For this 50K debut, I trained since February this year after my second full marathon (42K) at the Condura Skyway Marathon. But after my 45K LSD last April 29, I suffered sore throat, dry cough and colds. A training set back for me, but this did not hindered me to continue. My last 30K LSD last May 13 brought back my colds until May 19.
Before race time, I only managed to have 1:30 hours sleep as my team Rock and Road need to meet up and travel to Tagaytay at 1AM.
|While waiting for our race bibs at Picnic Grove|
|Still foggy at Tagaytay, around 6AM|
|Greens at Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway|
At past 30K mark, my energy started to diminish and I resorted to buying another bottle of cobra energy drinks at a sari-sari store along the way. I also asked my support to buy some bananas as these will help prevent muscle cramps.
At almost 40K mark, I started to feel the heat of the sun at around 9AM, while my support team was still at the next 5K mark, I bought softdrinks and iced water at the stores along the road.
At past 40K mark, it seemed the road to be endless, I am so grateful that I have our support team which kept on returning back to check on us.
|At the finish line in Nasugbu, 11AM|
|With Bald Runner at the Awarding|
Congrats to my 3rd T2N batchmates! Till next ultra guys!
For the official race results, please click HERE.
For photos by J. Avellanosa Photography, please click HERE.
Photo credits to Team Rock and Road c/o Dennis Lopez and J. Avellanosa Photography