Friday, November 30, 2007

SCSM 07 race pack collection

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Went down on sat and got these back home....subscribed to asiarunner's mag.....but sunday, i went back to return the championship chip and number tag

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Back to the green and mud.........

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

Unexpected LSD

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

How to carry energy gel during marathon.....

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

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I wonder why other sport companies cannot come out with something similar to PI?

light exercise

Ran down to hougang stadium last nite to just have a sweat some statics exercise until legs almost cramp....... met this 48 yr old indian going around trying to destress from marathon by wearing last year finisher tee and walking around talking to pple abt running marathon....... wish him good luck

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Run: Discovering the power of hamstring!

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 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 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 legs are not feeling tired and running was smoother than before.....the calves soreness also went away after a while.....

these few 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 day after marathon

desperate intervals...........

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 3rd round, my whole body was tired except for my pairs of core is very 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

Salomon in TOWN!

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

Salomon is back???

From what someone saw at World of Sports: and the brand logo found at their website: ...........I going to check it out tonite!!

Monday, November 05, 2007

New York City marathon Highlights

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

4) Not forgetting my 2 amazing friends who also did well for their marathon stinct at the same time: Congrats to Lokun and Divey

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Ryan Shay Dies During 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Marathon

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.

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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.


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