After enjoying two community runs with my usual training gangs (pacemekers and bukit jalil running club) which gave me a lot of fun time in the gathering, I should have start back my long run training. I do not think the two community runs have mess up my training, honestly I need some rest. Although my training mileage is still looked pretty mild for a 52-miler ultramarathon preparation, but I have to take care of my body and health too. Most of the time I running under the sun, I see my shadow, it doesn't look like a human's shadow but a skeleton is moving, LOL!
I feel good to start my Very Long Run, which is the distance I've not covered before in my usual weekend LSD. I feel fear of it, but this is challange I must overcome.
When I achieved 20km, 10km become easy, but 30km is fearful.
When I achieved 30km, 20km become easy, but 35km is terribly long.
When I achieved 35km, 30km is my cup of tea, but 40km is horrible.
If I cannot do 40km, what happen to 84km?
I got to remind myself, do it slowly although it might be too slow to get to the target, but never push myself too hard until breaking down and never achieve the target. For the 40km Very Long Run, I'll bring sufficient water or at least some extra money for water but not for cab, some supplement e.g. energy gel or banana, and I need motivation to keep me going even if the sun is bright up there.
May the force be with me!
My LSD log since Jan'09
03/01/2009 - 30km
10/01/2009 - 25km
18/01/2009 - 30km (GE 30k)
08/02/2009 - 20km (B2B)
09/02/2009 - 20km
15/02/2009 - 28km
22/02/2009 - 21km
01/03/2009 - 35km
22/03/2009 - 40km