While it might not be super delicate to share about races, here goes my running sum-up for January which includes two competitions:
Start of January: (Very) Sick and frustrated because I will not get a PB at the coming 5 km at Olympic 2030 Môn Việt Dã (originally a postponed race) .
10th of January: I knew I won’t perform but I was Struggling at pace 4’05 …
17th of January: 10 km race HCMC Marathon. It was tough last year and I was very ambitious just a month before. I finally went there with few ambitious .. Excellent conditions for Vietnam but it was a quite hard for me while I pushed at the end.
Thanks to great support of Dev Chris (pacing for a while) and the kids , I finished it in 36’37 (and a podium – always appreciated ) . Then I paced Phuoc like last year on 5 km. He continues to impress me and ran the 5 km in 21’14 while leading the race from the start . Funny story: I missed the departure for a few secondes and took about 2 km to catch him . I had to consider him as a competitor to get him .
This week: I Ran 82 km which is the top 2 weekly volume for the last 3 months. I feel great and I am looking forward to ramp-up to get back to shape and prepare next races whenever it happens. for everything and most importantly for everyone