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Friday, June 06, 2008

adidas Sundown Marathon Race Report

At the agreed time of 9am a day before the race, the group of us (Choi, Frank, Shine, Cheang, Guna, Runwitme and I) were there. I believe, including Uncle Sonny's party, there were at least 14 of us in the same bus. It almost felt like we were on the Pacesetters bus heading to the Singapore Marathon. Shine and Tey were penned down to run the ridiculously insane 84K ultra marathon, while the rest of us "just" the usual 42K.

This marathon was to be my 9th marathon, the 2nd for 2008. By year end, I'd hopefully knocked off 3 marathons. The last time I completed a trio of marathons were way back in 2004, I think. Even after completing 9, I can attest that it never gets any easier. Having trained for the 2008 KLIM in November last year, Sundown was to be my winding down race before my 1 month break from any structured running. I'm just tired and despite the 5 PRs set for the races done this year - GE30K (2:56), KLIM (4:16), Orange Run (sub 49 minutes), NB15K (1:18) and RMAF (1:48) - I've not felt comfortable nor relaxed doing the last 2. It was time for a break before the periodization-base phase in July for my November marathon.

To read the rest of the report (a little too lengthy for this blog), hit this link!

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  • Very comprehensive report lah. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the turns on the bridges made us lose momentum?

    But you know what, the more I look back on the marathon, the better I feel coz I realize I'd survived a tough one. At least I can say to myself, yeah, I did that insane route!

    Enjoy your month break from running!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:49 PM  

  • Haza: Didn't plan to write so long, but somehow it ended up that way. Most definitely the turns messed up with the pacing - but I was already walking by then! My fitness was a joke!

    By Blogger Carboman, at 11:51 PM  

  • great job carboman! a marathon at night - now that's something different!

    By Blogger rundangerously, at 7:13 PM  

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