|Salam Aidil Adha 1433H... Raya, raya gak, training berlari kena buat gak... Huhuu...|
|The magnificent Shah Alam Grand Mosque... Awesome...|
|My running bib... Number 222... Just like Jalan 222 in PJ... LOL!|
|My must do pose after run... No pre-run picture as I was already late to start.... huhu...|
From Padang Merbuk we were directed towards Bukit Tunku, the elevation was awesomely nice for a start with sooo many rolling hills in between. it was still dark around that time so I couldn't see inclines very well. Suddenly my right thigh and calf felt this sharp excruciating hot burning pain due to an OD of deep heating rub lotion I applied earlier on. I could only try to run as fast as I could as walking would not making it any better. My thigh felt so numb. I was looking for water to pour down on my legs to cool it off. Still not helping.
|Look at me, I`m a Purr-plelicious Kitty Kat... Photo courtesy of Vivien Tay... Thanx alot! =D|
|The overall route, pretty amazing with all those rolling hills, especially around Bukit Tunku... But still, I had a blast!!|
Then I tried to reach 15km, a half way point, it was an uphill route again, not that steep though but still a very pyscho mentally challenging hill. I managed to clock in 1:46:24 with 7'53'' pace. Not bad, considered it was pretty tough route at this point. And the good (bad) news was we have to do the second loop all over again... (T..T) I could not believe it at first but the fight must go on, still. Here we go again. Uwaaa....
I reached my 20km mark with a shabby timing of 2:27:07 with 6'31" pace. Once I have passed my 21km, the furthest I have reached so far, my pace dropped drastically. And to top it off, suddenly I had a stomach ache and desperately need to do no. 1 too. So, both businesses must be done asap, I think... So since this was just a LSD running event, there was no portaloo being provided along the route. Runners must look for the available toilet themselves. For me, I had to do my no 1 and 2 business in an abandoned house somewhere around Bukit Tunku... What to do, nature calls... Urghh... Hantam sajala Labu...
Afterwards, another 9km felt like an eternity to complete the run. I started to have chaffing issues at my usual spots, but luckily I tried to maintain my pace and make sure my tight won`t get soggy too. It was around 8.30 am where the sun started to shine bright and hot. Thank goodness I wore my Salomon cap. Or else, i`ll be prety much demotivated by the blaring morning sun. Hehe...
|Me and my trusted Salomon cap... Very handy indeed, especially during the hot and sunny morning run... =D|
|I`ve survived pounding the 30km LSD Run... Yippie yayyy yayy....|
|My precious 30km finisher metal.... Another collection of medals... =)|
|My 30km finisher tee design... Very humble and down to earth one... Luv it!!!|
Overall, the hilly route was pretty tough and awesome totally. Saw many runners did ther morning LSD run along the way. It felt so great to see so many people prepping themselves up for this coming event, be it PBIM or SCSM. Now I know how does it felt like doing a very long tormenting strenuous 30km LSD. I should do another 25km LSD run before my FMV attempt this coming November, alongside my tempo and speedwork trainings. Must always always respect the distance, that`s my mantra... hehee....
|Post run photo session with #GengKakiLari runners (From left: Razinah, Faiz and yours truly) Good job guys for completing this mad hilly route in one piece, injury free =D|
|Me and a marathoner, Faiz... Awesome finishing timing despite having cramps here and there after 20km, Faiz.. Woot2!!!|
|RUN ERHU RUN!!!|