It's the end of Week 3. I skipped my 6.5k earlier planned run so we could have a quite family breakfast before Ramadhan, and shift it forward. I thought when the girls are napping, I'd steal 2 hours off.

However the simple plan turned unrealistic when at 4pm, I was still in Summit, playing bowling for the 2010 InterConsultant's match, burning with the smell of defeat. Hehe, our teams were no players, but we sure can shout! My 127, 126 & 159 score is not comparable but we had some good one-arm workout hahah...

Saturday was for LSD, and almost an impossible one if I entertained my silly inner voices for another 5 minutes. After subuh, I made all sorts of excuses not to get up and drive to Bukit Aman. No commitment with other fellow comrades, I drag the idea of doing LSD alone. The only thing that kicked my butts was the thought that the following weeks will be spent not running in the morning, and I'd miss it. I'd probably be waking up to a lazy morning, and embark on a make-some-karipaps project with wifey, and watching the suddenly-so-many cooking shows on the telly.
something is making a comeback!

It was almost 8 when I hit the tarmac, when most runners were making their return to the carpark. But with the iPod in full blast, I charged the hills. Plan was simple - make it to Hartamas and back. And it sure was uneventful, mostly. No roadkills, all drivers behaving well, and all the houses still standing proudly.
After getting to bed super late the night before, the run sure felt heavy on breathing. It felt that the legs were  all pumped and powerful, but the chest went blah!

When I arrived at Hartamas, I was so hungry. After all these years, stupid rookie mistakes are still with me. No breakfast... what was I thinking? I hope I am not self-sabotaging myself which may end up in injuries. For a quickie, a bar of Crispy chocolate and a can of Gatorade did the trick. And a bottle of water for the way back - another rookie mistake. A zero-calorie drink when hungry never helps.

I had to resist the temptation of the Double Hills, and quickly made my ways back, comforting myself that the end of LSD is near, that it is just another hill away, to run to the next incline, etc etc. And I love it when returning to the carpark, but not as much as I love sprinting home at Kiara Park.
19.5 + km done in 1:59:39.

I am so nowhere near a sub-2 Half Marathon...

And I have to ganti the missing 6.5k, perhaps spread it 1k/day and make it less significant.

Week 4 rolling in fast. Total mileage target 62km next week... (gulp!)



Comments

tsar said…
wow! i know i should comment on your runs, but those karipaps screamed delicious-ness! :)
Julin Julai said…
yeah, karipap with pock marks sure looks good.
Diket said…
Caya la datuk. Sabtu workout tangan, ahad lari. Workout yang sungguh mantap. Lepas swim sebelah tangan pun tarahal.
Zaki said…
You do delivery for those karipaps? :) I can imagine: crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside with aromatic curry flavour... ayappah!
IJAM said…
alamak, ni yg buat aku lapar gila ni. Karipap tu mmg nampak sedap. Aku tak suka karipap yg pusing2 tu, bila gigit je habis berterabur kerepeng2 kulit dia tu kat seluar. Nanti anak aku cakap, "abah makan bersepah"...malu ooo...
amsyah said…
Tsar - bulan puasa is the bulan makan :) roll out your best gear... err... food.

Doc - you sure knows your karipap :) and the chicken curry fillings, potatoes and softvoiled eggs... yumm!

Diket - kenapa nak swim sebelah tangan? ikan kalau swim sebelah insang pun senget daa heheh

Zaki - buleh... aku delivery ikut mileage 0.80sen/km... kalau kat Denai Alam tu, kira kira je la hahahahaha

Ijam - kau kena ingat kat semut-semut, lipas-lipas etc.. diorang pun nak makan jugak :) jangan le kedekut :P
RaYzeef said…
abis la makcik karipap out of business...he he
Anonymous said…
傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心..................................................................
KOOKY KASH said…
memang syah punya karipap mengancam.
ian yusof said…
that karipaps were too overpowering ..... habis tenggelam cerita LSD!
Anonymous said…
Wahaha!

At least your bowling scores are all more than 100. If I can achieve at least 100, I will be over the moon lah. :)

Anyway you seem to have a plan going on, what's with Week 3 and Week 4?

Sorry Shah, i've been MIA lah so a bit blur like sotong. :P
amsyah said…
Ray - heheh, bila kau nak oda nih?

凱v胡倫 - really?

kash - bila nak buat potluck bukak puasa? hhahaha semua boleh tunjuk skill :D

Ian - LSD kemana, lari kemana...

Mech - tapi malu lah... diorang score semua above 200s... now we know where most govt workers hilang during mid days hahahah
All the weeks are leading to my 11 weeks plan for NorthFace 100 Duo Singapore in October... you going to be around? we could meet and minum kopi :D and catch up

文王廷 - ye sangat lah tu
..::EnAikAY::.. said…
Syah,
Wah, dahsyat 文王廷要堅持自己因夢想而, tapi kan kalau 然每次都被笑傻氣的人喜歡給 pun ok jugak tau.

Karipap mmg sedap!

And, 氣的人喜王廷要堅持 good luck with your 64km mileage target. 人因 boleh!!!
amsyah said…
nik - pandai kau usik 自己因 and 氣的人 camtu... diorang tu pemalu, aku ajar english ngan bm pun diorang tak fasih lagi...

diorang panggil karipap kat sana 每. inti roasted duck ooo

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