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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Duta - Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) Run

EVENT: Christmas Day LSD Run
VENUE: Duta - Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE)
RUNNERS: Along, Angah and Alang

AS preparation for the Great Eastern 30KM Run, the Sanusi siblings went for a Long Slow Distance (LSD) run on the Duke road on the 25th of December 2008. It is also fondly named the Heart Palpitation Distance (HPD) Run as Angah felt the lack of long distance running sessions made her heartbeat palpilate several times.

So we decided to run on the Duke road which was still closed to traffic. We met at mak's house about 6.45am and started our run at 7am. The initial intention was to run from the Setiawangsa junction all the way to Sentul, but we later unanimously decided to check out at Setapak due to lack of energy!

From mak's house, we ran towards Taman Sri Rampai and then Setiawangsa. By then we had already ran about 4km. We then turn right into the Duke road. Several cyclists that looked like triathletes (or wannabes) passed us during the run, smiling and nodding their heads.

We stopped at the Ayer Panas Toll Plaza for the picture session before continuing our run. By the time we reached the Setapak junction, the heat was beginning to take its toll on us, so we decided against going all the way to Sentul.

Later we stopped at one of the petrol stations at Jalan Genting Klang to buy refreshments before ending our tiring run at mak's place. The distance we covered is about 15km or slightly more. Good workout, especially for Angah's palpitation-prone heart.

By Shahrizal Sanusi

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