40km LSD, 11.04.09 (Sat)
Route: Conventional 30km + Double Hill
Time: 5.15am – 9.45am
I found a suitable refuel strategy with water and Endurox only throughout the 40km slow and steady run. I took few sips of water every 5km and 150ml Endorox at 20km & 30km. This is good enough to keep me going.
I felt pressure on my right knee started 20km, followed by left knee at 28km. Suffering with both knees pain whenever there is downhill at Double Hill. I got them relieved by changing the running style to lift my knees a little higher on flat, and walk fast on downhill.
Beside knee stressed, I don’t feel other discomfort, and even no serious stiffness at any muscles.
Thanks WT for pacing with me first 30km.
BHP Orange Run, 12.04.09 (Sun)
I was worrying about my knees the moment I woke up. Luckily they did not turn badly. So I headed to The Curve with a relieved mood.
I pace myself slow and steady, pick up some speed slowly, and I came back in 57’03, 11th in my category without huffing and puffing and without knees pain. Had a wonderful time hung around at The Piazza with many runners from all over the places.
Previous BHP Orange Run Records:
2006 (9km) - 56'29 (15th)
2007 (9km) - 1:03'40
2008 (9km) - 53'37 (16th)
2009 (11km) - 57'03 (11th)