Sunday, January 18, 2009

GE30k 2009

Happy New Year!

And what a way it welcome this ox year of 2009 with a bull run in the Great Eastern 30km Race this morning!

Admittedly, I didn't prepare much for this year's edition due to a few reasons. One of them is most of my targetted races will only be held in mid and 3rd quarter of the year. The second one is I was rather unlucky to sprain my right ankle on Tuesday. I blamed it on my working shoes!

Nevertheless, I did a recce 2 weeks ago on this new 30km-route after analysing the entry form. Man! It was confirmed tough with many rolling hills!

So now, can you imagine how an unfit and limping fat bull like me struggling up and down the hills! Neither way was easy for me.

Despite all the challenges, I'm glad my run was rather consistent - 51 minutes every 10km for a 2:33:45 finish, beating my conservative target of 2:45.

Looking forward to more competitions to come so as to motivate me to start training again for 2009.

Till then, stay healthy and Happy Chinese New Year to those celebrating!