The clock was ticking at the start line. Nerves were jangling and the pressure was mounting inside. I was back being a pacer for the Dhaka Half Marathon 2020 and even though it was my third experience of pacing this event, I was still tense. The weight of the expectations of my fellow runners was on my shoulders and I knew I had to execute the effort perfectly.
It was noon. I was lying around in my bed, shivering in cold and suffering through a headache. My mind slowed down, replaying all the moments and was thinking about what I could have done differently. Oceanman Thailand turned out to be a disaster and I was struggling to accept that outcome.
There are things you can never prepare for no matter how much you try. Only a few hours left before my IRONMAN 70.3 attempt but I couldn’t calm myself down. It was time for another adventure, the IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan in Indonesia.
It’s Friday morning, finally some respite after a long work week. Being a triathlete, I’m supposed to feel happy about the upcoming vacation. The moment I woke up in the morning, I felt crap as hell. My body totally broke down and felt a little feverish.
When you stand near the shore of the Naf river, it’s always nerve wrecking. There’s a fear in your eyes, the fear of the unknown. The Bangla Channel awaits and you can never have any bigger challenge than this in our country right now.
Even just a few years ago, very few sporting events were happening in the country, let alone Dhaka. The trend is slowly changing and more and more events are happening. Dhaka Half Marathon is one of them.
This is it. The moment I was waiting for so long. Yet when the moment came, I hesitated. I stared at the timing gate and all the emotions just rushed in. For a brief moment, I closed my eyes, settled my nerves and looked at the timekeeper.
Short but beautiful day of riding, infamous food torture, super large Roshgollas and more experiences with some great fellow cyclists
When you hear the term “Bike Packing Trip”, you think about long rides, harsh days and amazing adventures along the journey. Well it means a bit different for our community namely BDCyclists