Whew! I was very unsure about this race from the beginning. I put off signing up until the day before the first deadline and even then, I couldn’t decide which distance to run. I was scared of what happened to me in Singapore. I felt so tired and dehydrated from the whole thing that it took me a week to recover from a 10k. A WHOLE WEEK! AHHH! :<
I eventually decided on running 21k because no day like today? (Or yesterday in this case)
One thing I was looking forward to was beating my previous 21k time. SPOILER ALERT: That didn’t happen!
I ran the first 5k without stopping and thought I was well on my way to a better time. The next 10k had a couple of stops for water refills and some inclines but so far so good. By the time I ran 15k, I was starting to feel my lower left calf aching (like sore muscles?) and my tum tums was not feeling that GU lemon sublime energy gel I had earlier at the 13k mark.
The last 6k’s were a big struggle from wanting to run, the aching calf, and bloated tummy. I’m very thankful that I was able to just suck it up, run the last bit, and finish under 3 hours.
Fitbit data time!
2nd half way far from a negative split bahhhh
And of course, calories burned
There was lots of music and musical guests including DJ Pat Po (aka Uncle Pat lol)! Glad to have been able to say hi before I bounced because OMG my legs were so tired.
Medal looks different from the render but hey, still nice!
Overall, I think I ran decently considering the circumstances. I was really hoping to run faster but there are always future races! Quite thankful it didn’t rain, there was a breeze, and I didn’t see any rats!