Attended my first 100Plus PAssion Run yesterday afternoon. Considering I stayed in the west and the event was held at East Coast, I was quite worried I’d get lost on the way there, but thankfully, following some other runners who were attending, managed to get there in time for the second flag off. Mr Yam Ah Mee was also there in person for the flag off.
I had the opportunity last Sunday to participate in the 2XU Compression Run, my 2nd foray into the event which only started to a mild response last year.
Many changes were made to this race after feedback from the last one. My take on the 2010 edition of this run was of the congested entry into Sentosa, lackluster finisher tee, and the chaotic post-race water-point. The 2011 edition made quite a notable improvement over that, by virtue of the following:
Things have been pretty quiet around this blog. Not because i don’t want to update, but because i recently picked up a knee injury during one of my nightly runs. The injury was quite strenuous to the point i sidelined myself out of training all the way to todays run, which was the Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2011.
Most runners i know of have experienced this thing called, “pre-race jitters”, which basically means you can’t sleep the night before the event, most notable due to the excitement.
Well, that happened today, but it wasn’t that bad, it is after all, the first race/event of 2011 for me. 2011 marks the first time the Terry Fox Run returns to Singapore.
First and foremost, i was not prepared for this race, reasons most notably are;
- The increase in my gym visits after work meant I’ve been neglecting my runs.
- The week I’m suppose to clock some mileage ended in me being caught with with a flu.
Thus, you could say, it was a bad run for myself, should have trained a wee bit at the very least.
But it was a fun day out; get to see a variety of people, run for a cause, and at least, had friends with me for the run.
There wasn’t a water point around, aside from some volunteers passing out water bottles at the 6km mark; that was a real issue for me because i was praying hard my body doesn’t dehydrate to the point i might pass out (post-sick+lack of training), but with a little push, i managed to get a sub-hour 10k.
Lesson learnt from today’s run? Need to prepare and not neglect running.