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Monday, December 31, 2007

Thus Far

Yesterday concluded the first 2 months of getting my feet wet for the KL Marathon, which is yet to be announced. More of that later. Compared to what I went thru in preparing for the PG Marathon (yes I set up a tracking sheet complete with charts), this couple of months have seen me better that preparations by far. Training's been more consistent, done correctly (thanks in large part to John Ellis' wisdom) and more enjoyable, which is always an important aspect. The new Kayano has crossed over the 100K threshold and have been broken in.

The KL Marathon has yet to be announced officially. From some of the information gathered, the date is confirmed for March 30th but I feel that it's getting a little late on. I suspect this to be due to the uncertainty of the anticipated General Elections, which some parties say will be held during the March School Holidays (2 weeks before the supposed Marathon date). Though both events have no bearings to each other to you and I, the simple marathoner, the machinery supporting both events may be common ie. the sponsors, the government and City Council, police and so on. So this act of non-committal is not good for those training for the marathon. It will be tricky peaking for the race if there are no certain dates. What we can do is to continue with the base phase training, done at low intensity, conditioning the body and mind and building a solid base. If the KL Marathon isn't happening in March, then I know many of us will be looking to use all that preparations on races elsewhere.

On a final note, here's the Carbo Clan wishing you and your families a very Happy New Year. May next year see more of the good stuff (better health and happiness, more converts to running, more PRs, more miles covered, greater peace and understanding), less of the bad (less corruption, less war). Simple wishes right? Have a good one! Cheers!



  • A very happy and blessed new year to the Carbo clan! Whether the marathon is on or not don't care lah, just run, enjoy and keep fit for now. See you at the races

    By Blogger Dinesh, at 1:52 PM  

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