VPBank Hanoi Marathon – in Binh Duong

Very nice race organised by BDRC – Bรฌnh Dฦฐฦกng Running Club last Sunday morning in // of the official VPBank Hanoi Marathon.

Woke up at 2am40 after four hours of sleep, one hour drive, a bit of rain but it worth it ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค—. I ran 10k in 37’30 in a progressive manner which was perfectly my objective: to run at Half-Marathon pace & to do a negative split after a heavy week training ๐ŸŒŸ.

It lead to a podium which is always nice ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿฅˆ.I finished my last kilometer in like 3’24 and enjoyed the run quite a lot. Being able to sustain that pace on a 10k in (a short) future is still my objective ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

My expectations three weeks ago on my 3k trial were far to be fulfilled ๐Ÿ˜“. I ran it in 9’43 slowing down a lot in between each kilometers (which is a tough scenario lol). 3k Preparation went well overall but I was not focused enough and it was not enough.Pocari Sweat Run Viแป‡t Nam is coming in 6 weeks and we will see how close of 16 min I will be on 5k ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ.

I am good physically even if I need to continue reinforcing my core / caring about nutrition ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ. Also glad to mention my super pretty new toy, a Polar Vantage V, which allows me to join my coach Teddy Paul who has the Titan model (thanks to him for his constant support during two years and a half โค๏ธ ) and very happy to represent Polar in Vietam (thanks Polar Watch Vietnam team ๐Ÿฅฐ).

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