A free afternoon in Hang Hau got my thinking about a quick lap of my old favourite road run, a 10km tour of Tseung Kwan O, from Hang Hau, out to Tiu Keng Leng, north to Po Lam and returning to Hang Hau.
In times past, I'd managed to regularly run this route with sub 45min times, but thought I was much slower now. It was also a good chance to test speed in the new shoes, versus a known quantity. So I pulled on the "barefoot" Trail Gloves (which I've nick-named "The Dog's Paws") in the dying afternoon light, and set sail.
The golden light makes everything it touches more beautiful
Looking out towards (and basically perpendicular to) the High Junk Peak ridgeline
Not sure if this is street art or part of a route/course
Would be cooler without all the stupid tagging!
Light getting low as I cruise back towards Hang Hau
Same as the day before, conditions were far from ideal, peaking at about 29oC with high humidity, and it didn't take long before I was heavily dripping with sweat. Also, I'm not sure how conducive the Trail Gloves are for fast times. At the start, they sure make me want to run faster, but in the second half, the forced high cadence may actually make it harder for me to develop and stick to a good rhythm. Regardless, I finished in a time *just* sub 45mins, overall pretty happy with the effort, but also pretty sore. Two hard 10kms in 2 days... time for an easy recovery run!
See you on the flats!