12 July 2009

POSBank Run For Kids 2009

As it turned out, the shoes were left in the gym and ended up in their lost-and-found section which I managed to retrieve 2 weeks later.

Fortunately, I was able to run in today's POSB Run For Kids 09.

Yeah. I got my shoes though I almost couldn't find my number bib. Well almost.

The morning turned out nice and cool with a light drizzle with the occasional flash of lightning.

In all, the whole event was badly organised as no one seemed to be around to guide the arrivals of the runners.

I guess most of us just did the logical thing and just walked over the the starting line which the flag off was a bit later.

I started off slow as I don't see the need to have to jam myself with the eager pack. It's not like I am going to win this thing anyway.

Not knowing the route as in run the route before certainly has its disadvantages as I have no idea how to pace myself.

So I just agar agar try not to run too fast or risk running out of gas towards the end.

At the 5km, I clocked at 27 min 42 secs on my watch. Not bad. A bit faster than I would have "budgeted".

Then I started to struggle as I find myself unable to sustain the speed that I was running. Worse it did not help that I have to climb a flyover at the 6km mark.

By the time, I hit the finishing line, I mistakenly thought I finished in 1 hour 01 min 02 secs. I was sorely disappointed as I did not expect my timing to be to off.

I kept thinking about it throughout the day, scratching my head how the heck did I take more than 30 mins to clear the remaining 3 km?

So by the time I got home after tennis (yeah, I went on to play tennis in the afternoon. I am so going to die tomorrow), I rechecked my watch only to see my timing to be 44 mins 42 secs.

Ok, I don't feel so bad now. =)

- Voxeros

1. msvindicta left...
Monday, 13 July 2009 1:49 am
8k's super impressive already, don't give yourself so much stress over the timing!
i wld die if i ran 8km. 0.0

2. Mistress Grace left...
Monday, 13 July 2009 9:34 am
Kauz... 44 mins for 8 KM I dont want to do any runs with you lah.. Basket sipei pressure! I buy u your breakfast... Hahahah :P

3. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 11:24 pm
Woot! Pro Jay! walk 44mins for 8km... become stronger though you are older now.

4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 20 July 2009 12:10 am :: 
msvindicta: I think my timing is decent and possibly not going to obsessed with improving it.

Mistress Grace & Sunflower: To be honest, I have doubts over the accuracy of the timing. Shall find another 8km and do it all over again.

5. Mistress Grace left...
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 4:36 pm
Sure do another 8Km but hor, leave me out of it Heheheh Dun want to run with u..

6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 July 2009 11:47 am :: 
Mistress Grace: Lai lah... mai shy wokay?

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