July 8, 2016 by pecanbutter
What’s best to do before race day, then to explore the stress of Brisbane!
I got donuts from Donut Time, the Nutella filled one because I love Nutella and the original glazed, because how would you know what variation is good if you haven’t had the original. I saw beelines to get the donuts. A true native Singaporean like myself would nevermind let a moment to buy something and talk about it slip by.
My first marathon in 2016, I only wanted to finish it strong, slow and steady.
Beautiful medal. I am glad I decided to carry on running the full marathon even though Chris was not able to do it and that I did not downgrade to a half marathon instead.
I have an awesome looking finisher medal, I only walked for 2 km, from 36-37 and then from 39-40km, and finished in less than 5 hours – 4 hours 58 minutes according to my Garmin. Woah.
The level of fatigue was different from the last time I ran a FM in singapore.
The grueling 5 hours worth of running on my feet was fun in a weird way. I took 3 and a half pack of gel in total, starting from 45 minutes and 1 for every 45 minutes. I only took half a pack in the last hour or so because I didn’t want to overload my system.
I hydrated at every water station even though I didn’t feel thirsty or dehydrated to keep the headaches away. It was bright and sunny but the cooling breeze was nice even though we started running at 7.20 am. I finished close to noon. I was sun burnt. My shoulders were red and the top of my nose too. Must remember to put on sunblock the next time I do this, if I do this again. I love it that there was Coca Cola towards the end. Sugar and caffeine boost for the last 5 km.