King of the Mountain Race and a little bit of Wowowee =)

A day before the King of the Mountain race, esposo and I went to Second Wind Running Store to register for the said race, and I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Neville Manaois of Pinoy Ultra Runners. We chatted for a while about the race course and some other stuffs about running. After that, off we went to Ultra for some run.

It was a break from the usual Sunday race, we joined the King of the Mountain which was held last Saturday. There were a lot of runners and bikers who joined, some familiar faces and some new.

IMG_0244A pose before the race start

The race consist of a 1.5K road which was all uphill leading to the 7K trail which was mostly uphill, muddy and wet. I was gasping for some air almost all the course, and stops once in a while when I see my heart rate elevating. I’m trying on a heart rate training (my hubby insisted on doing it so that I’ll be able to monitor if any palpitation occurs, thank you for the Polar RS200 again).

I met Sir Rene aka Jazzrunner, we ran together mostly in the trail course, I even got many pictures from him while running and walking. I was already running for 1hour and 20minutes while I past the 8K mark, since most of the remaining 2K is downhill, I decided to finish it in 10minutes. My kids and hubby where already waiting for me, good thing they were there, for both of my legs had cramps, instead of running downhill, I walked slowly. 500meters to go, I dashed to the finish line ignoring the pain in my legs, I crossed the finish line in 1hour ans 33minutes. Mikey gave a first aid on my cramps, thank you so much, you’re a life-saver.

Esposo, finished 54minutes (he’s becoming faster and faster). Free food were given after the race. Here are some pictures from the race day.

IMG_0275With Sir Rene

IMG_0276Erick and Sir Totoy (placed 6th overall and celebrated his birthday last Sunday)

IMG_0278Some new found running friends

IMG_0280With Elmer (he’s a Dragon Boat crew)

IMG_0282With the kids and Nanay

After the KOTM, off we went to Antipolo Church and some swimming at Amoranto. We were also scheduled to watch the Wowowee All Stars in Araneta, it was a request from my mother-in-law we couldn’t refuse. Here are some pictures I took on that event.

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We had a blast that day, went straight to bed to have a good night sleep for another race on the following day.