I could not survive living in Bangkok without Rama 9 Park just a 5K bike ride away from where I live. Currently I am training for the Khao Yai North Face Trail Run coming up in February, and I can get nice long runs in at this park. It has many paths (paved, no dirt trails), and right now it is Cool Season here, so day temps are 23 to 29 and breezy - way better than running in the heat and humidity. This park is one of the largest green spaces in the city, and it is right next to a reservoir with a 4k bike track loop, which I also often take advantage of as well. Amen to Saturday and Sunday mornings outside!!
Took a group of slower students down an easier way to get to the top of this mountain. Slightly harder to motivate them to push on but it's all about creating small goals for them to try and get to. We made our way at a slow and steady pace higher up the ski hill. Which was the easier way due to being much shorter but very inclined the whole way. Nonetheless we made it past the half way mark before the rest of the group caught up on there way down.
Did the full hike last weekend and would recommend it if you're in the area. It really works you're mental strength as the first half is very hard and shows no signs of getting easier! Little do you know you're in for a treat past the halfway point when you realize there isn't much elevation gain after that.
8.5/10 would definitely hike again!
I signed my family and myself up for Spartan Sprint a few months back, but due to some physical issues I myself could not participate this past weekend. But I still enjoyed cheering them on! There were 23 obstacles, spectators could only see the last 4. As soon as my peeps took off, we got a typical tropical thunderstorm lasting over an hour - I loved it because it cooled it off a bit, and they loved it because it made the obstacle course that much more fun!
This is the lightning monitoring app (Spark Bug) we use here in Thailand to keep an eye on when to seek shelter. School rules are if it's 10 miles out we clear the fields, etc. At the Spartan race just outside Bangkok this last weekend, the lightning was all around for awhile during an hour or so long thunderstorm. It started just after my family took off to start their race, and the race leaders delayed the next heat for a bit. But they let everyone on the course continue, even with all the metal obstacles, barbed wire crawl, water obstacles, etc. Everyone was safe in the end, no one was struck by lightning! And I enjoyed hanging out under my umbrella refreshed in the cooler temps brought on by the rain.
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