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The Feast is On at Maginhawa

Fat Dads, Pretty Daughters
Looking for a place to unwind, shop for some souvenirs, get a face paint, jump around on inflatable balloons, or just shoot some zombies, find your way through the wire maze, get a free ice cream while playing at the tumbang preso booth, or just simply have a feast of different meals that will satisfy your palate and cravings -- all in one stretch of closed road? Then head on today at Maginhawa Street in Teacher's Village. You will find a variety of activity and restaurants to choose to fill your gut with the buy-1-take-1, unlimited shawarma, cup cakes, pizza, burgers, and street foods -- kikiam, bar-b-que, fishballs, etc.

So hurry up as the feast will end at 12 midnight!

The entrance coming from V.Luna Ext.
Happy kids chasing each other
Great Burger
Pizza in a Cone
Free Oishi Samples
Face painting
Mini-obstacle course for the kids

More photos snapped a while ago

Car shows

The vehicles that stood up among the rest

The activity is part of Quezon City's Diamond Jubiliee year (75th anniversary) celebration.

Aside from the Maginhawa stretch, other Quezon City roads are also closed to give way for each district's own celebration, check out the list here. While on the 29th of November this year, still part of QC's Jubilee celebration is the Quezon City International Marathon's Night Run which will start at 7:30 PM.
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A Little Vigorous Exercise Yields Big Fitness Gains

by: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

If you want to get in shape, you will become far more fit in far less time if you include some vigorous exercise. A new study showed that one intense exercise session plus four relaxed sessions per week improves fitness almost three times more than five relaxed exercise sessions per week (J Sports Sci Med, September 2014;13(3):702-7).

Twenty nine sedentary and out-of-shape men and women, average age 36 years, started a 12-week treadmill and stationary bicycle exercise program. They were put into one of three groups:
  1. Low Intensity: Five days a week of 30 minutes of exercise at 45-60 percent oxygen consumption reserve.
  2. High Plus Low Intensity: Four days a week of the above program plus one session of high-intensity intervals: 8 to 12 repeats of 60 second efforts at 100 percent of their maximum oxygen capacity (VO2max), with a 2.5 minute recovery between each interval.
  3. No Exercise at all.
In just twelve weeks the High Plus Low Intensity group increased their VO2max (the best measure of fitness) by more than 10 percent over the No Exercise group, and 3.9 percent more than the Low-Intensity group.

Source: Fitness Empowered

Why Intense Exercise Makes You More Fit than Just Exercising

To strengthen a muscle, you have to exercise intensely enough to damage it and when it heals, it will be stronger. To have greater speed and endurance, you have to increase your ability to take in and use oxygen. You do this only with intense exercise. Whatever your level of fitness, short bouts of working at YOUR maximum will do more to make you stronger and faster than any amount of casual exercise. Athletes call these repeated short bouts of vigorous effort "Intervals".

Introducing Intervals in Your Exercise Program

Start out in your chosen activity by pedaling, walking or jogging at a slow pace for at least 10 minutes just to warm up. When you feel that your legs are ready, pick up the pace for 10 seconds and then slow down. It is irrelevant how long you take to recover for your next interval. Repeat these 10-second intervals until your legs start to feel heavy or hurt or you feel any discomfort whatever. Then quit for the day.

On the next day, you can go at a slow pace or take the day off if you are sore. The following day you can try intervals again provided that your legs feel fresh and are not sore. Repeat the 10 second intervals until your legs start to feel heavy or hurt. Continue this program of intervals and try to increase your intervals until you can sustain 30 seconds for each interval with any recovery time that feels comfortable to you. You will probably feel best with a 30-second interval followed by a one-to-two-minute recovery between each interval.

Source: NY Times

Doing intervals once a week will get you in great shape. You can do them more often but do not plan to do intervals more than every other day. Do not do intervals when your legs feel heavy or sore. Intense workouts when your muscles are sore markedly increase your chances of injuring yourself.

If You are Starting a New Exercise Program

If you have not exercised in a long time and are out-of-shape, or if you want to start a new sport, do what athletes call "Background before Peaking". Take it very easy on the first day; muscle soreness does not show up for several hours. Go out and pedal on your bike or walk or jog at a very slow and comfortable pace until your legs start to feel tired or hurt. Then stop, even if you have only done a few minutes. Do that every day until you can exercise at a slow relaxed pace for 30 minutes. Most people will take six weeks or more of this background work to be able to do 30 minutes consistently. Then you are ready to start your intervals.


If you are out of shape, or if you are a regular exerciser but have never tried to exercise intensely, check with your doctor to make sure that you do not have a medical condition that will be aggravated by vigorous exercise. Heart attacks during exercise often occur in people who are just starting to exercise, or are making a sudden increase in the intensity or duration of exercise.
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SunPiology Run 2014

Here's another exciting race coming on the Sunset of November 15, it will be celebrity- and adventure-filled event, an Indiana-jones themed with the four basic elements - earth, fire, wind, and water.

Just before the sunset, you will grace four (4) obstacles along the route hopefully elbow-to-elbow with your favorite stars such as Piolo Pascual and his co-Star Magic artists namely Jane Oineza, Ynna Asistio, Francis Magundayao, Trina Legaspi, CJ Novato, Jovit Baldivino, Markki stroemm, Igiboy Flores, former PBB all in housemates Aina Solano, Axel Torres, Fifth Solomon, Fourth Solomon, Joshua Garcia, Loisa Andalio, Manolo Pedrosa, Maris Racal, Nichole Barranda, Vickie Rushton, Rayver Cruz, Ejay Falcon, Joem Bascon, Jessy Mendiola, Matteo Guidicelli and many more surprise guests.

But don't worry about the obstacles as it will just be a mini-adventure even for small kids. The grass crawl within the 30th avenue signifies the earth element, flame-colored garter maze as the fire element, propeller fans for the wind, and finally the mist station near the finish line to cool you down will be for the water element.

Proceeds of the event will be for the funding of the scholars under Hebreo foundation of Piolo Pascual. Check out the race details below.

Event Name: SunPiology Run - An Adventure-Filled Run With The Stars
Date and Time: 15 November 2014 Saturday, 3:00 PM
Venue: 34th Street, Bonifacio Global City
Advocacy: Raise Funds for Hebreo Foundation and Star Magic Charities.

Assembly and Gun-time:
  1. 500m - 3:00 PM / 4:00 PM
  2. 10K - 4:00 PM / 5:00 PM
  3. 5K - 4:00 PM / 5:10 PM
  4. 3K - 4:00 PM / 5:20 PM
Distance Category and Registration Fees:
  • 500m - Php 350.00
  • 3K - Php 700.00
  • 5K - Php 800.00
  • 10K - Php 900.00
Registration Sites (Oct. 6 to Nov. 12, 2014):
  1. *Online via from Sep. 22 to Nov. 2, 2014 only.
  2. Runnr Store - B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
  3. Toby's Sports - SM Mall of Asia; Robinson's Galleria; SM North EDSA The Block
*Additional Php 150.00 delivery/processing fee and Php 50.00 web admin fee will be for the registrant's account.

Event Jersey/Singlet Design:

Race Route Map:

Race Tokens/Memorabilia:

  • Singlet, Race Bib w/ B-tag, Raffle Stub
  • Registrants will receive Sun Life water bottle together with the race kits.
  • Loot bags with sponsors freebies, drinks, and Sun Life Towel.
  • All finishers will get a chance to win a "gem"/exciting raffle prizes.

For more information, you may or SunPiology Run's Facebook fanpage.
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New Nike Air Zoom Structure 18

Stability has never been faster with this season’s Nike Air Zoom Structure 18. The 18th version of the well-loved Air Zoom Structure deliver utmost stability and maximum performance that are unshakeable at high speeds.

Strength and growth come from continuous effort — but growing up doesn’t have to mean slowing down, as proven by the new, revolutionary Nike Air Zoom Structure 18. Now in its 18th version, the Nike Air Zoom Structure raises the bar for a running shoe that delivers both speed and stability.

Over the last two-plus decades, Nike designers have debunked the notion that stable means slow. They’ve constantly pushed to make the Nike Structure shoe lighter, smoother and more responsive without sacrificing any of its vaunted stability features. The design of the Structure 18 is a quantum leap from past versions where designers revolutionized it from top to bottom.

The Nike team worked closely with elite athletes such as 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp and 3,000m world junior champion Mary Cain for insights to bring the distinctive shoe across the finish line. Rupp, who runs nearly all of his 120 miles per week in the Nike Structure, said the Structure 18 gives him a more stable ride and feels faster all the way through his runs.

“The Nike Structure is the only shoe I’ve trained in since I started running, so it feels special to me to have input in the design of the new one,” Rupp said. “I love the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 because it hugs my foot in the right places, providing the support I need to go the distance. I was really surprised when I picked them up and felt how light they were. It’s like Nike found a way to magically shave a few ounces off, and because of that, I feel like I can run faster in them.”

Men's Nike Air Zoom Structure 18
The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 delivers uncompromising stability through the combination of an upper featuring Asymetrical Dynamic Flywire and a triple-density Dynamic Support system in the midsole. The new contoured last — created to provide a better fit and more responsive ride — combined with Nike Zoom Air cushioning, provides added toe spring for the snappy, quick-off-the-ground feel athletes expect from Nike Zoom Air.

Designed to provide runners with support and cushioning, the innovative Dynamic Support system uses opposing wedges of foam with different densities to help slow the rate of pronation. Designers enhanced the support in the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 by adding a third, high-density foam to the existing system. When needed, the three-density Dynamic Support system kicks in to help provide added support and enhance the smooth transition upon foot strike.

The design also features a Nike Engineered Mesh upper with Asymetrical Nike Flywire cables that wrap the foot and provide support without the bulkiness of previous models, letting the foot move naturally. Nike Engineered Mesh also improves comfort and breathability. Nike Engineered Mesh enables designers to precision-engineer ventilation and lightweight support where needed most, improving comfort and breathability.

Women's Nike Air Zoom Structure 18
Nike’s Zoom Air technology is the fastest, most responsive Nike Air cushioning, making it the cushioning of choice for many elite and everyday athletes. Highly responsive Nike Zoom Air cushioning in the forefoot combined with the added toe spring of the new Zoom last, provides the Structure 18 with a responsive snap and fast transition.

“We designed the Zoom Air collection to be a revolution in speed,” said Rob Dolan, Nike VP and Creative Director, Footwear. “Whether athletes are racing or training, they repeatedly ask for Zoom Air because they love that fast, snappy, responsive ride and the energy return they get from it.”

For the first time, the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 will be available for customization with NIKEiD on starting Sept. 25. NIKEiD will exclusively provide choices in widths, sockliners and personalization with colors, color-fade graphics and characters. The inline Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 will be available on starting Oct 2.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 is part of a collection of Zoom Air running shoes that includes the Air Zoom Pegasus 31, Air Zoom Elite 7 and Air Zoom Streak 5.
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Color Manila Run 3

The first Sunday of January on 2015 will be an extravaganza of colors, not from the fireworks of the new year but from the celebration of Color Manila Run's 3rd year anniversary. The burst of bright colored powder under the morning sun will be experienced by expected 10,000 runners and participants at every color station that they will encounter along the route.

It will be a healthy way to start your year while enjoying a colorful fun run together with friends and family at Bonifacio Global City.

Check out the event details below.

Event Name: Color Manila Run: Year 3
Date and Time: 04 January 2015 Sunday,
Venue: Bonifacio Global City

Assembly and Gun-time:
  1. 10K - 5:30 AM / 6:20 AM
  2. 5K - 5:30 AM / 6:30 AM
  3. 3K - 5:30 AM / 6:45 AM

Distance Category and Registration Fees:
  • 3K - Php 850.00
  • 5K - Php 850.00
  • 10K - Php 850.00

Registration Centers:
  • Online via ColorManilaRun (payment thru *Prepaid, Paypal, Credit Card, or SM Tickets)
*Prepaid cards are sold at Runnr Stores (BHS, ATC, Trinoma) and Toby's Sports (MOA, Shangri-La, Glorietta, SM North)

Registration Process:


For more information, you may visit or the Color Manila Run Facebook page.
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