It has been really hard training alone. Today even more so.
I started late at 6:11am. Normally I will start my long run at about 5:30am. I was snoozing for extra 30 minutes after turning off the morning alarm.
I followed the specific trail in Taman Bukit Jalil that was about 4km per lap. It was not around the perimeter of the park, but a combination of trails around the park. The longest run I did here was about 30km, that was 7.5 laps a week ago.
Today I managed to make a breakthrough, not a major improvement, but I managed to finish 8 laps for a total about 32km. It was not an easy run today. The sun was in my face from 8am onwards and I finished my run at around 9:45am. The last few kilometres were difficult. The trail in Taman Bukit Jalil consists of a few steep hills. After running for 3 hours, the steep hills looked like a mountain, not easy at all.
I finished my Gatorade, then a sachet of Powergel and I have to stop quickly to buy more water near the gate of the park. Overall I felt really tired and lost a lot of fluid because of the heat. This could be the condition on race day. I got to be prepared for the heat.
This week is a 60km week. Overall this month's mileage is about 230km. Not sure this is enough, but I will try to maintain this mileage at least for another week. I will target a long run next weekend as well. Meanwhile, more cross-trainings too.
Race Results - Run With Dietitian 2018, International Eco Nature Challenge 2018, World Sepsis Day Run 2018, GCE Duathlon 2018, Challenge Iskandar Puteri 2018, Oren Sport Obstacle 916 Run 2018, DPULZE Malaysia Day Fun Run 2018, Teluk Cempedak Beach Challenge 2018, Bangkok Airways Chiang Rai Marathon 2018, 2018 华夏幸福北京马拉松, CFLD Beijing Marathon 2018, Sirkit Cabaran Gunung Negeri Sembilan - Angsi Challenge 2018 and Hatyai Peace Run 2018
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