Friday, October 10, 2008

Adidas King of the Road Recap

For the longest time I was to run another 10K race. I was kinda anxious about this race because I had been missing so many trainings. But nevertheless I wanted to run a good race. Actually I'm not really sure what pace to run so I decided to rely mainly on my heart rate monitor and maintain a 90% effort throughout the duration of the race. This way I wouldn't have to worry about thinking if I did enough or not at the end. As long as I did my best, regardless of the time, thats enough to make me happy about finishing the race.

It wasn't a PR for me. I finished the race with a time of 44:19. However my Suunto watch said a different story. It registered the distance to be 11.14KM??? And at the 10K mark it was 39:44. Now I don't believe my watch. Maybe it needs to be calibrated. (If my watch was saying the truth, which I highly doubt, then it could be a PR). I would appreciate someone with Garmin to tell the distance that registered on their watch.

Anyway it was a great race and I'm glad I did my best to race it.


Anonymous said...

O sayang di tayo nagkita! Good to see you run was problem free though. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi Taki. Though the 10K wasn't a PR, you ran injury free. Congratulations. I've read a lot of e-mails and other blogs regarding the 5K, 10K and 21K. Sounds like it was a well run event other than some water issues.

Tech Spec said...

Wayne - Yeah, I was really surprised I could even run the next day after the race. I also heard about the water issue. I didn't notice it though during the race and because I was only running 10K so I didn't hydrate in the middle of the race not until I reached the finish line.