Sunday, Dec 7
Running 10 Miles
After a very exhausting Saturday, I was up again after 3 hours of sleep. It was almost 4am and I was running late so I took a quick shower put on my new white Adidas shirt (which I got on sale), new balance shorts, Adidas cap and my ever trusty Nike shoes. I did not bother to put on my contact lens since I know it will be struggle just to open my eyes.
I arrived at CCP complex a few minutes before start of the race. Vener and Jonel were the first two regulars that I saw. I also saw Baby, Bro J’s other half and told me that her hubby was already in the 16K area. I hurriedly left my bag at the baggage area and proceeded to the starting line. I immediately saw fellow Happy Feet Lito, Abby, Zinnia and Raymond. We were in the middle of saying hi’s and hello’s when we heard the starting gun.
The first 4 km was really a struggle. I calves were so tight. I was running slower than my usual as other runners were passing by me. I figured I’ll just finish this and treat this as my LSD for the week.
I found my rhythm after the turnaround at Airport Road and was feeling comfortable running at a much faster pace. Soon I was overtaking a lot of runners and found myself at the middle of the pack. I saw Vener again as I pass by CCP. He was not racing but was giving support to Cristy.
On the last few kilometers, I saw a familiar female runner (I was not wearing any contacts) and it turned out to be Gigi the Fitmommy. I said hi to her and overtook her. Just as I thought that I was going fast enough, two guys by the name of Jay and Joe overtook me and did a sprint to the finish. Not to be out done, I sprinted and finished with a time of 1:37:13. I just completed my first back to back races.