Big Buddha Run #1

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Every Tuesday morning Tiger Muay Thai organises a run to the Big Buddha in Phuket. The run is 4.2 km / 2.6 miles long and up hill all the way. You actually climb 1207 feet / 367 meters during the run, it’s hard. The record is something like 24 minutes!

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I did it in just over 44 minutes, so in 2 weeks time when I try this again I will see if I can get a sub 40 minute time. This will involve running at some point, rather than just walking..

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For anyone thinking about doing the Buddha run, all you need to take is yourself, trainers, a bottle of water if you wish and if you like some music to listen to. For 100 BHT Tiger Muay Thai handle the rest. I saw some people on Trip Advisor griping about the 100 BHT price but I don’t see why. You get taken to the start of the run by bus, driven back down from the top and someone is there with a first aid kit etc. Not to mention the comradery of a bunch of you all in the same boat.

Private Training With Pong

After the run I chilled out in the pool for a while before heading back to TMT for another Muay Thai private lesson with Pong. Normally when I do a private, that’s all I do for the day. But I want to start doubling up with one normal class in the morning and then a private in the afternoon, leaving me the evening free for work. This was the first of those days!

We spent most of the time doing pad work and I can feel I’m improving. Pong rarely corrects my form now and I can blaze through the sit ups like they’re nothing. Even the running feels easier!

Tomorrow should be a fun, with a 2 1/2 hour beginner class at 8am and then another private at 1:30 pm 😀