It rained in the road and it was so much fun. That’s my 10K Marvel Run experience in a nutshell.
Marvel Run Ph 2018
It’s a rare day for road runs for me when I joined Marvel Run Philippines 2018. The hardest part of the run was waking up early and catching the gun start. I actually was late for gun start, fortunately it also started a bit late plus I’m just looking to enjoy this run. It’s a simple run around Mall of Asia, which would be a good way to earn some mileage.
After arriving at about 5:30 am, I immediately rushed off to get my kit. I was able to catch the last part of the warm up and there it was gun start. It was a crowded start line since there’s about 8,000 participants for the event. I’m good with the volume of the runners since I don’t plan to go all out on this one. I went at a slow jog and went on to stop with several cos-players around the area.
I would go on several run segments and walk several segments. No pressure really! My cadence has been slow lately especially on the road so the kilometers were just slowly trickling in. I guess, I’m no longer used to road runs but it was good to have some Marvel characters along the route.
It’s an out and back route so it’s 5K out and back starting at Seaside Boulevard with loops in Diokno Boulevard and finally Macapagal Boulevard. It was about 3K into the race that it started drizzling. It was good that I brought a ziplock for my phone. I went on with the remaining loop headed to Macapagal. It was a sea of Marvel fanswearing various Avengers-inspired costumes, such as Iron Man, Thor, Spiderman, Captain America, Black Widow, among others along Macapagal.
The rains went pouring after the u-turn and it was really fun. Running in the rain. I caught up with Jeff Lo, Chiqui and their friends and pace with them for a while. The rain was pouring and I was soaking wet. It was great that my On Cloudace had a good grip even on rainy grounds. I was a bit faster here as it’s mostly interval running.
I guess I needed it to rain to remind how fun road running can be. It was now counting down the remaining kilometers so the second half of the race felt a lot quicker. I was back in Diokno and down to the last 2 kilometers of the race and I didn’t mind running in puddles of water along the road as the rains was even stronger.
It started to mellow down getting to the last kilometer and it was cool down from here on as I just went slow until the finish line. That’s a fun 10K in the bag. There was a color powder ceremony after the run and the usual post-race party by the Color Manila Team.
ColorManila’s upcoming events include the CM Challenge Clark, to be held on August 5, 2018, at the Clark Parade Grounds. While Proactive Sports, ColorManila’s sister-company will host the first Tough Mudder to be held in Asia, on July 21-22, 2018, at Portofino Amore in Alabang.