I guess I kept on joining the longer ones that I overlooked the short but heart pumping distances.
So I guess this is an automatic PR for the year. Haha!
The reasons I wanted to join this race were:
1) I heard that the singlet was really nice so that alone was worth the registration fee. This reminded me of the Adidas King of the Road and Nike races where we were after the singlets/ shirts more than the finisher medals.
2) Finisher medals for all caregories. When they say it this way and with no other details, you would know that it's a generic medal for all race categories.
So what's the added benefit for doing the 21km race? The finisher shirts!
But I was quite happy with the singlet and the medal so I registered for the 10km category.
There were only a few hundreds of us for this race but it was short and fun. The sun wasn't out yet so we had a little bit of leeway before it got really hot.
There were ample water stations all throughout the race which was enough for the 10km runners.
My problem here was more of a personal one as I was acidic the entire morning before the race. Even when the race started, the acidity didn't disappear and at certain parts, it even got worse.
Rather than be discouraged and walk, that got me a little more motivated to finish as quickly as possible so that I can go home and eat properly.
I stopped at every water station with the hopes that the water will flush away the acidity from my body. But no, it was still there.
The pain lessened and I was able to go a bit faster, going below 7 minutes for the second part of rhe race. Deep breathing all throughout and lots of water.
I managed to cross the finish line at 1:06:53 which was a lot better than I expected (my target was around 1:30).
So I was quite happy with that. Obviously.
Best of all, after getting the large medal, I can rest and eat at home!
Praise God for giving me the strength to finish this race. Without You, this would have been hard or even impossible. This race is for You Lord! Amen