KLIM 09 Training - Week 6 Summary
It has been quite a bad week, sort of rotten in a way.
I started with Tuesday, totally off from the prescribed 9 miles (2 miles GP, 2x2 miles T, 3 miles GP) with only 2 miles of lazy run. I really have to find a way to get the hell out of the gym as running on a treadmill is just plain stupid. Regardless, I was unhappy with Tuesday.
Wednesday was manageable with 3 miles and 6x100 Strides.
Thursday was fun when I hit 85 mins of running at the park. Started at the gym quite early at 7.20 a.m., ran to the park and stretched. Walked one round, and started running. Stopped a lot of times to sip some water, and catch my breath, and it is still a big issue to breathe regularly. I won't lie, but there are times during one of these long runs that I start to doubt me running beyond the 3 hour mark... hehehehe. Not a healthy attitude, eh...
Friday was the rest I was waiting for, not jolly fun, but a break is always good.
Saturday, I took myself to Kepong Metro for a prescribed fast 5 miles run. Started slow, and focused on getting the rhythm of my breathing regular, and shutting off from the chirping birds, awfully beautiful morning sky, the chicks etc. One round came easy, and my time was 0:26:34. Not good at all.
Second round nonetheless, I was about on my 5th km when I have an older man in his 50s started pounding behind me. Fear that he would overtake me, I started to pick up the pace, and so did he. I was unsure if he was trying to actually overtake me, or simply pacing me, but when I picked up the speed, he was trailing me to the 7th km when I finally lost his puffing breath... phew. I finished the final km strong, and saw him still running behind...
Good one, old chap... Thanks for the push...
I finished 5 miles (8km) in 0:45:39. A very good run.
Tomorrow will be a 15 miles (24km) run. Am thinking either to run from TTDI/Kiara etc, Lake Garden/Bukit Tunku, or home/Kepong/home.