Well, I survived the 2XU marathon, and not only survived… I achieved a better timing than the previous timing by 15mins. Not only I achieve a better timing, I felt quite good after the run, and felt that I can go on for another few km… I was nursing an ankle injury, but with the help of the KT tape, I actually pulled through and did not aggravate the injury further… quite amazing what that synthetic tape can do. There is the inevitable soreness and pain over the past 2 days, but I’m amazed that I recover so quickly. I attribute the improved timing and quick recovery to the time I spend cross-training, ie. in the gym, swimming, and a little bit of boxing. I guess all these help build my endurance, energy and core muscles which help me in running.
I’m now gunning for the next marathon to finish below 5 hours.
However, it is very saddening to hear that a fellow runner collapsed and passed away during the run. I actually pass by the location where he collapsed, there were a few runners trying to help him. A reminder that we must take care of our body and health, regardless of how fit we think we are. My condolence to the family, and may he rest in peace.