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Monday, June 25, 2007

Penang Bridge Marathon 2007 Race Report

This marathon was a classic case where the training went much better than the race. Having started my comeback in February, and moving into more serious stuff in April, I'd at least expected meeting 2 of my 3 goals. The base goal was to finish, the second was to PR under 4:26 and the bonus was to dip below 4 hours. The more my training progressed, the stronger the indications were, pointing to a good performance. I'd never run a marathon before in my home state and I'd wanted to make this a memorable outing....(to read the full report complete with photos, click this link).

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  • Wah You reminded me so much of my 1st full marathon and it was also the Penang Bridge Marathon (1998 edition). Then, I ran into great difficulty by km25 and suffered the remaining 17km. I could almost see myself in that "Khan Khor" look in your photo and everything that attacked the poor mind at that time. I could hear my brain screaming out never another marathon, NEVER! But upon relection now, I really cherished those extreme painful moments because I think they made me into a more mature & stronger marathoner. Let's do the Boston!
    I am so happy to see you are out of this so fast with chin up & head high. cinya salute!
    Will be seeing you doing great exploits soon.
    A bien tôt!
    p/s just received the DVD " The art & science of running - Jack Daniels" this afternoon,wohooh!

    By Blogger CP Waterman, at 3:56 AM  

  • Hi Jamie,

    I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience in Penang Run. However, you still did very well considering you still hit sub 5 hours despite your back pains. Get some rest bro and try again in your next marathon. Cheers

    By Blogger Tan BoSe, at 10:11 AM  

  • I see your are already plotting your next marathon race.

    I used to get lower back pain way back in 2002. When I was standing up too long (30 minutes) or ran more than 10km. I did some crunches (low weight and high reps) on the weight machine and six months later I was OK. My back is still OK now although I have stopped doing weights.

    By Blogger krunner, at 2:07 PM  

  • Great effort Jamie. I can imagine the heartache at that point. You will surely nail it eventually!

    By Blogger Dinesh, at 5:37 PM  

  • hi jamie,

    Great report..but sub 5 hours not bad lah..

    keep on running dude..

    By Blogger yipwt, at 11:17 PM  

  • very well written Jamie,u take it easy of the back thingy.
    Nonetheless,the courage to complete despite the pain is aspiring to many runners like us.

    By Blogger Raymond, at 11:47 AM  

  • lets Rock KLIM08 together again.

    By Blogger C-CUBE, at 1:19 PM  

  • running with a PB in mind normally cause dissapointment. Despite your bad problem, you have have timming that some can only dream of. Take it easy and rest to run on another day.

    By Blogger kops21, at 7:44 PM  

  • thanks everyone for your comments. i'm already plotting ahead. see you on the roads!

    By Blogger Carboman, at 9:12 PM  

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