Monday, August 11, 2014

Preparing for a 21k run

Two weeks ago, I watched the UAAP games at Araneta Coliseum (August 3).

National University and Ateneo De Manila University triumph that day over their competitors University of the East and Far Eastern University.

Your ears have to be ready for these events as the drum beating on both sides can make it ache.

Team work, patience, alertness, perseverance, and preparedness were key in making a team win. Each player has to be at top condition if it wants to do well in the game.

Found out from a friend that Red Bull Supreme has a booth outside the event. Game watchers can give a bottle crown of Red Bull Supreme to be included in the raffle. 

At half time, winners are picked and can win a Go Pro camera, Red Bull Supreme jackets, bandana, sling bags cameras await winners and should not be missed.

This promotion is only for games that takes place at Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

I wasn't really that keen on energy drinks as I not sure on how it really works. Further reading and discussion with its product customers, I found out that Red Bull is almost equivalent to a cup of coffee with additional nutrients. 

One can take up to 2 bottles a day of it especially if you need to stay alert and energetic. Although it will not substitute getting proper rest and nutrients, it can give that push when you need an energy booster.

Last week, I went back to dragon boat practice routines and had to get ready at 3 am. Took one Red Bull Supreme as I hardly slept.

I am scheduled for a 21k run at White Flower Philippines "Kaya Natin 'To Pilipinas. Takbo ng Kaunlaran" this Sunday August 17.

It will be my 2nd time to do a 21k run. The first one was last March 2014 and it partly resulted to a right foot injury. I fully rested and decided to get back to running again last month.

As time is short, I had to remember the techniques learned during training to avoid the strain and complete the 21k.

With my physical and strength limitations, it will take me more or less 3 hours to get it done.

This week, I had to schedule long distance run, dragon boat practice, cross-circuit workout, and swimming. Hopefully, this will give the resilience needed to complete the 21k run.