Sunday, May 13, 2012

My First 5K (Run Karlene Run Series)

        I just finished my first REAL 5K run. Thanks to Summit Water and 100 Plus for the compli :) It was actually not my first time to register, I've registered for several running events before but wasn't able to make it because of invalid and unacceptable reasons :-p Thank God this time I finally made it!

LIFESAVERS RUN it is! The gun start for 5K is supposed to start at 5:45am, I woke up around 4:50am. I think I was late already so I kinda feel lazy to get up and prepare for that run. Thanks to my friend Louis for encouraging me that I can still make it!

I arrived at the venue 8 mins after the gun start but it didn't discourage me to continue and finish the 5k run. Even if I was the only one left I still continued. I even surpassed those running for 3k (Haha :p)

And I reached the finish line with a time of 39:35, not bad for a first timer my friends keep on saying. Hopefully, they're right :)

Next goal, 35mins time for 5K. Need to train, train and train. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Run Karlene Run

  I recently joined a group of runners in Ayala Triangle. The group is called aNR (adiNation of Runners) who meet every Tuesday, from 7pm-9pm to run, do drills and train for upcoming running events/marathons. Thanks to my friends from the rowing community for referring this group to me. 

My first day was fun, though my thigh and legs hurt after two days, my runner friend said it's okay for beginners like me. If I get used to it, it'll definitely be gone. We did 2-full round run at Ayala Triangle for the warm up, then stretching (from head to foot), then 4 rounds again (each round is approximately 1.2K) of 3:1 (3 minutes run, 1 minute walk) with 2 water breaks. Since I'm a beginner, I'll be doing this for quite sometime. 

My second week was a progression. This time we did a 4:1 (4 minutes run, 1 minute walk) drills. I'm getting used to it I should say and I'm pretty excited to join the upcoming events we usually sponsor for Summit and 100 Plus. I'm excited to see how I'll be able to manage it. Hopefully, make a good time.

This is the start of my running journey. It's hard, it's not just the usual run/jog I see everyday. It takes a lot of discipline and determination to be able to achieve my goal (to be a runner). It's also a good way to stay fit and have the appetite to eat a lot (and eventually to gain weight). As to where my feet will lead me? I don't know yet. 

All I know is I'll keep on RUNNING. Run Karlene Run.