Monday, December 21

The Phil Star Celebrity Fun Run 2009

Talk about being excited.. The night before I couldn't get myself to fall asleep, tossing and turning for about an hour or so. When I finally did get to sleep, I kept waking up every hour to check what time it was and even got up at 3:30 in the morning thinking it was already 4:00. Damn..

I arrived at the Fort at about 5:00 am and was quite scared, actually it was more like VERY scared. You know how they talk about butterflies and feeling like you want to puke, well for the first time in my life I felt that. It's not that I was setting my sights on winning, I guess I just wanted to set the bar high on the time I will get for this race.

Race started at 5:55 am, my warm up was pretty good. I psyched myself up thinking to just run and have fun, I kept telling myself that
 "This will be the run from which we will improve on"
At the start of the race, I felt my adrenaline getting the best of me and was running at too fast of a pace. I then remembered to keep my pace and not wear myself out since this is a 5k distance whatever happens. At first it felt awkward going slower than everybody else, but by the half way point onwards I could see that pacing was the best way to go since by doing I it, I had much more conserved energy and did not need to stop to walk nor to drink any water.

I finished the race at at time of 29:34, not what I initially targeted cause I was seeking for a 25:00-27:00 but its all good. Now I see a lot of room that I can look to improve on.

I know I'm pretty new to the sport and shouldn't really be worried about all these times and what not, but I never really see anything wrong with pushing yourself and being able to reach a goal that you always wanted to achieve, yes? Yes! haha

Till the next run! Now its time to pig out for the Christmas season. Merry Christmas! =)


Gingerbreadman said...

Congratulations Jake! 29 minutes is a very good 5k time for a first try. You will only get faster at it. I think you can comfortably complete a 10k already if you train with a higher base. Good job!

Life Runner said...

Thanks Luis! It means a lot to me to hear that. =)

Yes yes! I'm actually looking forward to try the 10k, I hope I can make the Condura Run on February. I have my fingers crossed >.<

Hotlegs Runner said...
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Hotlegs Runner said...

congratulations! =) was this your first race?

Rors said...

congrats! fellow runner here. i also joined the philstar celebrity run last sunday. :)

Life Runner said...

"Hotlegs Runner said...

congratulations! =) was this your first race?"

Hey hey! Yes it was! Although a lot of people were complaining how bad the 5k race was, I still enjoyed it anyways.. Just run run

Life Runner said...

"Rors said...

congrats! fellow runner here. i also joined the philstar celebrity run last sunday. :)"

Thanks Rors.. Lets keep running and running and running and running and running and running hahaha