This weekend, athletes will gather in Alabang for the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend: on Saturday there’s a 12-hour trail run, and on Sunday a 12-hour mountain bike event. As someone who’s never gone beyond six hours of exercise, this kind of blows my mind. All kudos to those participating!
Now if you’d like to get into trail running, there’s a smart, “Never Settle” way of going about it to ensure you stay safe and have fun so you keep coming back for more. The Mizuno Run Academy returns this year with an Intro to Trail Running, facilitated by Coach Patrick Joson.
Coach Patrick is a certified ITU Level 2 coach and Pose Method instructor, the first in the Philippines. I’ve taken a few sessions under him for both bike and run and he’s definitely helped me understand the mechanics of human movement.
The Intro to Trail Running module has lectures and practical sessions so you can take a scientific and holistic approach to running and athletics on trails. It will take place at Filinvest City on the following dates:
- Session 1: The Pose Method by Dr. Nicholas Romanov (September 28) Technique simplification, elimination of injuries and full utilization of your physiological potential.
- Session 2: The Maffetone None-Method by Dr. Phil Maffetone (October 26) A style that will teach you how to take charge of your health and fitness —- and succeed at it.
- Session 3: Introduction to Trail Running (November 2) In a nutshell, everything you need to know about trail running, from methodology to safety measures and proper gear.
- Session 4: 10K Graduation Trail Run (November 16) Come in full running attire.
Your registration fee of P2,000 includes a running kit, shirt, exclusive discounts on Mizuno products, and admission to the Graduation Run. If you have a Mizuno Prestige Card, you get P500 off on registration. Register now at Mizuno stores in Magallanes, Bonifacio High Street, SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma, SM Megamall, Eastwood, Robinsons Galleria, and Festival Mall.
While we city-dwellers do most of our running on pavement, it’s generally recommended to run on trails because there’s less impact on joints so you can safely build up mileage with less injury risk. It’s great that there’s an easily-accessible trail venue like Filinvest City. I might give trail running a go sometime. :)