Date: 17 Nov 2013
Venue: Queensbay mall, Penang.
After KL marathon I become lazy a bit in training, sometime I need rest if push too hard.
Forget about training, just done once 20km run a week before PBIM.
Not joining as pacer this year may be dis-selected by organizer due to some debate on 2012(story) , and this year the organizer quite late in reply & arrangement.
Is raining season, running under heavy rain not suitable for all runner at least not for me.
That's why I failed to pace after heavy rain at 30km as PBIM 2010 pacer.
3 days before the race I ran 10mins and stop due to right knee pain, thinking to just aim for a sub 5 hours finishing.
After long way from KL with rented bus, we reached tune hotel as usual after the bib collection at Queensbay mall. The hot sun never show us is still raining season.
Because the race on early of morning 2am, we have to sleep on afternoon the day before & wake up on 11pm take bus to the starting point.
We ate the so call "meal before rest like a pig" at an open air hawker food stall by 15mins walk. I ate prawn mee hun aka hokian mee & some kind of "six taste" dessert drink. some of us can't sleep well in this few hours, but I just fall in quickly after bath.
11:45pm heading to starting point, raining..
12:00am storing my bag "free of charge" at baggage point but feel damn far away.
Chit chat time start and waiting, photo-ing, waiting.. with runner friends.
Q up at starting point, thinking of last year we shake hand with CM Lim Guan Eng in honor as pacer.
Starting the race slow, didn't want to have any injury in this race.
The first 10km is steady with knee pain, the 2nd 10km also.
But after 20km U-turn hip pain coming after knee pain, start walking.
About 23km meet weileng, start back run & pace with her.
Think to walk after 30km but she still running, just follow.
Then she became my motivation to keep running.
Walk in the last few km & finished it together before 6 hours.
Sometime we become an inspiration, sometime we get motivation.
Is good to have someone pacing till the end, I appreciated it whether as a friend or buddy.
Btw I dislike to complaint but firstly the U-turn is a messy way, I been hit by the runner's hand who run toward me just nothing happen but not sure about others.
Second is the distance makers, not enough cause not every runner got GPS watch to know the distance.
Third is the human traffic from the 21km & 10km runners, is very annoying for marathon runners to avoid that.
Nothing to say more, hopefully PBIM will do better on coming year.
And recovery soon for my injuries.
从KL租巴士到Queensbay mall拿比赛号码，然后到tune hotel入住。