As most of my closest friends knew, I like running in the rain. It’s my favorite time for running…a condition that’s so cool for my body.
This is exactly what happened at the Earth Run. I was able to beat old time records. This is now my personal best time. Thanks to the drizzle, and the wet road.
The race started 30 minutes late from the supposed time. All runners of different categories were made to start all-together.
As expected, unless you’re position at the front, you are forced to start slow. The road is crowded. 16km-runners spammed with 3km and 5km group.
Navigational running experience sets in. You must find your way among this crowd.
After the first lace-marker turn-around, the road seemed to just open and give-way. I was having fun recovering from the uphill of McKinley. After the 5km marker, 16km-runners basically own the road.
I tuned my pace with at least a hard effort. I marked the 6km-pacer as my personal target.
Going to Pasong Tamo Ext., I was able to set a good pace with the pacer. Am glad with my pace. We’re basically like running buddies running together. All the way down to Bayani Road, we’re just arms away from each other. Not until the trun-around at C5. The pacer kept up with his pace. I have to slow down to recover. At this point, we’re about to run-up again to Lawton Ave.
With the best effort I could muster, I gave all, and consistently kept a fast-but-careful stride to the finish.
Like I would always do, a strong finish is my usual aim. And I was able to accomplish the same.
Am glad to have set a new personal best record. I hope to continually beat the same over some hard training.