Thursday, May 10, 2012

Janice, a runner friend of mine, joined me for a two hour heat training. This is a way to acclimate a runner's body to the demands of running an ultra-marathon (which  in my country means you'll be subjected to extremely hot and humid conditions). So as part of my preparation for the upcoming Bohol 50miler I have no choice but to run under the hot summer sun. And while its obvious that I don't enjoy running when its hot, it proved to be a new experience that is weirdly enjoyable for me. It was also a good opportunity to try out the new Salomon XA+ cap and Pearl Izumi arm coolers I ordered online (both of which  proved their worth). We did an hour of running then re-hydrated, then rested a bit and after that I decided to do an additional 38mins or so of running under the scorching summer heat (35.5°C). I'm still hoping the weather conditions during the actual race day would be cool and cloudy but if its not, then at least I'm partially ready to take on the heat!

btw, I just came across this blog and is surprised that Haruki Murakami is a runner (well, he's a marathoner/ultramarathon/triathlete!)

and for some bizzare yet inspiring news >> Paralyzed "bionic" woman completes London Marathon!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Here's something the Move for Move guys came up with, a cool video of The Bull Runner Dream Marathon (2012) experience. It pretty much sums up the whole thing, and if anyone of you wants to run their first (or second) marathon then this is the race for you. I will try to find the time to blog about my TBRDM experience next time. I am preparing for my first ultramarathon (a 50miler) which will happen in about 3 weeks. Wish me luck!

Friday, April 27, 2012


Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) is officially released and ready for download (but please use the alternate servers/torrents for now as we don't want to swamp their servers)

This is an LTS (Long Term Support) release which means its supported longer than usual releases. The best part is that starting with v12.04 it will be extended to 5 years for both desktop and server editions.

And just to make sure you're downloading the real thing, do check the md5 hashes:

md5 Hash
For the complete md5 hash list check this >>