Well, another milestone as I mentioned in my FB page. I done the 15K, barely.
Signed up this run as part of my training for the full marathon end of the year. Need to gradually build on my mileage, developing endurance and pushing the body.
The week that leading to the run was slacking, Only managed to put in a 6km run twice at the gym. The entire family was sick and I was hoping I won't get it before the race, and as luck was on my side, I got the sore throat 1 day before the run.
Didn't get enough sleep saturday night too since the little one was crying most of the time. Up at 4am, make some oat meal for breakfast and couple of hard boiled eggs, a good sit down later. Left the house at around 5am and drive towards Padang Merbuk, a little too early, but was thinking to get there early, get a good parking spot and just absorb the atmosphere.
Didn't feel nervous at all. Meet Boon and his friend Elaine, joke around till the start of the run.
And following the tradition of the pacesetter run, hills after hills. It was a really tough run. I was doing ok till about 6km and then started to feel uncomfortable.
Push on till the first water station and took the opportunity to walk while down 2 glass of water. After that I will run on flat and down hill and will try to pick up pace during up hill.
At about 8km if where I turn on my iPOD and start playing some good running music to keep me entertain.
My time for yesterday run was terrible, but I am glad I did it and still below my estimated time of 2 hours, just by couple of seconds.
Bib number : 3010 (Men Junior Veteran)
Split time : 54m35.48s
Total time : 1h58m13.37s
Position in age group : 185/214
Position by gender : 865
Position overall : 1101
Let's compare to the same age group
Fastest : 49m49.06s
Slowest : 2s29m15.01s
I should target 1h45m for my future 15k run.
But it was awesome. I really glad I did it.
Now move training.