It's allowed me to take part in the wonderful Song Hong Half Marathon and see various familiar amazing running faces at the event, which was held at the Ciputra Club yesterday morning. Perfect weather conditions too, despite the race starting at what I thought was quite a late start (8am compared to the recent 5:30 and 4:30am starts). I thought it may be too hot by 8am already, but it was a nice, cooler morning, complete with sunshine, and some amazing volunteers cheering us on and directing us as to which way to go. Thanks to the organisers, volunteers, and other runners! This was a great run! No placing this time, and I'm not sure of my exact result/position as yet (again: watch this space, could be 4th??) however I think I did it in 1:36, which was a full nine minutes faster than that crazy humid Long Bien Half Marathon in October (which I won, amazingly enough!). So I'm pretty happy with that. I then turned the run into my long run of the week by running (albeit a lot more slowly) the 8km home. Job complete. Legs feel pretty good today too. I think this recovery was helped by good food, a few beers, and good company yesterday arvo.
Here's me with a couple of legends, at the finish line, on that post-race high, ahhh: