Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Best Places in Manila for Night Runs


A refreshing way to de-stress after a long day is with some evening air as you run under the light of the moon. An evening sweatfest is not only a more effective workout but it’s also loads of fun. Getting hooked on night runs has all sorts of amazing perks—including the cool evening air and fewer crowds.
  
Studies have found that muscular function and strength peaks in the evening hours along with oxygen uptake. A night time run is a great way to stay fit, loosen up and generate positive energy before going to bed. Experience a brisk night run at one of these cool spots in Manila that’s perfect for an evening stride.


Photo from ayalatriangle.com

Ayala Triangle


Ayala Triangle’s spot is the center of Makati’s business district situated right smack in the middle of Paseo de Roxas, Makati Avenue and Ayala Avenue that forms a triangle. With lush greenery sprinkled with flickering decorative light, Ayala Triangle is most enjoyable at night for running, brisk walking or people-watching. Ayala Triangle Gardens is the ideal spot for people who want to distance themselves from the everyday hustle bustle to relax, unwind and get in touch with nature.


Photo Credit: BGC FB page

Track 30th


In the midst of the bustling and ever-growing commercial-business district of Bonifacio Global City located is Track 30th, a park designed with a running path, yoga and exercise lawn, fitness art, and a meditation garden with interactive art installations made of recycled materials. With a well-lit paved jogging path at night, enjoy a 310-meter loop around the park filled with open green spaces. There is minimal vehicular traffic despite its location, so there’s no need to worry about pollution from passing vehicles.


Photo from Capitol Common FB page

Capitol Commons


The former site of the Rizal Provincial Capitol. Located at the corner of Meralco Avenue and Shaw Boulevard in Pasig City, Capitol Commons is the 10-hectare mixed-used development property where runners now congregate in the evenings for their usual running sesh.  Capitol Commons is a good venue for short to medium distance runs, sprints, core group exercises and running drills. Food-truck stalls around the area also serve some awesome post-run grub.  


Photo credit: upd.edu.ph

UP Diliman

UP Diliman is unarguably one of the best places to jog at night as its safe and pollution-free. Runners have a field day in the 2.2 km long academic oval with designated lane marked out just for them—no need to worry about getting run over by a car while you try to score a PR for your next run. If you get thirsty and hungry, there are lots of foodie stalls along the way to quell those cravings.




With night runs becoming more popular than ever, runners are stocking up with appropriately safe reflective gear. Wearing dark colors for a run at night is a definite no-no. The best practice for a safe night run is to suit up with highly reflective details to make it easier for motorists to see you.



Test out Saucony’s Chroma kicks and Get the lockdown on a cool and fully functional look with Saucony’s Chroma collection featuring the Kinvara 8 and Freedom ISO with a soft heathered material and chroma reflective detailing. 



Experience your most innovative night time run with the Chroma Freedom ISO with its full midsole of EVERUN Continuous Cushioning that delivers unrivalled comfort and boundless energy with every step. Fan favorite Kinvara 8 gets a stylish reflective upgrade while keeping its stripped down upper that delivers a more comfortable fit while its highly flexible outsole provides greater ground contact and freedom of movement. The reflective details of the Chroma collection are perfect for night runs while the heathered grey material pairs well with practically any daytime outfit.

Saucony is available from lazada.com.ph and all leading department stores nationwide.





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