5:00 am, in the morning, i had to wake up for marathon. It is the day!
weather was good for running and I was super nervous.
7:30 am, race started. I set to myself rule that i will just focus on cathcing up person infront of me, and not let other people benid me go over me. But i guess that was too much ambitious plan. after while i got too tired and decided to just stick with my own pace.
What i liked about shanghai marathon is that every once in a while, there were people dressed up with drums and scarves to cheer runners. also people on the street shouted ‘Jiayo!’ (menas go! go! in chinese). It really helped and gave evergy.
Where i reached 14km, I had really bad mucle pain on my both calf. Oh i never had that pain and whatever i do, pain got worse. But seeing other people running made me keep going. (I have to point out that some grannies can really run!!) Another amazing thing was, while i was running, i wasn’t thinking of anything. I was running with blank mind. That was new experience.
Finally I did it!
21km half marathon in 2 hour 17 min 38 second. I was ranked 346th among women. My first half marathon and I am proud of my self
PS. I thank my boyfrined who inspired me to achieve new goal. ( although i was blaming him why he subscribed me for this marathon when i reached 17km)