星期二, 12月 06, 2005

Singapore Marathon 2005

It’s was tough and suffering to finish the 42.195km.
Yet, it was so satisfying when I crossed the finishing line.
At the beginning, I wonder why I was here in Singapore Marathon
At the end, I proud of myself that I finished the Marathon.

Anyway there were few disappointments which can’t be avoided and predicted…
This was my 1st Marathon, but I was not running under my name;
I was having bad diarrhea all the way in the 42.195km, went into the toilet for 6 times;
I was suffering by blister since 10km.

I’m still fine with the replacement, in fact it was an opportunity for me instead of disappointment. I just started running in September, it was impossible for me to take part in 42.195km Marathon in such a short time of training. After a few LSD training with Pacesetters and encouragement from Wan Lin, Chong Wah, Boon Keat, Rho Wen, Phyllis and Mr. Tey, I decided to take the challenge and opportunity to take over the bib from Seok Jiun.

The day before the race and the time I reached to 20+km, I was wondering why am I here for the marathon?

I started looking for toilet from 11km onwards. The journey from 20km to 30km was really tough and suffering, my mind started to be weak, stomachache made me can’t think much, just kept running and kept looking for toilet. After taking the first power gel at 24km, I gained much more energies to push me forward.

I took another power gel at about 32km, did some stretching to release tension on my legs muscle so that I can push more for the rest of 10km. I had been left at very behind, sigh…

It was not fun at all to count down from 30km, 12km still a long way to go. I was so tired at 35km, yet, there were 7km more to go… When I reached to 36km, the cheers from a cheer team were so motivating, spirit increased again.

Suddenly I felt like crying…
It caused by neither suffering nor tough, but because I knew I’m going to make it.
It was only 6km apart from the finishing line.

I had been running for 5 hours and more, and the time elapsed minute by minute. The will of crossing the finishing line was getting stronger and stronger. I kept pushing myself at the last 4km.

I just can’t wait to cross the finishing line to get my first Marathon medal and the finisher t-shirt. Surprisingly I still had energy and strength to speed at the last 50m, overtook at least 5 men before the finishing line and I heard a very loud cheers :)

When I stepped on the red carpet, the time showed 05:41…
I ignored the time, crying was my first feeling after crossing the finishing line, because…
I DID IT!

What’s wrong with the lousy timing? The most important is I made changes to my life, may be, I also inspire someone?


This was the ONLY picture that we managed to take before the race.
Top left: Wan Lin, Chui Miew (me), Rho Wen
Bottom left: Chong Wah, Boon Keat


Here’s my split time every 10km and 12km at the last (thanks to Mr. Tey for borrowing the split time watch to me)

1:09:19, 1:14:47, 1:32:43, 1:26:01
Total time: 5:41:02

Official result:
Chip time/Gun Time: 5h:40m:40s / 5h:41m:54s
Placing:
2739th / 4808 in entire Full Marathon category
304th / 589 in Women Open Full Marathon
24th / 52 in MAS Women Open Full Marathon
Average km 8m 4s

12 則留言:

blueameba 提到...

I have no idea what did i take wrong? None of them encountered diarrhea except me! I don't ellergic to power boost/milk...

What to do, it already happened!

I've taken boon keat's advice to sleep more and drink more water. I spent 6h in sleeping in that evening, then continue sleeping again at nite :P

My legs were fully recovered the next day, except my stomach still a little bit upside down.

Wan Lin 提到...

First time in Marathon running is forever the best memory in the running history... Keep it and you will appreciate yourself that you really went for it. I am pround of you because you can make it. Take a good rest and don't forget to do some recovery exercise.

Tey 提到...

Ameba :

U eat power gel with sport drink ?? Or eat a lot of banana ? Or what u ate b4 race ?? Dinner b4 morning race ?

Anyway..hope u recover soon...well done...can search foto at photo marathon website lah...!!see pm1 site...

Tey 提到...

U crying same as me as in genting 24hrs,,don know why I toke ,shook shook tei liao..but the moment u crossing the finishing line..it will inspire u life..ppls...friends...a lot...great u done it...!!

I hv one male pacm member...he has one no good habit...when he kc(kan cheong or tension) ,he will looking for toilet...many times...!!

Hope u no affect by tension...!!

May be the meal b4 the race..must very carefully...especially cold water also...not good for stomach..!!

Take care !

Tey 提到...

ameba:

C my blog..got u foto...hehehe well done ,look still FRESHHHHHH!!

blueameba 提到...

My legs recovered perfectly the next day, no pain at all. Still managed to run along the River Side in Singapore for the recovery run.

Pat 提到...

You did great, Miew! You always come across to me as someone who can do almost ANYTHING, and once again you amaze me.

Average of 8 min per km? I could barely do that for three km nowadays :) NVM, I'm inspired now, I must train up myself! :D

Tey 提到...

Split time for you at first 3 10km is ok...also last 12km...just avoid toilet case happen in future race....!!

Take care ya....!!

Boon Keat 提到...

Well, no one can ever forget his/her first marathon. It means, u are now consider true marathon runner, the title will follow u lifetime.

Sorry that i can't wait for u all at the finishing line, give u all support and smiling face when u all cross finish line (this is what we will do for all OX member). But that day really killing me. I must back to hotel for bath to cool down my body heat. My lausy stamina burn out all my energy :-(

So, I will back to serious training after this race. Hope i can able to cheer u all up at finishing line in next race.

Tey 提到...

Boon Keat:

Wah....u can't tahan...sure me macam hei mi goreng liao !! hehehe

Take care all !!

See u next race !!

blueameba 提到...

Ling,

I can just do anything i WANT to do :D

Yeah.. determination is the point.

Run for better health, let's come out and drink one day, around the world perhaps?

Boon Haw 提到...

Hi blueameba, good blog and I am sure the experience of the Full Marathon would be a great one. It is not important to obtain the best time but whether we can cross the finish line. By finishing the race you are already a winner and I am sure with more training put forth into your running, you can be very fast. I understand your emotion too while fnishing the race and cried. It feels that the heavy load had been taken off from your shoulders and you do not need to suffer anymore. Anyway, Congratulations on your first marathon. You did well. And...nice to meet you at the Pastamania. :)