Sayup kelihatan "ekor" Sang Naga Sakti dari kejauhan..Credits to Mr Victor for this awesome pic!
A day before the event, Rashid and I joined our fellow colleagues hiking up Bukit Datuk. After that we went to a so-called training to develop our characters for this coming inaugural running event. It was more like a "Boot Camp 101" for us. Tormenting yet we barely survived in the end. And I never know I have to pay such an "AWESOME" price for the next 3 days. T..T
Fast forward to the running day, I woke up pretty late, around 5.15 am and struggled to prepare all the necessities for the running event in time. Since I've never been to Meru before, I decided to go there earlier in case I lost my way along the trip. However we could only managed to leave my house around 5.35 am and rushing like hell to Klang. Memang super kalut abess... Hehee.. @..@
Luckily we didn't get ourselves lost and reached the starting line barely less than 10minutes before the flag off time. After wishing Azlinah and her friend best of luck, we were ready to take off. I was surprised to find out they didn't use any hone @ gun for the flagging off. Instead they just shot off some fireworks as the signal, definitely a new experience, one of a kind. It was like Chinese New Year came early this year... Hehee... Awesome...
|Kong Hey Fatt Choyy 2013.. Enter The Year Of The Snake...|
I decided to run happily with my Chinese noble hat, the one I used to wear for my Mizuno Wave Run 2012. In the spirit of 1Malaysia, I guessed... The first 2KM was flat and doable. I tried not to push myself too fast too soon because I normally need 2 - 3KM to warm myself up, especially to loosen up my legs and ankles. I waited until the first climb to increase my pace. I struggled to maintain my 6 min-ish pace while feeling a lil bit thirsty. Thank goodness there was WS1 after the first incline.
From there onwards, there's 7 more rolling killer hills (mentally) to be tackled, 4 hills for the first 7.5KM and another 4 climbs along the way to the finishing line. Thank goodness I didn't face any trouble to tackle those deadly inclines, thanks to the brutal merciless hills of FST in UKM and MARDI. However I did felt uncomfortable as my old injury around my left knee reoccurred after the nasty "Boot Camp". I experienced 3 series of painful attack which prevented me from increasing my speed. Dang! T..T
|Credits to Mr Lim.. Super nice shot here... Must smile although in die-die already mode =D|
|Muka tengah mintak nyawa nih... Separuh nafasku telah pergi... OMG!|
|The Furious Dragon Back Run 2013 Route... How awesome... =D|
|Hard earned finisher medal along with 109th placing... Almost Top 100.. One should not be greedy... Hehee|
|MARDI Runners United in Meru, Klang...|
|We Are Runners (WARS) Slain The Dragon Mission - SUCCESS!!!|
|Me and my first finisher medal for 2013... How cool is that? Woot2...|
|My most liked Profile Pic in FB - 55+ likes... Credits to Mr Victor... Me Super Likey too!!!|