Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wet wet run

I was doing my long run this morning. Initially it was only drizzling, but after about 1 hour mark, they rain started to pour. Anyway, I continued my long run until I reached my target of 20km.

Taman Bukit Jalil was quiet today. I felt lonely and cold running in the rain. It made me re-think for awhile what was I doing this for. Waking up early in the morning, raining, so easy to stay in bed and enjoy the slumber. Instead, I was running like a ???? in the rain on a Sunday morning.

For those who are familiar with the park, the ~4km route/lap is not an easy course. Probably intermediate or slightly advanced standard with steep uphills/downhill and hard surfaces. Quite punishing for the knees.

Anyway, this is from my training log today:

5.44am, 20km, 1:57:55, average HR 144 bpm, peak 158 bpm, 1103 calories.

I am still sorting out the photos I took last night from the Shape and Men's Health Night Run 2009. It was my first time taking race photos, and there are more than 700 photos. Be patient. I will upload them here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Penang Bridge International Marathon PBIM 2009 here I come

I was contemplating the Borneo International Marathon 2009 and the Penang Bridge International Marathon 2009 after the SCKLM 2009.

BIM 2009 is scheduled on 11 Oct 2009 in Kota Kinabalu. My friend here is going for his maiden full marathon. I am thinking to join that as well. But I got another option on 22 Nov 2009, that is the PBIM 2009 in Penang. You see, Penang is like my "second home". My wife is from Penang and my in-laws are still residing there. Between BIM and PBIM, I registered for PBIM 2009 first. I still keep BIM in mind. I am not sure if I have time to recover for PBIM 2009 if I join BIM 2009 in Oct.

See you there in PBIM 2009.

SCKLM 2009 - Epilogue

Normally, I would write something here about myself. Maybe something that I missed out earlier. But I decided to write this epilogue of my postings on SCKLM 2009 about this gentleman here.

Mr. Gurdip Singh, finisher of SCKLM 2009. (Thanks Winnie for this photo)

BP and I met Mr. Gurdip while we were waiting for our friend Ravin at the finish line. He told us he was 65 year-old and had trained 4 years for this marathon. He said he was having short of breath and had to stop twice along the route to apply some medication to smoothen his breathing. He mentioned his family members asked him not to participate. I guessed maybe of health concern.

He finished the full marathon within the 6 hours qualifying time.

There were many stories around this marathon from all the runners. We all have our own story and our own purpose why we run a marathon. For Mr. Gurdip, I didn't ask him why he trained 4 years to run in a marathon. I could tell he had a purpose, and I guessed that was good enough.