It has been a while since I last ran long distance in a running event. However, I decided to do it again because I wanted to regroup with my running team who I have not seen since December of 2017. I was not able to train for this so I did suffer a bit in terms of leg pains but I still had fun because of my team.
This event happened last July 1, 2018.
It has been so long since I last saw the team so the reunion felt really refreshing.
I was accompanied by my teammate, JZ, for the entire distance because he was also not aiming for a PR coming from a long running break (same as me).
This was my longest 21km run to date because I had to stop several times because I felt my knees hurt. This was a pain I have not felt for a long time so I was displeased upon feeling it again.
After crossing the finish line, JZ and I met up with the rest of the team. We waited until the end of the program because one of my teammates scored a place in the 21k male category. Congratulations on bagging 3rd, Marco!
We then had our breakfast at Mang Inasal where we were treated by James and JZ (happy birthday, boys!)
Really glad I was able to see the team again. This run made me rekindle the love I have for running and that is why I will do my best to sign up to as many long distance runs as possible before this year ends.