Just three days after I arrived in Subic from Singapore I jump back to a car and went to Manila to do two races in the weekend.
The Saturday race is the Powerade Duathlon in Macapagal Ave. Composed of 7km run, 30km bike and finish off with 4km run. The race started at 8am so it was hot…I love it! good for training. I felt good on my 7km run, then 30km bike, it was a 6 loops bike course, so before the race I visualized the course, I know the road won’t be totally close for some cars and other weekend warriors training in that time also. So, I have to be cautious on the bike, no reason to go crazy and crashed. Then the last run…It was crazy hot, I was fighting the heat and smoke from the cars. I was racing with the boys throughout the race in the span of 1 hour and 37 mins, to be exact. I finished 3rd overall, two boys where a head of me and I finish first overall in the women’s division.
Sunday: The Pinay in Action All women’s run (10k race)
I was in pain when I woke up last Sunday, with a little bit of smile, laughing at myself when I was going down the stairs like a grandma. I had a lot of fun racing the 10k run, with the best runner in the Philippines. I pushed hard on my last half of the race, I also encountered a obstacle during the last half. I didn’t get a chance to get water because if I did, I have to stop. Many runners was on the water station hanging out and taking their time, might as well fight it and endure everything, than loose momentum. It was a good obstacle course and it’s just a 10k run..No water needed !hahaha. On the 6km mark I caught this varsity runner who was ahead of me to get the 3rd spot.
It was a productive weekend, I got to bring home some goodies and some PESOS! I want to thank, Senator Pia for the run, it was nice seeing that many women running and supporting Pinay in Action causes and also I want to thank Ani for organizing the event, job well done. Thank you also to ate Popo and Thumbie for organizing the Powerade Duathlon