Rumors of a lion

The excitement of having elephants in town is tempered by rumors of a lion. Let me explain. You’ll recall when the elephants arrived. At that time, there had been a lot of rain, and some flooding, and I speculated that these elephants had been moved to avoid floods.

Reached today's goal

I struggled with a good title for this post. At first I was thinking of something along the lines of “it’s not how you start, but how you finish.” Running out of Singha Park Chiang Rai just after sunrise.

My current training diet

If you’re like me, this is the time of year when you’ve got more bananas and passion fruit than you know what to do with. I’ve been mixing 500 mL boxes of coconut milk with about 75 cm3 of chia seeds to make a pudding.

Wet rocks are slippery rocks

Last Sunday I started running in Phattalung as the sun came up at 6. Four hours and 27 minutes later I was back where I started, at the finish line of the Ultra Trail Thailand Phattalung 25 km.

Rethinking my training plan

I knew my preparations for the recent Krabi International Trail race were a little unconventional. But I had some hope that they would be effective. Naturally, when running at latitudes within 10° of the equator at elevations below 2,000 m, it is going to be hot.

Race report: slipping and sliding in Krabi

When I signed up for the Krabi International Trail 2020, I expected there might be a lot of running through palm groves. I knew there would be some mountain trails too.

The Narrow Road to the Slightly North

I took a long train ride across 6 degrees of latitude. Bangkok is about 13 degrees north, so I’ll call this a narrow road to the slightly north. When I got to Bangkok, I went straight to the snack aisle.

Weekends and bar-b-q

On the Fourth of July weekend, I might normally have a barbeque. Perhaps some potato chips too. This year I decided to mix up the menu a bit, so I skipped the potato chips and went for snacks with a higher protein content.

In which my trophy collection increases

I’ve been cutting back on the potato chips recently, and doing a bit of running. Last weekend I was up early on Sunday to join a large crowd in Surat Thani province for a 30 km run through the beautiful Khao Sok National Park.

A lot of people are saying ...

that this is the best one yet. It was quite a birdie. And, considering how I’d played the previous 14 holes, a genuine stunning one as well.