This is Part 3 in continuation to my last post about running. The good news is, I have been able to follow my running schedule religiously over more than a year now. The only time I took a break was for a few days when I had the flu.
I have been able to increase my distance a bit since I started and am running around 18km a week.
My VO2 max has continued its upward trend, but still not reached 2021 levels and probably never will, because of age.
I recently ran my first formal 10k in Bangkok, which was an exhilarating experience.
The only problem with participating in marathons in Bangkok is that they start very early (approx 2 AM for full, 4 AM for half and 5 AM for 10k). However, the atmosphere is electric, even early in the morning. There are mascots dancing, drones buzzing overhead and a live band playing.
Running among hundreds of people is a completely different experience compared to running alone. The distance goes by very fast and before you know it, the race is over.