Welcoming the 30s
Honestly, I am psyching myself up for this NB30k this Sunday. It will be a pure lie if I say that it is not intimidating, because it is. What's not to? It is close enough, it's grappling next to a mere distance of a full marathon. We train/exercise lots and lots of runs for a full marathon, and yet I treat this 30k like a joke. 3 days to go, unfortunately, there is nothing much to do except DNS.
But I won't.
Got a map from PM1, and 30k route is nothing short of challenge. Although I have become more accustomed to the many snaky roads of Bukit Aman - Hartamas route, but there lies some mentally challenging turns, especially the Double Hills on the 20th km, and the proceeds from 27th km along Jalan Parlimen, pass the hypes at the Padang Merbok towards Bank Negara and Jalan Dato' Onn again etc.
Perhaps I'll dream the route these coming few nights and simulate it in my mind (*zing*).
There are many doubts and, err... concerns in many blogs about this 30k mini-marathon, and I surely echo the same tune. I think it will be easier to think of this as a LSD training with friends, and take the pressure off. Hopefully I could re-group with the GBS gang and pace togedergeder, and catch up on gossips (Dato Siti baru dapat a RM40,000 LV handbag - the effort to bermegah-megah di situ memang banyak point untuk dibualkan).
Just finish the race, just finish the race, just finish the race, just finish the race... zzzzzzzzzzzz