i am not in the mood of reenacting the lacklustre race (the one ran by me of course, as a whole, the race was well organized) but i need to do it while the will to blog is still around and for record sake. I will keep it short and simple.
training: almost non-existent
race entered prior to SCKLM 2011 : 2
carboloading : checked. 75000 calories
support system : boisterous and quirky kakilariks and fmvs.
initial target time to finish: 5.5 hours
KM when cramps first attacked : 20th KM
KM when reduced to walk: 25th km
KM when the idea of DNF occured : from 25th km onwards
running style from 25th KM : alternately run and walk
number of cramp attacks : countless
number of walk breaks : countless
number of swearings: countless
number of stops at water station: every waterstation from 5th km onwards
number of stops at paramedic : from 1st medic tent till the end
time taken for 21km : 2 hr 25mins
time taken to finish last 6km - 55 mins.
highlight of the race: kak june's kedai runcit, kakilariks bonding session prior and after the race, collective runners' highs, the race ambiance, girls in skirts, men in skirts..etc
SCKLM 2010 : 4 hrs 27 mins
PBIM 2010 : 5 hrs 46 mins
SCKLM 2011 : 6hrs 5 mins
Lesson learned :
1) Never rest on laurels
2) Never attempt to run 42.195 km without sufficient training
3) Respect the distance.
1) Kudos to kaki lariks for completing the race regardless of category and timing especially azlan aiman for clocking a wicked sub-4 timing
2) Bravo to FMVs for having the bravado to outdo yourself by covering a 42km and succeeded at that.
3) R.E.S.P.E.C.T to Ultramarathoners who ran down south, who were really crazy to cover such a punishing distance and succeeded at that..
4) Salut to Kak June Malik for her selfless act, for being the glue that sticks the FMVs together, for being the inertia that keep the FMVs going forward and for the heaven-sent kedai runcit.
Will i be running that distance again? a resounding YES! but that will have to come with trainings, LSDs, core strength training etc.