Today, June 12, 2010, Filipinos celebrate the 112th Independence Day of the Philippines. The weekend also coincides my last long run in preparation for the 34th National Milo Marathon scheduled on July 4, 2010.
Together with fellow Takbo.ph friends (Rodel, Ronald, Christian, Cyrus, Allen, Mar, Rafa, Bong, Vic, and Doc Art), we met in Km 0 Luneta at 11PM to run to any point going to Tagaytay. Edwin and Rania joined us when we reached Buendia.
The next 10kms was tough. Running along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway made us deal with the pitch black darkness, uneven roads, and lights of speeding buses, trucks, jeeps, and cars.
When we reached Imus, Rafa suggested that we wait for the dawn and continue our run along Daang Hari towards our village. I obliged and knew that the distance would just be enough for me to cover my 43 to 45 km long run training plan for the day.
(hmmmnnn… a trail race brewing soon?)
At this point, I’m already feeling my pinky toes are developing blisters, and my right knee is starting to get sore. But I just got to complete my training plan.
What I love about this run is that Christian, Rafa and I were about to achieve something, that served as our motivation to continue the fight and finish. We stick it out and came out victorious.
Click here for the Garmin recap of our run (sorry, I was so happy I forgot to press ‘stop’ when I finished my run at km 43.9 hehehe).