7:23 AM 24 May 2008 @ The Fort
It was Saturday, a day before the Doc Fit Run at UP Campus, but I decided to have another long run on this day for me not to miss the minimum base of mileage for the week. I started late and my pace was a slow one taking the road course of the 4th Global City/Anta Run. The weather was hot and I was using a black cotton muscle shirt (Sinulog Festival) from Island Souvenir Store and my old white cotton soccer shorts from FILA which I bought during the late 90s. From the description of my running kit, one could imagine that it was too heavy and the color of my shirt absorbs more heat. I was wearing also my old white Fort Ilocandia golf cap. My running kit became heavier after running for about 8 kilometers when the whole kit was drenched with my sweat. My running shoes, ASICS Gel-Kinsei 2 was another heavy stuff for running but my thick socks was able to absorb most of my sweat that goes through my legs.
Another reason why I went for a long run was to try and test the Sennheiser PMX 70 Sport Headphones which I bought the day before at SM Appliance Center at Megamall. I went to SM Megamall to renew my NBI Clearance at the Basement Floor and after getting my new NBI Clearance, I thought of Mark’s (MarkFB) recommendation in one of his comments for me to get this particular sport headphones. Luckily, I was able to buy the last available stock and bought it for P 2,798.00. After running for one kilometer, I started to like the headphone. Thanks, Mark!
For the past weeks since I’ve started using a MP3 in my running workout, I’ve been using those cheap Philips Earphones with ear claw to prevent the earphone from falling down but these earphones tend to be loose and have the tendency to move out from my ear. I guess, I have a different ear hole configuration where most of the ear-plug type earphone do not stay stable on my ears.
Four years ago, I bought the first model of the Bose Noise Cancelling Earphone (covering the whole ear) which I used in my flights to the US and back to the country and other long land/air trips. Lately, I even used it during my gym workouts which caused most people at the gym to turn their heads at me. Two years ago, Bose came up with a smaller version of said earphone which is worn on the ear and has rechargeable battery on the system. It is more expensive but the “stirrup” that connects the “Left & Right” earphones is still bulky. Last year, I bought a Bose Ear-Plug earphone which costs P 5,000.00 but it has also the tendency to be removed from my ear when I am running. I was contemplating to buy the latest “on ear” Bose Earphone to upgrade my old Bose earphone but I was glad Mark recommended the Sennheiser MPX 70 Sport Earphone as a stable earphone for running which has nice reviews on the Internet.
I finished my long run inside the camp at Fort Bonifacio and proceeded to my quarters. I am finally packing my personal things and be able to vacate this quarters before the end of this month or before 15 June 2008.
My new earphone, Sennheiser MPX 70 Sport Earphone, passed the test and evaluation on my first use for my running workout. It really gave an stable & snugged fit to my ears and the sound is very clear and crisp. However, I guess, I selected the wrong artists/songs for the day. I played the music/songs during my younger years which made my run slower aside from the fact that the heat of the sun was so hot already. Well, I played the songs of the Ray Conniff Singers, Kenny G’s Duet Album, and Laura Fygi’s Latin Songs.
The following were the data that registered on my GF 305:
Distance—15.12 kms Time—1:39:04 hours
Average Pace—6:35 mins/km Average Speed—9.1 km/hr
Maximum Speed—13.3 kms/hr Total Calories—1,040 cal
Average HR—149 bpm Maximim HR—160 bpm
Total Ascent—801 meters Total Descent—790 meters
Cool-Down Run/Distance—1.51 kms Time—10:05 mins
Running Shoes—ASICS Gel-Kinsei 2
Music—Ray Conniff Singers; Kenny G (Duets); & Laura Fygi
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