Just a few more days to go for this race and I am UN-PRE-PARED for it ! Over the Holy Week, I did only one run early in the morning for a distance of 10km and time of 1:18 (average pace of 7:30 minutes/ km). I was tired. I was exhausted and I was walking. I just wanted it to end. :(
Still no running since then so this week, it is time for this RUNNING FATBOY to cram for Sunday's big event by
1) Going to Ultra later for Nike Clinic session,
2) Going to Fort Bonifacio this Friday for Nike Clinic session and,
3) Going to gym this Thursday night but haven't figured what I would do yet - bike, run on treadmill, do weights or a combination.
Not only do I need to finish the 21km race this Sunday, but I also have to run an additional 11km distance in preparation for my Sundown Marathon.
Fellow runner and good friend Janine+ was able to get my race kit yesterday at Nike Serendra and put me up for a slot for the FREE shuttle bus to Greenfield. We, along with other racers, will be taking this journey together to Sta. Rosa. How ironic that my first 21km race for this year was spent running on the SKYWAY and for my second 21km race, we will be driving underneath it !!
Shuttle Service is as follows:
3:30am assembly at EDSA Central Parking
4:00am departure from EDSA Central Parking
4:40am ETA at Paseo Greenfield City
10:30am assembly at Paseo Greenfield City
11:00am departure from Paseo Greenfield City
12:15pm ETA at EDSA Central Parking
With the 3:30am assembly time at EDSA Central, this will definitely be the earliest I have ever woken up for a road race! Looking at a wake up time of 2:30am! YIIKKKKES !!!
My goal for this race is simply to try and get a new 21km PR. Hindrances to achieving it are 1) lack of training during Holy Week Vacation (but it might also be a good thing as body recovers) and 2) lack of sleep on race day.
Whether I achieve my goal or not, I know that I will still have a good time running in an unfamiliar territory, buying cheap clothes and checking out the weekend bazaars, coffee and pastry fairs, and spending time with friends there.
This is indeed a GREAT ESCAPE so why don't we all do it together ???
More details can be found at www.finishline.ph