Wednesday, 26 April 2017

SCKLM Running Clinic Progress Log

Last Sunday, 23 April was the final session of SCKLM Running Clinic (SCKLM RC) in Taman Bukit Jalil. Truthfully, I had half expected a lower turnout than the previous sessions as there were a number of races around town.
But runners did came in droves for the running clinic and I was one of them. Heh.

I only managed to join 3 out of 5 sessions at Taman Bukit Jalil.
  • The first session on Feb 26th, while preparing for Bukit Jalil Half Marathon. 
  • The second session was held on Mar 12th, which clashed with Bukit Jalil Half Marathon so I had to give it a miss. I did however had a good run in Bukit Jalil HM which I attributed to the mileage done at SCKLM RC.
  • The third session was on Mar 26th, and I did register for it. I wasn't able to attend in the end, nursing a back ache. A really bad one. One that made me stop running for a couple of weeks. Ugh.
  • Fourth session was on Apr 9th and I was back attending it. I hadn't been running that much and wasn't looking to do all 6 loops so I only did 5 loops (which I regretted later, for not doing all 6).
  • Fifth and last session was on Apr 23rd and every time I wanted to be lazy and stop running, I told myself how I regretted not completing all 6 loops during the previous session. Hahaha
I do like attending the running clinic. We learn tips from Coach Mark Williams and we get to run with other runners with race-like support - drinks (water & isotonic), bananas and even coffee after our run! They're free too! It's not glamour of course, since we don't get any freebies and of course no medals but I do like competing with myself and SCKLM RC, providing timing chip at their session; provides me the data. Which I likeeeeee (kinda fun to see, on top of my Polar data.)

Thanks SCKLM for all the sessions.

And hopefully toeing the line at SCKLM 2017 in about 3-weeks time. *gasp*

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Hometown Stopover

During the 3-day weekend last week, we travelled back to my hometown for my cousins' (plural, as they were two cousins) wedding.
As a treat for Son, a stopover at a roadside stall between Bentong and Raub to buy some nangka (jackfruit). He loves jackfruit and those sold at the roadside, the nangka madu are really sweet and quite cheap (compared to KL lah...)

No, no durian stop for us.

Only one durian lover in the family so I don't have veto power. Hahaha
But I did get my wish to enjoy Kow Po's homemade ice cream in Bentong.

Hubby had cendol with banana ice cream.
And I shared three scoops with Son.

Heavenly sinful and rich chocolate ice cream, creamy peanut ice cream and a mellow caramel ice cream. Yums.
In case you're wondering how to find Kow Po Ice Cream shop.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

SCKLM vs MVCCR

I was supposed to run in Mid Valley Charity Run (MVCCR) today. Well, that was the initial plan before I had to cancel plans to run 21K at SCORE Run (because I was given a 6K bib instead of the 21K) and Challenge Putrajaya (because the organiser sucks and "postponed" the half marathon event at the very last minute).

With Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) just 4 weeks away, I decided to ditch MVCCR in favour of attending SCKLM running clinic's final session instead. I need both the mileage and the hill training. Can you believe that I had less than 100K mileage for April?

So Hubby dropped me off at Taman Bukit Jalil Park before heading off to Mid Valley.

I arrived early and had about 35minutes before the session starts so I decided to warm up by doing a loop first. Plenty of other clinic participants were doing the same, as most need the mileage at this peak time in our training plan.
Photo credit: Aiza
Met these two GC ladies after finishing my loop and chatted a while before the flag-off and they sped ahead in front of me. 

I managed to do 6 loops but I was 13 minutes over the cut-off time of 2 hours to complete the final loop. No sweatlah. The main thing, I did all my loops plus an extra one before the flag-off for a 19K mileage.

I saw Hubby as I was into my 5th loop as he came after finishing both the run at MVCCR and also queuing for all the goodies at the run.
His bounty for the run. 

Interesting WWF inspired medal too.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Weekend's Running

The family will be heading to my hometown this weekend but we'll be back to KL by Sunday.
 
I'm planning to do my long run at Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) final running clinic.  SCKLM 2017 is just 4-weeks away! Gasp!
Don't see why Hubby and Son should wait and be bored at Taman Bukit Jalil so they're going to Mid Valley Charity Run (MVCCR) while waiting for me to finish my session.
 
More productive that way, mah.
 
Plus they get to redeem more stuff at MVCCR. Hahaha
 
Anyways, have fun and enjoy the 3day weekend, Malaysians!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

IJM Land HM

I ran on the average, one half marathon per month last year, just to prepare for 3 target half marathons that I wanted to do really well in.

This year, I've only done one at Bukit Jalil Half Marathon so far and it's quite unverving because I had signed up for a full marathon in May!

Anyways, the second half of 2017 looks more promising with plenty of half marathons that will be held near and around Klang Valley and I'm looking forward to run in IJM Land Half Marathon in August!
It'll be my first time running in IJM Land Half Marathon and am certainly looking forward to it!
Registration details can be found at : http://www.ijmlandrun.com/

Early bird rates is still applicable until May 15th so hurry!

And see you there! ^^

Maybe we'll take lots of photos there too. 

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