October 27, 2014

Nike’s New Breathe Collection

The Nike Design team integrated lightweight and breathable materials into the footwear collection to help free feet from the unpredictable weather with its new Breathe Collection.

Cool Meets Comfort with Nike’s New Breathe Collection

It may be cool in the Northern Hemisphere for the Holiday 2014 season, but it’s summertime in the Southern half of the world. With the new Breathe Collection, Nike brings summer-focused performance benefits to sport classics. To combat the heat, the collection features breathable, lightweight sneakers that are comfortable enough to keep up with any warm-weather activities. In other words: sneakers for the spirit of summer.

In South America, Brasil’s hot and humid conditions inspired Nike design with the on-the-go lifestyle that switches from the beach one minute, to running and training the next.

The Nike Design team integrated lightweight and breathable materials into the footwear collection to help free feet from oppressive summer temperatures.

The Nike Breathe Collection deconstructs two of Nike’s iconic silhouettes, transforming classic Nike Air Max and Nike Roshe Run sneakers into ultra-breathable, lightweight shoes. The shoes have been stripped to their core essentials — layers of reinforcement removed and heavy materials eliminated. Spacer mesh creates pockets of air between the upper materials to allow for increased airflow. 

The Nike Breathe Collection's Air Max Lunar1 styles are infused with Nike Lunarlon foam technology, which refines cushioning by taking comfort and support with a responsive foam ride. 

Distinct colorways for men and women offer vibrant summery hues. The Nike Breathe Collection is now available on nike.com and at select Nike retailers.

Nike Air Max Lunar1
Nike Air Max Lunar1 is the definitive union of lightweight cushioning and flexibility. This season, the beveled ribs of Lunarlon foam are highlighted by a colored window that complements the mesh upper.

Nike Air Max 1
Stripped of its traditional leather, suede and synthetic overlays, the Nike Air Max 1 Breathe sheds weight and improves breathability. A dynamic fit tongue ensures the foot stays secure and moves with the body, while an updated Phylon tooling makes the sole ultra-light and super comfortable.

Bold piping offsets the gray mesh to give this season's Air Max Breathe an updated look. 

Nike Roshe Run
The definition of cool style, bright colors dominate this season's Nike Roshe Run. The men's colorways boast vividly hued outsoles, bringing a strong contrast to the neutral uppers. The women's looks take the opposite approach, with white outsoles supporting vibrant uppers and accented with a white Swoosh logo.

September 16, 2014

Men's Health Urbanathlon 2014 Promises A New Test Of Toughness

Event Name: Men's Health Philippines Urbanathlon and Festival 2014
Date & Assembly Time: 16 November 2014 Sunday, 4:00 AM
Event Venue: Nuvali Fields 3, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

What would you do if you will run the MensHealth Urbanathlon Race? Train, and train harder. 

New grounds! New terrain! New test of toughness. These are just a few words that best describe this year's MH Urbanathlon Race.

Men's Health Urbanathlon 2014 Promises a New Test of Tough!

I joined last year's event and earned a medal through an extraordinary effort. Boy, this race was not just an ordinary road race where you will just run and run until you reach the finish line. MH Urbanathlon, now on it's 9th year, is something that will blow you away out of your comfort zone. With the presence of obstacles that everyone must pass thru, you need an extra ton of training, wit and mental toughness to make it through. I would say, it is agility that will help you to finish this one tough race.

So, if you are searching for something, training, nutrition and some for this race, join their Urbanathlon Boot Camp, and train the right way. The camp, which will be held on October 2014, includes a mini-event for all participants to help them train and try out the obstacles before race day.

Finishers from the last year's edition. Photo from takbo.ph.
Race Particulars:

Distance, Registration Fees and *Inclusions:
  • 5K - Php 850.00 - Race bib, Race shirt, MHUF Arm band, Finisher's shirt, Finisher's medal
  • 10K - Php 900.00 - Race bib, Race shirt, MHUF Arm band, Finisher's shirt, Finisher's medal
  • 21K - Php 950.00 - Race bib, Race shirt, MHUF Arm band, Finisher's shirt, Finisher's medal, 2014 Urb CapRegistration Centers (Sep. 12 to Nov. 19, 2014):
  • Online via Takbo.Ph (Sep. 1 to Oct. 31, 2014)
  • Planet Sports - Bonifacio Global City, Trinoma
  • Gold's Gym - Robinson's Galleria, Glorietta, Katipunan
21km Category Race Shirt
5km Route Map
10km Route Map
21km Route Map

Read on from the MensHealth Press Release here:
Men's Health Urbanathlon 2014 Promises a New Test of Tough!
The country's first obstacle-laden race is back to challenge runners at a new venue this November!  
The Men's Health Urbanathlon is happening on November 16 at the Nuvali grounds in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The signature event of Men's Health worldwide is a unique race that combines an endurance run with strategically placed obstacles against an urban backdrop.  
Over 3,000 participants are expected to join either of the three race categories—the 5, 10, and 21 kilometer distances. Along the way, they need to climb, and crawl through nine different obstacles. This year's barriers include a tire field, the scaffold maze, a container van, the low crawl, monkey bars, the military up and under, the network, rope shimmey, and the 8-foot wall.  
Registration period is from September 12 to November 9, 2014 at Planet Sports BGC, Planet Sports Trinoma, Gold’s Gym Galleria, Gold’s Gym Glorietta 3 and Gold’s Gym Katipunan. Online registration is now open until October 31, 2014 via www.takbo.ph/urbanathlon/. Race fees are follows: P850 for 5K, P900 for 10K, and P950 for the 21K. Those who will join the 21 K will also get a labeled race shirt and a special prize for their category. 
For a more specific training plan, grab a copy of the September 2014 issue of Men's Health where 60-day routine that will help you get race ready is outlined. For further updates about the event, log on to Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines.
The Men's Health Urbanatlon 2014 is co-presented by Gatorade and Avida with major sponsors Asics, Bridgestone, Gold’s Gym, Shick, Emperador light and minor sponsor, Planet Sports. Nuvali is the official venue while Takbo.ph is the event's media partner.

September 15, 2014

Rexona Takes Music Powered Run To The Next Level

Photo from RAR Martinez
During last year's Rexona Run To Your Beat event, the runners were treated to a different kind of experience. Music reverberates in almost every corner; DJs played their rendition from their booths lined-up along the route. One of the best highlight was the tunnel, with lights glittering all over, where the runners ran through. During this year's event there will be three for the 21km distance category. It was a totally thrilling experience for me as I ran the entire course of 21km sans my earphone. I intentionally left my music player for me to enjoy the music from the DJs situated along the course. The race was a treat since I came from a 50km trail race a day before the event. I made it as my recovery run. I just did an easy run while listening to every different beat from hip hop to techno to dance.

For those who missed last year's event, here's your chance to redeem yourself.

On October 26, immerse yourself in a trail of pulsating beats and scintillating visuals that will push you to go further into running euphoria at one of the most sought-after runs in the calendar, the Rexona Run To Your Beat 2014.

Taking Rexona’s Do More philosophy to the next level, Rexona Run To Your Beat 2014 will once again challenge you to stretch your limits at a music powered run that pushes you further while you stay fresh. Mar Corazo, Rexona Brand Manager, says, “We are always finding ways to make the Rexona Run more exciting than the last. This year, we wanted to take the Do More philosophy into higher gear with stimulating visuals to match music from different genres, as interpreted by some of Manila’s top DJs.” 

This year, Rexona has chosen to collaborate with the Republiq group and the top DJs in the Philippines to fuel your run with live music. Pushing runners to the finish line will be DJs Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, Deuce Manila, Martin Pulgar, Euric, Motherbasss, and MC Pao. 

To make things even more exciting, Rexona introduces three new tunnels with varying themes that will make the music come to life. At key points during the race, runners will be able to experience the Retro, HipHop and EDM themed tunnels that will have different features, from roller bladders to disco balls, street art to laser light. But of course, only those who can do more can enjoy all three tunnels. 5K and 10k runners will go through two tunnels, while 21k runners will be able to experience all three!

Gun start for 5k is 3:45 AM, 10k 3:30 AM and 21k 3:00 AM. Interested runners can register online at www.runrio.com/rexonarun starting September 8, today, until October 12, 2014. In-store registration will also be available in Toby’s MOA, RUNNR Store or Move in Bonifacio High Street, Toby’s SM North EDSA, The Block and Toby’s Robinsons Galleria starting Friday, September 12 until October 19.

To prepare individuals for this much-awaited run, Rexona will be holding running clinics from September 18 – October 23. Led by Coach Rio, in collaboration with 360 Club Fitness, the clinics will be twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-9PM at the Fort. The clinic is open to all interested individuals, but priority will be given to those who have registered for the Rexona Run 2014. Sign up for the Rexona Run running clinics now at the Training Camp tab on the Rexona Facebook page. 

Stay fresh as the live music pushes you further at Rexona Run To Your Beat 2014!

Finisher's Medal

Finisher's Shirt