Training Wheels

Just tell me you want it and I will not let you quit…

A few of the pack

Months ago, most of the time I sought for some training wheels; wheels that will somewhat push me to achieve my goal; so that I will not stumble during my flight as a novice runner.  I asked that from Pojie, Ellen and BongZ and even to some of my friends to glance at me while I am still growing. Over and over, I have decided to at least take away my training wheels, though I know after such time, I’ll need them again. Indeed that I am grateful on my training wheels.

Now, that I have met a number of people who started to love the sport, I volunteered on being a training wheel.  They have already showed their interest that they want to do their half-marathon debut in September and they believe that joining an 18Km run in Tik-Takbo would be a could chance to test their skill. We signed up or it.

I could say that I’ve been harsh for them at the first for I forced them to beat their 10Km time. I thought they could still sustain it but not until one complained… and decided to walk that is not an ingredient of my strategy.  The team eventually collapsed some of them moved forward but the others remain behind. I focused on the last member of the team.  I saw their pain; I remain to be firm on our goal but still I was sympathetic. We eventually finish the race at an 8 min pace.

Strong Finish

Some of my friends may have a hard time finishing the race; however, I strongly consider that they’ve got potentials and still have a lot of room for progress…  I’m sure that if they just keep their selves in pace with their training, 21K would be a piece of cake in their own right.  More training… more…

Post race breakfast...

acknowledgment to Lester Abrenica for the action shots…

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