Monthly Archives: September 2011

Shoe Review: Adidas Adizero Tempo

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The Adidas Adizero Tempo is fast becoming a classic shoe for those with light stability requirements. From my own experience, it’s light enough to run with for sprints and sturdy enough to survive a 160k ultramarathon.Here’s my review on it should you wish to get one of its newer incarnations.

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12 week sub-50 10k program for Intermediate runners

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Are you a consistent mid-50’s 10k runner wanting to get over that sub-50 bump? This was the exact program I used two years ago when I was in that very same predicament.  It’s grounded on sound meso-cycle principles designed for maximum efficiency. I helped me out a lot before, I’m confident it would do the same for you. Cheers! – GBM

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Tips and Hints to Deal with Shin Splints

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By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer

The phrase “shin splint” is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can’t be pinpointed; it can be felt along the entire region where the muscle attaches to the bone.

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Pilipinas Running Clubs Challenge

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UPDATE FROM RACE ORGANIZER: Due to conflicts within the race calendar, the team component of PRCC has been postponed until summer of 2012. We were looking forward to this race, but at least we will now have a few months more to train!


The first ever Pilipinas Running Clubs Challenge is coming to Baguio in November, and Team Powerpuff Boys will be there! This is a group run which will cover 21 kilometers of hilly Bagiuo roads.

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New Balance Minimus Road

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Following a somewhat annoying and tiring rollercoaster relationship with shin splints and calf pains for the past few months, I started having a sneaking suspicion that it might be time to replace my favourite pair of mid- to long-distance runners. My trusty and comfy Adidas Adizero Adios have pulled me through 420km of pavement pounding. That’s practically 10 full Marathons. Incidentally, my very first (albeit unofficial, during a training run) Marathon was run on these shoes, as well as my fastest 21K and 10K so far, so they do hold a special place in my heart. But the pains in my lower legs wouldn’t dissipate, no matter how much I rested, iced, or stretched them. Could new shoes be the answer?

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