13.5.15

Going for my first half - marathon ....

OK.... I did it! I have signed up for the Sundown Half-Marathon scheduled on July 4th at 12.30am! Alamak...running 21KM at 12.30am ??? Initially I almost regret signing up as I thought it started at 5pm. Then, I  realised the event starts at 5pm onwards and the HM was the last run! Oh no... that means I gotta take an afternoon nap or else I will probably slept on the street before I complete the race .....hahaha...

I am bit nervous, as so far, I only completed 12KM and was feeling tired after that. There's still 1 and a half months to go before the run. My runners' colleagues told me once I managed to train for 15KM, then I should be ok. Yeah, as Lina mentioned, I gotta pace myself and I have been running at a comfortable pace and make sure I got enough rest before training to avoid muscles ache and joint pains. Anyway, the good news is it took 4.5 hours to qualify for the medal which should be more than enough.

I remember I was feeling nervous too when I first trained for my 10KM last year where I only ran 5KM then and never completed a 10KM run. Nowadays, 10KM is not really an issue for me. Thus, I guess I should be able to complete this race. Wish me luck. I will be running a long run once a week where I gradually increase the mileage. On other days, I will just do 5-6KM runs, which I did one tonight.

And, to reward myself, I had a Kuro Tonkotsu Ramen. I simply love the garlic fragrance in the soup. It was delicious!!
Kuro Tonkotsu Ramen

After stirring the soup and the ramen and egg surfaced.... yums! :)

34 comments:

  1. Last time when I was in Secondary School, I joined Athletics, I remembered we went Macritchie Reservoir to jog 2.4 km, it was so refreshing after the jog thought when you were jogging it was very tough

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    1. Libby - You should do it again :)

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  2. I used to reward myself with a treat of KFC after running on treadmill when I go to gym in 2004/2005

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    1. Libby - eh....KFC cannot la ... it's too much calories!

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  3. I'm a goondoo when it comes to Japanese. What's that black thing? Seaweed?

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    1. Hmmm...how come my link in your blogroll does not update? Same problem in many other blogs, I see. :(

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    2. STP - Yes, it's seaweed! yeah, I don't see your updates too! Something went wrong with Wordpress?

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  4. Good luck in the run, yes, I'm sure you can do it..If 10KM is not an issue, then 21KM ok la, half more to go, and you got more than a month to prepare, you can do it !

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    1. Thanks Princess! I hope I can make full use of the month.

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  5. wah, flags off at 12:30am!! you initially regretted when you knew it starts at 5pm, so now you know it starts at 12:30am, you are more regretful or you turned more excited?? hahaha!! xD

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    1. SK - haha... anyway , on the other hand, its better than to wake up at 3am to run the early runs like in many marathons.

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  6. no problem la, if you can do 10km then you can do 21km also lah, just not worry too much, when you are on the track then, I guess you won't feel the distance but you will just keep going, and hours later you are at the finishing point already.. the only issue could be the sleep bugs lah, hehe!! :p

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    1. SK - I hope so la... just keep going!

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  7. oooiyoyo!!! ramen ramen!! this one looks delicious, springy ramen with flavorful broth, and oh, not forgetting the chashu and egg too!!! slurps~~

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    1. SK - Yes, this is one flavorful ramen!

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  8. yummy ramen.....i see the oink oink me like leh

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  9. 加油!!!你一定行的!!!

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  10. Good luck on the run, still 2 more months for you to train, hehe!

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  11. Previously I never knew that some marathons start at night until I follow Lina's blog. But I cannot imagine running at midnight! Good luck to you. You can do it!

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    1. Phong - My first time ... hahha... ok la, must try new things.

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  12. Don't worry. You've been training and should be aiming for anything less than 3 hours.
    For 4hours, you can just walk the whole 21K! LOL

    All the best and don't forget to have fun too. :)

    p.s. Wanna go do SCKLM or not? Registration will open on 18/5/15 and race day is on 4/10/2015.

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    1. Lina - I think can complete in 3 hours + la.
      Let me consider about the SCKLM in KL.

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  13. At 12.30am...that's very "late", just do your best, I'm sure you can do it, keep on challenging yourself!! =]

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    1. Xiao Ying - Thanks. Worse come to worst, I walk and run the remaining 9KM...hhhaha

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  14. Oh my. Add oil add oil. I believe you can do it. Best of luck!

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    1. Merryn - Thanks dear. Come to SG to cheer me la.

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  15. wow, you really eat ramen at least once a week eh?

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    1. Ken - no la... where got. Once in a blue moon ... :P

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  16. That's good to hear. All the best!

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