Monday, September 10, 2007

10km Run - a dedication to torture

Having never ever run outdoor beyond 4 km, i was beginning to regret my decision to ATTEMPT to run 10km pacesetter route. My regret later was subdued having to see so many familiar faces like Phoebe, Ashley and Kimberly. Having also support from dear friends such as Joanne, Andy, Adeline, Bernard and Wong was very heartwarming. Bernard and May Senn had gatecrashed. Met Jaja and chief Kutu as well.

However, i would like to dedicate this run and finishing medal to May Senn, who was my race bunny, race coach and such a dear friend who stuck by me coaxing, cajoling and motivating me to run and not walk even on the hills. Although I had tried to sneak in under the 1 hour 30 minutes that Bernard had set, I just managed 5 minutes beyond that cut off time.

Having not known what to expect, I set a pace of between 6km to 7km per hour in the first 5km. I reached the first 5km mark at about 40 minutes and was hoping to duck in under the mark. Unfortunately, by the 8km, my legs became wobbly and felt as if it would not support me anymore. May Senn step up and coaxed me to set small targets, like "let chase that guys in red shorts, if we can pass the girl in the blue 69 T-Shirt...".

Reaching the finished line, Adeline, Wong, May Senn and Bernard was kind enough to run together with me to the finish line as a mark of support. Thank you dear friends, I don't know how to repay your kindness.

Actually, I was kinda surprised to be able to finished the run without cramping out earlier. My original target was to see what kilometer mileage I will cramp out so that I can decide whether to do the Powerman Sprint or full distance.

12 comments:

Dancing Ciken said...

congrats for your first 10km! keep it up bro

heckler said...

Hey mac.

congratulations! 10k run is not joke.

Ride 2 infinity n beyond said...

clap clap ! congrats ! weldone ! u r coming with us to lumut hua hahhaahah. p.s. no excuse ...

The Editor said...

ayam:thank you and thank you for accompanying for the first 3 km.

heckler: 10k is no joke but atleast i know now how it feels ;-)

ride2infinty:looks like i will have to go to Lumut, are u coming along?

Ally-acin said...

fuyoooo.. caya la

tryathlete said...
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tryathlete said...

congrats mac! senn tells me you did really really well! good on you! see you in lumut

Laif said...

It was certainly a fun run, wasn't it? Really good to meet up with the gang, some of whom I've not seen in a while- Bernard, Jaja, Senn, Wong, Fadzil, Alauddin, Wendy, Uncle Boh, Aliyah, Damshal, Izwan and Shah. Did I miss anyone? It was a pity Azmar couldn't join us.

Someone took some photos at the end. Siapa ah?

It was even nicer to run into the PCC gang having their mid-ride Taglin nasi lemak.


Laifer

Adrian said...

full distance mac - c u in lumut!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Editor said...

ally-acin: Chasing u la..

Tryalthlete: She was just being kind. Actually, I was holding her back and that did not go unnoticed. Really appreciate her patience.

Laif: Yeah, it was nice meeting up old frens from PCC, though some we met just a few days before ;-) during interstate. It was like berkelah ;-)

Adrian:yeah, see ya in Lumut

Chief Kutu said...

Mac the Powerman,
We shall see u in Lumut ok? After that half-marathon & 30 km & etc etc etc.
Well Done my man..

The Editor said...

Chief Kutu: God Willing, my u set my expectation very high arrr?