Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I did It: Finished Marathon!

I did it on May 26, 2013: finished my first Marathon run at the event of Scotialbank Calgary Marathon. On that date, Sunday, it was a very nice day, sunshine with no wind. I got up very early at 5:10am, since the run starting at 7:00am sharp. My wife dropped me at LRT station. Almost all early riders are runners towards to Stampede Park.

Even though I had several Marathon tries during my preparation in the past two months, this is my first official Marathon in public event. I had a strong start at 5'06"/km for the second one km (the first one I was in the middle of the start, and I took some pictures and videos). The five minutes pace was kept up to 15k. Then my wife waited me there to fill my drinks, 8'23" at 16k. Then I kept my less then six minutes to 22k.

After that, my run was still in constant pace up to 6 minutes. I kept running all the route. I achieved my best result in 4:26:33, at average 6'11"/km pace!

NameCHU, Daqing
Gun time04:26:33
Chip time04:24:58
10KM split00:55:03
21.1KM split02:02:46
30KM split03:02:48
Event Placement585 of 986
Sex Placement430 of 633
Division Placement26 of 41

When I finished my run, I was still filled with energy. Still I felt my foot sore at that time. In the afternoon, I had about one hour walk along the river, the route I had my preparation running before. This realization helps me a lots. Yesterday I went work. Today I feel full recovered back to normal.

Here are some photos I am going to order, sent by Marathonfoto:

For my participation as a fundraiser, I raised $1,415 as to date for Alberta Cancer Foundation.