Monday AM. This week’s runs were shuffled around a bit because I did my long run last Saturday. I started the week with my speed workout. 10x400m @ 5:36. I was planning to do this at Ultra last Sunday but got stuck to the bed. I was surprised to see a lot of runners early Monday morning. I thought regular BHS runners would be taking a day off after the well attended VSO. Congrats to Coach Rio and his team. I completed the the workout without drama.
Monday PM. I joined the rest of the runner/bloggers for dinner with Wayne at Sentro. This was fun evening for me. Amusing to see how we look and dress in “real” life. And of course, it was great to finally meet Wayne. It was an evening filled with whatelse running stories. Hehe sa uulitin, dun ulit sa madaming masarap na dessert ha!
Tuesday. No runs just BBalance, BJam and leg workout.
Wednesday. I spent the better part of the afternoon looking out my window and half wishing the rain would just fall and then wishing that the sky would clear up. At 430pm, it was so dark and I was getting worried. I packed the Newtons and if it rains, I couldn’t PlanB with a treadmill run. Luckily, after a bit of drizzle the sky cleared up. Before my run, I did my full stretch routine because my legs muscles felt so tight.
I just completed a 12K tempo with friends who will be running at NB. See Kathy, told you kaya mo! Kristine, great to see you run again. Your new NBs…I like! 😛
Thursday. More stretching. Sleep early.
Friday. More stretching. Massage. Start carbo loading. Sleep early.
Saturday. Travel to Clark and more carbo loading. Panizza!!! Try to sleep!
So, are you as excited as I’m about this race? NB was my first 10K race. The first major race I joined. I can still remember staying up a bit late to psych myself up for the race and then waking up early with kangaroos jumping around in my stomach.
When we were walking to the starting line, Mesh and I couldn’t believe that after weeks of training, we will finally run our first 10K.
I met T2 girls – Beni, Kathy and Kristine — for the first time at NB. *cue in senti music* We have gone a long long way girls. From running that first 10K, we will now be with the 25K runners. Can you believe that?!? We miss you Tin, are you doing a virtual run on Sunday?
This was also our first failed attempt to get a finish line picture. We told our “official photographer” to expect us to arrive at the finish line in 1:15. Good news was that we all ran faster than our predicted race pace. Bad news, our friend was on time and arrived after we have crossed the finish line.
Running the 25K will be another milestone for me. I am looking forward to experience all the excitement, craziness and adrenalin rush of NB 08.
Have a safe race, don’t forget to flash a smile at every camera pointed your way and savor each kilometer this Sunday!
See you in Clark …