I was not able to run for the past 5 days. I could had made my next run, after the Manila Half-Marathon which was postponed to a later date, last Monday but I took some time to supervise my project here in Laoag City. I had to talk to some people and friends after I arrived in my hometown.
I woke up at 5:30 AM of Tuesday (yesterday), ate some cereals and ripe banana, and drank 2 glasses of water. At 6:00 AM, I was already on the road after a brief warm-up and stretching. My route started in my sister’s house in Barangay Dibua South up to the point where I reached the 9.0 Km distance. I just passed by the Northwestern University along the road that goes to Laoag/Gabu Airport when I made my turn-around after I observed that it was about rain and I was meeting a strong winds that was coming from the sea.
I took the same route on my way back to the house of my sister. Surprisingly, the thick black clouds and strong winds disappeared when I reached my destination and the sun started to shine. I had observed that my last 200 meters was an uphill course which I plan to have my hill workout repeats in the coming days with the hope that the drills will help me in my next Sunday’s Mizuno 15K run.
After a small “problem” with my GF 305 last week, I was able to use it withour any problem this time. It registered the following data for my easy 18K run:
Distance—18.04 kms Time—1:50:13 hrs
Average Pace—6:06 mins/km Average Speed—9.8 kms/hr
Maximum Speed—12.6 kms/hr Total Calories—1,326 cal
Average HR—153 bpm Maximum HR—167 bpm
Total Ascent—327 meters Total Descent—323 meters
Running Kit—Adidas Shorts & T-shirt; Runner’s Cap & Maui Sunglasses
Running Shoes—ASICS Gel-Cumulus 8
Music—Eagles & Julio Iglesias