My race thoughts:
Starting line: This is so exciting!
1km: Cannot walk now, everyone’s still running.
1mile: I’m already a little pooped now. I don’t know how I can sustain this. I so want to stop running and walk now but everyone’s still running.
Half way point: Why did I sign up for this??!! I should have signed up for the competitive walk instead. I can’t believe I still have 2.5km to go. I don’t know if I can keep on running. I am so out of breath. OK, I don’t care if everyone’s still running, I have to stop running and walk a little bit now. Oh no…so many people are passing me now.
2mile (water break): 1 more mile to go. Cannot look behind, must move on. 25:11, OK, I think I can run under 40minutes if I keep this up. I’m so tired. I’m so out of breath. I’m running so slow. Oh no, I see a hill.
Small hill: No way I can run up this hill. I’m going to walk up this hill.
Another hill: What another hill! I’m going to walk up and then run down the hill.
400m to go: OK, just keep on running now, don’t walk.
200m to go: Keep on running, don’t walk.
Saw the clock: Whoa! I can get under 39 mins. Better run as fast as I can now.
Finish line: Water! I need water! Where’s the water?!
15 minutes later: I’m so glad I did this! 🙂
My best time(s) ever!
According to the different timing devices, I finished the race in different times. Here are my times (most accurate to least accurate):
1. Ankle timing band chip: 37:09 (Chip gets activated when I pass the starting line and time is recorded when I pass the finish line)
2. Gun time: 37:52 (I was way back together with other 10min/mile ladies, so when the gun went off, we were basically still standing around till the fast people unfront ran off, and slowly slowly we could start running. That’s the reason the guntime is usually slower than chip time for majority of people)
3. My timex watch: 37:08 (pretty accurate)
4. My ipod+nike: 37:53