Trail Running - (n.) a sport which consists of running and hiking over open and rough terrain principally consisting of grass, mud, woodlands, or water.
RunningShield – (n.) An Oldie Moldy Long Distance Runner
I try to join races every weekend with distances of 10 – 21 – 32 – 42 km depending on whats available. Most of these races are run on asphalt or concrete. Once in awhile, I like to challenge myself and do Trail Runs. So when I was invited to join the PTAAKBUHAN Trail Run in Nuvali, I immediately said YES.
I'm not a very good Trail Runner because all the twisting and hopping on uneven terrain does take its toll on my knees but being only a 10 km race, I figured it would not be so punishing to the body. I also expected the race route to be pretty muddy and slippery given that the rain has been pretty strong these past few days. So as much as I tried to psyche myself up for this race, my ultimate game plan was just basically " to Survive!
Surprisingly, weather turned out to be cool and sunny. Just the way I like it. Terrain was a bit damp and slightly muddy but still managed to keep spotlessly clean. Route was quite challenging with several steep uphills and downhills. Nevertheless, it was a good race.
I love the outdoors. I love the sun.
I love the smell of grass in the morning...
and the cool fresh breeze on my face.
But most of all, I love Nature.
Best part is, I finished with pretty good time.
Not bad for an Oldie Moldy Long Distance Runner :)
Distance : 10 KM
Time : 50 :06