Today, I just finished the 2nd Mizuno 15K Run (Rush to Infinity Mizuno Run) which started and finished at The Fort. This is the second rendition of the Mizuno Races. The first Mizuno Run was held last 30 March 2008 but due to some negative feedbacks on the lack of water on the said race, Mizuno decided to hold another run three months after the first race.
I arrived at the Assembly area at 4:45AM and I was one of the few early runners to arrive and park. I started to have my stretching exercises and later ran at a slow pace for my warm-up on the streets of The Fort near the starting area. I was already sweating when I entered the runners starting area for the 15K which was scheduled to be released earlier from the 10K and 5K runners at 5:30AM. While at the starting area, I had at least 20 minutes to spare before the start of the race as shown by the digital clock of the race organizers to talk to the “friends of BaldRunner”, runner-bloggers, and other visitors of this blog. Some of the runners were suggesting to me to go at the front of the runners and be with the VIPs for the photo sessions minutes before the start of the run. The VIPs included Senator Pia Cayetano, Writer-Columnist Tessa Prieto-Valdez, and Mizuno Executives. I just stayed at the middle of the pack and talked to Lester Choayap whom I did not see for a long time since the 4th Global City/Anta Run. He told me that he was busy in his embroidery business for the past months. Continue reading