|My first medal and certificate for completing the FT Day 2011 7km run|
OK. This is a week of firsts and I am very satisfied with this weeks efforts.
This is how the week went:
The highlight of this week was the DT Day 2011 7km run, my first race ever (see here for the FT Day 2011 7km Race Report)
It was a bit painful at the beginning but the last 2km felt awesome. I managed a time of 63 minutes which earns me a bronze medal in my personal target system. I was really hoping for a silver medal and would have gotten it had I not stopped to walk for a few minutes (silver medal for this race was 55-60 mins). But I got a medal (my first) and a certificate (my first) not to mention the race t-shirt (my first). Not to forget my first race number and bib – C155.
So lot’s of first this week.
|Me and my first medal, first t-shirt, first certificate|
Based on the timing of 63 minutes I would have been running a 9 min per km pace which is just about the times I achieve during my personal runs. Not bad for an overweight couch potato eh?
Next week is another race using the same route (less 2km as the race is 5km)- the 5km World Kidney Run at Dataran Merdeka.
I now have a lot of data from this run that I can use for the next one. I’ll still adopt the pre race rituals and preparations that I used this week. I’ll write about some of the major changes I’m trying out later in the week.
Anyway, another week done. Can’t wait for next week.