Why did I join this relay....? Frankly, I thought EVERYONE would be running 10km so it was a pretty decent distance to wake up extra early in the morning for.
Then it dawned on me that it was actually 4 people running the total of 10km.
Uh huh.......2.6km to sprint all the way.
And you guys know what a crap sprinter I am and how I almost ALWAYS avoid my speed training right?!
I initially had my reservations regarding this race.
...like up until I parked my car at Lake Gardens to go SEARCH for my team mates.
And how "happy" I was to find out that I was the first person in the relay to run.
What....you're not sensing my overwhelming enthusiasm??
The first part of the 2.6km was a daunting uphill climb and then a freakin drop of a downhill to join the usual loop around Lake Gardens.
The hill literally killed me.
I could not keep up a quick pace AND run uphill.
And the downhill was STEEP!
Luckily the rest of the route was pretty flat all the way until I pass the baton.
I think I finished it around 15 minutes-ish.
I can't quite remember the exact timing.
I was too worried that my heart will be way too tachycardic until it jumps out of my throat! (although it is anatomically impossible...)
My team finished in 54 minutes...(more or less)
Oh yea....the grand finale of the relay...it started to rain.
No..not rain....it started to POUR!!!!
So while waiting for some of the runners to return, we were all huddled together in a tiny covered rest area.
I don't know....but I ACTUALLY had A LOT of FUN today!!!
* my race T-shirt (getting a lot of these lately), my bib and my medal.
I found out today that a lot of people will be running the Mizuno Wave 10km 25/10/2009 in KL.
I'm still not confirmed regarding the Northface100 (Bernard..quickly check your work schedule!) and now Nike+ Human Race 2009 will be on the same day in Singapore!!!!
I was thinking (do entertain my flow of thoughts....I can be pretty manic at times)......that last year's Nike+ Human Race was in the afternoon....and I'm thinking that it may be in the afternoon this year as well.
And I really want to do Northface100.....and also the Human Race....
I wonder.....if it would be suicidal to my knees and hips to want to run 25km trail in the morning and then another 10km on the road in the afternoon...
I wonder if Bernard is crazy enough to do this with me.
I wonder if it's doable.....hang on, OF COURSE it's doable....what am I talking about!
It is ABSOLUTELY doable...it depends on how much a nutcase I am to want to do it....
Didn't someone once said that it's 75% MENTAL and 25% PHYSICAL?
I mean....afterall, Mr. Marathon-maniac can do 42km every weekend at different corners of the globe, I'm sure normal mortals such as yours truly can do 25km in the morning followed by 10km in the afternoon.
.....it will just be more difficult to find SOMEONE to run it with me!
Anyway I tried the Nike website for the registration of the Human Race and the Singapore's site ain't up yet. So we'll see how.
By the way.....I'm sorry for the lack of photos.