This was my first time to do a 6km run since I pledged to myself that I will start running 5km this year but then the event does not have a 5km, so I registered at the 6. The Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 was participated by almost over 14,000 people, with a goal to help in donating mangrove plants in Zamboanga de Sibugay.
Check out my other blog explaining more about the run, Run For Mangroves and for other causes.
At first I was running with my sister and I wanted to capture some photos because it’s not everyday that you get to walk at the Skyway without getting hit by a car (photos will be present as soon as my sister send it to me!). After that I just ran by myself because I wanted to record the duration of my run. It was not an easy run for me, maybe it’s because of the wind or the training I had (which was none) but I don’t usually train so I don’t find it as a cause.
While running, some people in front of me were running in different ways. One was running sideways, another was running like she was stepping in a coal bed. I guess those were their tactics on finishing the race in one piece. But I tell you, I also have my own way; well at least not in terms of my running style like those that I mentioned.
One tactic I do to make myself run was to create an awesome playlist so I won’t get tired while running given the fact that I get sleepy when I run. Songs from Black Eyed Peas, Pussycat Dolls, LMFAO, David Guetta, Katy Perry, and The Cataracts are some of the artist in my playlist; though it’s still under construction. The only mistake I made was accidentally putting a feel-good song on my list and when I was running that played in. And I was like, “what the??” …just avoid feel-good, cozy songs and stick to upbeat.
Another tactic I have was to make a marker, a HUMAN MARKER. If that person passed by me, I should start running again until I pass that person. haha!
My app was talking to me, noting what distance I have covered already and how long. My last record was 5km at 38mins so when I was about to reach my time I did ran faster, and got tired faster. I was ready to give up when I saw the slope downwards which means that I’m near the finish line so, I let gravity take its natural course and I was speeding up. Then there were photographers, I was not able to take a photo in my camera ’cause my app’s running so whenever I see someone taking pictures, I got near them so they can take mine. haha! Although, I haven’t found yet a photo of mine. :))
In the end, I finished at 45 minutes and 57 sec. and was #469 in the Overall 6km run.
See my run details at Nike+
After the run, my family and I headed straight to the Condura Village where activities were being held. The area was packed with people considering there were over a thousand participants. People inside were holding loot bags, so our first priority was, aside to get our medals we have to get a loot bag.
Given the crowd, there were also mascots roaming around the area.
The Condura Skyway Marathon was all out on freebies! It was like a food galore (with the exception of the Unilever products).
’til the next run 🙂