On a gloomy Sunday morning last weekend I ran my first run for the year. I’ve been running for about four or five years now but only started joining runs last year–Nike Women’s 10k being my first one. This year I told myself I’d join more and challenge myself to better my time and increase my distance one run at a time, starting with the Condura Skyway Marathon 2016. I signed up last minute and chickened out on the 21k, so I signed up for 10k.
The drizzle that morning was on and off, and I was lucky to be spared from it during my run. Right when I got down from the skyway, the rain started pouring so I barely got to spend time in the race grounds where they had different booths, photo walls and a mini concert. Here runners can claim their hydration kits and medals, buy shirts, take photos and rest while enjoying the band/artist on stage.
I don’t remember exactly my time during last year’s Nike run, but my goal in this run was to outdo my time in the previous one. Weirdly enough I think I was two minutes longer in Condura, but I found the route to be slightly easier than that of Nike only because the roads were smoother, well lit, and the uphills in the skyway run were less by one or two.