OCR, runners are challenged to add variety to their training and incorporate more types of exercises during cross training in order to help them build the skill set needed for an obstacle course race.
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.