Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I sprinted to the finish and vomitted after the finishing line......but i felt great after vomitting.
I went over to collect my goodie bag and to my surprised! No crowd or long queue, this year organisation has improved so much...GOt a L size which is actually a bit big for me...but due to my large frame...i still look OK with it except a bit baggy....
After that went over to Harbourfront food court with 7 other friends and have a good chat.....and now...rest for the rest of the week for my IPPT this sat and Mizuno Wave Run this Sunday..
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Cheers........Run with your hearts and not your legs
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
WHEN YOU RUN A MARATHON, BE SURE THAT YOU:
- Keep to you normal balanced meals the days prior to the race. Protein, carbo-hydrate & fat are all necessary for a balanced metabolism in the marathon race.
- Eat up to 8oz. of honey supplementary to your normal meals the two days prior to the race.
- Finish eating about three hours before the start.
- Eat a light breakfast preferably of cereals, honey and toast with tea or coffee.
- Have good fitting clothes and shoes that will not chafe and are suitable for the conditions on the day.
- Use lubricant (olive oil, lanolin) under arms and crotch.
- When putting on your shoes, force your heels hard into the backs of the shoes before lacing firmly, but not to tight. To stop foot movement inside the shoes that leads to blistering.
- Do not run much before the start. Save your energy.
- Stretch and loosen a little.
- Start well within your capabilities and warm up to the run as you go. Hold yourself in check. It will pay off later.
- Do not exaggerate your knee lift. From the start, try to relax and not lift the knees higher than necessary to save the muscles lift the legs.
- Ignore the other runners. Run at efforts that suit you.
- Prepare electrolyte drinks for a hot day. Make the mixture weaker than directed. Add some honey.
- Do not take salt tablets.
- Drink water and electrolyte drinks throughout the race on a hot day. A glass just prior to the start can help.
- Keep your body wet. Sponging is the best insurance against dehydration and high body temperatures.
- Do not surge in the race and waste energy.
- Do not use anti-perspirants.
Extracted from www.fitnesssports.com. This article is from Arthur Lydiard's Athletic Training by Arthur Lydiard, A Guide to the Brooks / American Track & Field, Lydiard Running Lecture Tour in 1999
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Yes, the first question you would ask when You see this Photo is "Isn't this the same as your first shoe?" Indeed, This is exactly the same model as the first Nike Air Huarache. I got this exactly 10 years After I got my first one.
I was looking for a running shoe at Jurong Point Sportslink one day when I was shocked to see this on the shelf selling for $40!!! More than 50% less than my first pair (though this colour really sucks). Without thinking, I pickup my size and went for the cashier. The feeling is exactly the same but the make is definitely worse off than old model. It got wore out faster, I used it for about 1-2 years and stopped for some reason. After 6 mths of no wearing, the rubber/silicon support for the heel just dried up and broke. I used this for water sports after that.
Got this shoe out of desperation for Adventure Quest 2003. I got no proper shoe for the race and decided to get a cheap light running shoe. Could not find a proper one and end up choosing this very light racer with very firm or no cushion.
Used this to run NIKE Real Run at Sentosa and kana leg pain for a week.
This shoe is still around and I wonder when I will bring it out for a run again.
Cheers......"A small investment in a proper shoe will keep your feet happy"
Friday, August 05, 2005
I guess i am the first one to register there. 10km competitive for Men is $15. This year route is the same as last year. Got 3 water points compared to last year 1. This year event Tee is Mizuno DryScience tee which costed $39.90. (Wah! don't run also can. Take it as buying the t-shirt at 60% discount) ****************************************************** Last year: Terrible race. Quite badly organised. Can see that they are first timer in organising this events. No restroom available and we got to squeeze at the small hawker centre toilets. Water points are poorly manned as not enough manpower to open the bottles, we runners have to do it ourselves. Worst of all, there is no control of the traffic. I pity the 2 traffic policemen trying to calm the traffic down at junctions. Anyway, hopefully all these can improve this year. Terrible run also, I did quite badly last year mainly because I was quite busy with my job. Din train properly, started too fast and kana stitches at half way point so i was jogging and walking after 5km...but was quite surprised i can still come in below an hour......i think is about 58min. Hopefully, this year will do better....... Cheers................Run Forest Run.......