Who’s joining Condura? Or, maybe one should ask: Who’s NOT joining Condura? The past week, I haven’t had a conversation with running friends (or even with my husband) without mentioning the Condura race. “How’s your training going for Condura?”, “Mainit kaya sa skyway?”, “10k or 21k?” or “Pagkatapos na ng Condura yan.” It seems that the Condura Race has become that big of an event for runners that most of us have marked it on our calendars and have made our schedules revolve around this one race.
Uhm, I’m certainly guilty of that. Yes, despite the injury, I am foolish enough to run the half marathon on Sunday. Plan is to go for a slow, easy, and happy run with little concern for time (or faster runners passing me by…sob sob) and full focus on safety. All week I’ve prepped my body for this race with slow training runs, 1k swims, 2 deep tissue massages, 1 dry needling session, stretching and lots of prayers. I’m anxious but excited.
I’m guessing most of you feel the same way. There are a lot of newbies out there who will make Condura their first race. (Good luck guys!) Even more serious, experienced runners who aim to improve their time this coming Sunday. Whatever your goal, remember to have fun. Just try your best to banish the thought that your finish times will be published in the Philippine Star. Gulp!
See you on the Skyway!