“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them; a desire, a dream, a vision” -Muhammad Ali
Our 3 hours and 48 minutes lsd last Saturday was a combination of easy, tempo run and brisk walking because one of my buddies, Willy-was not feeling well. He decided to just walk after 1 hour and 21 minutes, and I paced him and let our 3 companions continued their route. There was no means of transportation in that place, so we ran very slowly and walked frequently. Willy told me that the night before that long run, he experienced severe stomach trouble but he thought that he will be alright, so he still joined us. I told him that it’s alright not to run if he’s not feeling well. Better rest than to dnf, even in practice.
Last year, I registered in Subic International Marathon but I did not join, because I suffered from amoebiasis the night before the race.
Also, if you have a slight cold, it’s unsafe to run because you’re immune system is weak. Running then, can trigger more serious illnesses especially if your route is in the area where pollution is very obvious.
Willy was in pain last Saturday, and I cannot leave him.
Listening to your body is very important. It’s another lesson not only for him but also for me.
Let’s run wisely and defensively.
Some pictures of that training:
My buddy for the day, Willy Eugenio.
We ran/walked with a total of 3 hours and 48 minutes, from 5am until 8:48am.
God be praised!