Just two weeks back, we’d spent the weekend in Nuvali, about an hour south of Metro Manila. Then, I ran the TNF 100, likely the most gruelling 50km ultra Marathon I have experienced yet. That notwithstanding, this weekend we were back. We being Liz, our Sis, Loritta and myself, to participate in yet another Trail event.
Speaking for myself, I enjoyed this run a lot better than that of two weeks ago. Not every trail needs to be harder than the previous one. This one provided for a relatively easy rolling slope without any dramatic elevations, river crossings and other extreme scenarios. The scenery was beautiful and this time at least I still had at least half of my senses working to enjoy it. After all, we are still in the Philippines and by 7:00am the sun was burning down mercilessly. The first three hour we ran in complete darkness of course guided by our headlamps and the way markers placed by organizers. And yes, I did loose my way a couple of times, forcing me to backtrack – very frustrating! And in the end I ran not 50 but 57km as a result of that!