Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Back to The Trail Running Season

Well I just want to write something to get rid of the Ironman post. It was nice to be able to write a few nice posts with the Ironman but it always pains me a bit for not being able to swim there. Also while I am with my current job, it probably would be impossible for me to train for a full Ironman, that is the reality. And even if I can do I really want to? I am always more into trail running than marathon running, mountain biking than road biking, big wall rock climbing than technical sports climbing, adventure racing than triathlon. The only thing that I will give it to the on-road endurance sports is the people in it, they have a far stronger mental strenght than I can even fanthom. Anyway, it was good to see the Trail Running season coming back. This year, I am actually bothering to do the Trailwalker for its full 100km length. Well I am the team leader (as in my name won the lottery draw) so there is no getting away this time, as no team can change the team leader. I am doing it with Alain, Alice and Wing and we targeted 20 hours for the finish. Alain, Alice, myself and a guy from UK which I met in Korea are also plotting to do the Gobi March in June next year! So long way to run ahead.

I saw a wicked poster during my quest to find a new trail running shoes today. Check this out:

Look absoultely nutter, I would love to come back from a King of the Hill looking like that one day. The shoes that I have in mind is a relatively new brand called inov-8, by a UK company, their shoes are totally aggressive, lightweight and designed to give full flexibility to the ankle, and let your muscle do your own protection. Of course the consequence could be grave if you ankle joint is not strong enough. Anyway, I will let my waffle take you this far, good day.

1 comment:

Gabs Lau said...

yeah, a year gone already, actually none of these races (Trailwalker and KOTH) excited me as much as before, been there and done it, got the T-shirt and I am not one who wants to run faster and faster every year but I need to get myself fit for the Gobi March. man, you should be proud of yourself, out there getting some amazing experience with flying.