I was just too tired in writing anything when my body was not feeling well. I was attacked by serious throat infection and minor fever for twice in 2 weeks time. I felt weak after taking all kind of medicine and antibiotics from 13/4 to 24/4.
I suddenly realized that having a healthy body is much more important than having a fit body. Well, some say ‘Keep Fit to Be Healthy’, but I’d think that, ‘Keep Healthy to Be Fit’. Once your body is weak, there is no way to be fit at all!
I did a 42km LSD on 25/4 (Saturday), when I finished my last pill of antibiotics on Friday. However, my body was mad of me. I started my run 4.30am at Lake Garden, then WT joined me for 30km at 5.45am. I’ve never experience this kind of tiredness before where I started walking before reaching Jalan Duta. I was hoping for a de tour but WT and Malvin who started together with us were far ahead. Malvin was waiting for me across the road. So I have to keep on but with very slow pace and walk for couple of times. I felt good again after boosting by Endurox at a very early distance.
Eventually I just continued and kept moving forward with own pace for the remaining distance till back to Bukit Aman. There’s a feeling of disappointed. I upset with my body condition, and my body was upset with me too! I called the week off and took full day rest on Sunday to rejuvenate my body and mind.
Still feeling weak when the week started. Only a recovery run and a tempo run had been carried out before coming to 1st May.
Total Distance covered on 25/4: 42km
Time: 4.30am – 9.40am
I gotta prepare for my 1st nite run at Putrajaya organized by Terence, and I aim for above 42km (50km was in mind). There was a Circuit Run organized by Pacemakers at Lake Garden in the morning, I company WT for his extra miles before starting of the event. Thanks Tey who has number of years and experience in running ultra for giving lot of useful tips while waiting for the CR to start. I head for Double Hills where WT joined the CR pack. I was making sure to get a lot of rest and sleep before 4pm to simulate the Sundown the day where Ultramarathon starts at 7pm.
The nite run started at 9pm in front of Palace of Justice. There were a lot of great runners turning up. Thanks Victor and Frank for the information. It is 11.5km per loop, our car is the support station at half way mark. Everything just behaves differently when running at midnight. I started to feel tired (or sleepy) when I was going 20km, it was between 11pm-12am. Running at my usual sleeping time is not an easy task. Again, I guess my body was upset with me :P
I refuel myself with water and Endurox. I have banana, raisin and sweet potato for food, but ended up sweet potato remained untouched.
All runners were still in group for the first few kilometers, slowly all were separated with distance. I did it alone until 35km before meeting Alex and a lady called Michelle. Alex has been training hard to make sure he complete the ultra because he is running for charity.
I called it off after 46km, 6 hours. I was going slow and there was significant drop of performance after 42km, and both knees were stressed out and painful at my foot. I dragged myself for the next 4km and luckily with Alex’s companion. That’s all I can do, but quite worry because of not hitting 50km till now. Next, I need to depend on my HEALTH, only healthy body and healthy mind can make me complete the 84km. FITNESS level won’t improve much now as it’s coming to taper period.
Total Distance covered on 1/5 - 2/5: 46km
Time: 9.00pm – 3.00am