Sunday, August 12, 2007

trying to be a hero

compliments of Mr Tey

so i managed a full fledged 21 km this morning in 1 hour 59 minutes. I KNOW! i'm incredibly ecstatic about it. that's a good 13 minutes shaved from my own personal record. my immediate concerns were "OMG! Sub-2! wait...was that really 21 km?", so to clarify my doubts, i asked a few of the elite runners and they have all confirmed with me that my 2 humble legs did carry me a good 21 kms this morning. plus i came in 13th place! Race number 13. Looks like it was lucky number 13 for me this morning...=)

and some people decided to catch me in my moment of delirium to persuade me to sign up for the Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon in December. and in such a high state, persuasion came easy. that, and the pressing deadline of the early bird promotion to register by 12 am tonight.

and so, i, Karen Siah, delirious, cheap, and an absolute hero-wannabe, have registered for the 42.195 km race in Singapore come this December 2nd.

God bless my legs.

8 comments:

-kev- said...

Oh at first I thought the marathon is in October 2, that's when you mentioned it's too near. December 2... can lah... catch it while your legs are still hot! Well done, sis! Your improvements so extreme one! How come ah?

galnexdor said...

haha std chartered always in dec wan ler...

anyway, i have no idea also. i think its the double latte gel...haha

z said...

well done!!!

Wendy said...

well done... i still need at leat 140mins to run a half marathon :(

..melanie.. said...

lol..well someONE had to be some people..run ren, run!

theo said...

sub-2 in half can only be done at a pace where you are at medium-rate heartbeat sustained over the duration, which is not easy for us amateurs. that makes you the upper bracket of casual-to-serious runners. consistent gym conditioning work helps too, which for your upcoming 42k, you should seriously consider this or live to mull over your delirium laced decision :)

galnexdor said...

gym conditioning as in? strength, resistance training kinda thing?

theo said...

yes...especially the calfs and ankles. gym work allows you to rest from your running routine.