Friday, July 13, 2012

MBC Run Prep :)

      Two days left and I'll be doing my first 15k! Yey! Thanks to MBC for the free race kits! In preparation for this run, I did PLYOMETRICS + RUN last Tuesday's aNR's session. I was about to run yesterday but forgot to bring my stuff. Yikes. Anyway, I'll be doing some serious carbo loading starting today and figure out the best thing to do to avoid cramps and side stitch.

     A bit familiar with the race route and hoping I'll finish the run strong and happy. Still nervous about it, (yikes) but need to accept the challenge of running a greater distance. 

     As to what will be the result... let's see on Sunday!

    Meanwhile, goodluck and have a safe race to all the people who will be running! :)  

***by the way, I have to say I love my bib number :) 1,000! yey! :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hey! I'm still running ;)

             I'm back after hibernating for almost 2 months (well only here) and I'm still running! Now, running better - better PR, pace, endurance, everything! Thanks to all the people who have helped me reach this stage. I can't say yet that I've gone through a lot but rather would say I'm still in the process of becoming better and better each day & I'm loving it.

     So after my first 5k run, I did a 6k run at Brooks Run (happily :D) at 38 mins. Wasn't able to sleep much before the race (what else is new?) because of my boxing event prior to that but was able to manage it, gracefully! Yey! Experienced side stitch (again and again) after 1k and cramps (after 3k) but I didn't stop. Thank God, I survived! 

(6k) Brooks Run Happy - June 02
     After my 6k run, I did my first ever 10k run at Run United 2 (RU2) with a time of 1:10 mins. Felt so nervous before the race thinking if I can actually finish it. Thanks to Moy (Guillermo Lim) for being my pacer. We started at easy pace, reserved all our energy and we made it! The MOA route was good, the rain that morning was a bit uneasy but still fine. 

(10k) Run United 2 - June 17

     And yeah, just recently I joined my first ever aNR run. I was really surprise when I found out I was part of the group who will be competing for 5k individual female category. Though, it's already given and an obvious fact that it's hard to compete with others (especially to UP HBK) whose members are mostly part of varsity team. Our TL told us to just have fun and enjoy. I made this an opportunity to improve my 5k time and reach my target PR. Thank God, I made it at 28.XX mins. Yey! :) Made 5 stops (walk) because of side stitch (never ending fight with side stitch) but still had a good time. Thanks to my pacer CJ and to the rest of TRIADS for all the support and cheer! XOXO

(5k) ANR Run - June 30

     I don't consider myself yet a runner. I know I have a lot to experience and learn... but I know I'm on my way... and I'm getting there :)