I've returned to KL Marathon this year. I've signed up for this event like months earlier thinking that I have a lot of time to prepare me for a 10 km run. Haha. Truth is, I did not fully prepare myself for long distance running. Just don't ask me why. So, on race day which was last Sunday, I just thought ... just run. It's only a 10 km race. What could go wrong right? My plan was to just run really slow in a comfortable pace so that I will make it till the end.
Did my plan work? Oh yes, it did. Haha. My run went well for the first 5 km. I just ran and ran comfortably ... sometimes I slowed down to a walk to take a sip of water from my water bottle and continue running. My sister was my buddy the whole time. Another reason I ran at a slower pace was to avoid any major injuries to my muscles or ligaments. I hate recovering from injuries...so I want to stay injury free this time. Hihi.
At the last km of the race .. I was struggling between running and walking. Part of me want to run but when I ran ... I feel like I'm going to faint anytime soon. So I returned back to walking. Slowed my pace a little bit. Last 500 m of the race, I was still walking. Only like 100 m to the finish line run did I ran and end the race without much of a drama. Haha.
I was soooo hungry when I finished the race. I din't realized I was hungry until I was given a banana by the volunteer. I gotta say that I've never been soooo happy to see a banana in my life! Haha. I chomped down on 2 bananas straight away. Oh yea, of course I got the finisher medal. :)
I really gotta say a huuuuuge thanks to my sister. Her pace was much faster than I am but she did slow down a bit for me to keep up with her the whole time. So her presence gave me a bit of relief that I can do this although I didn't do proper training for the longest time! It's good to know that if anything bad happen, she is there to help.