Thursday, November 20, 2008

Racing the Short Ones (Animo Run, Real Life Run)

My very first race was the Adidias Run For Love 10K, and ironically I jumped right away to a 10K before even trying a 5K race. In fact it took many other 10K races, even a whole marathon before I officially ran my first 5K.

Yes its easy to finish a 5K race, but to my opinion, its incredibly difficult to race it. I've survived and maintained a pace in long distances such as a 15K race. But it was in the 5K event were I experienced stopping in the middle of the road trying to gasp for air.

Tomorrow and this coming Sunday I've registered to two racing events. The 5K at the Real Life Foundation run and another 5K at the animo run. Its actually my first time to race two consecutive races. Knowing that they are both 5Ks kinda scares me.

See you at the races this weekend.

6 comments:

run unltd. said...

Hey Taki, good luck on your run. Tama ka, 5k's should never be taken for granted. See you then.

vimz said...

hi taki! i dont know if you remember me but it was nice to have met you at the ULTRA (Nike Clinic)last Tuesday. btw, i hope you dont mind if i put a link of your blog to mine. good luck on your weekend runs! ;)

sfrunner said...

Hi Taki. Good luck with the run this weekend. Also, great meeting you. Take care and will see you in 2009!

Nora, the golden girl said...

Taki! You're running 5k tomorrow? See you there! Sabay tayo sa starting line ha.

The foreign runner said...

Let me know how it went as I am also thinking joining at least one 5k as a speed training.

Tech Spec said...

Vener - Hey vener it was great seeing you last Animo race. Dami nating photo ops. pahingi ah.

Vimz - Of course I remember you. :) Ill also add you as one of the links in my blog ah...

Wayne - I saw the stories from your blog and the blog of other blogger friends such as Jay. I'm glad you had a fantastic time here. I'll see you again next year.

Nora - Hindi na tayo nagkasabay sa starting line, pero buti nalang I saw you after the race. :)

Philip - The 5K runs that I did this weekend were great and hard. You have to give your all for the short race and that makes it really difficult. But at least its short. Subukan mo Philip, para ma-experience mo kung gaano siya kasaya. (I hope you understand this).