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FREE Trail Run Clinic at The Promenade, Filinvest City!

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Carless Sundays + Free Run Clinic - E-Poster


Aside from the Carless Sundays that started last April 14, a FREE TRAIL RUN CLINIC for newbies will be conducted on Saturday, May 11 @ 7AM. Slots are limited.

For more information on Filinvest City’s special events, call 846-0278 loc 7093 or visit . Like them on


Hey Heart Rate! Slow down!!!

April 26, 2013 2 comments

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Your heart is a muscle that circulates blood through your system. Each heartbeat is a contraction that pushes blood out to oxygenate your tissues. When you exercise, your muscles demand more oxygen to create energy to keep working. Your heart rate increases to supply freshly oxygenated blood to your muscles quickly so they can meet the demands of exercise. –

Ever since my Garmin conked out last year, I’ve been running without a GPS (Global Positioning System) / HRM (Heart Rate Monitor). Between the two functions (GPS & HRM), what I find more important to have is the HRM. But if you don’t have an HRM on hand, here are tips from the The Survival Doctor that might be useful while you’re in the middle of a disaster or on a long hike, and suddenly you feel a little faint. Or maybe you feel butterflies in your chest.

You check your pulse, and it’s going really fast. Since your pulse is an extension of your heart, that means your heart rate is also fast. Now, what do you do?

Until you can get medical help:

1. Sit down if you can.

3 hours na ako nakaupo dito, di pa din sya bumabalik…

2. Check your pulse rate. If it’s going at a speed of 100–110, and it’s at a regular rate (maybe a few skips) you could be just overtired or nervous. Sit or lie there for a few minutes and try to relax. Dehydration, fever, and anemia can cause the heart to beat fast like this also.

3 hrs na ang nakalipas, sana nakahalata na sya…

3. If you think it’s (supraventricular tachycardia) SVT, get your heart rate down. Until you can get medical help there are a few things you can try to kick it back into a normal, safer, more-efficient rate. All of these stimulate your vagus nerve (which has direct connections to your heart) and help control the rhythm. After each “vagal maneuver,” check the pulse to see if your heart rate has slowed.

a. Valsalva maneuver

Hold your breath and bear down in a strain (like if you’re constipated and straining to have a bowel movement). Do this for five seconds, then breathe. This changes the pressure in your chest and therefore in the big blood vessels in it. That fools your body into thinking your heart should slow down. If the pulse hasn’t slowed, try again. Another way to do the Valsalva maneuver is to stick a finger in your throat and gag yourself.

Here’s a video on how to do the Valsava Maneuver.

b. Carotid maneuver

Find your carotid pulse just below your jaw. The vagus nerve runs next to it. Massage very firmly for five seconds. Warning: In rare cases this could knock off a piece of a blood clot lodged in this area and cause a stroke. Don’t do this in elderly people or anyone with a history of a stroke.

c. Ice-water facial

A little odd, I know, but if you have cold water (preferably ice water,) dip your face in it a few seconds. This stimulates your vagus nerve to slow your heart by causing what’s known as the dive reflex. It’s the same reflex that helps some people survive for a long time under cold water by slowing the body’s metabolism down.

If you are in a race and you suddenly feel that your heart rate is shooting… I suggest that you stop and sit for a while. Or if you still can, approach the nearest medic or marshal and tell your concerns. Forget targeting a PR or finishing the race, there are still a lot of races to join. 😉

PROMO | Enervon Activ Hydration Belt

April 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Get the limited edition ENERVON ACTIV HYDRATION BELT when you purchase 10 pieces ENERVON ACTIV!!!



  1. This promo is exclusively for registered 2013 Run United 2 participants.
  2. Purchase 10 pieces ENERVON ACTIV at any of the authorized registration centers of RU2 (worth 120php) and get the limited edition Active Health Hydration Belt for only 200php (includes 2 bottles X 180mL).
  3. Race bib number must be presented when availing the promo.
  4. Promo can be availed once per bib number only.
  5. Promo Duration: April 26 – May 26 or until supplies last.

*** See poster below or visit for more details

Enervon Activ Hydration Belt Promo poster

05.19.13 | PACE UP 2013

April 24, 2013 Leave a comment


The last time I joined a race inside UP Diliman was waaaaay back in 2009. This May 19, I might be back running at Pace UP 2013… kahit na sa kabilang dulo ng Metro Manila ako nakatira.


The biggest race in Diliman happens this May! Take your legs across every nook and cranny in the campus-wide 15k and 10k categories. Brace yourself for an up-tempo scurry in the open 3k and 5k divisions, or take part in the exclusive student category and find out if you have the right to be crowned UP’s fastest!

PACE UP 2013

MAY 19, 2013 @ 5AM


Maroons Athletics Parents and Alumni Association


  • 3K – Php 450
  • 5K – Php 550
  • 10K – Php 550
  • 15K – Php 650

* Group registration merits the following discounts:

  • Group of 5 – Php 50 off
  • Group of 10 – Php 60 off
  • Group of 15 – Php 70 off
  • Group of 20 – Php 100 off

* UP students receive a 10% discount on all categories upon presenting their UP ID


  • Villamor Hall (U.P. Theatre) U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
  • Riovana Katipunan
  • Riovana BGC

Pace UP 2013 fun run is organized by the UP Track & Field Varsity Team, which is also the beneficiary. All proceeds of the race will be used to fund the training, competition, and coaching expenses of the athletics team.








FILINVEST CITY | Action & Adventure found in every corner

April 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Looking for a new route to run and/or bike that is near Manila?  Then head out to Filinvest City, Alabang and be surprised to what it has to offer.

Thick tree canopies within Filinvest City

The trails are calling…

Last April 13, 2013, I was one of the Runner/Bloggers invited for the Filinvest City VIP Blogger’s Run. Thanks to Filinvest City Head, Mr. Don Ubaldo (ultrarunner and a member of Team Secondwind).

I saw Filinvest City developed as I live near the place, but it was my first time to run its not so hidden trails. These trails will surely challenge beginners and advanced  runners/bikers alike.

group shot by LeStSkY Runner

Runner / Bloggers in action. Photo by LeStSkY Runner

if you’re lucky, you might bump into Matteo Guidicelli. =)

After the run, we proceeded to The Palms Country Club for a brunch and a presentation of what Filinvest City has to offer this summer.

Filinvest City presentation

Filinvest City wants you to enjoy summer and celebrate the outdoors.

inspiring outdoor fun

For its growing running and biking community, Filinvest City gives more reasons to hit the streets as it implements Carless Sundays allowing these enthusiasts to freely use the city’s tree-lined avenues for their favorite workout from 5 am to 10 am. During this time period, The City Loop, running from one side of Corporate, Commerce, Parkway and Filinvest Avenues, will be closed off while the other side of these streets will accommodate two-way traffic.

MAP of Carless Sundays

These runners and cyclists will also be able to experience the unique thrill of conquering the rugged terrain in the newly-expanded 9km bike/run trail within Filinvest City. And to aid running and bike aficionados to take their game to the next level, trail running and biking clinics will also be hosted.

Trailbiking at The Trails

Already, racers are eager to test their mettle against one of the toughest physical trials known to man, the Xterra Mud Run, an off-road marathon that will take place at this newly opened bike/run trail at the end of May.


All these can be experienced in complete safety thanks to round-the-clock security, and can be accessed with relative ease as transportation points are also operational 24/7.
Anyone who’s looking for a summer to remember doesn’t need to go far. At Filinvest City, the action is always sizzling hot and the fun is just yours for the taking!

Group shot after the presentation


Situated at the southernmost city of Manila, Filinvest City is home to different Multinational and local corporations (Insular Life, Asian Star and BPO offices located in Northgate Cyberzone), Retail establishments (Festival Supermall, Westgate Center, S&R, South Supermarket, South Station, Wilcon Builders, Home Depot etc.), Residential developments (Condominiums and The Palms Pointe Village), Hotels and Country Club (Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Alabang, Bellevue, Vivere, Acacia Hotel, The Palms Country Club) and Institutions (Asian Hospital, Ospital ng Muntinlupa, Bureau of Food and Drugs, DSWD, and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM)).

Filinvest City, a mere 15-minute drive from Makati, is a prime development of Filinvest, a leader in property development for over 50 years. Guided by the Gotianun family tradition of integrity, quality and service, it forges ahead with renewed dynamism.

For more information on Filinvest City’s special events, call 846-0278 loc 7093 or visit . Like us on

** Thank you to LeStSkY Runner Photography and KB Runner Photography for the photos during the run and presentation. For more pictures, please visit Please “LIKE” their Facebook pages at and


April 22, 2013 Leave a comment


Run at Run United 2 for Free when you Shop at RIOVANA!

April 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Riovana Promo - Shop and Run

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