Sunday, 15 June 2014

Slow, Yes. Farther, Definitely

that's my Back 2 Endurance adventure this week.

I somehow had full confidence that I can do 50K and had hoped to do more than that this time around and had hoped that the last minute training I did the past couple of weeks would help carry me for the whole of 12 hours, running and walking. Yes, I definitely planned for a lot of walking. No crawling, please. We do not need to much drama this time! LOL

I've kinda fallen in love with these types of runs.The ones that set time limits instead of a set distance. I am slow, yes. I don't really aim to run that far either. Just as far as what I perceive my fitness level and how I'm feeling allows me to. Call me unadventurous. I don't mind. 

Long runs like this allows me to get into my own head. I do a lot of soul searching and sometimes even "arguing" with myself during my long runs. I don't listen to any music anymore and my source of entertainment usually are the runners and supporters around me (love them, I do!) and the voice in my head. 

I missed out on last year's inaugural event because it wasn't something I want to do just yet in 2013. This year, YES!

Interestingly, I had way too much fun this time to even have any drama in my head - thanks to my family and also running friends who were there.

Am happy to say I managed to finished in one piece and according to the planned time and distance. Yeay me!
62km in 12 hours. I also managed to cover 50K much faster this time than during Watergate 16-hour by almost an hour! Double yeay!

The format for Back 2 Endurance is easy. Just cover as many 2.3km loops as one can in 12-hours.

If one runs between 2.3km-48.3km, one will get a bronze trophy.
If one runs between 50.6km-82.8, one will get a silver trophy.
More than that, one will receive a gold trophy!

One just need to run from 6.30am - 6.30pm? Easy, right? Righhhhhhttttttttt... HAHAHA

I tried to stick to my plan for the run. I aimed to finish the first 41.40km by 1.00pm and take a lunch/toilet/shower break.
Official waterstation
I finish later than planned for it though because I had way too much fun at the checkpoint/waterstation provided by both the organiser and also the PACat Team/Le Sabun Group.
Independent water station/care area ^^
Thank you so much!!!

Can't beat this kind of hospitality. ^^

While I was behind schedule for the first 41km, I managed to somehow made up for lost time after my nasi lemak lunch. I had thought that I might need to finish a loop at around 30min after lunch but turned out that I consistently managed to walk (yup, malas to run already so walk lor) at around 22-24min per loop. Compare this to the time I did when I was running, which is at around 18-19min per loop; my walking pace isn't all that bad. :-)

Hubby paced me for a few loops to keep me company and son walked with me during my final loop. Love them, I do. *muaks*

Friends made the continuous looping bearable and the loops went by painlessly for me when I ran a few loops with some of them. Thank you for keeping me company!
Us ladies made it for the silver trophy. Congrats to Gai and Niza too! We rock! ^^

Again thank you to everyone for a great Sunday out. Race organiser, race volunteers and crew, friends (running or supporting) and especially my family. ESPECIALLY to dear hubby who spent Father's Day being my support crew.

I'll see you all next year. Running/walking faster and aiming to do better. ^^

Now, if you excuse me; gotta go sleep. Tomorrow need to go to work.

38 comments:

  1. Congrats Lina and Happy Father's Day to your great supporter of all!

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  2. Look like you had a great time spent in Lake Garden. Too bad I did not able to stay to support cause some family event.

    Congratulations on your great achievement! 62km and that's a fantastic run!

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    1. Thank you for coming Neoh. It was great seeing you there even for just a while.

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  3. 12hrs......no wonder hv to prepared the head gear. else hangus. lol

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    1. But didn't wear. The headgear not for this event. Lol

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  4. congratulations. wanna do 50km but exceeded till 62km. :)

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    1. Eh... actually I aimed to do 62.10km. 50k would be my minimum. ;-)

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  5. *Clap! Clap* Hebatnya! 50K??? I think I pengsan liow! Thumbs up, Lina!

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    1. This time it's 62k. I did 50k already at a previous event. ^^

      Thanks :-)

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  6. 62KM eh.. Fengsan! Makin lama, makin jauh ye :) Amazing kan, what our bodies can do..just need to condition it properly. Well done noona, well done!
    By the way, mana nya topi Jepun? Omni Freeze zero, how was it?

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    1. Gradual adaptation, like one of my running friends mentioned. But yes, it sure is amazing to see how we can our body. ^^

      Topi jepun x pakai. Tu spesel utk P100 hahaha

      But omni freeze zero was awesome. :-)

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  7. Well done lina ! Keep it up !

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  8. the amazing almighty Mak Glam!! fuyoh, when i heard she is going to run 12 hours, i already want to pengsan!! but she did it, bravo!! 62km in 12 hours!! the only thing i remember i could do for 12 hours is either sleeping or watching TV only, haha!! ask me to run for 12 hours?? no way, even 1.2 hours also can get me pengsan!! haha~~ :D

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  9. determination and motivation!! and these are the quintessences!! salute all who were eager to do it, and then finally did it!! you guys are all awesome superheros!!

    p/s: Mak Glam didn't go for any good food after the run as usual?? hukhukhuk ^^

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    1. Rarely go eat immediately after 10-12hours thing.

      Maybe tomorrow start lapar :P

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  10. Congrats Sis Lina... Awesome 62km tuh... So proud of you... Looking forward to join this kind of event next year lak... Good for training one mental strength and endurance wise too... :D

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    1. For you this is nothing already la. :-)

      Datang sekejap je semalam?

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    2. Hahaha... Even I pun xmampu buat 62km lagik.... Datang lewat semalam, ada family event before that, jadi accidental pacer untuk Shyamala for her final 2 loops... chit chatting while doing our speed walk... Wished I could come sooner... =D

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    3. Untungla Shyam dapat pacer ;)

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  11. 50km!! Bravo for you!........................ *horror to me* :|

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    1. I did 62K actually ;-)

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    2. I blame it on my small eyes on that :p

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    3. No lah... blame it on my penchant to write in a very confusing style. Lol

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  12. congratulation sism, 62km dalam masa 12jam, kalau saya 12hari pun belum tentu habis...heee

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  13. You very clearly, obviously, definitely have to do the Comrades Marathon if you like long runs! :D

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    1. I need to train with the zebras to make it to the finish line before Comrades' cut-off time! LOL

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  14. most importantly, did you get to eat that fried chicken you hinted to the hubby? :)

    good job, mad bunny. i think you're mad to have walked when running would have been much faster!!! :D

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    1. p.s. were there times you felt sleepy after 8 hours? just wondering ... cos i think i'd be sleepy and tempted to take a 15min nap!

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    2. Nah.. he didn't want to lose parking space so he still owes me that ayam golek!

      Speed Demon - you know how fast I run, right? Better walk. Less stressful! LOL

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    3. Speed demon, only a demon like you can feel sleepy lah!

      I can't even sleep after finishing the "run"!

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