Sunday, December 28, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This Sunday (21st Dec 08) will be a new challenge for me as I will join 12km race (pushing for further challenge). Will be organized my Pacesetter Athletic Club Malaysia. The race will take place in Taman Rimba Tun Dr. Ismail and I have to double up my effort as I have stop jogging for couple of weeks as I’m doing my practical training until March. I still join the race even though I’m busy with practical training because my goal is 20km next year and unfortunately the 20km is on 18th January 2009. Just one more month, so that, I have to get ready for 20km as the 10km race already test my stamina and mental strength so hard. Imagine what can happen if we run 20km without enough preparation? We can “collapse” in the race. Hmm…. My training (jogging) will only can be done in the night, at 8.30pm until 9.00pm but maybe after two weeks, I should increase the intensity and the time. Maybe 45mins run. Then the next day, I have to wake up at 5.45am for practical training. Huhu… So, wish me all the best and not to give up in the middle of the race!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
somewhere in da campus
going down the hill
with my friend
runners club poster
As the day start to get busy, now I have the chance to write some story of my new wonderful experience. On 6th September ’08, my friend and I went all around the campus to paste the notice about our new club- “UiTM Runners Club”. About 100 sheets of notices we paste all around the campus starting from 10pm until 3.30am the next day. Now, at my final semester here, I just have the chance looking all faculty in the campus, haha! The night view of UiTM from certain faculty was really nice and it was such a waste that I didn’t bring my camera all along.
Cycling around UiTM which is hilly area really tested my foot strength. Who says cycling is easy? The gasping of air proved me that I’m out of stamina when cycle. However, the adrenaline starts to trigger as cycle down the hills. Even though it was just about 30-40km/h, the shaking of handle when we cross the caution line (yellow line) on the road that always be just before the bump make me a little bit unstable. The 30-40km/h sounds not fast at all, but when you are on the bicycle with the resistance of air, you think you are fast enough. Now I know why bicyclers wearing spec with them all along the race, without it, you will be like crying when you reach 30km/h as your tear starts to come out. Then, imagine the professional bikers that can reach up to 80km/h. How is that huh? Haha..
Looking forward to cycle around the campus again but then I’ll make sure that I bring my camera together with me. Until then, see ya!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Now, I must re-schedule my plan as I coming to the end of my semestre which is a lot of tests just around the corner. With the group project, I need a really good plan to make sure I'm on top of my own plan. All those schedule only works with discipline and determination.. So, I'm hoping I have all those.. :)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
The distance is short but the route really test my strength and stamina. The route is hilly. When I run the hill, I know that I need more extra training but not a normal training instead hilly route. I got 21st place in Men Open but it's not important, the most important is my own time. As I finished the race in 25mins, I believe that I've improve my running. I run 5km for 25 minutes before in the flat route and yesterday was a hilly route. That's why I think I've improve myself a bit.. But still need a lot of training.
Ok, so, training training training.......
By the way, good job to all my friends - Eddiey, Viva Mariz, Aisyah, Syatilah, Adilah, Eta, & Jie....
All of them had given their best! Congrats to Viva that got 19th place in women open..
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This was the first time I ever join the 10km race. The race started at 7 in the morning. I was very determine to be in the qualifying time (below 50mins). The first 2km was very powerful km, as I run quite fast (but don’t imagine I’m doing sprint as I didn’t do it). I very enjoy the moment I overtaking people infront of me one-by-one. At km 3 to 5 I start running slower but at steady pace and yet still overtaking some people and this is the benefits from the training before this. Then, I arrived at first drink station (yeah! free 100plus), I grabbed one cup of 100plus and a sponge to refresh yourself. Haha, suddenly I feel like a serious runner, I sweat myself hard on this day and with the continuous running – I really never ever done this before. I did stop twice to take a deep breath, I think better to stop for a while rather than I had the side stitch. Then, the real test start at about 7th km, this time I really feel like vomiting. But I don’t want to stop anymore as I saw my watch it was already ~44mins. Later, one more feeling comes to me, it was “REGRET”. At this moment I feel really regret joint this race as at about 9km, I almost passed the qualifying time, it was about 48mins. I walked for about 1 minute. Later, I think that I just want to make my debut record and for sure I want it the best time I can made. So, I trying hard for the last 500metres and sprint for the last 50metres (hopefully in another race I can sprint for last 1km, haha).
I thought I will not get the certificate anymore as I passed the qualifying time, but I consider myself very lucky as I even got the medal and the participation certificate. The moment I hold the finisher medal, the vomiting feeling, regret, and tiredness all changed into – SATISFACTION!! Now, I have a piece of paper that I paste in my locker, wrote – I FINISHED SHAH ALAM’S 10KM IN 54MINS…
My next target is 19th October 2008, Mizuno 10km Run at Padang Merbuk, Kuala Lumpur. The qualifying time is 1hour 20mins for man and 1hour 40mins for woman. This time, I really want my friend to join together. The race is about two months, still have time to practice for better time. Besides, they provide more medals – 500 medals compare to Adidas Shah Alam King of The Road only 300 medals. So, this is my next short term goal – Mizuno 10km Run.
ahmad and I in the morning
dataran shah alam
the running vest
my first personal record.
10km in 54mins.
the reward for myself for dinner that day :)
Friday, July 18, 2008
I do admit that life sometimes get so complicated, so difficult, so frustrated, but all those things give you and me this thing - "EXPERIENCE".... The thing that make us mature and the thing that gives us lesson. Without frustration, sadness or hard times in life, we could not ever step further in life to achieve success. Remember that those tears is actually the fuel that gives us strength to be better in life and to achieve something that we target. "If it doesn't kill you it will make you stronger".
Our life is something very wonderful as it is full of tears and joy.. Without tears and sadness, joy would be something normal and you wouldn't appreciate it if you have it. Without difficulties to achieve something, you wouldn't appreciate if you get it or maybe you don't even care.
I would never forget all my friends that gave me joy and laughter, all those cherish and crazy moment together. I hope that I can spend more time in that moment but these happy moment flow so damn fast and you would never know it is going to end soon.
This is so beautiful and sweet but it is sometimes complicated. How can you love or like someone but you think that you don't have chemistry with him/her? How is it? Complicated right? Hurm.... But when you love/like someone, you would do some crazy things, you would help her/him no matter how difficult it is. You tend to do things you don't actually do before just for the person you like. You start to listen to love songs... Hahaha that's so true..
Love could be simple, easy going, sweet, happy, but it also can turn into vice versa...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The fee is RM40 for marathon and RM25 for half-marathon.
We can get the certificate if finish in 7 hours. WOW! Who is going to run for 7 hours?
And will get the finisher medal for those who finish the race below 7 hours.
It looks very good to me at first, but then, after reading people's story, he told that only about 800 finish the race annually. For sure there is more than 800 participant, but less than 800 finish. What happen to others? hahaha... That's why we need a lot of training before going for marathon. Mental and physical preparation should be done accordingly and discipline...
I think, I'm the one who started the assignment first in the class today (16th July '08).
I've been taking pictures of food that i ate and I'll do extra on this assignment eventhough this assignment don't contribute to any marks. haha, sort of enjoying doing this.. :)
As what we have been taught in the class, how much we should eat depend on our weight (calorie intake).
It is like this:
(your weight in kg x 30kcal) = amount you should take daily
60 x 30kcal = 1800kcal
That means I should take 1800kcal daily and if I want to loose some weight, I should cut off about 400-500kcal daily...
But as I'm doing exercise, I'm not suppose to take less than that. However, this is what happen - I only take about 1400kcal to 1800kcal...
Now, I'm going to change my diet, I've been thinking to take more protein and carbohydrate. Eat rice back and eat more bread and eggs, drink milk, and not forgetting the meat.. haha!
My training of having good healthy body and life is going well i guess. I will go for jog/run once in a two days and do indoor exercise once in two days too.. If i run on Monday, then on Tuesday I will do indoor exercise and get back on track on Wednesday.
I've read that intervals training is better to reduce weight and build up some muscle (with proper eating habits). Because of that, I have add sprint run in my routine too.
Hmm, all these things that I've been doing is for my health and this also can reduce stress. I do hope that my friend will notice how important exercise is and how important to take it seriously in their life. To me, around this age is the best age to exercise as we are young.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Today i just bought a new shoes in Midvalley mega mall. I've been spending 3 hours to look around and do some survey about the price and the model of the shoes. I certainly now into Adidas brand. I don't know why, but i feel that branded things like Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Puma, and etc have their good technology that make it so damn expensive.. Adidas response is now my new shoes.. The feel is so different from my old jogging shoes. The soft, flexible, and comfort feeling is so worth it for the price. With this technology too, I can prevent knee injuries.. My grand-uncle also suggest me to buy a new pair of shoes before from Adidas or Nike that have shock-absorption ability, it's to prevent knee problem in the future.
This is my new shoes: the box...
ADIDAS Response 16th Edition; size 9 1/2..
However, I won't forget all those my training with my old shoes.. It has been my accompany from last 2 years and now, from jogging, running, squash, and even tennis, luckily i have another shoes for badminton. And for now, it should have a little bit more rest now..
Below is my old accompany... hehehe..
Power shoes; size 10...
Saturday, July 12, 2008
It just about 4 weeks to go starting from now (12/07/2008). I'm going to update my work here as this might make me more serious into this, and next year my target is 22.7km
(for a half-marathon).
On 28th June, i have hurt my ankle when i run for 7.2km in 50mins. Urgh! it's so frustrating as after that i can't run anymore. I have stop running for a while for recovery. But the recovery wasn't fast as i expected. It takes two weeks for that. But in the meanwhile, i'm not totally rest myself from do the work-out. I still do my training in my room, i do push-ups, sit-ups, plank, and weight lifting. This would ensure that i'm not totally out of stamina, i hope so..
The longest run i ever did was the 7.2km and i got my ankle hurt for that, so, i actually wondering can i run for 10km? haha! As Adidas say - "Impossible Is Nothing".. So, i will go for that. Maybe it's about shoes too. I right now using my old shoes to run (it is 2 years already) which i use for squasy and tennis :)
So, it's proven that shoes playing a part too for the run, if you get unsuitable shoes, you may hurt yourself. Looking forward to buy new shoes soon, and it's not just for the 10km run, but it's for my passion of running... huh! i have new hobby - RUNNING..
If, you guys outside there have any tips for me, i would love to listen. Just drop some comments.
"Run For Live"