This is my 3rd year joining full marathon in PBIM. The 1st time I completed in 5:08 hours, that time was running on 2nd bridge. Last year I completed in 6:23 hours, due to injured on my ankle, and lack of training. This year, my finishing time almost same as last year.
Early morning 9am+ I already reached the collection counter, that’s why not many people there.
My lucky number A00383
See what I have prepared…
Injinji socks. Because the 1st time I join FM, my toes feeling pain after some distance. This sock separate toes so that it avoid the problem.
A newly bought compression pant. I bought itduring the BodyKey event day. Quite good!
It’s always good to spare some cash & phone. Because to me, I can’t feel safe if without cash 😆
I like this headband very much, it’s soft, and it prevent my sweat come into my eyes. It’s Compressport brand
10 years ago, people run with a normal digital watch with a basic timer. Nowadays I see many of athlete wearing a GPS watch.
I also using this to estimate my pace in order to complete before the cutoff time (COT).
Well, I can complete within the COT without much training, I think mostly is because of Nutrilite!
Here are Double X, Salmon Omega 3, All plant protein, BodyKey meal replacement & phytopowder orange.
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My friend told me that his knee feeling a bit pain before the race start. But he is showing the OK sign (see his right-hand), that means no problem 🤔
So many people joining FM, can see that FM is not as hard as you think 😉
My stomach was not feeling well after around 8km, this was the same mistake I made last year —— eating too much before the race…
Same like last year, I started to walk after 8th km. Walk-run-walk-run~ feel like want to vommit also, very uncomfortable.
Until going up the bridge, it was 18-19th km, my stomoch feeling better at that time. But feeling sleepy and leg muscle start feeling pain. I think this is because of not training well.
Getting less and less people here, because most people already running in front, and we’re left behind 😅
After digested my dinner, it’s the time to re-fuel with protein & BodyKey.
Yeah!!! I also prepared Phytopowder orange 2 sticks. Around 26 or 27km I drink while running/walking, that moment my leg muscle was tight. Until 30 or 31km, my leg feeling relief. Phytopowder is so powerful!!! I think is because of electrolytes, it’s very helpful.
This is the time to come back from the other side of the bridge
A lot of people walking slowly, and me too
This is intersection point with 10km runners, suddenly become so many people.
In the last 3km, I saw the 6:30 balloon coming from my back. Omg, my target was to faster than last year, so I keep pushing myself without stop running (the pace is around 8min/km+-). I really wish the balloon man can stop running for a while, because my leg very tired already. That moment has an evil-me & angel-me fighting in my mind. No choice, still have to push, I told myself: persist 1 more km, I can do it
Woo hoo!! At the end, I follow the 6:30 balloon man cross the finishing line. 06:31:33 when I take this photo.
Mission completed!!! again…
This year we have different size of medals —— S, M, L. Obviously, S is for 10km finisher, M is for 21km finisher, L is for 42km finisher.
Another friend of mine, also completed his 2nd FM.
Remember the red-tshirt guy? He told me his knee pain. Guess what? He completed in 5:40++ hours. And this is also his first FM.
The pink t-shirt guy is running HM, hopefully next year can see him in FM.
After the race, I have Nutrilite protein for my recovery.
In that day, I have total 64k+ steps, almost same as last year.
Back in year 2014, I was so excited when I completed my first FM. Now, this is my 3rd times, before the race I already know I sure can complete within the COT, so the excitement level is not that high.
I believe everyone has a target to pursue. Just like 3 years back, my target was 42km; now, I’m looking towards ultra race in 2017!
You can have a meaningful life if you have a dream to pursue 😎