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Marathon here I come

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I have signed up for the Stan­dard Char­tered KL Marathon 2009 this com­ing 28th June.

Accord­ing to the leg­end (from Wikipedia), this 42km foot race was orig­i­nated from the Bat­tle of Marathon in 490 BC.

After the Greeks defeated Per­sians, Phei­dip­pi­des, a Greek mes­sen­ger ran from the town of Marathon to Athens to exclaim “We have won” to the assem­bly. He ran for approx­i­mately 42 kilo­me­ters with­out stop­ping and after he announced the vic­tory, he col­lapsed and died of exhaustion.

Okay that’s pretty scary. Bravo to who­ever that came up with the idea for mak­ing this deadly act into a race.

Since it’s my first marathon, and I don’t want to see myself dying of exhaus­tion even before I fin­ish run­ning, I signed up for the 10km run instead of the 42km full marathon, or the 21km half marathon.

Train­ing for marathon isn’t easy. To be frank, I don’t even know how to train for marathon. All I did was run­ning on the tread­mill for 30 min­utes each train­ing session.

Last week, I took around 30 min­utes to run for a dis­tance of 4km. After run­ning for only 4km, I already felt very exhausted. Imag­ine I have to run 10 times the dis­tance to com­plete a full marathon, I guess I will just pass out half way.

Join­ing this marathon is more like chal­leng­ing myself to see how far I can go. I do not expect much, all I want is to fin­ish 10km within the time limit which is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

From my 30 min­utes 4 kilo­me­ters record, it’s obvi­ous I’m still far from what is needed to achieve my target.

Time’s tick­ing, need to get seri­ous about my train­ing soon…

Or maybe after I get myself a pair of new run­ning shoes :p

P/S: If you are inter­ested, go to www.kl-marathon.com to reg­is­ter and start your train­ing now.

Wednesday

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CommentNo. 1

Ervin13 May 200910:00 AM

10km just like from changkat jer­ing to taip­ing. i will get lying on road..

CommentNo. 2

Se@n13 May 200910:26 AM

time flies…
and the marathon is coming.

Author’s CommentNo. 3

Den­nis13 May 200911:30 AM

@Ervin
Really??? Seems like the scout’s time has passed. I still remem­ber you used to be the APL in Patrol Pekaka that time… hahaha… Let see… it’s been 13 years… wow…

Author’s CommentNo. 4

Den­nis13 May 200911:30 AM

@Sean
Inter­ested or not??? Join together lah…

CommentNo. 5

kopiais13 May 20096:13 PM

should i…should i not.…>_<

CommentNo. 6

Se@n14 May 200910:33 AM

只恨在本人英雄气短~

Author’s CommentNo. 7

Den­nis14 May 20098:33 PM

@kopiais
Yes you def­i­nitely should… don’t care three seven twenty-one… just register…

@Sean
You short of breath? Is that a joke? You are the longest breath per­son I’ve ever met lah…

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