2 more weeks before the run

I set goal for 6 months. This time will be a half marathon in the morning.

Sometimes I doubt myself, but the fact that I can reach the finish line really wake me up.

Tomorrow, as planed, I will go for a run in Mac Richie Reservoir. Time to move my feet quick and consistent.

This run will be a health proof before my oversea trip to Bangkok. Like last time, the Sundown marathon is just one week before my Myanmar trip.

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Sundown Marathon – Mission completed

photoYesterday is a memorable run.

It was my first 21 km. The event was Sundown Marathon Singapore.

It would be a smooth run, until I encounter an incident that caused my run late half an hour. When I come to the starting point at 12am, the place was filled with many people preparing for the 10km race.

For some reason, i have a strong belief that even though I start late, I could manage to finish before 4am, which is the cutoff time.

I run wildly into the crowd at the starting line. Someone told me that it was impossible to run 21 km now, the road is closed, only 10km is available.

I didn’t believe that. I moved forward. A quick glance on the left side, I saw an African guys, he wants to secure the fastest runner. I am not him, I come here to challenge myself, not the be the fastest.

I called for help and the security guys brought me to the Start Arc. He looks reluctantly. I assured one more time: “Let me run, I can catch up with my friends”. And they let me go.

An incredibly starting. Lonely. On the road. No people. Just follow the route.

10 minutes later, I saw a couple who were very tired, I guess the girl has not feeling well today.

Then I had no competitors on the route in the first half hour. What I did is I just need to surpass people at the last lines falling behind the race.

Running with friends is the motivation to cheer you up. I saw a group of people running together. One person blew his whistle, while others clapped their hands at regular interval to cheer up. I was inspired.

However, it is till an individual race. There is a proverb saying “Do not compare to others, compare to yourself.” The race is still my own race anyway.

I feel the joy of passing others. But I always remind that it is only the beginning of the race. After 1.5 hour, I will run among the average runners in the race. I change my strategy. Run slow and persistent. It was what I did in the later half of the run.

The last km: my legs have no feeling at all. Still, I could feel my ankle pain again.

Exhausted. I had already skipped a lot of water/100 plus on the way. Drinking a certain amount of water is good. But a lot of water is not advisable.

Then that is it. I completed 21.35 km in 2:55 minutes. Not bad. I can do it.

Myanmar trip

Can’t wait for my Myanmar trip this June.

I already booked air ticket and accommodation. The first time I will try couch surfing. It has some risks but I want to meet interesting people. A feeling pretty much like “Huyen chip style”.

Tasks:

– Email to arrange meetup with Myanmar Computer Association. This organisation is recommended my colleague.

– Contact KT Care, involve in a community project. A small wish I didn’t make it in the past. This is a project I donated but since the target of fundraising wasn’t reached, it was canceled.

– Take many photos. I bought a new lens for this trip. In fact, it will be used in my Bali trip beforehand.

That is it. Do not forget that my short term goal is completion of 21 km run Marathon sundown this month. Stay tuned till my next post.