Ending 2012 with 2:15 :(

Merry Christmas (2012) and Happy New Year (2013)!

No doubt that my favorite road distance is 21k. When I was just starting to run, I envy those who can run a 21k and can’t wait then to finish one. After 2 months, finally finished my 1st 21k at KOTR 2009 with time of 2:05:36 and officially a half-marathoner. How greatful I was then achieving a feat and even brags it to friends. Lol. After doing several 5ks upto 42ks,  I knew 21k was the distance I love most!

DSC_1682My 1st 21k experience at Adidas KOTR 2009

3 years have passed and here I was, trying to get back in my top running condition once again after half a year of bumness. I have this thought on my mind that a new 21k pr would be achievable and that would start my year strong.  I plotted series of 21k races below and hoping to lower my time before the year ends.

555709_386790974721921_1070033257_n 07/8/2012 HyperSports run with Marvin, MsMars and KG. 21k @ 1:54:16

image307/29/2012 Milo Elims, 21k @ 1:53:54

bry09/16/2012 Run United 3, 21k @ 1:54:56

 new09/23/2012 Rexona Run as Official Pacer, 21k @ 1:54:50

 bry11/11/2012 NB run post race with TA1, 21k split time @ 1:49:50

 bry11/18/2012 Tetra Pack Run, 21k @ 1:49:17

After achieving 2 consecutive sub 1:50 21k, I have this hope of doing a 1:45 or even a new 21k pr before the year ends. Target race was Milo Finals on December 9, 2012! In less than a month to prepare, I need to stay focus and consistent with my training runs. I was able to have consistent good mileage per week and been looking forward to race day but unfortunately, a slight pain occurred on my left knee a week before race day. I think it’s because of the sudden increase in mileage and speed trainings, increase in body mass and the weekly basketball trainings that I’ve been doing. I applied R.I.C.E for 5 days and hoping that the pain will go away.

MILO FINALS came and I felt good and I thought that my left knee injury was alright. My plan was to sustain a 5 pace and will speed up on the latter part of the race. I was able to maintain it until 8km then I felt the same pain on my left knee. I tried to push myself and ignore it but I felt a blistering pain on my lower leg afterwards. I tried to check what was causing it and found out lately that its my old calf ompression tights.

blog1I removed the calf compression tight that’s causing the blister somewhere.

I think our greatest opponent is Mental Weakness. And for me, it’s my kryptonite!!! With the blister on my leg and pain on my left knee, somewhere around km14 I told myself “I quit!”…. and cry (haha, joke).

483458_460775727318369_284614604_nThe walk of disappointment few meters to finishline. 21k @ 2:15:17

I walked literally for the last 3kms. I was strucked so hard mentally… I guess it wasn’t for me yet. 2013 will be very very hard for me as I’m expecting a lot of challenges along the way that can hinder in achieving my goals in running.

Please God, give me Strength and Guidance. Thank You!

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2 Comments

  1. bawi tayo next time bro! keep it up! HAPPY NEW YEAR… 🙂

  2. Just read this 2month old post of yours. We all have our bad days. Hopefully, 2013 will be a good year for you pards.


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