It was my third 10K attempt this year after I got back to running more than 5Ks again. I have been somewhat depressed with my laziness in running anything more than that. I remember nearly not finishing the Robinsons Buddy Run, and walking my way to the finish line at the Nike We Run Manila.
Its becoming more depressing for me as I want to enjoy my Standard Chartered 10K run in HK. I registered for a slow time of 1:20 as an expected finish, but I am not at all near that range as my last two 10K races were at 1h 40m and 1h 39m respectively.
It was a drizzling night come the Energizer Night race, so I was actually hesitating on running. I couldn’t afford to get sick, well not at this time of the year when I’m too busy at work. Though at the back of my mind I wanted to prove myself to at least finish at 1hr 30mins. It would drive me back to training. I found myself at the gym 3 times the week before, and ran 4-5-3 kms on each day at my target pace.
The morning of the race I was suffering from from delayed onset muscle soreness after FFS gave me some drills at the gym that killed my quads. I just couldn’t move. I don’t know how a 10 minute work out felt like a 5K PR run. Amazing.
I guess all that soreness and right mindset to get my drive back worked, because FFS paced me to a 1hr 26min 45sec finish net. I know it’s still far from average but its 14 minutes better than previous, so I was happy. Thank you FFS!
Below are some photos from Ms. Mars of PinoyFitness:
FFS and I loved the event overall. It was very well organized, it felt festive, there were a lot of participants but crowd was controlled well. There were a lot of photobooths which I’m sure the runners loved, and awesome prod numbers before the race started. Last but not the least the flashlights at the runners’ heads looked amazing, it was so nice to look at from a distance. Very unique. Not bad at all, Energizer!
I’m giving the event 4/5 purpletops. Almost perfect but of course I noticed some cons. I won’t mention them anymore as I think they vary on preference, but in totality this is an excellent event and worth the registration fee. 🙂