There are only 11 days left until my first 10K run for 2012 and I honestly feel I am not prepared yet. Yes, I have been going to the gym for endurance workouts. I planned on doing it for a few weeks, after which I will run in slow to average speed to re-establish my pace. Well, it remained a plan, as per usual, and I think I didn’t go past the endurance workout stage. Things and events happened. 🙂
Run United 1 (RU1) isn’t the first run I registered for this year. I was supposed to run in the Subic International Marathon last month. But it being an out of town trip, a few days after my birthday, and with a friend opening his new bar, long story short, we stayed out so late — and got wasted — that we got back to the house we rented in Binictican just in time for the race itself. Neat, very neat.
Anyway, the RU trilogy run is something I always participate in. I got used to its registration and race day freebies from Unilab wherein para kang magtatayo ng mini-botica. 🙂 Overall, I have no complaints with any RU run. For this year, I am happy they did away with gold pins to attach the race bib to the singlet. I’ve long planned to buy a bib belt since my friend Aldrin lent his to me in the CIHM and now, I don’t have to anymore because it is included in the RU1 race kit!
After this, my friend and I are thinking if we are joining The North Face 100 in Baguio or the interesting let’s-outrun-zombies race in The Running Dead in Alabang. Both are scheduled on April 21, 2012. We’re kind of leaning towards the latter because (1) Alabang is nearer than Baguio; you know, travel time, expenses, etc. and (2) running with “zombies”? That’s something new! Besides, I am going to Baguio next month and might be staying inside Camp John Hay for 3 days, so maybe I could squeeze in some high-altitude running time. Maybe!
Anyway, come March 4, I will be at the starting line to run [and walk, who am I kidding] my way to 10K. I hope to regain my passion for running. Not necessarily running in organized races, but running in general. I know it’s good for me. ~