Prior to this race, I visited Dr. Martin Camara of InterCare last Friday morning to have my foot checked. It was no surprise that the diagnosis is really plantar fasciitis. I underwent ISmart session (this is really painful and I still have 2 sessions before I flyout. see Kulit Runner’s entry for more info) and the doctor recommended that I use heel cups.
Friday night, I was out in Bonifacio High Street for another Nike Running Clinic session. I did 6 laps around BHS and my running condition was very bad. I was limping the whole time and the coaches noticed this. That night I resigned the thought on registering a new PR and instead focused on finishing the race without aggrevating my injury.
Race day. I woke up and felt my foot and legs are okay. As much as I wanted to race, I know have to take it easy and push myself too much.
PSE Bull Run verdict? No comment…hehehe. I was ranting the whole week about the registration process. The long queue at the finished line did not helped either to make up for the bad registration. I was sprinting the last few meters but was forced to stop before the finish line. I would not bother getting my official time and just rely on my good old Nike Sportsband. I know for sure it would not be accurate as apparent to the long queue at the finish line.
So how did I fair in my despedida race? Quite good actually. Despite the injury, I was surprised to log 55:43 (according to Nike+ Sportsband) – my second fastest 10K time. Woohoo! The heel cups really worked!
It was nice seeing my friends this morning before I leave this Saturday.
Thanks to Gigi and Dennis for some of the photos. 😀