Sunday, 9 September 2012

King Of The Road? Heh

Not me!
That said, I enjoyed my Sunday run a LOT! Slow poke pace notwithstading. ^^

I started this run with the "this is just a Sunday LSD run" attitude. Wasn't looking for any great timing, although if I managed to get a sub-2 (1hour 59minutes and 59 second run is also a sub-2, wokay... wakaka) that would be an icing on the cake! I guess icing and cake isn't good for my diet, as no sub-2 for me today. heh heh
At the starting line.

Statistics of the day:
Number of time peeing before run : 5(!) And I only had a cup of ORS. Crazy gallblader.
Number of time for the "big business" : effort - twice, at home. Nada. Clearing bowel system at petrol station's loo : once. Saw somebody else's not properly flushed "business" in port-a-loo : once
Eewwww.... wakaka

7-Eleven staff made my day by wishing me best of luck for the run.^^
 
The starting line for 16.8K and 10K. 16.8K was flagged off at 6.45am (though my watch showed 6.47am. hihi)a and 7.15am for 10K category.

But you know, by the time I reached KM3, 10K elite runners had already making a U-turn and making their way back to Sunway Pyramid. @.@ 
Nicked from Runner Footprints FB page
 And how do you feel when you see this sea of people in front of you. I saw this all through the run. I must be waaaaaaay behind. hu~

Anyhoo, I guessed since I kept telling myself that this is just another Sunday LSD run, my body reacted accordingly which meant my body wanted to make pit-stops. I had to fight the urge to pee (again!) from KM1. Guys are lucky. Saw quite a number of them making a detour after the tunnel to head to the nearest drain!

The water stations and portable loo were available every 3K which was great. I decided to give the first water station a miss due to massive congestion there but stopped at the KM6 water station. There were too many of us, and the volunteers helping out with the drinks can't cope with us. No problem. I just went looking for a clean cup myself and pour my own drinks. Poured for other runners too. I probably wasted a minute or two there but hey! It's not as if I'm running this for the win. 

Wasted more minutes at KM9 drink station, drinking and stepping aside to douse myself with cold water. I wish there were sponges available. But cold water works too! I just had to be careful not to splash any on runners behind me.

Had to fight the urge to pee and keep telling myself to hold it. I finally stopped for a toilet visit at KM12. Aiyoh! Need to pee there also still need to queue! hahaha Wasted more time there, as just as I was about to do my business, the guy before me rapped the toilet door. He left his bib, which was attached to a bib belt behind. Seems like he was having a cherry-berry episode (that's codename for diarrohea, Rurousha) hence the reason he took it off.

Now, the problem with stopping for me is that my muscle seems to think I'm already resting. Toilet stop and the sitting made my brain whined and my muscle went into a strike. "Aren't we supposed to rest already?" They said in mutiny. wahaha

Not much drama for me. I was wuss enough to stop and walked-run from KM13 onwards. Even kay-poh enough to stop and walk towards the final kilometre. A guy collapsed and the medic team was giving CPR to him. Looked serious. I do so hope he's OK. :(

Plus kay-pohed again approaching one older lady who was getting help by a nice young man. She was struggling to finish the final 800m and the nice man walked with her to finish. 

While pushing towards the finish line, heard Nick hollering my name. He finished the run long before I did and was taking photos. He arrived more than 30 minutes before I do! Hi Nick! ^^
 Just a little bit more!
I ask you - when else can you sit between the divider in the middle of an expressway without fear of being run over? Or being thought suicidal? hahaha
Just for fun - look how much stuff I can shove in my running skirt's pocket. I'm like Doraemon's aunt! wakaka I really need to eat that Powergel soon (the one in pink packet). I kept taking it to races and I never eat it!
 
This is what happen when you let runners loose on an expressway! I was tempted to take a shot of me lying down on the road, but I bet Zaini won't like it. Embarassed even! LOL
Whee! I did Adidas King of the Road and finished!
Update! 
Can you spot me? ^^
 Sure can in this photo, right? ;p

80 comments:

  1. wah.. looks like a happy run only lah, enjoying yourself like going to Japan.. hahaha!!!

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    1. I know I won't get a nice timing so I went out with a happy attitude. Run saja.

      I didn't even set the GPS on my Timex. ;p

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    2. yah you looks so enjoyable...
      I also want to feel like sitting on the divider..

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    3. I thought want to stand on the divider and pose "Oppa Gangnam Style" but then scared people will look at me one kind! LOL

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    4. Oh, Lina! You should pose the "Oppa KL Style", it's like one in a million chance you can do whatever you like at the NKVE~

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    5. I should have done that right?
      *regret mode* xD

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    6. ya wor...oppa KL style. But then never mind la...next week you can do oppa Taiping style. Yvonne make sure your bring recordeer and record it ok :P

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    7. I better practise my dance then! kekeke

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    8. You looked so happy and funny with your poses!! Well done gadis Petai!

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  2. wow, no one else dropped by to comment?? i'm so lonely here lah.. i thought meow saw lots of beruk that's why i came.. ok, there she is the beruk~~ :D

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    1. Meow commented at that beruk photo over at FB already.

      You the first to mention it here. kekeke

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    2. i didnt know her published already mah. weekend me so guai. Never turn on the laptop. Only using phone to FB

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    3. The photos were posted early on FB.

      Later only I did this post. SK lambat to check out FB and he went to this blog instead.

      You lagi awal lah Meow. ^^

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  3. aiyoh, supposedly you are able to make it sub-2 lah.. but you keh poh, served others with the drinks, queuing for the loo and stalking at the cherry-berry guy, kep poh on the old lady, and worse camwhoring at every spot of the route!!

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    1. if you didn't do all that, maybe even sub-1.5 lah.. and you could probably get some medals already~~ :D

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    2. Hahaha

      You wish!

      Even minusing all that, I'd probably still do a 2hr+ timing. xD

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  4. fuyoh, the crowd is definitely very the scary movie!! are the people running or just brushing shoulders brisk walking??

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    1. Enjoying morning smoke from nearby factories! wakaka

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    2. For a moment, I thought the runners waited to see the sunrise - I mean, the sky was still dark in the first "START" photo and the second one, light~~

      There were 2 batches, right?

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    3. LOL
      What for want to wait for sunrise. We like running before sunrise better. At least, no tan line after finishing run. xD

      Yeah, two batches for two different distance.

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    4. You had to pass that shit pond outside Taman Desa? Damn busuk la that place!

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    5. Tan Sri...
      I everyday also pass by that shit pond la. Sudan immune. Wakaka

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  5. i took fing-fing in full cheer-leading suites and colorful pom-pom to sunway pyramid, but cannot spot you lah.. you didn't put on your petai suite or at least the bling bling rabbit's ears..

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    1. Wah! You went there kah? No jam meh?

      Rabbit ears for next week lah...

      (But it was in the car today. hehehe)

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    2. Wah~ Next week you're gonna wear that rabbit's ears? Fuyoh, easier to spot you then (if I go to see you, keke)

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    3. Yup yup.
      Rabbit's ears on to shock Taiping people this Sunday! wakaka

      I better run decently though so as not to malu only, what with running with it. kekeke

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    4. taiping ppl is very tough one. Unless you wear bikini and run with bunny ears(playboy mag) then baru will terkejut

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    5. Must have Yan's body first before wear bikini. Otherwise dunno how many people will vomit seeing me in bikini & bunny ears! LOL

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  6. of course zaini won't like you lying on the road.. because he only likes you lying on the BED!! :D

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    1. Lina, why no plank pose like Letchumi? And where's your jumping pose?

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    2. My core muscle is not as strong os Letchumi's. kakaka

      Jumping pose ah? Ini auntie lah! Knees all wonky already. Cannot jump around happily. Later knee pain. xD

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  7. hahahaha, you sure carrying a lot of things on your "pouch" lah, i am so impressed with that!! looks like Makraemon aje~~ :D

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    1. Big skirt pocket mah. kekeke

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    2. but do you feel comfortable carry these things?
      the things will not bounce here and there?
      i don't like to carry things in my pocket while running.. especially keys .

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    3. SP, why your question sounds so obsence? Bouncing here and there? Your 'thing' also ding dong when you run, and you cannot afford to leave them out, wakakkaka!

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    4. But look at the banana! Huge!! Me likey~~

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    5. SP, they all heavy stuff mah. So they all stay put at the bottom of the pocket. No jingling-jingling everywhere.

      Yvonne, I like big bananas too. Don't like the small one that anak kucing ate. kakaka

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    6. Run so long distance, I don't think I can bring anything except the banana.

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    7. Yan,
      Water more important. Can drink and can mandi with it also. xD

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  8. I love the 200M TO GO photo! Can I have a desktop version? :D

    Umm. So why do you need to pee so often? Is it because you drink water to prevent dehydration? I know running is a heck of a lot more work than walking, but I can walk for several hours without needing a loo (even if I drink water) [though I don't drink a lot while walking] {and if I do need to go, may the gods help you if you're in my way}.

    PS: That sea of people? That's what it looks like at Sky Tree on a quiet-ish weekday morning. (+_+)

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    1. Crazy woman desktop version photo. You'd have nightmares! LOL

      Pee + runners = inevitable. That's why portable loos are important. And you'd see long queues at loos before, during and after any run. Pre-race (post race) jitters, I suppose.

      Zaini used to complain about it when I first started entering road races but now that he'd seen most runners do the same too, he's quiet about it. xD

      A quiet Sky Tree crowd is similar to that? I'll just say hi to Sky Tree from afar then, I guess. o.O

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    2. Interesting. I would've guessed that running equals more sweat, therefore less urine.

      All I know is this: I couldn't run with a full bladder! Eish!

      I have an abnormally low crowd tolerance level, so perhaps you shouldn't pay too much attention to my opinion! ;)

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    3. There's a reason why long distance road races have portable toilet placed at certain stretches. Runners pee n poop while doing their run! :-D

      I can't run even with a half full bladder. It's too uncomfortable.O_O

      I usually have low towards crowd too.=D

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  9. Wow, that photo shows heck a lot of people! Congrats, you really had fun!

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    1. Its human as far as the eyes can see on NPE this morning. :-)

      Well, if one run slow, one might as well enjoy the run and not be too stressed out. :-P

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    2. @Jamie, it was a lot of people which made the first two kilometers really slow going.

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    3. Agree with Nick there. The last 2K was congested too.

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  10. wow, that's nice! You made it anyway! Congrats!

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    1. Yup. Made it and wasn't forced ta get on the sweeper bus. xD

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  11. Congratz kak Lina, U survived KOTR 2012... Still a good timing, how come I could not spot U meh while running? I got mine Sub 2hr (1.55)... Penat giler! Must take pic with U in Taiping soon... =D I`ll b wearing Cat`s Ears...

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    1. Mana nak nampak... dah you laju than me! wakaka

      Congrats on the bub-2 run. SO sub-2.20 for Taiping? :)

      Ooo Later I'll look for anak kucing in Taiping run. Holler if I missed seeing you. ^^

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    2. Thanx kak Lina.. mana ada laju, i`m the slowest guy in my running circle buddies.. WUAAA... hehee... I`ll definitely holler Madamme Hot Bunny Ear in Taiping.. Will go for PB 2.20.. wish me luck Sis! Kitty n Bunny run together2... =D

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    3. Bak meh bib no. Leh I stalk your photo online. xD

      Slow or fast... yg penting, kita run happy. Kannn????? ;)

      Nak aim 2.20 ye? Ikoott!!!! kakaka Anak kucing ni ada ekor tak. Kalau ada, I pegang ekor dia. wakaka

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    4. Hahaaa... here`s my bib number A1356... nak add kak Lina dalam fb boley? email add pliss... hehe.. thanx! U really inpired me alot... =D

      Anak kucing nih xda ekor... Too gurlish la ada ekor2 nih... ada whiskers je.. Muahaaa

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    5. wei... nak e-mail tang mana? mana ada ur e-mail add kat ur blogger profile.

      Anyway, search jer my name through Adidas result with my bib no. Tau lah my name. xD

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  12. As long as you enjoyed the run, the timing doesn't matter. I was there at the finish hollering at everyone I recognized ... LOL! The route wasn't easy, so good job!

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    1. Truthfully, I kinda like the route... elevation and all. But of course, I cannot speed up on inclines lah... slow jog can lah. kekeke

      I was happy to be hollered by you. Holler again next time! xD

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  13. Looking at the congestion, I am glad that I missed this one :P

    Great to know that you enjoyed the run :)

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    1. Overall, it was a fun outing Neoh; congestion and all. ^^

      But RJM is of course way better lah... right? ^^

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  14. I wonder when you will eat the banana?
    half way or almost finishing to give the final boost? like those fast and furious ... you press the button and it will zooommmmmmmmmmmmm

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    1. I don't.

      I don't even makan my energy gel or tablet when I'm running.

      So, if they give out bananas halfway through the rae, kiasu me will take the banana and put it in my Doraemon pocket. wakaka

      Anyways, bananas will always be given out after any race to finishers. ;)

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  15. I wonder could we just run and walk during the run? or you must always on the run to beat the time? If I walk 50% and run 50% .. do you think that I still be on time?

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    1. Can... you can walk all the way of you want to. xD

      But of course, for races like Adidas King of the Road that has full road closure, they have strict cut-off limit to ensure runners' safety.

      Most races in KL are pretty lenient about cut-off time. As long as you finish, they'll wait for you. ;p

      Anyways, you mention on time? On time for what? Your target time?

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    2. SP, better run a bit more la! Later you are the last one to reach the finish line. Very shameful, no?

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    3. But can be glamour also.

      Putrajaya Night Marathon last runners were escorted by volunteers and their vehicles until he/she cross the finish line. And there will be people cheering for his/her tenacity to finish it.

      We respect anyone who can do the distance and not only the speed. :)

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  16. Wah!! Look at sea of ppl on the road! Usually we only spot cars and cars bumper to bumper on these roads, kekek~

    Now it was full of humans, boobies to bontot style.

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    1. And instead of smelling exhaust fumes... you smell BO! kakaka

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  17. Laughing at your slow poke pace comment.

    Your stats for the day is really gross la. Mixing to much with hhb :p

    ewww....in the loo must be very stinky la especially the guy in front of you done his bbiz.

    If you had not mentioned it i really never thought ab0out going to the loo during a run. Coz usually saw in tv is runner all run only mah. then when arrive water station just grab and run.

    Nothing like what you describe.

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    1. Those whom you see just run, grab drink and continue running are all elite runners mah.

      We amateurs like to enjoy our run. Sure, there are lots of are chasing for their best time but there are also lots who dilly-dally and stop here stop there too. ;)

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  18. You sound really enjoy, but I think it will be tough for me. I can only run at slow pace for 1 hour in the gym. That is the best I can do, lina. 1 hour at treadmill is roughly 6km for me.

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    1. Yan,
      It is hard but it can also be hard fun. ^^
      Try it once la.. who knows. You might get addicted to it. Like I do! LOL

      I lagi slow when on treadmill. I think the fastest I'm willing/can do on a treadmill for an extended time is the speed 9. Comfy speed is 7. 1 hour about 7K. Like you also lah. I think you probably can outrun me anytime. ;)

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  19. Wahhhh!! Congrats!! Iron Lady Lina!
    See that you were having lots of fun at the event. You are looking good and so fit! *thumbs up*

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    1. Iron Lady Lina? *choke* Wish I have iron bladder though! kakaka

      It was super fun despite the crowd because everyone was great! Organisers, volunteers and oh yes! Us runners too. ^^

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  21. It seemed most of us had fun during the run hehe..bergambar sakan you bestnya!! Nasib baik Nannoor rajin ambik gambar, dapat lah I menumpang muka I. And yeah I didn't expect to clock in good timing because I was more concerned about my foot. Dapat habiskan pun I rasa bersyukur... :)

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    1. Ramai photog otai pegi RJM. So gambar AKOTR kureng... kakaka

      You did great, what with the pain and all. Salute! :)

      Hope it gets better for the next. PNM kan?

      Nowadays, I find that I find relief for my PF issues by walking barefooted after my LSD. The heel pain yg I usually feel after my run would subside when I walk barefoot on the tarmac/grassy path for a bit. ^^

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  22. U're crazy to be carrying all those stuff with you *sweat.

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    1. Tell me something I don't know. Lol
      Minus the white phone, that's the same load I carried during scklm! >_<

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  23. Happy Running! this 1 looks like happen on month of August eh? hahaha

    cause some of my friend run on this event too :X

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