Late at Men’s Health All Terrain Race 2011
This is a late post thus the title but hey I learned during my elementary years that “better be late than never.”
I was also 6 minutes and 32 seconds late for the 5K gun start. Applying what I learned during my grade school years, I ran anyway. I don’t want to miss the opportunity of exploring the trails of Nuvali. Sweat began to flow after a mile, endorphins started working its way into my bloodstream and dirt was all over my shoes and feet. It was an awesome feeling after not running for so long.
I met familiar faces on the course but mostly are newbies in trail running. The course was really made for those who want to try the thrill of the trail for the first time and I bet that everyone enjoyed it. Nothing technical and the hardest part was the slight rolling hills on kilometers 2 and 4. On those hills I saw a lot of runners walk or slowdown. The huffing and puffing breath was music to my ears. I was amped!
I finished the race at 29:59 minus 6:32, making my 5K trail run time 23:27. Not bad for someone who hasn’t ran for some time because of the busyness of his travel schedules. And I think this is a PR for me as I don’t have an official 5K time yet.
Saying I enjoyed the race is an understatement. I was glad that I ran even though I was late.
Lesson: Run even if you are late (saying ang miles), unless it’s an hour late though.
My gratitude for Summit Media and Men’s Health for the invitation to run this race. Congrats to Leadpack for a very organize race.
You can download the Official Race Results by clicking this link: Men’s Health All Terrain Race Results c/o Takbo.ph
Some photos can also be tagged from Men’s Health Facebook page.