My desire for running (and participating in competitive race) has somehow waned. For some unfathomable reason, it went downhill after the completion of my virgin full marathon last year. I am no longer my usual runner self, who would be all perked up, discovering soon-to-be-held running events. I was in short, burned out. Running was scarcely done. Makan-tidur and up to no good activities thrives.
After almost a sedentary year of non running, eating-spree, reckless snacking and slothing, I had the cheek to attempt a somewhat used to be stroll in the park but now a gargantuan task to complete. Suddenly, my libido for participating running events was aroused, thanks to celebrity runner Irwan Anuar who could not make it due to work commitment and gave away his bibs to me. And also I was subtly peers-pressured by the quirky and now-hit-by-the-running-bug Kaki Lariks.(guys, u’ll be burned out, too.. trust me..it’s just a matter of time.. hehe)
I don’t know whether I ran the race well. With four lengthy walk breaks, by any runner standard, that’s a badly ran race.. my old runner self would have pulled my hair reacting to the manner the run was executed. Strangely, I felt great completing it, regardless the shabby timing. Knowing that I was up wee in the morning to pound the asphalts, sweating bullets rather than curling under the blanket already made me feel like a winner. And yes! the camaraderie with kaki lariks after the race was the cherry on top.
The timing was so abysmal that it way off my best NB 15km timing, by 20 minutes difference..
One cannot bask in his glory all the time, sometimes a runner has to own his/her shortfalls and eat the humble pie.
Location : homeground, Putrajaya.
Terrain : 90% Flat.
NB 15KM RUN 2009 VERDICT (masa ni baru berjinak-jinak)
Time : 1:46:41 Men Open Placing : 423 Overall placing : 926
NB 15KM RUN 2010 VERDICT (mind you, the terrain comprised of killer hills of bukit tunku)
Time : 1:15:34 Men Open Placing : 37 Overall placing : 77
NB 15KM RUN 2011 VERDICT (Teruk gile, but I can live with that :) )
Time : 1:35:34 Men Open Placing : 443 Overall placing : 488
I am not sure whether I will return to be the running junkie who would drop everything to run at every opportunity. For now, I would just take it slowly, one at a time, moderately rekindling my love for running.
Next is larian koperasi, this coming Saturday,