Dear Malaysian Running Friends,
. It takes a lot of discipline and dedication to prepare for a marathon in those conditions. I know from my year in KL, where my results dropped a bit, even if I thought that I gave it some focus with early runs and boring treadmills sessions.
in the middle of August, for a little bit cooler destination here in Seoul, Korea, I have very quickly returned to my more normal marathon finishing times, without to much extra training sessions. It's just so much easier due to the cooler temperature.
Munchen Marathon ( ) 4.32
During flight connection to ;-)
Over 20.000 runners around a lake. The number one marathon in Korea. Beautiful place & fantastic atmosphere!
Nov 4 JoongAng Marathon 4.19
Also over 20.000 runners. Start & finish inside the Olympic Stadium.
Nov 18 Sportseoul Marathon 4.27
Cold & windy. The last 15 km's in strong headwind. Needed to do some walking.
Now, I'll better take a break from marathons, since the winter has arrived here. It was ice and below zero + hard wind, during the race yesterday. Brrrrrr ... Need to recharge my batteries.
The next big race here in Korea is Donga Marathon in March.
My overall conclusion is that you can probably add 1 minute per kilometer when you run marathons in in comparison, due to your climate. My average results during my year in indicates on something like 42 minutes slower finishing times there. I was struggling around and above 5 hours in most of the races. Penang Bridge was a disaster ...
So, keep up the hard work and bear in mind that you can mentally reduce a bit of time on your results when you do comparisons.
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