2 hour track run
There was a 2 hour track run event organized by IMAP and Persatuan Care. They shared it is in preparation to do a 24 hour event.
It was cool to see a lot of familiar faces. It was also intimidating to see a lot of people who were faster than me. especially since I haven’t done long runs since my injury early this year. I was planning to do the whole thing moderately, but the first 5km I realized that I was following the fast pack at pace 5. So I then slowed down to a pace 6-7 subsequently. The soundtrack was amazing, majority was Linkin Park. A few times the soundtrack was so upbeat and inspiring that my pace went fast again. and then twice hiking/running buddies was teasing and baiting me to run fast and I did, until the new(This shows in the graph below as 2 spikes). The dips was mostly me stopping by the water point and walking for a few meters before I ran again.
I realized there was the shoulder pain after 10km. Interestingly the pain I felt was behind the right shoulder blade, despite my injury being my AC joint, which is connection between my clavicle and my arm, which is in front. My guess my back muscle was compensating for the weakness in the joint.
My results can be found on the website at http://my1.raceresult.com/73877/results?lang=en#1_94D641
looking at the ranking:
- Overall rank of 25 of 43
- Male Rank of 22 of 36
- In 2 hours did 43 laps or 17.2 km (which my gps detected as 18km)
- my average pace was 6:53, (gps watch states 6:45)
It was impressive for me to be still be able to do that distance in that amount of time despite not having trained much for 3 months. It gives me comfort and confidence that I may still be able make it for my Langkawi Ironman in November this year.