Sunday, 9 June 2013

You're Weak

That's what Zaini told me after I finished today's Mizuno Wave Run 2013. I finished the 16km run in more than 2 hours! I told him I didn't run much because I was hungry. Tough love from that fella. :(

I have to agree with him. I actually walk more than ran after KM9. It was like, meh... why suffer? I lost focus and interest and determination after that 9th km. WTF is wrong with ME!!!

But that said, it was FUN! FUN! FUN! I ran on empty stomach which wasn't fun (or comfortable) but I had fun finishing the route and meeting familiar and unfamiliar faces who made the effort to say hi to this slow poke.

The route was a reverse route of PNM 10K route + Powerman route... something like that lar...
Me at the start line, probably 4minutes after flag-off. No pressure. No need to jostle and run in the crowd. ^^

At the first km or so, saw Andrew who just finished running 16K and  was just starting to run the race proper at one of the junction, talking to one of the race volunteers (Kelvin). Decided he was busy so didn't say hi to him only to have him shout "LINA!!!!!! SOMBONG!!!!!" LOL Soli Soli... 

At around KM4, Bett said hi. I asked her the wehereabout of the rest of the gals and I guess they all had sped off in front of us.

Elvin said hi shortly afterwards. It was really a surprise since that was the first time (right?) we met. Then, just as we were passing by the Jabatan Peguam Negara, Hanim; who is Nannoor's older sis said hi. She was running fast and she said she wanted to catch up with her sister and another lady runner, Millie. Hanim is a sub-5 marathoner, by the way. *\0/*

Run run a bit more until I lost focus and decided to walk. This was just approaching KM9. While walking, Erma (a blog reader and also happen to be the younger sister of my MRSM mate) said hi and whizz pass me. Wuuuwuuwuu

I was feeling dizzy from hunger as I was so "clever" and only had a cup of coffee for breakfast. Didn't check the kitchen last night and didn't realize there was nothing to eat except Mamee, 2kg of grapes and a packet of patin masak tempoyak. Not really anything I want to eat so early in the morning. Sit around and watch TV for a bit and then, at 4.30am decided to go out for a short run. Ran for half an hour or so, got back home, change into a clean set of clothes and then off we went to Putrajaya.

Furthermore, I can't seem to sleep and woke up at 3am. So excited ah? Even dreamt of being late for this race. One and half an hours late. This is the second time I dreamt about being late to a race! o.O

Took a packet of energy gel as I was approaching KM10 but while it did give a surge and boost, it didn't help appease my hunger. Bumped into Elvin again after Pullman. He walked a bit with me, took photo, chatted a bit before asking me whether I want to run. I told him to go ahead as I was feeling... lazy! Bwahaha

He ran off and then I decided to trot for a bit until I approached the Seri Gemilang Bridge. Walk, then ran downhill, walk lagi, then run a bit lagi. Like that lah...

Just before the last water station, a GC runner; Atan Mustaffa said hi. I told him I pancit. LOL

Ran a bit in front of him, stop at the last water station to drink and trot off slowly again. At the last KM or so, he ran up to me and said he's following/pacing me. Not for long la... I walked at the last incline and he continued running and I ate his dust. ;p

Running the last 500m was not easy. The wind was blowing really hard and there was debris flying everywhere not to mention it was hard to run against the wind.
Approaching the finish line. Cap in hand as I was scared it got blown away by the strong wind. Another GC member was there taking photos. ^^

The line for our goodie bag after the run was surprisingly bad. I don't understand why the goodies were not packed inside the plastic bag to be distributed to runners. Instead, we were first given an empty bag, queue to take our mineral water, then the Perskindol sample, our medal and a pack of cereal and suff them in the bag ourselves. 

It's surprising since Pacesetter event usually run like a well-oiled machine. A volunteer did apologize for the hold up though which was nice of her to do. Can't help to notice that there simply weren't enough people manning the goodie bag/medal tent.

Then off to another sponsor tent; a bakery. A posh one at that, with one opening soon nearby Bangsar Village. Posh buns and cookies after the run! After that, off I went to join the loooooong Milo queue.
 Met the ladies and one guy while queueing.
 Finally managed to take a photo with Erma this time. ^^
Then, disturb a volunteer and a very familiar face in the running circuit for a photo. In hand, watermelon slice and a bowl of warm taufu fa. Me likey! Pacesetter events sure got good eats one, I tell you.
Then, lepak some more with the ladies; Has, Nannoor, Hanim, Millie, Betty and Aina. We (Zaini and I) didn't linger for too long as it did look like it was going to rain soon.
 
Walking towards our car, we saw these two crazy runners. They are amongst a few groups of hardcore runners doing 16km + 16km run that day. They ran 16km before the race started and continued with the second loop afterwards. Andrew, who I mentioned earlier was one of them. Actually, Andrew clocked some mileage before the race, race and ran 16km, and then... continued running after the race. HARDCORE!

For you guys and gals who are training for SCKLM 2013, all the best! Much respect to you all. :)
The bounty after the race. Bolehla...

photo update, credit to the ever marvelous Tey
 another 50m more or so to the finish line. ^^

73 comments:

  1. Wei..can drink coffee before run ka? I cannot coz sure wek wek later.

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    1. Aisay..9km loosing focus. .this round no hamsem hulk around? Especially the one that y n y drool? :p

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    2. No rain over here. Cloudy n now hot...argh.....

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    3. Got, but they all ran faster than me so I cannot see them. LOL

      Now hot and sunny here but it rained this morning.

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    4. Meow,
      After drink go first la. Kasi dump everything first.

      Coffee make my bowel "move" well. LOL

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  2. oh, it's very uncomfortable to run on empty stomach right? Should have light breakfast.

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    1. As I mentioned, nothing at home.

      Eating at Mamak before a race would be equally stupid for me. I rather run on empty stomach.

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  3. lina, this time I read every word of you in this post.

    You couldn't run much today, may be due to not enough sleep and also not enough food.

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    1. You make so many friends in your run. I believe they all a bunch of 'big heart' and sporting people.

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    2. Last night, I went Tesco for grocery shopping, I also bought myself a pack of Fitnesse almond + banana cornflakes.

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    3. Read your running posts, always make me think when will be my first run on the road. I will sure make it one day, Lina.

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    4. I ran/walked a total of 21km this morning so never mind la. ^^

      I never needed to buy those cereal. If Nestle is one of the sponsors for a run, sure can get free pack. If tak malu, can take extra oso. :P

      The Northern area has a lot of races Yannie. 7 July there will be Ipoh International Run.

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  4. I wouldn't be able to focus too if I were hungry. In fact, I have a tendency to black out exercising with an empty tummy.

    Looks like the organizers didn't have enough time to get the loot bags ready but good haul!

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    1. OOh! That's dangerous!

      I've ran without breakfasts before, long distance too. It is doable for me but of course at a much slower rate/pace so that was why I wasn't too worried about missing breakfast. ;)

      The haul were nice. I actually managed to get a lot of cookies from the sponsor bakery afterwards. :)

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  5. Ok apa.. lari pagi2 dgn sejuk n ujan renyai2.. just enjoy the race and atmosphere..

    anyway.. u can try hire a pacer with rotan for other serius game.. :P

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    1. Uiks... ada ke bisnes pacer for hire? ;)

      Tak biasa la lari pagi-pagi sejuk ni. Selalu lari sorang2 start pukul 8! wakaka

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  6. Congratss walau u said u was slow but timing still good ok!!

    Same here! I Was like chillin out gile2 utk today event.. tah pape.. haha..

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    1. Canner nak PB SCKLM cam ni Bett! Muahaha

      Chillin' pun, you byk buat pahala and managed a good time too. Lagi I respect.

      Perodua nnt target bape? ;)

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  7. Perodua target la sangat kan.. target to make it better time to beat KK's timing le kot! cos Perodua run will be my 2nd 15km event... try my best lah..

    SCKLM is another story.. that time no time to chillin2 sngt la kan..I already have a task to be done remember?.. (I want to run with my Idol celebrity - SofiaJane!!..) awwww.. ;)-

    haha.. Mizuno Run this year is something different run for me! Runner + Volunteer! I love this new job already..

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    1. Good target tu. Tapi route tadi agak berbukit jugakla kan... Not scary hilly like UKM tapi still... hehehe

      Yeah! All the best at SCKLM & lari dgn your idol. Tanak lari dgn KJ ke? keskeskes

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    2. KJ buat flag-off je nnt kan! dia YB banyak keje lain la kaklina LOL..

      actually td tu bukit layannn nama dia kan.. mcm panjangggg bile nak abis ni? hehe.. so tu la namenye larian kental mentalll.. kikikii.. oh no I tanak lari kat UKM.. scaryyy dow!

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    3. Ehhhhhh KJ lari 10K nanti kan? Canner? ;)

      Bukit Putrajaya kita pandang sayup sayup je. Bukit UKM kita nak tengok kita kena dongak kepala. Ada takut lagi? ekeke

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    4. Uuuu I'm scared!! Do not tabur racunss on me if it's ukm route event yeh!! Hihi..

      Alaaa nk 2-2 lah .. KJ n SJ.. (tamakss)

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    5. Pegang tangan diaorag - kiri kanan. LOL

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  8. Well written entry Sis! I'm hungry too especially after 10k n tried to hold my poo2 during the run... So uncomfy... Running a race half heartedly is sucks... Suffered after 10k... Body said run, my mind said lemau... T_T

    Love the weather though... Nonetheless Well Done Sis! Managed to do 21k LSD this morning... Woot2! *self pat on the shoulder ;)

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    1. But yang penting, we never give up. ^^

      Tak stop at toilets along the route?

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    2. Saya stop kat toilet area Tmn Empangan tuh je utk no. 1 business... Time tuh lom sampai seru no. 2 lagik... Hehee...

      Tulah pagi tadi lebih banyak training mental dari fizikal... Macam jauh je rasa the last 3km... Congratz to us btw... ;)

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    3. Yup. Congrats to us.

      Slow or fast, we did it. We finished it. Drama drama tu biasa la kan? ;)

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  9. Hard to run against the wind? Well, better than me, I can't even walk that far!

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    1. Of course it's hard to run against the wind. Strong wind. Try it one day. ^^

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  10. yalah, you have never intended to win anything grand wat.. you just enjoy the run slowly, stop here to pose for photo, stop there to thank the volunteers, stop another time to make chaos with the pacer.. so much things to do and enjoy, why bother the time?? :D

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    1. hehehe

      SK knows how to say sweet words to me. ^^

      But seriously lah, I should be worried. I train very hard but I always take it easy come race day. *slap forehead*

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  11. but nothing comes more happy with a bowl of warm TAUFU FA right?? hahahaha.. i spotted that bowl on your hand, aiyoh, so busy and so popular lah this Mak Lari.. not even have time to finish her bowl of TAUFU FA and got caught to take photos..

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    1. No time to eat! LOL

      So most photos after the run I was either holding a slice of watermelon or that bowl of taufu fa. You know I like their tau fu fa. :P

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  12. oh yeah, it was raining this morning!! how rare!! but i guess you were lucky huh, it rained right after the event.. or perhaps have you ever run in the rain before?? that could be one kind of experience also right??

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    1. Never in rain but I've run in the rain when training. I don't mind running in rain, provided it's not too heavy and there aren't thunder & lightning.

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    2. I mean, never run in race while it was raining. Prepared for it a few time but in the end, we ran in avery hot and humid condition. The bomoh hujan must be very good. LOL

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  13. errr, tough lah running with an empty stomach, it's like going to workout in the gym with an empty stomach, i can never do that.. but you did enjoy your watermelon and TAUFU FA after the run.. and what's for lunch and dinner to replenish your energy and carbs??

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    1. SK,
      There is this research hor, that mention that once in a while, training on empty stomach is good. Especially for those managing their weight.

      It's called running on empty.

      ANd it's not really all that bad... I run before buka puasa during fasting month. You just have to adjust the intensity. ;)

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  14. After 9km, lost focus and interest? Think of yesterday night roti canai ke? Muahaha....

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    1. You give a reasonable excuse like "pancit" hahaha...

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    2. Maybe a night before your race, you didn't sleep and rest well. Too excited is it?

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    3. I think better drink MILO ler... coffee will make you feel more hunger.

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    4. 1. Losing focus usually is nothing to do with food. You do need to focus to maintain a certain pace for a lenghty period of time

      2. Pancit is a normal word runners use when they are tired and cannot hit their desired race pace. Even sub5min/km runners (that means runners that can win a race) have their pancit moments. :)

      3. Actually, caffeine is good for performance. Some energy gels and energy bars do contain caffeine. I have no problem with coffee actually. It's just that I ran on empty stomach.

      4. Yes, there are always excuses in my post of running. That's because I do hope I do better. It's my silly way to analyse my performance.

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  15. Hey, my friend participated in this Mizuno Run too. Saw her photos from FB.

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  16. Amboi...This also happens to my wife many times. She went to run or cycle long distance on empty stomach. In the end I saw she always layu half way with tongue sticking out nia...

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    1. I am the one who had to pack her light breakfast the night before - pisang, susu, sandwich, water and towels. I am like her mummy pula.

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    2. Aiyo!!! I'm so jealous of Letchumi.

      p.s. what are you packing for her on June 30th? Pack extra for me also lah. hihihi

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    3. Yo!!! You watching my comments! Sacred me... I just kencing in fright nia...

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    4. Okay I pack potatoes, milk and pisang ok. Nanti your suami geram pula!

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    5. Let him geram
      as long as I'm kenyang!
      LOL

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  17. Wah! All your runner friends you mentioned Andrew, Bett, Nanoor, Elvin, Millie have links to their own blogs! I clicked opened one by one and glanced. They write well lah... HHBC go over and spam them! Mak Lina getting famous with so many blogger friends already.

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    1. Show appreciation to them.

      All of them are friends whom I met online first, then they'd say hello to me during/after races (seldom before because I always start late hehehe) and that's how we become friends.

      Much like HHBC la... we clicked after that. ^^

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  18. I actually banned my wife from taking those liquid energy boosters often sold at cycling events after reading some foreign articles that they contained chemicals. I think eat pisang cukup la. Foreign countries got no pisang so they eat chemicals.

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    1. Some OK Anay.

      Hammer Nutrition products are quite nice and has natural ingredients. One of this clean-eating, all natural advocate; Tristupe (I gave you all his link about the danger of processed meat before) does take Hammer Nutrition products.

      Maybe you have a try and look at their product?

      Eh! Macam I promoter pulak! LOL

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  19. Pacesetter runners are all bionic men and ladies with nice bodies. Are you their team members too?

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    1. Nope. Darn lazy to register. :P

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  20. You'll have to shock/surprise us one day by posting a non-smiling running photo of yourself. :D

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    1. Hence the reason of not wanting to push and suffer, just in case there are photographers hiding in some bushes ready to make ugly photos of us! LOL

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  21. I find the similarities/differences between running and (relatively) (long-distance) hiking very interesting. I've also been caught on the wrong foot, or rather, wrong stomach. You really do need fuel to keep going, but I find it quite difficult to eat a big breakfast. I've learned to take high-energy food with me.

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    1. Now that you mentioned it, a number of runners are now hooked on trail running. Instead of hiking to the hills and mountains, they chose to run it. Crazy bunch. :P

      I definitely can't take a big breakfast eithe but usually a bar of snickers or kit-kat would suffice. And... a handful of nuts. ^^

      I need to learn to take food and learn to know more about high energy food. Now, it just means chocolates. ^^!

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  22. I wonder what is worst/best ... "you're weak" or "don't be stupid"? :D

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  23. I hope we readers (me: stalker) don't scare you running bloggers with our "Hi!" to you/ tapping your shoulder during road races! ;)

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    1. Tak, tak, tak. People saying hi adalah pembakar semangat utk berlari. At least malu la nak stop lepas tu. Hahaha

      Though sometimes rasa bersalah bila tak tahu nama orang yang said hi.

      :-)

      p.s. All the best for your 1st HM nanti. :-)

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  24. Can eat heavy meal 2 hours before.

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    1. Baik Chairman. :-)

      But pagi tu serious no food at home unless I masak nasik lauk ikan patin. Nak bekfes kat mamak tak lalu. Huhuhu

      Pengajaran utk saya ni.

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  25. You're not weak lar... And u tak sombong lar. Just kiddin' :)

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    1. Not weak but... really lazy? :-D

      Hahaha I know la you kidding. But thanks for the shout. Your shout really can wake people up. *thumbs up*

      p.s. Great kamen rider pose. :-)

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  26. You are NOT weak! Zaini saje je tu. Drill sergeant. Hehe
    You are not lazy either lah! Cuba bandingkan training mileage & number of races dgn I...? Malu jadinya I huhuu
    Okay next time cuba buat extra mileage after the race, nak? Kita rilek dulu jap pastu sambung balik hehe

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    1. Millie,
      Dia siap bagitau :
      "mula mula 2 min jer belakang Nno & Millie, lps kat jambatan, dah tertinggal 8min. Bukan awak cakap awak laju bila nak habis ke?" uhukhukhuk

      I mileage banyak pong.... bottomline bila race : PHAIL! Sedey ar...

      Aha! Neways, trenen bulan pose apa plan? :)

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  27. I'm not sure my friend took part in 7km or 14km.

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