Prior to the race, I did not have even a short or quick-training, my last run was March 23, 15-days ago before this event.
Before the race, me and together with my friends who also joined the 3K race, did not even bother to have a quick warm-up or stretching exercises.
Since I was only running the 3K and I was targeting to finish within 13-minutes, I decided to run my best race pace effort...
- Lap/kilometer 1 - 3'52", I was doing fine, was breathing hard but I can catch up.
- Lap/kilometer 2 - 4'55", Slowed down a bit due to side-stitch, walked at km 1.5 to hydrate and breathe. Quads started to feel sore.
- Lap/kilometer 3 - 5'39", Walked from 2.1-km up to 2.6-km since the side-stitch was worsening. I was breathing hard, head was heavy, becoming dizzy, and having chest pains. Countered it with hard blows of breathing while my right arm is raised upward to relax my sides.
- Finish Line - The chest pain was gone, my pulse rate and breathing was recovering, but the side-stitch was still there. More than 3-hours have passed and still, we did not even made a cool-down exercise or stretching to release the stress on our muscles.
Despite all of these, I am happy with the outcome and with how I managed to finish this long-road to 3K =) Best of all, I enjoyed the race because my housemates, my brother, and my friends were also there. This was my 5th 3K race of all time, and though I haven't broke any of my 3K-PRs before (not even my finish time during the 2010 BDO Race for Life), the moment was still great. The bonding and camaraderie before and after the race was priceless.
|Photo by: WithoutLimits.ph|
Special Thanks to Blas (Titanium Runner), WithoutLimits and BDO for my race entry.
Distance: 3 km.
Official Time: 00:14:27
Official Ranking: 15th out of 1,314 overall 3k runners
When: Apr. 7, 2013.
Where: MOA, Seaside Blvd.
Event: BDO Race for Life 2013
|Alvin's first race in the Metro|
|DJ Chloe (Mellow 94.7), Jasmine (CEO, MasterWorks), and DJ Kitchie Daldal (iFM 93.9)|
|Old-runner friends Mina, Irish, and Anna|
|with the ever joyful tandem hosts DJ Chloe Sir Boy Ramos "Running Host"|
|with the ever-gorgeous Ms. Diana Zubiri|
|with Coach Rommel Ballester|
|with Mr. TJ Jimenez of Team Soleus|