I thought Sunday’s 15K race at MOA had answered that question, but I’ve been feeling run down all week. Then I got food poisoning from some bad chicken curry and started having flu-like symptoms. I’m writing this entry now while lying in my bed, feverish.
Kind of insane how I first decided to do 21K at Condura. Coming from no training at all over the holidays, I don’t know what possessed me to fork over 750 pesos in exchange for 11 kilometers over what I’d been used to running. Maybe I wanted bragging rights, since Papa Piolo’s never entered a 21K race. (Actually I think that’s the most likely reason.) Or I just wanted to ramp up because of Joel’s challenge to run a marathon by the end of the year.
If all things go smoothly and I recover my strength by Friday, I’ll definitely run the full 21K distance on Sunday. But I’ll probably take an easy pace. I’ll just have to accept finishing with a time exceeding two hours, since it is my first time running this distance and I don’t want to depress my immune system further. Lots of races in the coming weeks and I don’t want to miss out on them, either.