Friday, 22 October 2010

(Wah! This is way overdue - sorry guys!)

So I went for the Nike City 10km run like freakin' 2 weeks ago! It was my first official run in like the longest time.

Anyways, got up at 5.30 because sister said she was going to pick me up at 6am. Was wondering why so early because the race only started at 7.15 but I didn't question. :P It turned out that they were aiming for 6 because they knew they were late. Think they only came to pick me up at about 6.20-6.30am. So I fell back asleep (in my running gear) while waiting for them. Haha!

Brother in law dropped us off because he didn't join but he went for his usual running route. I wished I had a camera because there were a couple of things I would have loved to take! But I never run with anything besides my ipod and keys (if i had to drive).

1. There was this uncle and auntie that had (I-shit-you-not) Princess Leia hairdos made with towels!! ROFL! Haha! I guess that's the new in-thing to keep sweat from your face??
2. Our t-shirts were all neon yellow. So once the street lights were switched off, we were all glowing!! Cause there was still only minimal light, it wasn't that obvious but was imagining that if the lights went off earlier, it would have been so cool!!!

Stole the above photo from Nike Malaysia's twitter page.  Check out all the people! Quite cool huh?

I quite enjoyed the run. I think it's because it's a new route and there are new things to see. Getting on and off the elevated highway was pretty cool because you kinda run out into the open and see everything in the horizon in front of you. Although, the hills in and out the elevated highway were pretty tough as well (for me la at least). The other thing I din quite like about the route was the part where we had to go through a tunnel and they didn't block off the other side of traffic so we had to inhale fumes as we were running through it. I could see that everyone was actually running faster to get past the tunnel to get some fresh air!

Anyways, results came in today and because I can't remember how to print screen for the life of me on mac and I'm too tired to figure it out, I'm not going to post the screenshot. Although I would really like too though. Anyway! I managed to finish in 1 hour 3 minutes!! woohooo! And I think I was probably in the rear end of the pack so I might potentially have finished in 1 hour 2 minutes which I am very happy with! The last run I did which was the energizer run, I finished in 1 hour 5 mins! So improvement for me! Yay! Also, did rough calcs that IF (just IF), I manage to keep this pace for my half mara, I would be able to finish within 2 hours 15 mins which is what I'm aiming for!

Here's a photo of our finisher "medal". Cool huh? Another thing which I thought was unique for Nike. All the other runs, they just give you an actual medal, which I'm not complaining - because I get to keep track of my accomplishments; just that this was something different and unique! Mine was a  different one. I wonder where the characters are from though. Haven't seen them before! Only way to make this finisher "medal" cooler? Maybe have inscriptions on it to SAY that it's a NIKE 10km run finisher so that other people who see it will know straight up what it is.

P/s: was too lazy to take a picture of mine and couldn't be bothered anymore in the end cause this post is way overdue! LOL...

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