Whilst doing my 1st 10km race today I realised that I'm maybe quite a noisy runner. Now I wouldnt say I quite sound like a stranded walrus but I had quite a few heads turn and people move out of the way when I came up behind them. To be honest I didnt come across anyone making quite as much noise as me!
Another thing I noticed was that when I crossed the finish line after putting in a sprint finish and totally gasping for breath it looked like everyone else was breathing normally. Was I maybe pushing myself too hard and going at more effort than I should have been? I thought the idea of a race was to give it your everything!