Updates on night LSD!

This is to update my previous entry on the next progressive LSD, for us to acclimatise for the PNM on 06/02/10. The Chap Ayam Runners is doing a night simulation as well, and I think this time around, it is better to run at night in large group, so I think this would suffice. It is now going at (as follows);

bila ? Saturday, 23 Jan 2010
kat mana ? Carpark in front of Putrajaya International Convention Centre (after the bridge) - I will need Che to advise on the exact parking location
pukul berapa ? 7.30 malam (lepas maghrib daa... we start running at 7.45 p.m.)
laluan ? we follow CAR trainer, ZulAzlan... (Che, recce sikit masa adiNation this week ngan dia ok)

Do not forget to pack your own food and lots of drinks. Putrajaya at night is very dry and humid, and dehydration will triple from any other runs. This will be a good ground to gauge the type of drinks and food we want to take during PNM itself. Putrajaya, as we know it, has very limited pitstops to re-fuel.

see you guys there!

Comments

Che said…
Eh, i need to run as well eh? penat tu buat recce, so i might just cycling alongside u guys? haha.. :P okie dokie. will get the info needed.
that particular area bit dark during night time. will go there tonite to check whether its safe to park there. havent met bro Zul yet, takpe, nanti saya check :)
KOOKY KASH said…
alright, now we are talking! Those who wants to run, should also carry blinkers at their tees or shorts or bags, whatever to make yourself visible to motorists and to other runners.

syah, how do u all train? Do u split the fast and slow runners? I might be left behind da..

What distance are we doing and target time to finish?
Yimster said…
Sounds good and am also wondering how you'd split the slow coachers like mua. I have troubles with night runs due to the humidity and warmth, and needs getting acclimatised with.
Diket said…
I think they will arrange so that we will run in one pack or maybe a few. It's a non-familiar route & don't be surprised a friend of mine got lost last year during our LSD...in daytime! This is a great chance to simulate the race.
Che said…
i'll be your dear sweeper/guide as usual (will probably cycling instead of running) so i could atleast provide u guys with water. how bout that? (nak mengelat nih) haha..

fast runner, please follow Diket and Shah :)

distance 23km - 25km
amsyah said…
Kash - we (we = Che) will try to ascertain the route from zulazlan this week in aNR training, and chances are zulazlan will lead the fast troop. Once we know the routes, then I think we should be good as Che is very familiar with the route. I myself boleh pakai lah sikit2, then we make do. truth be told, i do not know the exact route yet, so hoping CAR will shed some light before the run so we map our way lah.

If we do not have blinkers, I suppose reflectors on our vests etc be good? some vests like AKOTR's ada some reflectors.

Che : good if you have putrajaya map handy, can we get that and copy to all of us? surely we would bring our packs considering very the little water stations etc. I have some Nuuns to share.
amsyah said…
Yim - you are not slow. however the humidity and dehydration might slow us all down.

Kash, I think I will run slow too. Sakit lutut kembali since past 2 weeks. CAR is targeting a 23-25km run. Sufice for half marathon runners (terlebih even) but not good enough for Ian and Nik? I will do a Sunday morning run jugak, mebbe in Kiara too as ada meeting in PJ at 10
amsyah said…
Diket?Kash : kalau ikut format Chap Ayam, memang akan ada banyak packs, and usually each pack will consist of a good and strong pacer (I remember kalau tak salah Zaki was pacing with Sarah in SCSM), so all camps are covered. Will only know for sure that night, but we stay togedergeder lah, I think we are all alienated by the route kan

Che : sweeper ke guide? sweeper kat belakang, guide kat depan hahahahah, eh dan-dan je fast runners sile follow etc etc... tu kena follow Diket, Ian and Shuk, and Nik daaa ahahah
KOOKY KASH said…
OK, I am likely going. I have ride at night before and it seems safe on bike. Maybe 100+ cyclists takda orang nak kacau. Safety is impt here. I think if Rais is around he wouldnt mind support on the bike too. I will ask him first.

Eh, nak solat kat mana ni?

Then, maybe that night ramai lain group jugak yang lari. hehehhe.
KOOKY KASH said…
wondering, apasal tak start dari Palace of Justice, isnt the start line for PNM there (soalan bodo)
amsyah said…
alternatively, we could park the car at Palace of Justice/Putrajaya Corporation open carpark. At Putrajaya Corporation ada a clean surau, and we run to re-group at PICC. We solat maghrib dulu situ, kan?
KOOKY KASH said…
syah, good idea. i think I will do that first. thanks. Putrajaya corp tu kat mana, btw?
amsyah said…
Kash : Putrajaya Corporation is the building right across the palace of justice, the 2 white blocks with a steel spiky arch. I'll wait for you at the arch, and go go to the surau.
Yimster said…
Adoi .. I am bad with Putrajaya and not familiar at all. Need rely just on my GPS. Hope I dont end up in Johor lah
Che said…
all- go to wikimapia/google map for that matter :P it could help. wikimapia clearly marked, so that might help u find the place. Yup, good idea kak kash, bro shah, solat kat Perbadanan better. then only baru lari2 togeder2 ke tmpt mula (2.5km away)x la jauh sgt kan. We should park somewhere that area (well lit area around Istana, Perbadanan)

Me as a sweeper, guide for the slow pack laa. :P those yg lain familiar with the route, esp yg selalu join PCM. The only thing is that, we do have to stick together as some part of the road mmg gelap gelita, and by leaving any member of our running team might pose a risk of safety. Call me up if u think u're heading to Puchong instead of Putrajaya.
amsyah said…
Yim : just drive over to the Prime Minister's Office/Masjid in pink with a hugh dataran in front of it, and you'll see the broad boulevard facing the far and beyong Putrajaya International Convention Centre like a flying saucer. Move on the boulevard until you see palace of justice, a building with white dome on our left and the spiky steel arch on your right. there are lots of parking spaces on your right. We'll meet there around 7-ish.
amsyah said…
Che : I will bring the headlight from kinabalu last year hahah, yeah we need to stick together lah with this one, takut jugak...
Yimster said…
syah, thanks and I roughly remember where PICC is. I wont get totally lost lah. I'll bring my KK headlight too
Che said…
its the same venue for the last Mens Health Night Run / Putrajaya 24hrs Walk tu.. :)

alah bro, i have one. dah rosak. Nvm, i'll bring my flashy torchlight :P
Che said…
all - another place to pray, right behind Perbadanan, Masjid Besi. :)
Yimster said…
Che, I wasn't in either runs last year lah. Aku kan slow starter last year :P

But I know that long stretch, no worries. Hmm .. how's about huddling around the campfire telling ghost stories after the run ... muahahaa
Diket said…
errr...can we make it in time to reach picc carpark and meet up with CAR by 7.45? hopefully they are aware we will be joining them.
shuklazim said…
they should be taman equestrian right in front of picc. plenty of parking spot. they have toilet. we could park and solat there as well. diket boleh jadi imam...diket lagi hehehe

putrajaya holding is a bit far from picc, so we may be tak boleh start with the chap ayam...
amsyah said…
diket : mintak tolong che tanya and inform zulazlan masa adination training putrajaya

shuk : waktu maghrib is 7:24pm. Really the issue now is tempat solat. We could RV at PJ Corp at 7, just temporarily park right in front of the big arch. After solat, we all vroom! vroom! to picc.

Anyway, I will call zulazlan tmrow and ask, and will sms everyone and update here
Che said…
i will inform bro Zul accordingly. but knowing them, sure lambat start. dont worry. our obligation as a muslim lagi penting kan? tak jauh sangat lah kalu nak ke PICC dari perbadanan. again, my concern is the parking there (near PICC). gelap sket blah situ. in case la, ada break in.

syuk, bukan putrajaya holding.. thats near Masjid Putrajaya. we planning to park at Perbadanan Putrajaya.. (behind it is Masjid Besi) thats another building :)
amsyah said…
Dear All - I have received an SMS from zulazlan - dia kata there is a surau/prayer room at the park (equestrian park) at the meeting point.

"Surau ada, jom berjemaah beramai2"

please go to http://wikimapia.org/5218711/Empangan-Tasik-Putrajaya for the map.

See you guys there at 7 - 7.30p.m. tmrow!

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