Tomorrow on the 6th December 2009, at 0530 hrs, I would be embarking on my Number 6 Full Marathon. A finisher in all past full marathons, psychologically and mentally, I have no issues or major worries with my marathon preparation, however, physical preparation wise, with my determination to complete my training schedule for my marathon, my illness, business/work commitments and discipline failed me to reach and complete my optimum training runs.
I will take full responsibility for my actions and will not lay blame on any of the points nor everything else, for the those mentioned above – that I wasn’t able to fulfill my training commitments. Heading into tomorrow Singapore Marathon 2009, I would adopt a strategy of maintaining my running speed and pace for my 10km and 15km runs, at least for the distance up to 30km and from 30km onwards to the finishing mark, I will push and motivate myself to Run My Own Race and Finish with a Bang !!!
With a new sponsor New Balance coming on board Singapore Marathon 2009 and for the next 2 years, their marketing and advertisements on the buses and signboards are pretty good, showcasing faces of runners and supporters.
However, their race pack is VERY DISAPPOINTING.
A drawstring bag – save cost ? save the environment ? Acts as a laundry bag for me instead.
Singlet – Still alright, no issues, quality not too bad.
Other stuff inside the drawstring bag – nothing much to talk about.
Nevertheless, I am looking forward to the race day itself, in less than 24 hours away. I hope my disappointments in my race pack will be changed with the race event, atmosphere and carnival itself and thoroughly enjoy myself tomorrow and bring myself to an improved level of marathon running and finishing.
For all Marathon runners going for Singapore Marathon 2009, whether this is your maiden marathon run or you are a seasoned or veteran marathon runner –
GOOD LUCK !! Run Your Own Race !!