I covered the entire 31km this morning without any sleep due to work. Running with protective eyewear helped a lot – less glare for my tired eyes.
Last Sunday, I started late (read:7am) and the sun was already at its mightiest. If you would still like to do your long run at this time, I suggest that you run in loops. Just make sure that there is a public restroom with running water which you can pour on your body to decrease your body temprature and a convinience store for hydration fluids and food in the loop which you choose.
Last week, I joined the Milo Marathon and finished it in 5 hours 14 minutes. Milo Marathon is one of “the” running events in the country. Being able to join it this year is a first for me, since this is my 1st official Milo Marathon. For the past 2 years, i only joined the half-mary event due to injuries.
Although the route is the same as the previous years, this year was a bit different since the starting / finish line was moved from the Quirino Grandstand to the Mall of Asia and the routes for the shorter distances (3/5/10k) were changed - i think this was to prevent the fun runners from consuming all the hydration fluids near the finish line.
This proved to be effective since this is the first time I experienced still being able to hydrate near the finish line. Kudos to Milo and Runrio!
Running in the rain
It is the rainy season again and almost all my running shoes are wet. Drying them is a pain. So here is a little tip to make it a bit easier:
Remove the insole of your shoes
Wash your shoes
Let it drip for a while
Put paper in your shoes (an entire page of your broadsheet would do)
Replace the paper whenever necessary
The logic behind it is to let the paper absorb the water from your shoes. When I do it, it usually takes a day before my shoes dry up.
Oh by the way, i heard that body glide isn’t as effective in the rain. Is this true ? It’s a good thing that i have always used petroleum jelly.
Asics Gel Kayano 15
The thing about new running shoes is that after a month, it isn’t so new anymore.
Running in the rain is nostalgic. This is the only time when you can find solace during your running workouts.
The only other people you see around are of the same mindset as you – no noisy joggers , no noisy walkers, no unecessary frills.
It is like each drop of rain restores the strength you had just lost, the sea breeze likened to a towel that wipes away the pain.