Friday, November 30, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
3:55pm....thunderstorm at Punggol, Sengkang and Hougang
I wll be back to the green and mud to serve the nation for 2 weeks...will be back on the day before marathon
hope this is the last one before marathon.....and no rain for next 2 weeks....
Saturday, November 17, 2007
It was a nice sat morning....decided to join a fren who is preparing for her first marathon for her LSD today....She has planned to start at 8am which is about the time she will reach ECP onj the actual day....
Just when we reached ECP, the sun is out....wearing shades so we din feel so bad this morning.....started at the futsal (former tennis centre), we ran towards sailing centre.....very crowded ECP this morning with OCS having their run and also run-O-movie charity run going on.....the marathon pacers are also training as usual.....met a few familiar faces and my fren was quite surprise that I seems to know everyone along the way.....
took a U-turn at sailing centre and reached back to our start point at about 75min.....i actually decided to stop here covering 10km....but I decided to carry on......after she had her powergel, she surged ahead.....
I only lasted until the last toilet towards ford road end and stopped....decided to rest and wait for her return and join her back.....
my hamstring still aching and sore from thursday's workout....i took it slowly after her returned.....with the powe if ipod music, she went faster and faster.......and i ended up finishing 16km in 2hrs 05min..
a good run for me considered I did not do more than 10km for past 3months....and just recovered from my 2 weeks illness...but definitely got to prepare for more aching days ahead
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wonder how to carry ur gel during ur marathon and u dun want to carry a pouch along?
After seeing the Pearl Izumi Race Belt at the marathon expo last year, I modified my race belt using the same concept to do it
I wonder why other sport companies cannot come out with something similar to PI?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
After getting out of the underground MRT station, which used to be called the white elephant, saw the weather perfect for an evening run.....walk fast fast home, changed up and head out of the door..
I have not been doing runs longer than 1km continuously for months......and i decided a half an hour continuous run will be good for tonite......i have been down for 2 weeks of no activity so i dunnoe how my body going to take the 30min
at first, I decided to do a out and back route which is 2.9km one way....this route is flat and should be sufficient for my target today...so i carry on headnig towards jalan kayu
After about 5min of run, my calves started to feel sore and tight...jialat, must be havent recover from monday's intervals....if i carry on like that, cramps will definitely set in....as i wanted to start slow, so the tendency is to use my lower leg muscles especially the calves to propel my body forward
then i decided to try to use the POSE/Chi method which emphasize on hamstring pull...hamstring is a big muscle which is normally under-ultilised by long distance runners.....
becos my calves are sore, i was able to isolate the control of my hamstring....just ignore the sore and just pull my feet from the ground.....i felt much better....
at the designated U-turn point, i decided not to U-turn back but carry on running along YCK road and turned towards buangkok green and back...this route has great slopes along the way
my body and legs has warmed up....the hamstring pull is effective....my legs are not feeling tired and running was smoother than before.....the calves soreness also went away after a while.....
these few days....my nose always give me problem, i always has phelgm in my throat not able to clear.....during this run...everything was cleared easily....breathing is good again....
I managed to finished the run in 37min without stopping in one piece.....The feeling of a good run is back again!!
More importantly, I finally able to feel the true Power of my hamstring!!!
Monday, November 12, 2007
The effect of illness and no exercise can be felt drastically over the last weekend...not say my nose has recovered....but is a viscious cycle that i have to break so i decided to do it tonite......reached home a bit late.....too 17min to get to the stadium...
30min left before it closes shop.....decided to do a short and sweet 5x400m...3min per run+rest
It was tough as my legs shivers before even i start.....by 3rd round, my whole body was tired except for my pairs of legs.....my core is very weak....my body felt like collapsing.....but i push on....and let my legs flow....with extremely bad posture....i managed to complete 5 of them
400m - 1:42min
400m - 1:38min
400m - 1:37min
400m - 1:35min
400m - 1:34min
but it was a great start to my running again.....
Friday, November 09, 2007
Went to Toa Payoh WOS, din see any......
So I went down to Sport Town at Wisma....
and I saw XA comp 3($189) and XA Pro 3D XCR($239)
having 10% with member having additional 10%
too bad they did not have XA Pro 3D without gore-tex....which my colleague got hers at S$106 from Hong Kong
Monday, November 05, 2007
1) Women marathon world record holder, Paula Radcliffe won her second NYC marathon after giving birth to a baby daughter. Martin Lel, 29, of Kenya, the 2003 champion here also won his second NYC marathon title....More
2) Lance Armstrong after finishing his virgin marathon last year at New York City with a time of 2:59:36, completed his second in 2:46:43 NYC Marathon with his sub-2:50 target....More
3) Mrs Cruise, Katie Holmes wore an FDNY baseball cap, black pants and a purple tank top and finished the NYC Marathon in 5 hours, 29 minutes, and 58 seconds....More
Sunday, November 04, 2007
New York, November 3, 2007—Five-time USA champion and former NCAA champion Ryan Shay, 28, of Flagstaff, AZ, collapsed about 30 minutes into the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Marathon this morning after running the first 5½ miles of the race. He was immediately given CPR and transported by ambulance to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m.
Another sad news for the athletes' World!!
I would like to extend my very deepest condolences to Alicia Shay and to Ryan Shay’s family.