Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dog-themed Run – 7 August 2012

Route: 2 laps around Taman Desa Seputeh + 1 lap around Taman Seputeh
Distance: 2 * 4km + 2km = 10km (Garmin: 9.70km)
Timing: 52:07 for 5:22 min/km pace

Title says it all – 3 incidents this morning. Way too many for this gal! Started and finished the run with the stray puppy at his street trying to lick/take a go at my calf, heels whatever. How’s that for a start?!?!?!

Warm up: House to train station via furniture mall (0.914km; 5:46)
First run since Hat Yai and Kenny and I spend the time catching up on the weekend’s activities.

Lap 1 (3.383km; 18:19)
More catching up but we were interrupted by the ferocious barks of dogs outside someone’s home in km1 (notwithstanding that it was leashed – hey, how would I know just going by the sound?!?!?!). Gave me a fright. Ok, the fright of my life! Then it was more of keeping focus or rather on the lookout for dogs almighty. Poor Kenny…he was trying to find out more about the weekend. Yeah, weekend can wait. Dogs cannot.

Lap 2 (3.372km; 17:25)
I thought Kenny was going on his super fast paced training since we were practically joined at the hip for lap 1 and going into lap 2. Nope, he dropped back but only ever so slightly until 30m. Still on the lookout for dogs almighty. Thank goodness, the owners took notice and took them in after lap 1.

Finishing mile: Train station to house via Old Klang Road loop (2.006km; 10:32)
The only thing that keep me going: tough runs build endurance. Repeat that 976,452,159,458,103,687,564 times.

Some pics from the weekend in Hat Yai.

Race registration and vest collection. Yeah, Thais are fond of colours.

Loot from race expo. I love Thai expo – nowhere can you get Reebok, Adidas, Asics and Nike shorts and running tights for THB100-200!

Hah! I stayed in Lee Gardens – the site of the bombing in May. Brave, huh? Then again, it’s probably the safest place after that incident.

Streets of Hat Yai – there was a Buddhist ceremony/parade on Sunday afternoon.

Cramming into the tuk tuk or rather this was the scene before since you probably can’t even move 1mm after that.

Weekend eats include buns from 7-11 and vegetarian bak chang.

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