Just a couple of days ago, I ran my 4th 42km marathon marathon. It was still so fresh when I first ran long distance in Ambank KL Marathon 2008 I thought "Woah I just finish 10km and it's so freaking far. Those 42km crazy one".
|This is my fourth time being 'crazy' and still counting.|
The build-up and preparation to this marathon was not as good as the previous, as I've been channeling most of my energy waking up early and working 8 hours, 5 days a week. Respect how parents who work, and still has the energy to take care of house chores. Not easy, I must say. Hats off to these unsung daily heroes of ours.
Training has been below the level I would address 'intensive', weekly mileage is only around 40km when I should at least have a weekly mileage of 60km. Plus, 5 days before Putrajaya Night Marathon, I hurt my ankle during futsal. I had hard time to even run 2km during training. So fingers cross I was hoping my ankle would recover by itself naturally before the marathon.
Apparently it didn't. My ankle came back and haunt me after I merely crossed the 6km mark. I did the remaining 36km in pain. Of course I take it slow, which explained why I finished 5hours 53mins instead of my personal best of 4 hours 56mins. Not a good idea to run 42km with a bad ankle. Perhaps there's some blood clot.
Anyway enough about myself, because I believe the world doesn't revolve around me. I fetched Nico, Khai Sim, Su Juin and Christine to Putrajaya.
|The people I fetched - Khai Sim, Christine, and Su Juin in pink (minus Nico :P)|
|Yes, I close my eyes when I dash to the finishing line to take off all the pain and push myself through|
|42km finishers/survivors :)|
Well done to the slightly hardcore 21km half marathon finishers - Kevin, Khai Sim and Karmun.
& also good run from the many 10km runners - Christine, Jovita, Su Juin, Aris and so on.
Hope to see these familiar people again and perhaps more in the future.
After the grueling run, time to fill the tummy.
|Where to? - William's|
|Spaghetti Carbonara Beef Bacon!|
|Nico's Nasi Goreng Tomyam with Ayam Pandan!|
Upcoming runs within October to November :
- 30th October 2011 = 21km PJ Half Marathon
- 13th November 2011 = 5km CICM Run
- 20th November 2011 = 42km Penang Bridge International Marathon
- 27km November 2011 = 10km Nike KL City Run
Busy busy weekends :)
Remember, "Limitations only exist if you let them".