This morning I didn’t think, I just clicked – registered for the HM for the Milo Marathon this July 28 at the MOA.
Why am I stressing this? For every planning I make on doing the 21k, I keep on having these considerations such as “I have a store opening on this province” or “I will be attending an event on this weekend” or “I wouldn’t have time to do a series of runs due to rainy season” and on and on. While July 28 is the birthday of my sister – I’ll just attend to both no matter what happens. And that’s a period.
Also, I have been seeing a lot of 21k and 32k runners that aren’t really that prepared for it. I’m not against them nor do I condemn those finishers who walked it just to get a medal (‘nuff said, I talk too much). But I’m sure that I already done enough that I can run a 21k at my planned pace.
Also, the race fee is very much attractive, compared to most 21k runs.
If all scheduled runs will fall as planned, I have the following at hand:
June 9 – RUPM2 – 10k (sponsored, done)
June 16 – Petron Safety Run – 10k (sponsored, but do not have the kit yet)
June 30 – RSC Fit and Fun Buddy Run – 10k (waiting for the lottery result)
July 7 – Adidas KOTR – 16.8k (waiting for sponsorship or if I can manage to pay 1,300)
July 28 –
MILO – 21k (paid)
It is a busy running season this mid-year. The RUPM2 10k run awaken my running passion, thanks to the errors I made in it. Yesterday’s Independence Day training run I managed to run 10k:1hour. And I felt really good in that run, even without using a gel. (I just ate Nutella as to fill up my tank that morning).
I’m now focused on my running again – would be hydrating and training to run faster and longer. The 10k races would be my pre-race gauge to check how I’m doing. Hopefully I can be able to sustain this focus – go for the 2:03 21k!