Apr 17, 2010

Din: Dynamic Stretching

Ever since we started running, I am in the constant lookout for tips and tricks to improve our run, slowly but surely, and at the same time to prevent any potential injuries. In this regard, the first thing that I investigated on was how to further improve our stretching exercises. As it has always been said, stretching is suppose to be essential before and after a strenuous activity to improve performance and reduce injuries.

Further research on this topic led me to dynamic stretching which was admittedly a new concept for us. After using it for about 2 months now, all I can say is we find it more effective compared to the regular static stretching. I embedded below a video which is the source of the dynamic stretching routines we are currently using. I hope this will help you in your quest to learn more about dynamic stretching.

Apr 12, 2010

Carrie: Mizuno Infinity Run

We were very lucky to be able to join the first Mizuno Infinity Race at the Fort yesterday. To our surprise the event was not that all hyped up (whew!). The crowd was on a decent number. People were not packed like sardines when we entered the race ground, this is true most especially with the 5k category (we have experienced being packed like one during our first ever run). Let me share with you some of my reviews.
  • The race started on time.
  • There was ample parking for those who came with their own ride.
  • There were enough water stations though its just so sad to see people throwing their empty plastic cups around and not have the decency to practice proper waste disposal. As runners, I believe that if we can discipline ourselves to perfect our sport then we can also make a habit to do proper disposal especially during races.
  • There was a water truck with a sprinkler to cool our bodies. the weather was so hot yesterday.
  • There was a bit of chaos with the line formation to claim freebies and other stuff.
  • The 5k race route was not the same as what the organizer posted in their site. Good thing was we finished :)
  • Overall, Mizuno Infinity Race was a good race. Training was worth it!

Mizuno's challenge to runners is to "Beat Your Own Time"- we got the message and we did! I did my 5k with a 38min 51sec time. A 7 min improvement from my last race. I was in high spirits and cant complain. My training paid off. Now who says the street where my Grandma and my Aunt lives is steep?

Apr 10, 2010

Din: Running Events for April 2010

It will be a busy month for the running duo since every weekend, we have a running event. You can find these events below where we will be running 5K.

Mizuno Infinity Run 2010

NatGeo Earth Day Run 2010

Takbo Para sa PGH 2010