Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bakuteh Klang Half

Here I am, 630am, sitting and waiting for my flight to Bangkok in KLIA. Wish it's a holiday trip for a marathon but sad to say, it's not. Gotta rush there for a meeting and will be coming back late tomorrow night.

I woke up at 4am...kanasai... and was half asleep in the taxi to KLIA. Wanted to sleep but the damm taxi driver kept talking to me. Closed my eyes, tried to ignore him but he just kept on babbling away. Really kanasai!!

Wish I'm not sitting down and waiting...waiting...for the damm flight. Wish I'm at the starting line with speedy gonzalez road runners, waiting...waiting...for the damm flagoff. Oh, did I say damm flagoff? I meant SYOK!! flagoff. Guess I'm addicted, yes, addicted to adrenaline and endorphine, flowing through from head to toe, not a cell to be missed. Yup, all the cells in my body are addicted to these natural drugs. So I'm a drug addict! Hahahaha!

On Sunday the 27th, which was 2 days ago, Klang Half Marathon was flagoff at 615am sharp. Me and all the gila runners were there. Some were in Bidor and some were in Power Run, KL.

After a "brick" (cycle and run....don't ask me cos I also dunno why it's called "brick") training on Saturday, I thought I'd take it as a slow fun run in Klang. But I said too soon....as the gun went off, my legs have a mind of their own. Can't help it....I just zoomed off like the other road runners.

After 5km, I caught up with Kiat & Shin Ming. That's how far I had to zoom to catch up with them. Kiat is pacing Shin Ming and in this run, the podium finish is our target.

Klang's air was blardy humid and not fresh. It was a warm morning even though we started early. Shin Ming was running well altho her breathing was kinda heavy. As for Kiat...he's on his slow motion run pacing the both of us.

At the 16km mark, Kiat told us to carry on as he slowed down. He was not feeling well and all of a sudden goosebumps popped up all over his body. We carried on and I tried to speed up to "sayur" a lady in blue, not red. Overtaking this runner and Shin Ming should be on the podium. Hehe!

The last 5km was terrible as we had to go through kampung road with rempit motorbikers and Sunday drivers passing us non stop. Then there were buses blowing out enough carbon to coat us and make us look like....yo yo wassup??!!

At the last km, I pointed the stadium to Shin Ming and then....tomato rolled like being chased by bulls. At last, the finishing line....1hr41min...my personal best. This young runner pacing with us most of the run was 2 sec in front of me and he was 15th, taking the last prize....apoonene kanasia!!!

But the best is 2nd position for Shin Ming! Podium finish!!! Ooh la la!!

Yes, she did it....a podium finish! Eh, who's that.....guy?....next to Shin Ming?? Hmm.....

This Klang Half was also a reason for us to have bakuteh, Yup, we had a super duper heavy duty yummylicious bakuteh for our much needed brunch.

Sedap ya?? Fulamak!!!!!

For those who missed out this Klang Half and especially the bakuteh.....nah we left the bone for ya. kekeke!!


Yap! It's 3088... said...

How did you get the inspiration to blog about your race in the airport? Nway, can you ask Raymond Hee to stop wearing the Ironman finisher t-shirt, like all the time?! It's wearing off sooner than he wants!

feifeipinky said...

Ray...the bak kut teh u ate looks so good...myself & kelvin when to wrong Fong Khiaw thinking u all coming to the same restaurant...haha
hmm....for me, klang run last wkend...smelly & road too too flat!! i was hoping for a slope infrt of me so that i can run down..mana tau!
but was fun thou...seeing familiar faces grab top placing...hehe

Raymond said...

Eh 3088....im not wearing the Ironman shirt lah,its the PD tri shirt.U jealous kah hahaha
Ray,the bakuteh was marvelous and u n Ming has turned into a speedy zombie!!

C-CUBE said...

this red hot tomato is rolling faster & faster now, how to catch up with you arhhhh!!!!

must run consistent sub5 mins/km to even smell the tomato!!!

Shan said...

Hi there, I'd like to let you know that the Borneo International Marathon is set for October 12th 2008 in Kota Kinabalu. It should be a unique experience and I hope you and your friends can make it. Email me for more information (shandemon@yahoo.com) or please visit www.borneomarathon.com

John said...

It's always good to know that my training partners are doing well in competitions. Keep it up!

Kiat said...

Damm still regretting missing out on the Bak kut teh....I was looking foward to it all week man!! Geez...u guys wana go there to eat again.....???

cRAzYtoMatOmaN-D said...

Alden, when I have nothing else to do, then it's blog time...hehe! IM is life for Dr Rum cos without it, he......doesn't rumble!

Ya lor Irene...heard speakerbox was too hungry to go to any other bakuteh shop....sigh....sayang

Dr Rum, I kena zombied by Kiat & Ming. Without them kenot roll that fast lah. Thanks to them for my PB!

C-Cube, when can't run faster...roll...sure faster one....hehehe! Bike rides helped a lot.

Scotty John, heard you got top5 in Bidor! Congrats!

Kiat, bila mau makan?

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