I knew it was going to be a crazy day when I learned that I'm running 12 miles. And that I have a fun run on the same day. And that we're having our dragonboat training NOT on our usual place.
And it was crazier when I woke up and heard thunder rumbling. I peered out through my window, and I saw a couple flashes. Lightning. Eeek! Not a good omen.
Day 15 was my 12-mile run, or 19.32 kilometers, in our sub 4-hour training plan for the upcoming SCMS 2010.
The (not-so-fun) Fun Run
We hauled our asses to Expo MRT Station where we queued up for a free shuttle to the starting line. It was already 7:45 when the bus started rolling.
And then, more bad luck. The bus captain, I think, took the wrong exit. We were heading towards the city. I didn't understand his conversation as it was in Chinese. But we made a U-turn somewhere at the East Coast Parkway, some 15 kilometers away from the venue, and headed back. We arrived at the venue around 8:20. The flag-off time for the 6-km Fun Run was 8:15. Sigh, we were late.
|Kadiri. Ang basa-basa na, ang itim-itim ko pa.|
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We started running, late by around 22 minutes from the gun-time. I took off my raincoat and ran in the rain. The course was a bit hilly but easy. I'm glad that the asphalt road wasn't slippery. I was also trying to avoid the puddles. We finished our run after 40+ minutes. I was kinda slow 'coz I was with my friend, who's trying out the running scene.
|All smiles as the race is about to end.|
What took longer than the run was that (damn) queue for baggage! The rain made the carnival grounds really, really muddy. Anyway, I don't want to go into details. I don't want to go ranting on this blog. I don't want negative vibes.
|Unlocking the 2nd prison -- our memento for finishing the race|
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I don't think I'll join this race next year though.
And, I won't go buying light-colored singlets. Makes me look fat/bulky in photos. :-/
Stay tune for the second part of this blog.