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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Back To The Road

Since after Raya, looks like I’ve been running more on trails than on road. From my first experience doing trail run, it’s difficult to resist the invites for another trail run. Not that I’m from a good running background, but I can testify, if I may, that trail running has more fun-to-boring ratio, as compared to road running.

Saying that, my occasional weekdays run training are still done on the road. I dare not to venture deep into any trails alone, so running on the road is much safer. My trusty Adidas Adizero LT is already showing her sign of aging, as I only have that pair of road running shoes up until today.

Malakoff 12km run which I’m going to attempt this coming Sunday, will only be my second ‘road-run-only’ attempt. The first one was the KLIM 42km run, i.e. marathon. Such a berserk, don’t you think? Tonggang terbalik. Maybe I was too greedy.

Anyway, I’m not really sure what to target for this Malakoff Run. Of course, as always my core target is to finish the event, injury free. By injury free means, despite of the relatively short distance of 12km, I still need to clock sufficient training for it.

Will I go for the speed? Hmm, I’ll do my best. I’ll be amazed if I can do a sub 1:00hr run. And I’ll be more than happy just to be able to finish the race.

Also, I’ll be running there with my camera, once again. I kinda enjoy the shoot ‘n’ run thingy.

I was holding my ‘gun’, ready to shoot n run.
This was during the recent Salomon X-trail run.
[Photo courtesy of KKPacers' Picasaweb album]

Getting into 2010, there’ll be the 30km run event in January, and followed by the night marathon in February. There’s also another night marathon by the end of March. Not sure about triathlon race calendars yet though, haven’t got time to do an extensive web surfing. The spirit is high now, as if I want to participate in everything.

But, surely I won’t do everything on the plate of 2010. I might try to pick few local triathlon events, and perhaps might venture into a eco-challenge kind of event, and… hmm, we’ll see how it goes. The bigger plan is for February 2011, insyaAllah.

Anyway, having said all that, it’s time to hit the road once again. With the 30km run and marathon events coming up in few months time, I might need another pair of road running shoes to endure the many-more-to-come future LSDs training. I've also resumed taking Glucosamine + Chondroitin Sulphate and Calcium + Magnesium supplements for my joints.

Last but not least, Good Luck & All The Best to all who is participating in this coming Malakoff Run, whether the 6km or 12km categories. Don’t forget to say hi to me if you happen to overtake me on the run ya! I’ll be ready with my camera.


Julin Julai said...

Good luck for Malakoff, incik nik! Selamat menyayur semua org!

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Thanks doc,
Tapi, saya tak berapa suka makan sayur... :)

Fong said...

All d best =) upload d pics later ya, ble gak dpt feel race online =) i'll say go for adv races.. syok...

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Thanks Fong.
Harap2 thn depan diorang buat lagi JB Eco Challenge...

Fong said...

next year, dale will do 3 eco challenge, pd & jb eco challenge, early april, june & july.. jom.. this year nyer 2x per team, not sure next year nyer format =)

ShahM said...

Good Luck to u too..
Klu xovertake pun, kat finishing line pun boley wat photo session kan...haha

Tolldoll said...

I am so jealous of everyone of you guys who got to pick and choose (or enter all) the running events. Remember to run your hearts out and be grateful that your knees are healthy :)

see you in malakoff~

The Corporate Athlete said...

bedal jer semua ... :)
so far I signed up for 30km in Jan, Night Marathon at Putrajaya and Sundown 42km jerr .... (truly a Macam Bagus attitude ... hehehhe)

shuklazim said...

alamak! semua orang dah start with 2010 plan. me not yet. except pacemaker network on new year's day.

have to start soon.

Life a Shaq said...

me me me please mr camerarunnerman

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Thanks. Hope u had fun during the run.
And nice to meet you, at last.

I pun tak masuk semua race yg ada di seantero tanah air. Kena pilih2 jugak.
Hey, how come i couldn't find u at Malakoff? U ran too fast la i think...

Lu sudah power brader. Berdesup wa tengok lu lari kat Malakoff semalam. Pergh... lu makan ulam apa eh boleh lari laju gitu? Hehehe.

Did u run at Malakoff? Tak nampak pun...

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

How can i bedal semua? Tak larat.. hehe.
Ok, see u for the 30km in Jan and the night marathon in Feb.
Bila mau start the LSD training Macam Bagus style? Hehee.