I ran in the Globe Run For Home race yesterday. I was not suppose to join this race at all, hence the race bib I got was not registered under my name. I plan to make this my comeback race, with the real intention of beating my previous 21km PR of 1.56 from Phil Star Celebrity Run. I must admit I felt confident on this race, I did some serious speed session 1 week after my 102km BDM race. Yes folks, one week after running an ultramarathon I was already hitting the oval at 5am doing my intervals. To make matters worst, I did some speed runs in a treadmill a few hours before this race for that MiCoach device. Think about careless. I didn’t win, but got that signature glow in the dark yellow Adidas singlet for free
I did so well in the first 3km, but after crossing that downhill road (just a few meters of it!) I felt pain in my right knee. Same spot I had issue with during my BDM race. Upon reaching the 4th km, I already knew I was out of my pace. Tried to push thru but reality bites to soon for me, I stopped just before entering Bayani road. Tried to push myself to take advantage of the downhill portion, but my knee was just not there anymore. For the first time, I was waiting for the ambulance to take me to the finish line as I don’t think I can walk/run anymore. As I could not continue anymore, I tried to make myself useful buy offering cold sponge and water to runners inside the Heritage. Others encouraged me to run/walk ahead, another one mocked me for my failure.
To cut the story short, I did not finish this race as I believe there are more important races ahead. I will be an official pacer for 15km runners targeting 1.30 on Mizuno Infinity Race on April 11 so I thought I must not risk on further aggravating my injury.
Congrats to Rio and his guys, even if I didn’t get to run the entire route, it was well manned and very organized race.
Congrats to all finishers and PR busters.
As for me, I will rest and recover. I’ll have another visit with Coach Titus very soon for a deep tissue massage session. God knows how I hate myself everytime Coach Titus touches me hehehehe. I shall return very soon.