Thursday, December 30, 2010

Memory of 2010

As a wannabe runner, I resumed my exercise after getting clearance from the doctor since the bike related injury that broke my right scapula. Almost 1 year ago 9/dec/2009.

That was about Feb'2010. The first ever running event was sort of a bandit run at Energizer 10K event. Never in my life that I ran more than 8k before the race. I can still remember that I tried to chase down Miss Jewel to say hi when I saw her overtook me, what a futile effort. Haha. No medal for that event, I didn't bother to queue up to get it. Didn't know anybody then except Boon which we got separated half way.

The most memorable half marathon will have to be Standard Chartered KL marathon. That was by far the most enjoyable run, felt really good during the run and can feel that I can go on and on and on. Something just click during the run. Breathing was regular, no cramp, perfect weather, plenty of water station and nice route.

The most suffering run will have to be the Singapore Newton 30k run, also my first ever outside Klang Valley and outside Malaysia run. Needed that to build up the mileage towards the full marathon. Got sucked into the face paced runners at the first loop and burned out at around 13k, and then it was run walk till the end. Not an enjoyable event, but learned the most about running preparation and strategy.

The longest sporting event will have to be the Ipoh Century ride. 168km of pedaling. It should be an enjoyable ride with some tough hill climbs, but due to the lack of training and the lost of confidence since the bike accident, I was really suffered during the hill climb. But I finished it, which to me is one of the biggest achievement of 2010.

The longest run ever for 2010 will be the Penang Bridge International Marathon, 42.195km of running. After more than 1 month, I am still amazed about finishing the run. Considering how out of shape i was in the first 40 years of my life, still out of shape now :)

Overall, my journey to completing the first full marathon was considered well planned, the mileage gradually got increased, and that helped in getting me to the finish line.

Moving forward to 2011, return to cycling, get into the pool more, and run smarter, not more.

I miss Genting Sempah, i miss FRIM. :)

Felt healthier is the best result. All the medal, certificate cannot replace that.


Yimster said...

Good job Khoo and I believe an eventful year for you no doubt. I wanna do more biking for 2011 and ride to places I've never been before like Genting Sempah!

So keep on running and biking as I truly believe age isn't and shouldn't be a barrier to lead a healthy lifestyle. Here's looking towards a fab 2011!

sckhoo said...

You've done Broga, Genting Sempah is piece of cake lah.

Yes, more cycling for me as well.

Kenny said...

How wonderful to see all these great achievements, bro. 2011 promises even more and greater moments to celebrate for.

And the friends you continue to meet along the way will always be inspired by your pursuit which looks like it's beyond any tangible goals...

Keep it up, my friend. :)

June Malik said...

you have done really well and here's to a more fun 2011 .. just take care of them knees :)