21 December 2007
I did not run on Thursday but I had more time walking in the malls in Makati and Mandaluyong for the whole day looking for Christmas gifts for my staff. But, I ended looking for gifts for myself! I spent more time looking and comparing on the different Sony Bravia LCD TV (HD 1080)Models; looking for an Apple iPhone; and a Wireless Karaoke Microphone! I was not able to buy any of these but settled to buy three (3) pairs of thick Puma ankle socks for my running using my New Balance 902 shoes.
This morning, Friday, before attending the 72nd Anniversary Ceremonies of the AFP in Camp Aguinaldo, I had my morning tempo run inside the Libingan ng mga Bayani from 6:30-7:40 AM.
I ran 6.2 miles or 10 kilometers along the 2-mile route that I had measured within/inside the Libingan ng mga Bayani. After the 10K run, I made a cool-down run from the Gate of the Libingan ng mga Bayani up to C-5 and back along the “Heritage Mile”. I ran a total distance of 8.5 miles or 13.6 kilometers.
I registered 49:17 mins for my 10K run and 17:10 mins for my 2-mile cool-down run at a pace of 8:35 mins per mile. I finished my run in 1:06:27 hours.
I was happy with the result of my tempo run for 10K. I almost improved my time for the said distance for almost 3 minutes.
After resting for one week and concentrating on my daily easy long runs for the past days greatly contributed to the improvement of my running time.
Tomorrow, I will have my afternoon long run in Laoag City with my son.