The Berlin Marathon 2014 Journey
First and foremost, I want to WISH ALL IRONMAN LANGKAWI participants GOOD LUCK and RACE HARD this coming weekend, I wish to join my tri and ironman buddies in the coming future, anyway by the time you are reading this, I would be on the plane to Germany for my 2nd Marathon Major this year, this will be happening exactly 3 day time from today. Imagine running in the same road as Wilson Kipsang (The world record holder for fastest Marathoner) and with thousands of other runners, no fan boy but truly respect for someone able to run that kind of speed. Amazing mind boggling.
I really have no idea what is in stored as I do not have much information from people running the Berlin Marathon , but I know I have train my best with my busy schedule squeezing every ounce of time I had, and even sometimes running at midnight or mostly at my lunch hour, I shall not use that as an excuse but I will give my best to run my targeted Sub4. Pray to God to give me the legs of speeds.
Check out the awesome 26.2m or 42km of road that I will be running through and most importantly the view of Berlin, I have to say I am looking forward to this run, but to be honest, I don’t know what is the temperature like as for the Tokyo I had lots of heads-up knowing that it will be cold from many other runners telling me about it.
Unsure why I don’t hear from many other runners that have run the Berlin Marathon except for Gisete and Sumiko. I will just be bringing my running thermals just in-case it gets too cold, since I will be there 3 days earlier I will be running around the area in the morning to get what’s a good feel
I am using their official checklist to tick off all the necessities item that ensure all participants that they do not forget anything and I find it really useful, If you want, please click on the picture and print it out for your own use.
My tips before running a race or any event is to lay down your items on the floor and take a good look at what you will be needing and what you do not, Race bibs and nutrition are usually pinned already and nutrition are usually zipped locked and kept in a visible area. (I will even sometimes plan my breakfast in advance)
Actually I hope to run my own pace and I have put my running pace and plan set into my head hoping to run my PB. I still have doubt over my running speed and nutrition every time I am at the start line. Always nervous as hell and worried sick about cramps and hydration. We will know once I finish the race.
Well, if you are running the Berlin marathon and reading this, I wish you all the best in your run and good luck.