Run for a cure
The Run for a cure race was run today in Lagos at the American school, which we participated in. An extremely well organized event, that was a lot of fun! Plenty of music and stalls with goodies! I was a late registerer, and received number 886 – so if that is indicative of how many people participated -then that is amazing!
Willem & I set off at 5am this morning to get some needed kms in before the race and by the time we arrived at the school we had clocked 18km. The thought was to pick up the tempo a bit, but not to actually RACE it!
As with all races lately, the race plan is decided at the very las minute and I set off at a much faster pace than I had anticipated. It was only 6.25km, but even after 18km, I managed to maintain my heart rate at 86%. Towards the end, there were only a few lightning quick Nigerians ahead of me and only 2 other ‘oyibos’. The idea was to not let them out of sight and catch them at the end. And that is exactly what happened!
Very pleased to have finished 6.25km in 25:08 and to have been the first Oyibo over the line!