At the beginning of 2016, I wrote down some resolution for this year. One of them is to complete an ultra-marathon. Any marathons that more than 42km are consider ultra.
The moment I really get the mood in was, after I completed my first Triathlon, then I immediately survey for any ultra run which around 50km to 60km.
My first choice was, Cameron trail run 60km, unfortunately by the time I want to register already full. Then finally I chosen KOSL.
Preparing items for the race. Before this race, I not training actively, like 1 or 2 weeks run 10km only. So I’m quite nervous for this, at the same time also excited!! As I’m going to complete 1 of my 2016 resolution.
Item I bring:
- Sun glasses
- Hydration pack
- Blinker (is not really necessary here, because the race started at 7am)
- Some chocolate (in case hungry)
So it’s a trail run, 30km+ is off road
Cross the first river, this river must walk carefully, so that the shoes won’t get wet.
The distance is getting far between runners
Where to cross? In fact, my shoes get wet here! Initially I was thinking whether or not to take off my shoes and walk over the river, but I saw everybody just cross like that, then I also follow… WET
This is the first water station which has food, coke, 100-plus, but no cup is provided… I just bring a bottle with plain water, so if next time any of you want to join the race, please bring 1 more cup
This is the main checkpoint for 50km runner, must reach before 1pm, otherwise will be DNF. I reached here around 12pm.
Meet first buddy
Take a selfie while resting :)
Eventually become 4 buddies, and they are really awesome~
Speed up…the last 200 meters.
Yeah!!! My first 50km
48km+ is because we skipped the scenery hill, due to safety issue (raining that time)
- Category rank: 48/69
- Overall rank: 88/121
- Finishing time: 2016-08-28 15:47:38
- Total time: 08:47:38
A few items are needed for this race
- Cap (because the weather will be hot, so a cap can cover eyes & face)
- Extra 1 or 2 pairs of socks (I cross the river and my socks wet, I have to use it until the end of the race, what if it is 100km?)
Practice fast walk. This is learn from an experienced runner Rambo. This is because most of us (may be not you) cannot run non-stop until the finishing line, so walking is 1 of the key skill to survive until the finishing line. So, walk more…
Find a buddy if you’re not a podium runner. This is a mental game, some time walk with someone is better than alone, at least he/she can encourage & motivate you. Also can get to know a new friend.
Even I’m less training, but I do keep my diets, at the end still manage to complete within the cut off time.
If you thinking to join for a full marathon or even 50km, I encourage you to register first, then training later.
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