I missed the registration for Run United 1 this year and since it happened after Tri United1, while I really wanted to do it, I was somehow ok with it thinking it was a good thing. Then Bards asked if I was interested in pacing RU1 runners. Of course I said yes! So I got myself into the pacers list and chose an easy pace.
After TU1, I calculated my target pace for RU1 with the 2:11 goal which is around 6.24 minutes/kilometer. But of course my Garmin for reasons I call laziness shows kilometers/hour so I also computed it hence around 9.6kph will be my ideal speed. My post TU1 morning runs were deliberately slow.
When race day came, I was excited to be a pacer. It wasn’t my first time as I have paced friends who were doing marathons but then it was a different experience as I was an official pacer this time.
Our lead pacer was the Bull Runner herself. So we had a quick chat about how we will be doing it then we started running. It was a very comfortable pace and we only walked in the water stations to hydrate. A good number of runners joined our pace group which made it more fun.
Our pace increased a bit but it still was a comfortable one. The runners were able to maintain it. I thought some were even stronger so I encouraged some to run faster and overtake us. It was an easy and fun pace and running with a group makes you forget the distance so before we knew it, we were back in the Mall of Asia looking at the finish line.
I am so looking forward to doing it again in a faster pace in RU2!