Seriously, I’ve been very busy. Trying hard to setup another startup, meeting interesting people pitching in my idea, work and other stuff. I’ve been very busy for more than a month now, that I only got the chance to run during…sunday races If you see me now, you will notice I gained a bit (like 10lbs more). Hahahaha. I won’t be able to tell you more details about this race, I’d rather summarize what I can remember:
1. When running trail runs, especially this race with several obstacles along the route, you’re better off running using trail shoes. I’m actually surprised this was never mentioned during the race briefing, or I’m not listening at all.
2. I realize that when I run alone, all sorts of ideas popped up. I thought of a new business strategy, new hobbies to pursue, setting goals etc. I’m not sure about you, but there must be something about running alone that fires up something in you.
3. The hardest obstacle course in this race was that wall climb in an inclined area of about 20-25 feet high. This is the part I wish I wore a trail shoes, I fell twice because of the slippery condition of the ground. But still, I love this part.
4. 10km since too short, but I bet my ass I finished this race 2hrs plus hahahaha. I told Ian Alacar of WithOutLimits to prepare a longer one in the future for better challenge. Or mix zombie theme in between. Buwis buhay to!
5. My non-existent fitness level showed up during this race. I bet I walked about 70% of the entire route.
6. In races like this, I hope race organizers will prepare more shower areas so runners can clean themselves right after the race. I remember falling in line to wait for my turn. I end up cleaning myself in a small comfort room with some water to clean myself. It took me 20 minutes to clean myself I bet the guy after me was pissed as hell.
7. That bread they gave after the race was superb ah! I was hungry as hell so I took two (har har har!) But heck, I ended up giving it away to Enrico and Blas of Team Reebok (with Blas giving it away to Vicky). Hoy Blas, when Vicky asked you where you got that bread and your reply was “doon” right in front of me, you could have said ” Ah, Sam gave that to me”. Wala lang…
8. I definitely will do this again if given a chance. It seems that road race is too mainstream, a trail run with obstacle course will surely liven up your veins (gigising mga natutulog mong ugat?)
9. I was told there were a total of 300+ runners including all race distances. Original target was 500 runners for 10km race alone, so I guess trail runs has not yet reach the typical runner consciousness. Most are probably intimidated by the trail nature of it, including the obstacle part but honestly, I find this race very enjoyable I hope more runners will join in the future.
10. I wrote this post more than 2 weeks after the event. I usually write my thoughts about any race I joined within 24 hours. The result was this, a summarize version of events and I feel like I’m messing this up and I have to stop now before things get worse.