40kms McWilson Trail A formidable group showed up at Yau Tong for what was supposed to be a 60km run with sufficient early exits. The route was going to be a combination of Wilson Trail and Maclehose trail — hence my cool name, “McWilson trail”. It was Vic’s idea: we decided to skip the two…..
Training Diaries 2014 – Going back down memory Lane! The fitness goals for 2014 are clear. To have two HKTR teams and attempt to run the Oxfam Trailwalker in less than 14 hours! Hmm. Sounds almost unachievable considering that not-so-long-back, we were only a 22-hour OTW team! And, 22-hours at that time was a gargantuan…..
I violated the unwritten golden rule of Trail Running — “thou shall not get up late!” As a result, I couldn’t make it to Repulse Bay in time to join the gang who were going to do a recci of the King of the Hills Hong Kong route. But, I still wanted to run. So,…..
My teammates and friends are mostly certifiably insane. One of them made me run downhill from Grassy Hill to Shing Mun Reservoir at about 17-18kmh yesterday while another one made me run 70kms “just for fun” a couple of weeks back! So, today, I wanted to regain some of the sanity I had long lost…..
The flu-bustin’ Mac 1,2,3 run The appetite Imagine a food lover fasting for a day. The day after the fast he walks in all hungry into a gourmet restaurant and sees all these delicious food items on the menu. The food now controls his mind and he instinctively ends up ordering way too much. What…..
Last week, same time my butt felt like a frozen pizza in a freezer. Today, the same “pizza” was cooking under normal room temperature. The cheese was all melting. (Ok, will move away from the butt analogy). Well, what we had today was a temperature of 27 degrees and a clear blue sky. One of…..
As part of my penultimate training for next week’s HK100, I was torn between deciding which of my two luxury homes to visit – Plover Cove or Sharp Peak. After much contemplation, I eventually decided on Sharp Peak. It was a cold day. It seemed like even the cows in Pak Tam Chung were exercising…..
After the whole puking on the trail incident last week after 40k, I was going to attempt the same Double Au solo to ensure no puking this time around. However, it wasn’t going to be fun doing Mac 3-8 two times in two weeks. So, there was a thought in my head to do a…..
The weather was perfect – cloudy, cool and dry. An ideal setting for an early morning 25km trail run in Sai Kung. For much of the day, I was running after a girl (literally). She was none other than my super fast Oxfam Trailwalker teammate Jinhwa. PLA boys and Cosmoboys – watch out for Jinhwaboys…..
The excitement of running Mac 1, 2 and 3 with my team woke me up at 0530. I was out the door by 6 and ran straight to my motorcycle. I removed the motorcycle cover and a white slip flew out of the back seat. I picked it up from the ground to inspect it……
Yesterday’s mission was to ride my motorbike to Plover Cove and do the Plover Cove reservoir trail + Pat Sin Leng. The mission was a success in the sense that I was able to ride to Plover Cove! (that drive from Tai Mei Tuk to Wu Kau Tang is majestic) The mission failed though because…..
As the joke says… Why do economists make predictions? So the weatherman has someone to laugh at. Today, the economist was probably laughing at the weatherman! According to the weatherman, it was supposed to be rainy with thunderstorms today but instead, we had another super sunny and hot day! I was hoping to meet my…..
Another hot, hot day! Plan was to start a little early (around 0930) and do Mac 3,4, half of 5 and finish at Wong Tai Sin MTR. Stats: Start time: 0927 Time taken to complete Mac 3: 1 hour 22 mins Refueling time after Mac 3: 6 mins 52 seconds (btw, the vending machine there…..
I was actually going to do Mac 3, 4, 5.5 (for the umpteenth time) yesterday. But, lack of sleep the previous night meant I was too dreary to continue beyond 3 and it took me about 1 hour 41 mins just to complete Stage 3! Longest it has ever taken me to complete Stage 3…..
Final day of Easter holiday festivities (unfortunately). Spent in in style doing Mac 3,4 and 5 (to Sha Tin Pass) and ran down to Wong Tai Sin MTR station from there. Hot day! 27 degrees. I was soaked in sweat. Consumed 1.2L just on Stage 3 and then another 1.2L plus a bit more on…..