Had a good run today, did the targeted 25kms in a little over two and a half hours. It was hotter than last Sunday, so found it a little difficult. Am now looking forward to the next challenge of 30kms next Sunday.
The good thing is that I did not feel mentally exhausted & was able to
do the distance without walking in between. My biggest challenge will be to avoid
hitting the wall (this happens at that time of the race when your mind
tells you to switch off and your body tell you that you that it can't run any
further - usually around 33-35km mark in a full marathon) and I need to toughen up mentally to avoid it. My body has been holding quite well through all the recent long runs, without any trouble, so I just need to get mentally prepared to do the entire 42kms without any change of pace (well atleast downward change of pace).
I have a feeling that in the Mumbai Marathon which takes place after Singapore marathon in January, I will be able to knock of atleast another 10-20minutes of my Singapore time.