Monday, October 27, 2014

Cycling - Running - Cycling - Week 42, 25-26 Oct 2014

Cycling - Running - Cycling - Week 42, 20-26 Oct 2014.

Hello, hello, and hello again. I have been missing in action updating my training, my motivation source to keep me going and going further more.

This month, ran SCKLM and two months ago ran Kuching Marathon, its was running that dominate my training, my weekend, and left aside my beloved roadbike GIANT aside. Since the completion of SCKLM, i'm trying to get back to cycling.

Preparing this that, sini sana, i took some time to get back into cycling! On 22 Oct, its public holiday, I decided to cycle alone, too afraid to joins others as my cycling confidence were not with me. Its was from HOA - Genting Sempah - Bukit Tinggi - Genting Sempah - HOA.

Cycling uphills, im getting back the feel slowly. The cycling excitement are back when i'm decent downhills from Genting Sempah to HOA !!! WooHoo !!!  

As the photo above, on 12 Oct 2014, I ran 42.195KM SCKLM, and PolarPersonalTrainer says i'm ready to train more on the next day which showing green labels for the next whole week.... Until i had my cycling session 22 Oct, its shows RED, - training not recommended.

Hmmm... why? Are cycling more intense than running? Or i have not run hard enough for Polar to grant me red label?

Over the weekend, i have decided to cycle Saturday and Sunday, and in between, there's Puma Night Run 10KM which i think i can handle, i can manage, since its just 10KM.

Initial plan was to join a new Facebook group ride that meet my intention without think twice that hit 3-digits distance. Whose know at the meeting point, i met with friends, who completed their Ironman race recently. Argh... Since they also doing 3-digits distance, i decided to abandon my initial plan and joins my friends! Great feel can ride with Ironman, kan...! hehe...  

First time riding with the group. Lucky, i can manage to catch up with them. Riding to Kuala Selangor were hot and some head wind. 

Never thought the meeting are so near to famous Meng Kee Char siew !!! We ending our ride with late lunch at Meng Kee Char Siew ! Bruppppp.... sort of recharged. Back home, got the bike clean up, shower and nap! 

Nap from 3pm until 5pm plus... wake up by the sound of thunder! KL is raining!!! Was wondering how's my Puma Night later at Setia Alam, will it be cancel due to thunderstorm? Ate something before leaving house toward Setia Alam. 

Its was hot, humid weather at Setia Alam !!! The ground were dry! The race started at 7:30am, i missed short distance races! The excitement the adrenaline rush to run faster in 10KM race! Its never hit my thought that night run were different kind of situation, soon after i ran about 2-3km, i sweat like mad... its was so hot !!! I know my body, and i start to run walk run walk as I cant breath / cant push to limit in such hot humid situation. 

Somehow, somehow, i managed to hit sub60 timing !!! WooHoo !!!

Group photo with LYN Runners !! 
(Photo credit to Sunny)

On my way back home, passby this usual place that serve bitter gourd mee soup, and its suddenly hit my thought. I need that for reload for tomorrow ride with my usual P2K group ride! 

Its suppose to be slow slow ride but when we cyclist jump on bike, whatever 手拉手ride promise no longer valid. Riding in big peloton group, its always feel good to ride behind peloton cruising 35 to 40km/hr. When there's holes, front riders will give hand signal, or if there's bigger hole, we shout to warn others. 

We stopped at Batu Arang for refills. 

 Half way, or rather almost back to PJ, we had coconut water! The weather were so hot !

Weekend rides managed to hit 200KM in total plus 10KM running as bonus! What's a crazy insane weekend ! 

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