Monday, April 27, 2009

To Barefoot or Not to Barefoot !

Fellow runner and mentor dropped me an email on the following link, interesting reflection on the need of running shoes vs. running barefoot. Take a look you maybe pleasantly surprised ! :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bidor 21K Run Adventure !

The Bidor 21K Marathon was quite the event, I left my hotel at Ipoh town around 5:00 am and reached Bidor around 5:30am, suprising there were other runners already there. I took the time to geared up with the necessaties and massaged of some of my joints with analgesic cream as for some bizzare reason is was hurting when I woke this morning. Soon after other participants started to poor in.

Registration was underway soon after and everyone for 21K was ushered to start line. The gun went off and we were off, my first 21K, whoopeee ! The run was kinda scenic and I saw parts of Bidor that I never knew exists :) Its was nice, just felt that they should have started it earlier as by the time I finish, then sun was seriously unforgiving sheesh, I was burning and especially my legs as I applied the analgesic cream. Its felt like my feet were on fire !!!! Literally !!!

This race kinda reminded me of the Bukit Dumbar 6K race its was literally a cross country race going through estates, jungles, hills but nevertheless it was fun. The run was quite demanding and noticed after analyzing the data that I collected that I dropped on my pace quite a fair bit, but nevertheless I am happy with the results and acknowledge that lots more to do before Malakoff 26K !

I reached the finish line glimming as when I glanced at my watch I still had a a few minutes before the qualifying time was over. I clock 2:38:00 which I believe would have been much better, so the adventure continues per say ... till next time :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Earth Day Run 2009 Penang !

A run for Mother Earth ! It was an interesting run nevertheless its was a bit hap hazardly organized though from getting runners registration to allocation of starting band, its was the state parties(i.e. Pakatan) first attempt so hats off to them for the effort. The race started on time at 7:30am which most felt was too late for a 10K race and indeed it was during the final stretch to the finish line.

Funny that in the starting point as there were no marshal, everyone decided to take short cut detour, was kinda funny ;) It was interesting that I had this young lady whom was pacing me throughout the race till the finish line, that was kinda cool ! She was a tough cookie with quite a steady pace and kept up with me till the finish line ;)

All in all is was a good 10K(8 plus something to be exact) , muaahahaahha can't wait for next week .... the 21K in Bidor .... that is going to be something.... time to recover though I was plagued by flu for the past two days ;) Got keep myself super fit till next weekend ....

And till next time the Adventure Continues .....

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Teluk Kumbar 6K

Woohoo ! The first run for 2009, its was an interesting run indeed. First of all it was in a location which was so foreign that is was like searching a needle in a haystack literally. Since it was in pitch dark early morning and there are no signs watsoever, go figure ! But anyways finally reached there in one piece, got register. The interesting part was that we had an aerobics session before the run, this one is a first, hehehehe. There was quite a fair bit of crowd young and old ;)

The the gun went off around 7:45am ! And we were off ! The course was an interesting one cutting through housing estates on the left and right plus cows, chicken and a market that was interesting, suddenly the run turns into a market wallau, kinda shocked everyone doing marketing !

Its was an amazing run for me, clock 39 min at pace of 7:09 min/km, expected a slower pace but was pleasantly surprised with the time and had a great time with friend, next will the the Earth Day Run (10K in two weeks time) looking forward to it :)

Till then the adventure continues !! :)