Friday, August 29, 2008

Racing The Human Way...

By Frank

28 days has passed since I first started my preparation for the Nike+ Human Race 10K and with just 2 days to go, what I can say now is that I’M READY! As the excitement builds up, there is no doubt a little pressure on me too, to deliver the “goods”. I’ll be flying down to Singapore tomorrow with my travel and running mates Jamie and Pueh Tian. And not forgetting those from Nike Malaysia and also those from the media crew. Therefore before leaving, here’s one last entry from me before the big race day.
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2 days to go...

Feedback from my trainings and races the past 28 days has come up with positive results. Though the duration may sound short, through persistency coupled with training and eating smart, I would dare to say that my fitness level is back at full. The only scare I had was with my discomfort with my right piriformis muscle less than a couple of weeks back. Lighten my running and also through some rehab exercise, allowed me to tackle the problem.

Flight tickets....

Here’s a look on the running course. The race itself will commence on 31 August 2008 at 4.15pm, 15 minutes ahead of what was originally planned. Judging from the map given, it will take runners from the Esplanade Bridge through East Coast Park before entering the Central Business District. From here, runners will be taken around Boat Quay and Clarke Quay before heading towards the finish line at The Padang. Interesting route I would say as judging from it, as runners will run pass certain iconic places like the Merlion and Alkaff Bridge.

The race route...

And before signing off, here’s my race expectation. As mentioned previously, I would like to return with a personal best timing for a 10KM race. That will be my primary target. However, there will always be a secondary target which is to run a sub 50 minutes, something which I have never achieved before. Should I achieve my primary target, I will be very happy, but to achieve my secondary target will send me ecstatic. But should I failed, life goes on and there will be chances ahead. But this is what I promise, as I will run my life out like no other 10KM races before. Till I return, do enjoy the following official trailer of what to expect at the Nike+ Human Race 10K at Singapore.

Official trailer for the Nike+ Human Race 10K Singapore...

2 comments:

C-CUBE said...

good luck buddy....sub 50mins, Hmmmm....Screw It, Just Do It!!!! If you get there, you will be another runner thats hard to catch in future races.

Runnerz said...

Thanks. But just like you said, that's a big IF. It's gonna be tough but I will try my very best to do it. To achieve it is one thing, to maintain is yet another.