Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
I have been an avid reader of Men's health magazine for a few years now. One of the things that intrigued me upon glancing their pages was the "Urbanathlon" a fun run held around the world featuring several obstacles such as the container van, the monkey bar and the wall.I was unable to join last year's event because it was held the same time as Run United 3. So when this year's edition was announced, it was a no-brainier to join.
Last Sunday, I got a taste of my first ever Men's Health Urbanathlon. Being able to register just a few weeks before the event, I decided to go for the 5k distance instead of the 10k or 21k. Another reason is that a hydration belt might be a hindrance when it comes to doing the obstacles particularly the military hurdle and the "Wall".
Thursday, October 4, 2012
One thing comes to mind when looking at this shoe... Is it a running shoe or more suited to be a trainer? I've seen branding where this shoe is referred to as "RN" Miler and sometimes as "TR" Miler. It's physical features and build tends to be more of a trainer that can be used for treadmills and fun runs alike.In fact, I have seen several runners wear this in longer distance races (16k and 21 k) and still perform well.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I was a bit weary about this race. I initially wanted to join the 16.8 k distance like I did the previous year. However, I was planning a bit of rest after back to back half marathons the past two Sundays (Run United 3 and Rexona Run). Besides, there wasn't really anything significantly different from the other two race distances with the 16.8k. I then went for the 10k category this time.
What's good about this race is the organizer (Proactive) made a lot of things easier. First, we no longer have to register online and pay via credit card. Second, there was a pre registration (which will ship the race gear) and in store registration which eliminates the procedure of claiming it in an event like last year. Third was finally having an option to choose singlet color which means no more "We only get what's available brouhaha".