Whilst the big boys were doing a 100km / 20 km brick at Putrajaya I headed to Lake Gardens.
Woke up earlier than usual at 5 a.m. Not that many people at Lake Gardens unlike the normal Sundays. Its a nice feeling to be there in the still of the morning.
Started the run at 6.20 am, alone. I felt disoriented / half asleep for quite a while. Langkawi Ironman 2008 participant, HO overtook me quite a few times. He will do well with his running ability. He knows Ironman Ngae and Ironman Ong. Anyway I felt better and realised I could complete this run, albeit slowly. I was inspired by reading Dancing Chicken's blog. If she can run to Sri Hartamas, surely I could.
My run is really slow (8.5 hours marathon) and normally my thighs ache like crazy. This time however my thighs didn't ache that much. I attribute it to the long ride on Sunday using easy gears. There is less stress on the thighs, and u can run better after (SECRET TIP).
It took me 1 hr 10 mins to reach Petronas. 3 mins to buy 100 Plus, then head back.
There were about 5 Kenyans running. They were very good and friendly too. There was also a group of young fit, slim Malays. Effortlessly they went by me, chatting away like it was a public holiday (which it was actually). There was also a group of 5 Pacesetters (some wearing the AMBank Marathon vest) who also went by me. I did overtake one elderly Malay man, he came back much later (the true hero).
Started the run back quite "strongly" but soon realised I had to go at my snail pace again. But I maintained that snail pace all the way back. A slightly faster return split of 1 hr 9 mins.
Total time with stops was 2 hrs 23 mins.
The heel pain came back so its feet in the ice bucket now.