Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nike+ Heart Rate Monitor iPod Accessory Headed for June 1 Launch, Says Forum Post

Forums are perfect venues for leaking spoilers in any form. Take the case of the eagerly anticipated Nike+ Heart Rate Monitor iPod Accessory. According to Engadget, rumormill has it that it launch would go down this 1st of June. I guess they were right, since they have found a forum post indicating its validation of the launch. It says:

"I have a U.S. launch date for the Nike+ compatible heart rate monitor. It will officially launch on June 1, 2010, although it may reach some retail outlets slightly sooner. It will reach Canadian markets in June and will launch internationally in summer 2010, exact date to be determined."

Better save up come the next payroll peeps!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2k10 Santa Barbara Half Marathon Winners

Over at Solvang California, Sergio Reyes of of Palmdale got the rid of defending champion Mark Batres with a course record of 1:04:51 in an event that saw 3,000 runners from all over the world witnessing the grand view of Santa Ynez Valley during the SAnta Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon during the weekend.

As Reyes was the fastest American during 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, his win was his third Wine Country Half Marathon, having won the 2009 Healdsburg Wine CountryHalf Marathon and the 2008 Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon.

In the women's race, 2009 Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon winner Julia Stamps Mallon got the better of of Andrea McLarty by 38 seconds with 1:20:58.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Help Wanted: Nike Running Correspondent

If I was still in my senior year in college, I would definitely hit it. Nike is looking for enthusiastic young blood who wants to turn their passion for running into a communications career by being their running correspondent. Reading from the site, the job description indicates the reporter "will be responsible for interviewing big-time Nike athletes, providing video coverage of the biggest running events across the country, and blogging about your everyday athletic experiences."

But the successful candidate must not only be fit for running and has a passion for it, a bubbly personality to jive with the athletes must come with it. If that's not enough perks for you, Nike' will also provide you with the coolest gear available and expenses to Nike events.

Where's that Hot Tub Time Machine when you need 'em?

Great Wall Marathon

Damn! Somebody didn't tell me a thing or two about the Great Wall Marathon this 15th! Registration's closed and I can't do anything about it just to feel the steps of the Great Wall of China and immerse in their culture. Tough luck. I guess I have to be early falling in line for next year's race.

The event include a marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K races. The 5164 steps of the wall will not only test your endurance in the race but will let you feel the historic vibe of the place and savor the majestic view of Tianjin Province. Watch the promo here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Twitter Co-Founder Loves Running Too

At 36, you may say that you are still going at it at the managerial level of the corporate strata. Same goes for Biz Stone. One thing different on his predicament though: he just co-founded Twitter. You know that social app? The one you are all crazy about 'twitting' you friends and acquaintances? Biz is still folding his sleeves doing dirty work while earning gazillions and all those perks. To make his mind, body and soul tick under pressure, he runs.

And yes he uses his Twitter account to update his fans on his running. In fact, he loves running so much he plans to join his first half-marathon in the near future. Here an interview by Runnersworld on Biz about his passion for the sport and his plans.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Heartfelt Display of Sportsmanship

Shari Klarfeld was leading all throught the Toyota 10K Race last week when she started showing wear and tear that made her slow down. This prompted Amy Schoenfeld to overtake her. But the excitement didn't stop there. Watch what happens next after Schoenfeld crossed the finish line.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bomb Scare Disrupts Pittsburgh Marathon

Last Sunday's Pittsburgh Marathon was halted briefly by a bomb scare and it was no fluke. Good thing the cops have disposed it even if it was believed to be not a live one.

Packaged in a microwave oven on the sidewalk next to the Greyhound bus station, the suspected bomb was spotted Sunday morning after race leaders have finished the course. And as the bomb squad identified there were contents resembling to an explosive, police immediately cleared the area. But they have yet to specifically name the components since it is still in the investigation stage.

If you recall last Saturday, thousands of tourists and pedestrians along the vicinity of Times Square in New York were evacuated for 10 hours after a car-bomb scare. "After we witnessed what happened in New York City last night, we took (this) very seriously," Police Chief Nate Harper said.

Could this hamper the participation turnout of other running events to come? We'll see.

Nike Free Run+

To run barefoot is to be free. It keeps your motor running without the hassles of injury and stress. That's why Nike again defines comfort in running with its new Nike Free Run+ design. You would ask, "Man, there's soo many designs already I can't even choose which fits my needs.!" If you choose comfort to the point of running barefoot, this is the shoe design for you.

The flexible design "closely mimics the natural movement of your foot." With this feature, you are close to running barefoot without straining or injuring your feet.

Here are some of its features:

-More flex grooves promote an even more natural, barefoot-like stride

-Increased support under the arch for improved stability

-More cushioning for an exceptional ride

-A completely new midsole design for a better fit

-A precisely engineered upper for targeted support

-Asymmetrical lacing for added comfort

-Nike+ ready

If you wanna know more about Nike Free Run+, check it out here at their site.