Monday, 20 February 2012

Raining, Running And Training

The weather that we've been having lately sometimes make it harder for me to go out for a run. I really am keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that rain will stop/not fall by the time we reach our home after work so that I can have my runs. Or for the weekends, no heavy rain in the morning PLEASE!

I don't really mind running if its drizzling but I'd stop when it gets too heavy. Not so much because I don't want to get wet and scared of being sick afterwards but because I don't want to look like a weirdo by my neighbours. I run in loops around the carpark, in full view of my neighbours, remember? And it's not like my glasses has a wiper to wipe off the lens for me to see better!

But no running or attempting to do it if there's thunder and lightning abound! I love running and all that, but I don't want to be a roast chicken after! Like I always said when doing something rather "suicidal" - my insurance is not much to cover this foolhardiness. xD

Anyway, of late I'm starting to like just doing loops around my apartment instead of venturing out for a run. There are two loops variations that I do, a shorter 800m loop or the longer 1.45km loop. Nowadays, I do the latter to avoid being "dizzy" looping. It does get mind-numbing if looping on a long run( I did 11+ loops for my 16k run! @.@), but the advantage of doing it in the security of my apartment compound is I don't really have to contend with traffic much or crazy/friendly dogs. Another plus is that I don't have to subject my boys to waking up early and drive me somewhere. Anyway, the land around my apartment is quite undulating so I get a bit of incline training on my runs. :)

Another plus point is that the toilet is just always a short hop away for both toilet breaks and dousing myself with cold water.

Looking forward to my next run!

32 comments:

  1. Sound like you having fun there irregardless of the weather. Good for you!! I think I should start doing something as it has been ages since I had exercises. Used to go to gym, jogging and aerobic when I were in my 20s, everything stopped after I had my 1st baby. It has been more than 6 years then!!

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    1. Taking kids around should be counted as exercises too! ^^

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  2. I think the biggest challenge to running long distances in loops, is the tendency of forgotten how many loops you had done. I faced this problem when I ran in MPSJ 400m track, before I had the Garmin :P

    I use a cap during rainy/drizzling weather to help to reduce the impact of wet glasses.

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    1. I need to remember to press the lap change every time I finish a loop because I often forget how many I did. ;)

      Yeah, I should totally wear a cap while running in a rain but sometimes, rain started after I'm out running and I'm lazy ton run back and get them. ;p

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  3. Jogging is not my thing.... I'm allergic to runs. I snailed, kekekeke!

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    1. Snailed also a form of activity what! LOL

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  4. I prefer to tug under my blankie, so PLEASE rain heavily in the morning.

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    1. I like to go under the blanket also!!!! Sit on the sofa, with a blanket, reading a book and a cup of coffee ready. Bliss.

      But I like running also. How? xD

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  5. *declare conflict of interest*

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  6. Loops! I hate them. I don't mind loops for training if the loop is at least 2K or more. I tend to get bored easily during my runs. But we do the best we can to squeeze in some running time, be it loops or just running up the office stairs ... LOL!

    I tend not to run in the rain. I get sick easily. The wife thinks I'm a soft little city boy ... hahaha!

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    1. OMG! I haven't done stairs in ages! Last time, I'd climb all 15 floors worth of stairs for my workout. No more now. Saving all my energy for my run! LOL

      It does get mind-numbing doing the loops. But hey! Better than no running at all, right? And better than having to contend with traffic too. ;)

      Hahaha you sure are a city boy, Nick! I am a kampung gal. Loved to play in the rain when I was small and always ended up kena rotan by mom doing it. ;p

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  7. Running in your own compound is safer too which is a big plus.

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    1. It is a big plus. But it does get kinda monotonous at times. But can't complain. At least I'm running! And it's way better than hitting the treadmill. ;)

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  8. Warning: Stupid questions incoming! So, this rain, is it cold or hot? When is your rainy season? (I mean hot rainy season. Monsoon.) Now? Always?!

    Post about Malaysia's climate, please! ^^

    PS: No dogs + toilet nearby = a good deal.

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    1. I am ashamed to say I never really paid attention to our weather here. ^^!

      It's been raining like every day for months now! @.@ But July-Sep is the dry season. Hot and to make it more challenging, we'll are fasting in July-August this year. Nice...

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    2. p.s. the rain is the "I wish I can stay under the blanket, all warm and cosy" kinda cold rain. And the type that will make you soaking wet despite using a golf umbrella. xD

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    3. Cold? It gets that cold in Malaysia? I thought you (country and women) were sultry and hot non-stop! :D

      PS: I know so little about so much! Gaaa.

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    4. My home is nice and cool, I don't need to install aircond. Not so elsewhere though. xD

      Hot? Sultry? Careful! Lest some overzealous moral police would come and visit and condemn us!

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  9. yeah, it seems to be raining (back again) almost everyday recently huh??

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    1. Sure seems like it.If its not morning then its noon or evening. I hate the evening jam after/during the rain! :(

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  10. and previously it was like so hot till you can even sweat by just sitting inside the house..

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    1. true. Just walking to an open air car park can give massive headache due to the heat.

      Now also, if it doesn't rain, it is soooooo HOT during the day!

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  11. but then i rather a hot day than a rainy day.. just think rainy day is causing inconvenience to many people lah, this cannot do that cannot do..

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  12. i only like it raining when i am sleeping, wakakakaka!! that's the best thing the sky can do for me~~ :p

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  13. and you are smart, running loops around the apartment because the toilet is always in a short distance.. hahahaha!! you always stomachache in the midst of running?? @_@"

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    1. Not the "big" one lah. The "small" one.

      And I need water to splash on my face to cool down during runs. ^^

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  14. "RUN! LIKE A SPEED OF LIGHT!"

    I wanna feel that~

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  15. I think it is happening anywhere down in South East Asia. HappySurfer also talked about the weather in Malaysia in her latest blog post. It is currently raining as I write this now.

    I like rains when I don't have to be out. Same as you, I hate it when I get headache after getting wet in the rain outside.

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    1. I like rain if I'm not going anywhere too. But if I do, the traffic jam caused by the rain is not something I look forward to.

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