After long wait the day came Dream Runner Half Marathon event was organized on 7th July Besant Nagar and sponsored by SRM University.
The Event was grand successful, I would like share my Marathon (10 K) experience and day before hurdle I faced.
As usual I had office , It’s First Saturday of month, On that day Runners BIB and Race kit Distribution held in Leela Palace, Chennai
My Self and My Colleague (Manikandan) Went there to collect the BIB and Race Kit , First timing visiting the Leela Palace and we both first time running in the really event , we spent their very little amount of time. The hospitality of Leela Palace is simply awesome, I enjoyed the lighting over there and lovely kids Distributing and Instructing us, How to wear the BIB and Timing chip.
In evening we were planned to go for Shopping. Get the running arm wallet, unfortunately we couldn’t find things in the floors. Without wasting much time we left the place.
Actually my simple plan day before Running
- Go to Bed early and wakeup early
- Stay Hydrated
- Stretches and warm up
- Not to have to oily and fast food.
While returning to home from shopping mall . I took my bike from parking and left few meters , The first hurdle , unable to start my bike. Kicking for long time, It’s seems petrol dry, I was walking few kilometers to get petrol . Finally I found the filling station in 2 kilometers . Damn , Which is near to my office itself
After I had plan to meet by college friends , Siva wants to invite his Housewarming function on July 14th , so we met in Besant Beach
We had great fun over there and left to have dinner at Besant Fast Food. Dinner is over at 10.30 and I left there and started to home, It’s heaving raining with lighting , I didn’t bother started moving to home. I reached late 11.00
After Reaching I checked the my race kit and slept and 12 o’clock , and Kept alarm 4 o’clock , of course I couldn’t sleep properly because dreaming the how my first marathon will be .
I woke up at 4 o’clock , my alarm was ringing and followed manikandan Is called me, He is an another alarm to me , that I message him to call me in the morning .
Now time 4.20 , Yes I’m ready to start from home to reach the event place , another reminder call from mani to check me ,where I’am
Yeah mani , I ‘m near to Tidel Park , Will reach in another 10 mins at 4.40 am
Oops !. My bad time again bike got struck in middle , I was kicking very hard to start my bike. Again called back mani to come and pick me from I’m coming to towards Jayanthi Signal
Actually I ran few meters before the event and lost some amount energy, its hard running .At last I reached place in last minute. I started running to slow; I couldn’t find the track get easily. After 2 km I got space to run.
Finally I am Finisher of 10 Km in 81 minutes 31 seconds; this is my first running experience. Next time I will be finisher of “Half Marathon”, Hope this will happen in couple of months, Next I’m Running in Chennai Marathon