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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Celebrating 40

I was reading the September issue of RW over breakfast this morning and there was a report by an ultra athlete on her quest to tackle the Gobi in celebration of her turning 40. With 4 more years to 2010 and hitting the big "four oh", that got me thinking as well. I must do something crazy as well. Below are some of those that came to mind, in no order of difficulty. All are difficult, require dedicated training and will come with some significant capital investment.

Saner Stuff
1. Prepare and PR a marathon. Dedicate each K to a significant event/person
2. Run 4 marathons - KL, PG, Songkhla, SG - a marathon for a decade of existence
3. Run
NYC and tour the running pilgrimage sites
Really Really Crazy Stuff
12-Hr MR25 Ultra
Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 100K (sold as the world's most beautiful 100K)
Gobi March (hit link for some stunning photos)
For the really really crazy stuff, there needs to be a year's training leadtime and a few years' saving plan. While the actual act of running NYC is simple enough, there's the cost consideration, especially if there's a bundled tour involved. How ah?


  • Carboman: Do a Mt Kinabalu climb b4 all these to condition your mind and body to handle these almost non-stop activities thru out the day.

    Example a normal climb will need you to:
    Day 1: 4-8 hrs trekking
    Day 1: Rest for abt 8 hrs
    Day 2: 3-5 hrs to reach summit
    Day 2: 2 hrs down to rest house
    Day 2: 2-5 hrs down to base
    Total time of non-stop activities in 2 days(48hrs) are between 11-18hrs

    This will be a good start, hehe!!!

    By Blogger C-CUBE, at 12:44 PM  

  • one more thing i forgot, carry your own backpack for the entire journey that cud weigh between 10kg-15kg depending on what you bring along. And leave the rest behind at basepark.

    By Blogger C-CUBE, at 1:22 PM  

  • Gobi March is definitely for the crazy ones....I cringe when I read about those blisters he'd got....

    By Blogger Boon Haw, at 2:17 PM  

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