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Press Release: Autumnal Weather as a Chance to Run in your Element with the New Adidas UltraBOOST All Terrain Family

  • adidas updates the iconic UltraBOOST with design features to withstand the most unpredictable weather
  • Splash water-repellent adidas Primeknit and reflective elements helps the wearer run greater in all conditions
  • Continental Stretchweb outsole technology has been integrated to prevent slipping on wet or icy surfaces

adidas on September 14 unveiled two brand-new additions to the pioneering UltraBOOST family – the UltraBOOST All Terrain and UltraBOOST X All Terrain. Driven by innovation and style, each design is injected with adidas’ ground-breaking technologies including BOOSTTM, the Continental Stretchweb outsole, splash-repellent adidas Primeknit and reflective elements to support and protect each wearer whilst allowing them to experience an effortless run no matter what the weather conditions.

Shatter your excuses with the latest additions to the UltraBOOST family which are designed to empower runners and encourage them to embrace any condition whether rain, hail, darkness or cold. The UltraBOOST All Terrain includes an integrated cage for better support whilst the UltraBOOST X All Terrain, designed specifically for the female foot, includes the pioneering adaptive arch to ensure a better adidas Primeknit fit whilst continuing to add dynamic support, allowing each run to feel effortless.

Stephan Schneider, adidas Running said, “The autumnal weather can be unpredictable and as a result it took us longer than usual to develop these products. Extensive testing ensured that each design element offers protection and uncompromised comfort in any condition. We specifically focused on increasing the ankle height in order to protect and create a smoother movement from the leg into the foot with each stride.”

Key features across both silhouettes include:

  • Splash water-repellent adidas Primeknit upper – breathable fabrics combined with moisture-repellent yarns provide the ultimate fit and unbeatable protection against the ever-changing autumnal surroundings
  • Continental Stretchweb outsole – featuring world-class Continental rubber to increase foot to floor traction on slippery surfaces and enabling a smooth and more flexible ride
  • BOOSTTM midsole – ultra-responsive comfort and cushioning that stores and returns energy every time the foot hits the ground; even when dry, wet or icy
  • All Terrain LUX configuration – a coarse outsole ensuring stable foot to road traction when faced with adverse conditions such as rain or mud
  • Increased height ankle protection – as the weather grows colder the high-knit ankle design provides increased warmth during cold runs, differentiating the UltraBOOST All Terrain and UltraBOOST X All Terrain from other UltraBOOST silhouettes
  • Reflectivity – as the nights grow darker, reflective detailing on the sock offers ultimate visibility for street running

The new UltraBOOST All Terrain and UltraBOOST X All Terrain are now available in adidas.com.ph/UltraBOOST and leading adidas stores and retailers.

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Stars Power “Kembot” Training Run (25 Jan. 2015 : Silang, Cavite)

A couple of weeks ago, I received an invitation from fellow blogger Rikki, leader of the Fabulous Running Divas (FRD) running group and one of the organizers of the long slow distance (LSD) dubbed as LSD with the Stars Power Kembot* in Silang, Cavite.  It was a training run in preparation for the Condura Skyway Marathon event.  A timely invite as I needed a 3:30-hour LSD (regardless of distance) for an upcoming race sometime in March.  I have run Silang terrain—part trail, part road—last year during the summer months with two lady friends. [Related: One Fine Sunday Morning]. Running with another group or groups although at a different location and with majority of runners that I haven’t met face-to-face yet, turned out to be a new experience for me.

*Kembot – means swaying or wiggling of hips
Silang LSD 1
Taken at the Silang Plaza near the Municipal Hall (Photo courtesy of FRD) . Can you find me?

At almost half past three in the morning, our group left Makati and headed to Silang, Cavite via Cavitex and arrived at the meetup place in Silang Plaza/Municipal Hall, with enough time to exchange pleasantries with some friends.  It was freaking cold for people like me who is not accustomed to a freezing weather.  The LSD started with a prayer then followed with a short message from FRD Rikki, some photo ops, and warmup dance exercises led by FRD Vicente Blue.  The energy and excitement all around was amazing!  A support vehicle, which served as hydration-food-medical station-baggage area rolled into one was made available during the training run.  Thanks to Jerome, a runner himself, for volunteering to support the runners.  There were 67 runners of 11 different running groups (Mananakbong Kabitenyo, Takbo Kabitenyo, Team Latak, PAR, NCRC, Team Hugot, WELLNESS, Team PIGS, Teamba, Maharlika, FRD) took part the LSD or training run.

Some of the runners who took the LSD or training run
Some of the runners who took part in the training run (Photo by RunningDiva.ph)

A combination of on-road and off-road route with gradual to moderately challenging uphill run for an extended distance made the training run interesting.  Also, running in a place with super friendly residents has made all the difference.  My Garmin watch registered a distance of 25.42 kilometers in 3:21:54 hours.  The finish time is within the goal I set for myself.  Not bad at all for a training run.

With the Master of the Ceremony Erich C.
With the Master of the Ceremony FRD Erich C. (Photo courtesy of FRD)

As for me, all I wanted was a different setting for my target LSD, but got the surprise of my life when my name was called for the special award “Best Running Outfit” during the simple yet super fun awarding ceremony.  WOW!  I never expected it really.

Silang LSD 3
The two awards received: a medal for “Best Running Outfit” and glass trophy for “Blogger of the Year 2014” (Photo by RunningDiva.ph)

To top it off, the FRD Blogger of the Year 2014 glass trophy award, made personally by FRD Rikki, which according to him, “made with love” was also given to me.  I was greatly touched by the gesture.  Overall, it was an awesome run—good route, friendly bunch of people, and unforgettable event for everyone involved. Special shout-out to FRD Lyana for mapping out the training route. Congratulations FRDs and Team Latak, and to all who participated in this training run! Until next time!