Distance: 4 laps + 1km from Bukit Aman (Garmin: 10.14km)
Timing: 55:54 for 5:30 min/km pace
Kenny dropped me a message last night about hurting his foot during a futsal game and hence couldn’t make it for our run this morning. This run or any run this morning was iffy for me since my [busted] ankle was tight and painful (during stair descents) when I woke up. The plan was to take one lap at a time and max out at 2; I couldn’t imagine completing 3 without hobbling or having to call emergency services. So the final results and average pace [just look at that pace!] was more-than-a-pleasant surprise. I’m not going to lie, while the foot and pain held up during the run, not so post-run. I was back to some foot dragging and icing now. This nightmare has to stop! Can someone please tell me it will soon?
Lap 1 – Bukit Aman car park and 1 lap around the lake
I started cautiously since the ankle was slightly painful during the warm up. In any event, the goal for this run was just to run, without a care as to timing.
As the ankle was holding up (oddly, it was only a niggle rather than pain), lap 2 it was.
Should I continue or call it a day? Ok, let’s give this a go. Dawn was breaking and it was starting to get bright. Strange how much you notice when you’re not focused on the run or time (in my case!).
Conversations playing on my mind:
Hmm…should I finish off the run from lap 3 back to the car park?
Nah, don’t think so because the road back is curvy and there’s a slight elevation.
Yeah but there’re elevations near the public loos and waterfall if you run around the lake.
Let’s just do the lake.