What: Wild Wild Run
When: 8th March 2009 (Sunday)
Where: Zoo Negara
Category: Women Open 34 & Below
Result: 36’36 (1st)
Average pace per km: 4’57
More info: http://www.pm1.blogspot.com/
Do I consider fulfilled my dream, to be the First Woman?
I got the 1st position in Wild Wild Run Women Open (age group 34 & below) last week. As every run I did, I just care to run my own pace.
Without spending any efforts in speedwork for past three months, this is the result I’m satisfying with as I’ve been concentrating on slow and steady long run. I heard someone said that, “You able to get No. 1 that because those strong women runners were not there.” In fact this is true, but this is irritating where it actually hurts and shows no respect to me. Well, may the force be with me...
Through the running path, I’ve built up my immune system against all the negative influences, sadly said that it is even worse than my colleague commented ‘What for to be so suffering? I rather watch TV at home…’
Running supposes to be simple and enjoyable, but competitive run is poisonous and some people remain to look down on you no matter how hard you've tried. No matter what others said, I keep my faith, and only one thing can stop me from running which is death.
Anyway, the event is so interesting that I saw those big guys (bulls, tigers, lions, giraffes & elephants), fast guys (leopard, puma & ostrich) and adorable guys (deer, baby hippo) who rarely come in to my life. The race was welcome by the tigers’ roar in the darkness, and I was cheered by group of volunteers, also the long necked creature, giraffe and the shy hippo soaking itself in the water. Thanks to them they made my run so cheerful!
As I’ve promised and ‘approved’ my own vacation leave, no long run in Sat/Sun/Mon. WT and I off for a trip to Fraser’s Hill after WWR. No work, no run, just eat, sleep and relax. Good time always short, now I’m back to the track to keep up my trainings.