Wednesday, September 8, 2010

From Dis2009 until Aug2010...

wah.. it has been 8 months straight i didn't open and check my blog here. what?? my last story is on december and it was about malakoff run? wow! what happened to the 1st term of 2010? didn't I have any story to tell.. hehe
ok, basically I think I've been busy since early semester of jan-may 2010.. so, I have no time to write a blog anymore or maybe I don't have interest on writing my story at that time, well you know that people write when they feel like to. Lets try to recall back what happened in Jan until August.. The main things were I didn't join running frequently as before but I more into kayak & gym, and the biggest thing that I have joined in my entire life was SUKMA 2010 in June. Of course not running, but kayak.. On may, I got MASUM game (kayak).. Just 3 days after MASUM game, I went to the training camp of kayak for SUKMA, representing Selangor team.
Our team have only three weeks to train while I heard that some state training for three months. haha!

Lets talk about SUKMA first-

I join this team selection in January if I'm not mistaken, but at that moment I actually couldn't even paddle that K1 kayak.. :D
Even though I can't sit on that kayak for more than one minute, I will surely capsize. But the manager and coach take the name for the record, my friends and I. I quite remember that on the first day we met the manager and coach, we just finished our first 30km New Balance run 2010. haha! so tiring lah that day.. Then, after that day, we just train to balance the kayak and not capsize. I only can balance it around end of February but still can't do the sprint, if I try to sprint, definitely I will capsize. then around march, there was another selection, to focus on 12 people. I am selected due to the good progression I made. Even though at this selection, my paddling still not smooth and i can't even give my 100% but I still selected to join the team. Lucky me.. :)
After a lot of training that was so tiring, I can do the sprint. yes!! that's maybe around May.. haha.. I still not confident when there is wave from other boat coming, but now I think I can handle that.

Joining the training camp was something so valuable to me. I never ever think that one day I will represent any state for sport. haha.. so unexpected.
But training camp for state must be so different with the 1 week training camp for the University. 100% different! My body never get hectic like that before. my back body hurts. but then I cant deny that my fitness a lot better.

the first afternoon that we arrived training camp.. happy paddling at this time :)

The training consist of running and kayak.. no more gym since we are so late to do the training camp. runing around 3.5km morning & afternoon = 9km everyday. first session is around 8am, after light breakfast (2 half boiled eggs + hot milo) then after the running, sometimes i eat a piece of bread then go for kayaking :).. from 8.45am until 11.30am and sometimes 12pm.. then 1.30pm will eat our lunch prepared by our manager. at 3.30pm we have to run another 3.5km no matter how hot is the weather at that time. That's why my skin so dark and "berbelang-belang".. haha around 4pm we must kayak until 6.30pm then we clean up kayak and take shower and solat asar..huhu.. so tiring but it was fun when there were group of people training together. I missed that. Now in UiTM, to see more than 4 people train together is hard enough. oh my~
The training looks simple but it was tougher than what is stated on the paper. haha! The training were like 1000m x 10sets or 500m 20sets, pyramid type training, endurance training (20km steady paddling). but the most tiring and killing training for me was = 1000m x 4set + 500m x 8 sets + 200m x 10 sets.. huh! this training is so damn tiring and normally at this session I didn't seems so talkative.. haha
Then there was one day that we did endurance training, haha so endurance.. We kayak for 60km. 30km then break and had lunch then another 30km going back home. oh my.. the next say, no training, everyone seems so lembik already.. haha.. But I guess it was even better we used kayak K, what happen to us if we used kayak TK? hahaha.. can't imagine..

here are some pictures of the 60km day-

yes, we arrived home at night.. people said that when in the night the fish normally at the surface area, & the funny thing was two fishes enter my kayak & muiz while going back home. haha so lucky we didn't capsize because of that fish jump onto my peha.. terkejut!! :P
So to make the story short, we went to Malacca for the game and trained there (test lane) for two days. My game was the first game, I was in the heat A and the first day. My family came to see me kayak. thanks to them, came along from KL to Malacca just to see me kayak.
My game started in the morning, I finished 5th this time, so I have to go to semi final. The heat already tough, I cant even imagine to be in top 2 (to go to the final straight without semi) because there were Johor, Terengganu, Wilayah Persekutuan, and Perak in my heat and it seems like final already! huhu.. But then the coach didn't satisfied with my performance, he said that performance is not actually YOU! errr... I don't know.. He said that I actually did better in training session, maybe I got too nervous because that is the opening game.
In semi, I did a lot better, to catch up with wilayah persekutuan and leave perak not more than 2seconds. I got 2nd place in semi to qualify me to the final. The coach seems satisfied and manager was so happy when I go to the pontoon.
In final, I couldn't say that I'm so sad with the result of getting 6th place because I really did give all my strength to it. I don't understand how they could be that good to leave me behind around 30seconds. Oh my goodness.. I push myself to catch up, as i can see that in 1st 100m, I am with them, but since after 200m, Terengganu, Sarawak, and Johor start to pull off. I try to catch up, when I increased my stroke rate, I just can maintain with the gap, not even make it closer, than starting from 500m I really lost them, the 1st 3 were far from me.. I just try my best to chase Wilayah persekutuan, to be 5th place. But it didn't happen, I still got 6th place. I'm a little bit dissapointed, but I did my best! I know what is my level.. :)

here are some of the pictures for my SUKMA 2010;

cantik x kayak2 selangor ni disusun? haha

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Malakoff 12km Run 2009

hohoho... the malakoff run was in 20dec but only now on 26th dec i'm about to write the story of it. this 12km run was different cuz i'm running with light injury on my left leg, i dont really know why. this time about 15 URC members joined the race, it was better if compared to the last year malakoff, only 5 URC members joined.
i arrived bukit kiara at 6.30am, then met the members that joined to give them the running vest and bib number. get ready, putting on the timing chip, wear the running vest, rub some counterpain on my left leg and warming up..
then be at the starting point. started with hariz, ben & fifi.. didnt see fizi, nasa, alwi, & others. i saw daus brother before start but i didnt see daus himself.
i just run this race with what i'm able to, dont intend to push myself to the limit cuz it only make it worst - hurting my left leg.
after all, running this route in bukit kiara was really tough, the hills so steep and 12km runners must do 2laps of it. adoiii...

finished the race in 1hour 02mins. nevermind, last year i did 1hour 05mins.. haha..

Sunday, December 13, 2009

10km run... choo choo...

so, as i posted a post of eating nasi kandar a day before 10km, today is the day! 10km in Sg.Besi. the run started at SJK(C) Kwong Hon then we run into the Army Camp there. uh! the 10km seems so far for me.. i dont know why, maybe it's because i ran 10km on friday then again 10km on sunday (maybe tired).
started at 7am, not many URC runners joined this event. just fifi, ben, & me- again, dont know why!
we entered the 10km. meanwhile, my sisters joined the 3km (a good start for them) as next week they will join the 6km malakoff fun run.

basically, i'm in better form as compared to friday's run. my legs a little bit painful but still can withstand it. eventually, the result quite surprise me. i'm able to improve quite much. haha~

distance: 10km
date: 13dec2009
flag off: 7.00am
venue: SJK(C) Kwong Hon, Sg.Besi
timing: 49mins 36sec

with my siblings

4th placed, fifi..

with ben syahir. i got 8th and he got 15th

yeah, makan kueh teow sup selepas lari.. layaaannn~

Saturday, December 12, 2009

a day before 10km!

haha, a "nice" thing that i did before 10km - eat Nasi Kandar!!! hahaha....

date: 13 december 2009
time: 7.00 am
venue: SJK(C) Kwong Hon, Sg.Besi
distance: 10km

Friday, December 11, 2009

Larian Rakyat Selangor

yeah!! 10km.. (after a while i didnt run 10km, so, this is my first 10km in december & november). So, the race start at i-City.. 7.30am the release of 10km for category A & B (not A&W, haha!). i already plan to run relax and happily.. haha so much laughter with my friend, Nazrul.. as this is my very first time to run along with the camera.. we snap pictures from the starting line.. then just few seconds hear daus said "lari nak ambik2 gambar bagi no bib kat org lain lah" haha.... enjoying the 10km bro :) cuz medal too few, just for top20, adoi..

then nazrul & I met awin, yah, time for pictures snapping... smile~

after that we increase the pace (to find other runners).. there, will found fifi. snapping again.. from here (at 3rd km) we just run with fifi.. pushing her to get Top20.

berlakon jer nih.. mcm penat..
hah! posing habis...
run and run, after the turn around we first met hariz & haziq. *snap*.... i think they were the 1st two in our group.. good job!

not long after that met ben (not Ben 10) and luckily he called me, if not, i would missed it. but sorry bro, your picture not really clear.. *snap*

i guess soon after ben, it was jerry.. aih, i think he's losing his fitness a little. if not, he'll be with hariz or maybe faster. *snap*

daus brother just behind.. *snap one*

pahmi and his friend was next one. haha now i really alert for those at the other side of road. *snap*

yeah, then we continue climbing up the slope, pushing fifi.. tiinn tooonn... nazrul also losing his fitness.. adei! last time it was hard for me to catch up with him..

rasanya orang lain mesti xfaham ape lah nak jadi ngan mereka ni.. haha..

then many other runners that i recognize but sorry guys, i dont know your name.. oppss..

then, running along downhill, daus overtook us, tin tin... bagi signal x bro? haha.. wah, wear the terry fox t-shirt? bila eh event tu?

we just continue running and me chit chatting with nazrul.. wakaka..

"adik nak pergi mana?"
"adik nak pergi i-City ni pakcik. jauh lagi ke?"
"ye, jauh lagi... xpe2, lari pelan2.."

at around 7.5km, adoi... fifi out of breath.. she likes cant go anymore.. and nazrul?? finding tempat teduh, panas sikit jer trus lari.. hahahah! soory bro, break ur secret :p
haha, at this moment, fifi just want her "tang".. know who? :p
tp oklah, fifi could finish no.11.. nice one! she earned the medal and a beg.. :) awin also got top 20.. i guess she was no 14.. nice one..

URC President and Vice-president
URC members that joined the race! URC Rocks!! nice~

the best thing was this is my first event that my family also joined. they joined the 3km family run and finished 9th out of 40.. good job!

Distance: 10km
Time: 71mins 13sec

Thursday, December 10, 2009

result oh result~

i've been trying for about 1 and half hour to check my exam result in student portal.. but still cant..

by the way, esok ada larian 10km at shah alam.. haha

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rowing + swimming~

ouhh... tired~

yes, that is the feel when i arrived to my home at 9.45 pm..
went to uitm to row for 6km:
5km non-stop, rest for 30sec then another 1km. my target for the 1km is below 3min 50sec (as my last record of 1km indoor rowing competition was 3min 55sec). but, target not achieved.. haha

5km : 21min 40sec
rest 30-40sec, continue-
1km : 4min 10sec (15sec more as compare to my personal record)

ergometer (but not in UiTM)

then after finished rowing at 5.15pm, i went to seksyen 2 waiting for someone to go to Pusat Akuatik nearby Tesco Shah Alam for swimming. well, my swimming still sucks! haha
but thank God, atleast can swim. so, my friend daus look for my stroke. n he said that i have to go for intense training if wanna join the triathlon in July. ok, but yesterday 300m swimming makes me out of breath already. huhu...

well, that is what training are for..

so, end up yesterday (8th dec 09) story. so, today i woke up for subuh prayer and planned to go for a run in the morning as to prepare for the friday run (10km in shah alam). but somehow, i'm too tired or maybe too lazy! haha.. then slept again after prayer and just woke up at 9am. have a piece of bread n nescafe then run at 9.40am, oh my God, it's hot.. hahaha! yeah, it's different if you run in the good weather (early morning) or hot weather. but i wonder how do people run when they join the triathlon or powerman? normally it's about 11am they have to run.. uh! salute~
so, i didnt improve my running so much. just cut of 1mins. adoiii!

distance: 5km
time: 24min 14sec
ave HR: 167
max HR: 190

planned to do 6km or maybe 7km, but when reach home ( 1 lap) so lazy to continue, especially when you running alone.. haha
keep on training, never give up!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday - a better day

today was a better day that i have fulfill it with activities - GYM! haha...
went to UiTM Shah Alam, did 15mins cycling and then teach fifi the workout, all the machine workout first no free-weight. then naz n i did free-weight workout.
-Bench press
-Dead lift
-Chin up
i have added few machine workout though like rowing and leg squat. but all the weight is not too heavy as i'm afraid i can injured myself especially this friday i'll go for 10km run in shah alam and on sunday another 10km in sg.besi then the next week another 12km run.. hahaha! Lets Run~~

maybe tomorrow will go to UiTM again, do some indoor rowing workout, maybe 6-8km.. then 6pm my friend will teach me to swim better. oh yeah! lets go for TRIATHLON... :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday test run...

4th December 2009 (Friday), the feeling to go for a run comeback even though my body still hurts a little due to the workout at the gym on tuesday. didnt plan to run long miles. just a short one but maintain the pace i set 5min/km..

uhh! 5mins?? TOO SLOW

but what can do,since my last jog was on sunday for 4.4km ( a slow and steady jog). oh, 25mins run for 5km cause me a bit of leg problems after that day. erm, i thought it wont be a problem for that distance.. well, hopefully this coming sunday (13dec2009) will goes well.. since that one is 10km.

distance: 5km
time: 25mins 13sec
max HR: 197
ave HR: 167

but instead of planning to do 10km sub 50mins, i just hope that i can do sub 55mins. cant hope more than we actually can..

therefor, i really need a consistent training for the 30km on 17th January 2010 (going to be my first event of the year!!)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kayak lagi...

Hai.. sekarang nih dah dalam cuti semester, tapi lepas start je cuti hari tu dah ada Sesi Pemilihan MASUM 2010 utk UiTM. So, dah kena pergi UiTM untuk ni. Program ni bermula dari 18 nov sampai 21 nov 2009. On the 1st day, dah ada bleep test. Just imagine, 5 minggu dah stop running, mcm mana nak ada fitness untuk bleep test nih. Haha! Mmg kantoi ar camni. Daripada 21 level, aku just dapat buat sampai level 9 jer, but dah dekat nak masuk level 10. Whoa! Pancit worr.. then the next day baru lah bermula kayak. Our coach dari sabah turun, En. Fauzi. Tapi, ape kan daya, player dari Sabah dan Sarawak x dapat dating, jadi ann dan jennissa xdapat join kami dalam program nih. Sebabkan dah lama x running nih, stamina pun out, masa ni nak sprint kayak pun out of breath. Tenaga pun x sehebat dulu. Yelah, dah tinggalkan running. Then hari kedua ada lah rasa sakit-sakit badan. Hehe.. normal.. lepas je training stroke and stamina untuk kayak, our coach suruh aku belajar balance kayak K. kayak standard olimpik. Huhu mmg susah gler. But slowly aku dapat ler nak balance. Thanks to coach cuz ajar sculling and tapping bler nak terjatuh dari kayak K ni. So, dah boleh lah kurangkan jatuh. Lagi satu benda penting yang mempengaruh aku dpt balance kayak ni sebab aku pergi join belajar kayak polo ngan star polo. Time belajar kayak polo ni lah belajar tap untuk defensive, belajar scul, belajar rolling.. hehe mmg best. Tapi untuk main game polo nih sendiri aku xde confident lagi. Insyallah game kenu kebangsaan nnt kami akan buat dragon boat team. Yep, perahu naga! Sbb, aku xyakin untuk bg performance yang baik dlm game polo. So, ada member hari tu cakap pasal nak join dragon boat uitm, ape lagi, jom ar buat pasukan dragon boat UiTM. Hm, training utk dragon boat nih maybe minggu kedua December ni. Kejap je lagi. Haha xde cuti..

Lepas habis program kayak ni (21nov2009), keesokannya, pergi Johor pulak, ada explore race yang dianjurkan oleh UTHM. Malaysian University Explore Race. Dari 23nov – 25nov. ceritanya akan diceritakan kemudian.

Sayang betul lah rasanya, program sesi pemilihan MASUM 2010 nih xde banyak gambar. Rugi..rugi..