It’s so hot today. Okay! I did my first full marathon during 6:33:00 (6 hours and 33 minutes) without training before. We were on start line at 4:30 am. So we woke up at 2:30 am to prepare everything.
From start line to 10km, I make a fun run with my pacer around 7:30 or 7:45. I enjoy this time with all my friends. But it’s too slow with me and my legs feel tired. Then from 10km to 20km, I think I should make it around 6:45 and I did it.
This time I met many friends on the road that why I’m so excited and I did not feel tired. We were cheering for each other. We told each other from far away: “hey, hey, keep going”! “Move your ass”. We smiled and we taped each other to push for more power.
I met Marcel Lennartz 2 times and we hug each other. Last time I met him I told to “Marcellll, I love you”. Lol. Because I saw him at my 33 km (41km of him). I think I almost finish like him. I didn’t know last 10km is hell.
From 22 to 28 km I’m feeling boring almost because all of my friends go ahead (not return because of the route) so I walk sometimes. This time I met a runner who often takes advantage of the time of commuting from his house to his office for running practice if he has no time for training (20km in total per day).
My back got hurt from 35km to 42 so I almost cry. Then I walked – ran – walked and walked – walked – walked 😂😂.
At 39km, a quick-thinking came to me: Yeah, If I finish now medal is not meaning. I don’t need a medal. I only want to finish to end of this hell. Lol. Yesterday I had a fever. So I’m not run by all my energy.
I stop 2 times and sit beside the road to check my legs and take a rest. Yes, I walked many times. If my back no hurt I was done sooner.
I use 2 electrolytes (Salt Stick, right?) + 3 pack of gels (1 hummer gel + 2 gels from Khai. I don’t remember the name of gels) + a half banana.
Thank God bcs I have hummer gels. No snacks at the stop. Only a station have banana. But much many water stations. It’s enough. People who are runner join FM should know the way support themselves on the road. But this race give every runner a pack of gel + electrolytes I love them who were hosted this race 😘😘😘
I get a ticket 2 weeks ago and my work too busy for training. So I only training with:
+ on the treadmill (10km)
+ workout (3 times)
+ running around 5km at Nguyen Hue and Hoa Lu stadium (2 times)
+ one time run with run club around 8km 😅😅😅.
+ Sometimes I walked from my house to my office (total 4 km per day).
+ 2 times I walk from my house to Hoa Lư stadium (total 2km per day)
What I mean my training have no long run. But I always move my ass by my legs when I went out.
I think I’m done bcs a part of the reason: I ate healthy food from last week so it gives me more energy. Healthy food helps u 70% your result. This is what I ate: sweet potatoes, black bread, sugarless milk, boiled egg (white), grapes, boiled chicken thighs, salad, orange juice without sugar, no beer, no alcohol, no beef, no pork, no pasta… It’s not to eat white starch. Workout 45 minutes every morning.
Lol. When I register I make a mistake. I choose “Male” for my gender. so I’m 321/362 male. And If they ranked by age 18 – 29, I ranked 72nd. Thank God because I got a Female T-Shirt. Till the end I did it. Maybe next time will be better. Now is time for rest.
Thank you all my friends I met on the road and give me more power.
Big thank to all my pacer anh Nguyen Quang Truong, a Nguyễn Quang Thành, a. Trần Đình Minh Anh. A Quỳnh Nhật.
Big thank your support Tạ Khải😊