Saturday, 1 September 2012

More Running Nonsense

How is your Merdeka weekend, Malaysians? Great I hope. ^^

I'm always excited when the weekend is here because that means I can do long runs at leisure. Boy, was I at leisure getting ready and going out for a run for these past two days. I went out for a run at almost 9.00am yesterday and today, despite waking up at 5.00am, ready by 6.30am; I only started my run at 8.00am!

Was hoping to bump into some crazy runners who are doing their runs in Putrajaya this morning as I know Ray  and a few others are doing their 12 Hours prep for Craze Ultramarathon; and Jamie & Nick are doing their runs at a slightly less crazy time; starting at 5.30am. I hadn't plan to run with them but was hoping to get a whiff of their "smoke" if they pass me but I guess I started too late. By the time I texted Nick, after my toilet break at KM9 point, he had already finished his run.
Nicked from Zaini's Endomondo hence the cycling mode on the map. ^^
It was a pretty comfortable run up to KM6 - saw lots of friendly runners, joggers and cyclists; until I needed to tackle a few mean inclines - steep one from under the Seri Wawasan bridge and on the bridge; then the PICC hill itself. Then, we (me on foot & Zaini cycled) headed to Pullman.

Saw a group picniking by the lake in complete Raya attire. I guess it's a Raya makan cum photo session. LOL

Zaini - he's such a dear, as he accompanied me all through the 16K I did. Imagine cycling at such a slow pace that I can catch up and chit-chat with him during the run - for 2 hours! He has butt of steel!

At almost 10am, the sun was already up in full force (the sun was kind earlier in the morning so we had a nice, overcast weather at first) and I do hate running when it gets too hot. Decided to stop as we reached Palace of Justice, making a total of 16K run today. Let's see if I can "convince" myself to go out earlier tomorrow and do a 20K! Lina boleh! Lina boleh! wakaka
A treat after the run.

I don't need other "lauk" if there's petai. Sambal kerang (cockles) petai. Yummzz.... and a malt drink. I usually either drink this or chocolate milk or plain milk as my recovery drink after any 2-hour run. ;p

37 comments:

  1. alamak......petai........gatal wanna cook petai now

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  2. Butt of steel. Hmmm.....sound like some one reading too much kekekeke

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    1. kakaka... you need butt of steel to cycle that long! I can't do it! Despite wearing cycling shorts (yes, I do own them too.) ^^

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  3. so early wake up ah.....hmmm.....am still in snoozeland LOL

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    1. What to do. It'll be crazy to run later than 8.00am in this weather! xD

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  4. terror lah you woke up so early in the morning on a weekend!! i only forcefully dragged myself out from my bed at 9 plus..

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    1. So nice... can happily wake up late.

      I can't. 7 hours sleep already give me a headache. I need 5 hours minimum or 6 hours (ideally).

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    2. We call it natural wake up....

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  5. hahaha!! butt of steel?? sound like someone reading too much?? reading too much of those "salty wet" comments i supposed~~ :D

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    1. You all think "serong" as always lah! wakaka

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  6. how sweet zaini cycling next to you to make you company?? hehehehe, the whole scene seems to be those bollywood movie, the guy is courting the girl lah.. so lomantik!!!

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    1. I was thinking it looked like he's the coach! LOL

      He knew I wanted to cover more distance this morning and he'll probably be bored waiting for me for more than 2 hours! xD

      Actually I thought he'd start with me and then left me to cycle alone. Turned out he patiently cycled just in front of me.

      *love him*

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  7. fuyoh!! kepunan for petai for one whole week already?? after running straight away go for nasi petai~~ kerang ok for me but not petai lah..

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    1. Can indulge today lah, as tomorrow not working. Won't stink up the office toilet!

      If kerang got petai, would you put aside the petai and still eat the kerang?

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  8. nice ke that malt drink?? have not actually drank that before.. hehehehe, drinking "nen nen" after your run to recover?? or replenish for the sake of a bigger pair of betiks?? :p

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    1. I like the malt drink. It does refreshed me after my runs. Never drink it during as it doesn't come in plastic bottle and I do like to drink it chilled. ;)

      I minum cow punye nen nen... very good recovery drink - all that protein. Put chocolate for better effect, I read somewhere.

      Drink nen nen can get big betik kah? How come I punya tak big pun? wakaka

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  9. I think I will go get myself an ice cold Malta!

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    1. You should! :)

      I had a coke before reaching PoJ and then the Malta afterwards. Super nice.

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  10. I don't take petai but that plate of rice sure looks yummy!

    So sweet of Zaini to keep you company but these days, better be safe than sorry, right?

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    1. Putrajaya, and where I usually do my runs there is quite safe. Very safe, as a matter of fact. CCTV are working there. It's right at Presint 18 house owners' backyards and there are quite a number of cyclists and casual joggers there too. Families having picnics too.

      My neighbourhood OTOH... well, for one - too many strays! @.@

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  11. It's another festival already?! That's the biggest advantage of a multi-cultural country: lots of holidays and special days and festivals and stuff.

    I didn't know what Merdeka was, but then I read HappySurfer's post. Now I know. You guys are keeping me educated. ^^

    PS: Butt of steel, huh? Better than a rikisha guy's? :D

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    1. I guess you knew it's our Independence Day that we are celebrating. ^^

      Rikisha guys' butts are a league of their own! Must ogle from close quarters one of these days. You coming? ;p

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  12. I don't mind just sambal petai alone too!

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  13. Fuhhhh minim Guinness...
    Luckily it is not guinness stout...
    Nanti lari lintang pukang
    Bang here and there

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    1. Who knows it can make one run faster... like Drunken Master like that? wakaka

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  14. So 2 more weeks to go for the taiping run...
    R u ready? Kakaka..

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    1. Dunno.. just run sajalah! bwahaha

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  15. Wuaaaaaa, kak Lina, I havent started running 4 KOTR not just yet, so freaking panick n nervous wreck too, must run today, do-or-die mode activated... Lookin forward to meet ya in Taiping Marathon too... I`m doin my 7th HM... Still havent reach my target PB of Sub 2.15 Sob2...

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    1. See you at both KOTR & TIM. ^^

      I think bunny will made its appearance at Taiping. Say hello when you see it!

      & all the best in training & the runs!

      Apa target for both? :)

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  16. Wahhh... hot hot pink Bunny will b running its HM in TIM, super Awesome Gangnam style! Let me b your running Carrot then, LOL... I`m juz wanna target PB around 2.20 shud b suffice, as I heard TIM last year was raining n killer rolling hills... Goshh!

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    1. Ye ker? Doc Julin Julai (Taiping runner) who did HM there last year said it's OK. Hujan tu... biasala Tepeng katakan. ;p

      OMG! You are giving me ideas!!! With that Gangnam Style mention. kekeke

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    2. pssttt.... 2hr 20m is my target too. Kekononnya nak better the SCKLM timing. ;)

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    3. Yeahhh... kak Lina, sooo lookin forward 4 see a Bunny doing a Gangnam Style at the finishing line in Taiping... Shud be awesome... Hehee... Yayyy, we shared the same target 4 PB... Must do 16k++ LSD around Putrajaya too this 2 weeks time... I just luv running there, even at night, felt so safe... =D

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