On the weekend of October 22, Automercados Plazas held a sporting event in the distances of 21 km (Half Marathon) and 5 km (Family Walk), the event kit was to be delivered on Friday and Saturday at one of the supermarket's headquarters.
To our surprise the participation kit for the race and walk was the participation number, the sensor that takes the time and an ecological recycling bag with more than 15 products including food, confectionery, cereals and canned goods.
I tell you that since there was a shortage in Venezuela we had not seen so many gifts from sponsors, it was to feel again that feeling of the Venezuela of before where there were not so many shortages.
After picking up the kit we were given an invitation ticket to a Pasta Party, a place where we were going to eat pasta with Neapolitan sauce and cheese, to make the perfect carbohydrate load for the next day of the race.
The day of the race
I ran 21 kilometers while my son participated in the 5K Walk, for those who have never run before some say it's too much, others say it's too little but those who say that should not make calculations I'm sure, during the way of my run I was running smoothly from less fast to more, and when I was about Kilometer 11 I started to accelerate a little more to keep the estimated time for me.
With 3 kilometers to go I began to feel my right leg at calf level very tight, I think the potassium was leaving my body and there was almost the cramp announcing its arrival, however I was lifting my legs without stopping, lowering the pace to a gentle pace to avoid the cramp.
With 1 kilometer to go, my son, who had already finished his race, accompanied me to the finish line running, encouraging me and supporting me to finish successfully.
Every weekend I go out to run but when there are long distance races, it is different, there is nervousness, there are certain practices that must be done, hydration, carb and salt loading.
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