Saturday, March 31, 2007

Early trail challenge

I miss the trail...i miss the fresh air....i missed the mud....i miss the smell of the green...i miss the birds singing....i miss mother nature last week was a false alarm on the mob....wasted my whole day doing nothing at home....so i guess today was the real mob....i decided to do an early early short run at MR...i have not been to MR for weeks....and i thought if nobody want to come so early then i will run alone....emailed was sent out early....in the end, 4 replied and agreed to come....at 7am MR, left only J and myself at the starting point..the other 2 din made it....met DR, DO, Cheow12 and fennel also..they are doing about 21km of slopes to upper pierce....they invited us to join them but we are not fit to do and follow them so we stick to our plan. A bit special for me today....new socks that was in the cupboard for 2+ mths..finally took it out.....My expensive $120 tights which i din get to make use of it at the end of last yr.This is only the second time i wearing it after several months... J also need to go off by 9.30am so we decided to do just one loop round...but i suggest, we do a bigger more challenging loop which is about 11-11.5km...J has no idea what i tokking so just follow me.....thruout the northern trail, can see that J was quite out of shape...not as fast as in the past...breathing was heavy.....we hit the road at the clubhouse and i led J to continue the road towards upper pierce...she was shocked to see the slopes....i was shocked that J never ran this route before also we went up 2 hills and at the top of the 3rd upslope, we turned into the entrance of rifle range trail...we were shocked that the trail was damn wet....look like just rained last nite....it was wet and muddy all the way, some part are slippery and we got to be careful....we went straight all the way until the pipeline and crossed the first "river" and continue to cross the second "river" before we came back to the main trail to jelutong tower. Hit the golf course and the sun was glaring, shining and burning the ground....continue to maintain our pace till we reached the challenging hill...we slowed down as we ascend due to the wet grounds filled with roots, the descend was slippery and dangerous. finally hit the MR25 TT route, unlike J's usual self, this time no speeding but maintaining a comfortable pace all the way to the Zigzag bridge and ended our run at the barricade to the road.....we took 1hr 13min 46sec....which is actually faster than both of us estimated....i managed to survive without any water break look like next time, i will run this more interesting loop instead of the usual one that will reach the ranger station. Mob is confirmed...advanced notice was received..is a silence one....got to report back at 2pm

4 comments:

The Dream Runner said...

good run that u and J had, considering that u all have not been running much. That route u did sure sounds interesting. Hope to catch u guys at MR next time, and maybe we could do the whole of Rifle Range Road, and beyond :)

kops21 said...

didnt meet u at MR yesterday. i do my LSD at MR most saturday morning. Join us if you are free.

roentgen said...

Hey Taz, the slightly longer route sounds interesting. Will try it next time :) Glad you managed to enjoy the run before the mob...

run.run.runaway said...

oi! not fit does not equal out of shape hor... *sensitive!* :P

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