5:30 PM 30 May 2008 In Laoag City
I started my run at my sister’s place at Barangay Dibua South and planned to have another tempo run. After stretching, I started with a 3.2-km (2-mile) run, running towards the populated area of Barangay Dibua (going north from where I started) until I reached the said distance. After a slow jog of one minute, I started my second lap of another 3.2-km distance run and decided to go westward by following a wide-cemented road going to the westernmost barangay of Laoag City. I finished the distance up to the seashore with the sight of the South China Sea. The barangay is called Caaoacan. I took another one-minute slow jog to look around the people on the streets and the concrete houses that “sprouted” along the beach fronting the South China Sea.
I was surprised to see more houses that were constructed along the beach, a considerable distance from the sea line, which I think a “safe distance” from the sea during high tide and inclement weather. I was informed by my sister that the lots along the beach were given free by the local government and anybody could construct their houses on the said place. Well, you have to prove that you belong to the less-privileged people in the community before you can declare a part of the beach as your private property. And the houses that were built here are “bungalow-type” and with “rough” concrete finish. The people on the streets and in their homes were surprised to see me running in their place and just stared at me which is a sign that these people look at running as something “unfamiliar” to them. At one point, I saw some kids playing cards and some teen-agers playing basketball.
From the beach-community, I started again my 3.2km run going back from the route I’ve taken in going to the beach. Finally, I finished my 4th lap exactly few meters from my sister’s house and it was getting dark already. It was a nice run where the wind was too strong hitting me against my direction. As a result, I did not perspire much.
The following data were taken from my GF 305:
Distance—3.20 kms Time—17:05 mins
Average Pace—5:20 mins/km Average Speed—11.2 kms/hr
Maximum Speed—12.9 kms/hr Total Calories—233 cal
Average HR—147 bpm Maximum HR—157 bpm
Total Ascent—112 meters Total Descent—126 meters
Splits: Km 1–5:25 mins Km 2–5:16 mins Km 3–5:16 mins
Distance—3.20 kms Time—16:30 mins
Average Pace—5:09 mins/km Average Speed—11.6 kms/hr
Maximum Speed—14.7 kms/hr Total Calories—235 cal
Average HR—159 bpm Maximum HR—161 bpm
Total Ascent—70 meters Total Descent—67 meters
Splits: Km 1—4:57 mins Km 2—5:09 mins Km 3—5:21 mins
Distance—3.20 kms Time—17:53 mins
Average Pace—5:34 mins/km Average Speed—10.8 kms/hr
Maximum Speed—12.7 kms/hr Total Calories—235 cal
Average HR—153 bpm Maximum HR—156 bpm
Total Ascent—62 meters Total Descent—62 meters
Splits: Km 1—5:26 mins Km 2—5:30 mins Km 3—5:39 mins
Distance—3.23 kms Time—18:39 mins
Average Pace—5:46 mins/km Average Speed—10.4 kms/hr
Maximum Speed—13.8 kms/hr Total Calories—235 cal
Average HR—148 bpm Maximum HR—157 bpm
Total Ascent—59 meters Total Descent—59 meters
Splits: Km 1—5:49 mins Km 2—5:39 mins Km 3—5:52 mins
Runner’s Kit—Adidas Shorts & Hanes Cotton Sando
Running Shoes—ASICS Gel-1120
Music—Laura Fygi; Bob Marley
Analyzing my elapsed times for the 3.2-mile laps, I am still too slow within the ideal pace of 4:37-minute to 4:55-minute per kilometer in order to improve my time for the 10K/half-marathon/marathon. But for the mean time, a steady pace of 5:00-minute would be doable.
I need more speed and more hardwork!