Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Training Updates

Haven't been running for the past 3 days. So tomorrow, I will have to run. This sunday, probably will run up Genting Highlands again with Raymond Hee and Stupe. Just some afterthoughts after running 63km.

So far, my legs were ok...not so much pain at the knees. But considerable pain on the feet, only during running. I could sense my legs are getting used to the pounding of longer distances. As for fatigue, I believe I could push it further...but I noticed I get a bit hungry after each 10km. Which is the reason why I brought along 2 bananas in my pouch bag.

Although 63km is the furthest I have pushed, I intend to run further than that. I am dreaming to run 260km from KL to Kuantan in one stretch, which is my hometown, in the near future. But that'll take enormous amount of training and hardship. Not to mention pain. Really I have no idea if it's possible yet. But with more longer distances of running, I really hope I could do it one day.

Now, it's a bit crazy to run that distances. But there's even crazier people out there who runs further. Dean Karnazes is one of the guy...who probably inspired me to run further than marathon distances. You could read about him on his latest run of 580km stretch from the summit of Mt Kosciusko to Sydney. He's known as the ultramarathon man. He has ran 300 miles in one run continuously. That's miles...not kilometres.

As for swimming, I just set a PR for 2km swim today of 00:45:50. I intend to push it to 40 minutes at least.

11 comments:

Stupe said...

Yip - apologies...can't make it sunday...it's my mum's birthday and it's also father's day...kenot escape either one. will be riding to broga from bt 18 on saturday.

2km in 45minutes? that's crazy! it takes me 45minutes to complete 1.5km!

yipwt said...

hi stupe..

45 minutes is slow lar...i have seen faster swimmers in my pool...they could swim way way faster...

gotta be a fish..gotta be a fish..

Raymond said...

Yip haha,wish i can run with u and stupe this sun but i think im force to improve my biking skills coz its my weakest at the moment so i might give this sun a miss but i will fulfill our promise to run up genting with u for sure,hopefully by june end,how bout that?

CP Waterman said...

I'm speechless! speechless! speechless!
You are....wow!
Cinya salute!


H2O
Paris.

yipwt said...

hi raymond...no problem on the run. We can always run later. And I know you got an ironman next year.

hi cp waterman...it's possible to run 260km...just more distance..that's all. If Dean can do it...(with lots of training),...why not us.

sbanboy said...

Wah ... you are running up Genting again .... :D

Take k man

yipwt said...

hi all...i was down with..cough cough...flu...but i don't think it's bird flu...

so, will be resting this week...and maybe running shorter distances.

haza said...

Yip, have you got Karnazes' book "Ultramarathon Man"? It's so inspirational! And I don't think running 260km is impossible for you. As Dean wrote: the human body has limitations, the human spirit is boundless.

yipwt said...

hi haza...

Yup..i got his book...that guy is bordering on crazy. But all runners / triathletes are somehow there or nearby.

Wait till i could run 160km, then maybe...i will try 260km.

Stupe said...

Raymond, u also ffk yip ah?
:P

Bro, will join u in the genting run soon. this weekend kenot, got some alumni's thingy going on.

sbanboy said...

Kesian Yip ... both of his side kicks ffky ...

Hey hope u get well soon Yip :D