Running has become a trending sport nowadays. Everyone really get hooked and trying to get in the world of running.
I remember the first time I ran a 5k race. A beginner tried to pace himself just to reach the finish line alive. Luckily, I survived yet a little bit hungry for more kilometers. Then my running story just started.
I think every runner has its goals. And one of this is running a full marathon. A marathon is a long-distance running
event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometers (26 miles and 385 yards) that is usually run as a road race.
Joining a marathon is no joke. It really entails vigorous training, not just physically but even mentally. There are events in preparation for running a marathon. It would be better to gain mileage to prepare your body for the stress of running the long distance. It is also suggested to join first events such as half marathon (21K) or a passport to a marathon event (32K) to gauge the miles you are about to conquer.
I celebrated my 6-month in the running community by signing up to the Condura Skyway Marathon: Run for the Dolphins 2011 last February 6, 2011 to run a half marathon. The registration fee is quite costly but the run went well and I survived it injured free.
As I celebrate my anniversary in the world of running, I registered for a full marathon. But this time, trying it overseas. I signed up for Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2011 last December 4, 2011.
In lieu of this, I need to train and gain mileage. I registered for Unilab Run United 2011 running 32 kilometers, a passport to a full marathon. It was a struggle for me. I became injured after the event having cramps after crossing the 20th kilometer plus blisters all over my toes. But it didn’t frustrate me from giving up. I started to get back to training after few days of recovering.
The Standard Chartered Marathon was a momentous event in Singapore. Different races get together and even locals tend to join and prepare for this event. I am happy to be part of the 20,000 marathoners who joined this event.
Luckily, I survived a marathon. I can call myself a marathoner in my own right proudly.
And so, another year has just started. Another full marathon is waiting on February 5, 2012, The Condura Skyway Marathon: Run for the Mangroves 2012. After almost a year when I ran my first half mary. This time it’s full mary. It’s another mind-setting game that will truly keep me sane.