Pocari 2021, a missed opportunity but a great race

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By Alex:

I did the impossible yesterday: I went to the wrong way during my “race of the year” ie. Pocari Sweat Run Viแป‡t Nam on 5 km. I missed a turnaround at 4.5 km while the marking was clear ๐Ÿ˜…..

My body was ready to be on fire for the finish but my mind was already wondering a bit too much apparently ๐Ÿคช.

What sucks: I come the Friday and Saturday (D-2 and D-1) to Sala to train and also the check the route map. I was wrong both times on the finish and it created confusion to me at km 4.

The path I thought to be correct – I am missing a part

Indeed, I missed a loop before the finish. So when I saw I had to go on the right I was confused. Then I could not see anymore the first group of runners (top 4). I had a look on the left but wrong road. And I did not check again after (I was very focused) which costed me the correct path and a Personal Best.

Young boy who was following me and also went to the wrong path .. :/

Never mind: I ran well (about 16:50) doing my own race following my plan and I had great sensations which is extremely important to build my confidence to train and for the next races๐Ÿ”.

I have great motivation for Techcombank (in three weeks on 10k ) and for HCMC Marathon (January 2021 – distance to be decided in the next days) ๐Ÿ’ฅ.

It will hopefully be nice opportunities to get my first Personal Bests on my Vantage Polar Vantage V (thanks Polar Watch Vietnam). Really looking for that!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ.I am still discovering the features but I can tell you I love to check the datas (HR & Sleep) ๐Ÿฅฐ.

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