Date: 22nd January 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Distance: 10km (7.86km)
Before the Race:
My weekly mileages is still in the lower stage since I just back in training not long ago. Low volume of training is good for great performance, so I give myself a target for the first race in 2011, hoping to overwrite my best 10km record.
This is a small race, Barry, kakithon, UPNM Iron Man gang, YannKai, Jessica star-studded, as I expected. Luckily annieyee90 and her cousin also attended, with a familiar “old friend” to chat, it make me not look like a “stupid guy” that just stand there and wait for the race to start.
During the Race:
Around 8am, the race begins. Woman start first, man turn right after 1-2 minutes. This time I’m smart, and came in behind of kakithon, follow their foot steps to go out fast. On the first 100m, I had a little distance with the first class “Indian Ghost”, it make me no choice but to stay in second class.
The traffic police didn’t control traffic along the way, we participants have to watch cars while crossing the road. The first 5km is very flat, so I run faster, breathing also very loud. Never think of there are a few slopes at the last part of the route. The “best” one have 50m, 45° on the ramp and then followed by a 100m, 30° on the ramp, scared after seeing it. Fortunately I insisted not to walk this time, reach the ending point with 36 minutes and 17 seconds, it is very obvious that the route is under distance.
After the Race:
Today’s tune-in race is quite satisfied, but unfortunately, this is not a 10km race.