Sunday, November 30, 2008

Running Journal RunDate 301108

Hey its the last day of November and the start of the journal, should actually start tomorrow 1st Dec but wont be running tomorrow as I am in KL, 2nd Dec will the next log ... Today started super early as its the weekend run which normally amongst running mates(i.e. Foong, Rahman, Pinky, Rathika, Dude) but this weekend something went wrong or someone did not get the memo the run was actually cancel as I found later. I was awake at 5:00am actually much earlier and got to our starting location which actually where the gym is. Foong smsed and told let do it even though the rest did not, I said bring it on .... little did I know of Foong's idea of a slow run. To his credit he has run two full marathon amazing guy, partly why I got into running also.

I reached and started stretching and Foong came around 6:00 am. Tuned up my Nano, linked to the Nike+ Sensor and off we went. Foong led the way, man can he pace, he is one year my senior so its understood anyways. I initially started with his pace and slowly dropped down to my comfort level to ensure that my breathing was in sync with pace so that I wasnt grasping for air. We decided to run towards airport which is actually a steeeeeeppppp up and downhill, wooooofff that was tough ... but I still managed.

We doubled back once reaching the airport junction, Foong was pacing along effortlessly whereas I was still struggling a bit. NOTE TO SELF : Need to train more to improve pace. Soon Foong was literally out of sight ..... and I was on my own. I continued to stride and walk also just check the Nike+ Graph see the dips ..... hehehehhe. It was my first attempt at 15km so I really had it coming for me and yesterday 7km kinda took a toll on my knees. The shirt I was wearing did not help at all as it was soaking up sweat and getting heavier and a bit the sleeves was annoying. NOTE TO SELF: Get more light dri-fits - its my Christmas list.

I managed to crawl back to the start point about 8am, 2hrs of running .... whoaaaa ... my legs were about to dropped of but a great sense of accomplishment ! :) The fun part was as I stopped my Nano from a workout mode and I got the usual summary but to my pleasant surprise that was an added bonus Lance Amstrong congratulated me on the farthest distance achieve in my record. The funny thing was Foong had reached back to the start point much much earlier and double back looking for me again and somehow or rather we missed each other totally ! Go Figure !! He ended up doing 20+km dang he is goooooddd !!!!!

We sat for a while at the mamak store(i.e. coffee shop) for a drink and we said our goodbyes till next weekend. I rushed home to get ready for my 4 hour drive to KL .... oh boy !!! Till the next run .... stay tuned !!!!