Monday, January 19, 2009

First Medal of 2009

The Great Eastern 30k and 20k run began on the 18th of January. This is my first medal of the year 2009. Its been slightly more then a year when I first started to run in this sort of "competition".

It was scheduled to be flagged of at 6:00 am but the 30k was flagged of 15 mins late. I began my 20k run at 6:30 am. The people planning the route were either sadistic or just wanted to see the runners suffer physically and/or mentally when doing this run. The amount of hills that we had to cover is "challenging", and when we thought we were going home scott free, we were greeted with more hills and made to suffer climbs until the last 1km into the finishing line.

There were many pacesetter members who had kept motivating me to the finish line, but the motivator of the day must have been Alex (Powered by Jesus fame). He kept me company for the last 3 km to ensure that i finished in good time.

I was quite pleased with my time (ie shaving of 30 minutes from previous 20k run time) and completed the course in a comfortable 2 hours 45mins. For someone who is quite heavy set, fighting diabetes and water retention, i think i did fairly OK.

Statistics from my Garmin:-
Average Speed : 8km/hr
Pace: 7 min 30 per km
Average Heart Rate :160 (Max 173)
Calories : 2095

12 comments:

KOOKY KASH said...

More than OK, Mac. It was a comfortable home run…congrats!

Day-O Yooyie! said...

30min diff from last year 20k!?!?!u did brilliant la mac! congrats!!!

AlexAuYong said...

Dude... You rock.

Shaving off 30mins is a BIG ACHIEVEMENT MAN!!!!

The Editor said...

Hi Kash,

U guys were fast, couldnt see your from the start. Glad to hear you did good.

Day-O: U pun laju, wish I can go under 2hr 30 next

Alex:Hey, thanks man...nice to hear those supportive words.

bacin said...

perghhh 30min tu huge brotherrrr.. caya la Mac. a very gud start fr 2009.

p/s : bila nk ajak anak pakcik join run pulak hihihi..

The Editor said...

Abang Bacin: Anak Pakcik tak reti kena panas.... ;-)

bola2api said...

water retention?

30 minutes faster than last year.. tere la Mac..

yipwt said...

way to go mac...

The Editor said...

Aini:Water retention - diabetes.

Yip: Thanks

azwar said...

I salute you .... N inspire me

The Editor said...

Mr Azwar aka PIPOT, I am honoured that you drop by. U are one of my inspiration to do sports.

Mave said...

YOU ARE THE GREAT MY FRIEND! CONGRATS!!!!!