I'm now a Finisher of 42.195 km ,that's what the finisher Tee from S'pore Marathon says .
I'm happy with this T-shirt for a number of factors .
BUT , 1stly ,I'm back to writing coz:
1. Anonymous encouraged me ,not sure who he/she is ,TQ
2. It seems I'm an inspiration to ashmatics. ( Hope to continue to be)
3. I'll start recording my training again with a simple daily blog for my record purpose.
3 WEEKS BEFORE MARATHON :Backache due to injury from sit-up at gym ,whereby I was supposed to do the easier sit-up but I was lazy to change the machine from a hard level to an easier level . But still ran with some pain. Did complete Pacesetter 30 km run in 2 hour 54 min .
2 WEEKS BEFORE Marathon : Back OK ,not much trainning coz helped out with children church camp at Genting for 5 days ,can see no altitude trainning but did have altitude living :) !!
4 DAYS before Marathon :Wednesday , 5 times diarhea and fever . Prayed to Jesus for help . The next day fever all gone , no more diarhea . Haleluya !!
Conversation with Justin on the week of Marathon :
Kenny : Justin ,as you know I haven't been trainning hard enough coz of all these events the past few weeks .
Justin : I know , base on all this , you better think of just completing the marathon and not set any target time .
Kenny : I believe I can do it , coz I have ran through an asthma attack and I have ran with aches or something like that . It means I think I have determination and this Marathon will need determination from me again .
Justin : Lets see how it goes on that day .
End of conversation .
3 days to Marathon and day of Marathon :
Some phlegm stucked in chest area , a bit of cough caused by phlegm .
The MARATHON Report :
Came with Ronnie and friends .
Still have phlegm . Coughing every few km to try to spit out phlegm . ( S'pore is a fine city , will they fine me for spitting during a race ? )
Used my heavy new Reebok , ( got it at half price in which ori price was RM450),lots of cushioning . Had to use this cause the other Mizuno no more cushioning and after using Reebok for a few weeks ,got used to the heaviness .
Ate and carbo load a lot on Saturday with the gang till stomach bloated . Couldn't shit out on Saturday and even morning before Marathon . No choice but to run at 1 kg heavier .
Strategy was to run 6 min per km pace and base on my split timings every 10 km , it was adhered to .
10 km mark :59 min 54 sec
21 km mark :2:01:25
30 km : 2:57:03
At 30 km mark , hit the wall , meaning , my thighs ache , the right inner part of leg pain. I still went on coz of my target to either get a sub 4 or just a little above .There were some motivators along the way , namely the motivational signboards and cheer leading groups . Rubbed deep heating on my leg a few times . Last 7 km , turn on the power , but being careful not to get cramp . It was superb when reach finish line , coz inspite the pain , I have finish the RACE !!!
Next target : Great Eastern 30 km 2007
Distance : 42.195 km
Duration :4:09:32 (P.R)( Former P.R was 4:20 durings Kedah 12 hr run)
# of times used
Asthmatic inhaler and remarks : 0 times used inhaler , breathing ok