Better Luck Next Time…
I keep telling everyone that I’m not really targeting any time at all because my I still have a pair of sore legs due to the last long run that I had 2 days before the race; however, at the back of my mind, I was really after for 2hours 15 minutes.
Bang! The race has just started. I was not at my typical speed then because I tried pacing with an agile member of takbo.ph Jix. We were like doing 5min/km thinking that I can do a positive split.
After the 2nd Km. I slowed down. I told myself that meeting the 5Km mark would still be good at 30 min and I was successful in meeting it; I met other takbo.ph peeps like Marvs, MarkHernandez and Chris the Exfatrunner on the road but it was Bongyu’s presence that bothered me. I have tried catching up with him until I gave up at the 11th Km. I couldn’t see him anymore.
I was already walking and preoccupied at 12thKm; however, as I reached the 13thKm, my mind was again enlightened by the sight of the takbo.ph support group. I had a full stop at that point because they wouldn’t allow me to move until I had the taste of their hospitality.
Pepsi and Carina started to pace me at that point too. I told Carina not to let me go down below the 7min/Km pace but my weary legs can’t do it any further and I stopped at all the hydration stations.
Last 1.5Km. I told Pepsi and Carina that I just wanted to walk but they didn’t allow me. Push! That’s all I can hear… Breathe! That’s another word. Last 300meter until they left me. I finished at 2:22:57. It was not my personal record; however, with the 3 half marathon that I joined with MILO this year, it was my most improved record. Last July was 2:28, San Pablo in September was 2:32 (I saw the time stopped before my eyes at 2:31) and now at 2:22 is not bad after all.
The gift of friendship at those that is really a good deal; to the takbo.ph awesome support group, what could possibly go wrong?
thanks for the photographers and the peeps who took my camera…
enjoy it here:
My Result at the MILO Site