Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fall From Grace...

By Frank

It's 80 days till my 84KM race at the Sundown Marathon 2010. And the best part is, I have yet to do anything about it. Building up to last year's edition, I had blog entries talking about my training regime. But looking at it this time, my blog seems a bit too quiet.

I told myself that I shall continue from where I left of at Macau Marathon 2009. All said, but nothing done. It started OK, with some events within the month of Decemeber 2009, but it all went down after I suffered my knee injury during the Malakoff Interstate Fellowship Ride 2009/2010. Continued with some long distance races but it wasn't enough as myself lost the motivation to run.

Things seem so different now. Perhaps I lost my magic, or perhaps I got lazy. The flame has died. My first ultra marathon last year, I received tremendous support which kept me going and going. As for now, I can't even get myself going. It seems that I am currently stuck at one place.

Perhaps the flame died here at Macau...

Today's morning run with Luc at the double hills course was a torturous one. Although I'm glad I completed it without walking, I was really breathless after it which I shouldn't be. And this isn't a good sign with a huge race coming up. And speaking about it, I have doubts of meeting my target of a 10 hours 84KM run, maybe not even 11 hours. I guess I have to fore go that now as it just seems so unrealistic.

I'm lost in a slumber world now. I know what I want, but I am not doing the right thing to achieve it. Perhaps it's the end of a chapter, or maybe a new one. Who knows?

4 comments:

Haza said...

Oh dear, Frank, do you think it's the big B? As in Burnout? Your posts always inspired me to keep running even when it's the last thing I wanted.

Raymond Hee said...

Think it's normal to be lazy at times. Training during off peak season can be a lil demotivating,but u gotta hurry get back to training mode since u r surrounded by the hyperactive THG people,it's much easier haha

Dont be like me. Im the big B!
I force myself to run thesedays to keep those stubborn fats out from my tummy darn!

michlooi said...

ray hee : that is baby fat lah... You still have it. How lucky.. :P
Frank :It does happen once in a while, maybe we can do something more exciting. How about trail running ?

Frank@Runnerz said...

Haza: Don't think so cause I haven't been running nor exercising a lot. I'm just demotivated and lazy.

RayHee: You aren't the big B. You're just tied down with your job at a hectic country.

michlooi: Trail running will be nice. At least it will help me get prepare for the North Face Challenge.