Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Safra MF Challenge!

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Participated in the Team Category for this tough MF Challenge, together with Colleen ( our lady Captain), Mak n Lee. We completed 7 loops in 6 hrs 43mins as 1st Runnerup team. Colleen was our inspiration, she did her 2 loops in 55mins n 58mins respectively despite of her lack sleep n poor fitness! I did 3 loops in 49mins, 52mins n 58mins. It was indeed a very tough n hotz MF Challenge that serverely tested all our mental n physical to our limits!


Event: Mount Faber Challenge 2007
Location: MF hill
Start pt.: Safra MF clubhouse
Time: 7 am - 2 pm
Distance: 10 km per loop
Payment: $5 per runner
Categories:
(1) Men's open
(2) Woman's open
(3) Team event

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pearl Izumi Shines!

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Trainer Ong passed this PI' s Shine Model to me to " test Run"... as he found that she may be a good alternative for Neutral Runners.
I took her for "test run" at the stadium track last night.. just like Ong.. i also found that this PI running shoe was indeed very comfortable. She wrapped ard the foot well without any of those irritating internal stitched threads or "straps" that cause abrasion n blisters. The Heel n Forefoot's Cushion are pretty impressive n offers very good shock absorption with good stability. The "toe off" was also smooth... Overall, this model is a "Good Value for Money" Cushion Shoe for Neutral Runners!

Designed for neutral runners looking for a responsive, lighter weight shoe. Seamless construction upper combines with a Skydex heel crash pad and forefoot flex grooves for an outstanding ride.

How It Fits

  • Length: 1/2 size small
    • Dress/street shoe = 8
    • This shoe = 8.5
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Narrow to medium
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Medium depth
  • Arch height: Medium

Weight: 12.7 oz (size 9)

Pronation Control Technology

Designed for neutral pronation & supination

  • Midsole: Single-density compression molded EVA, midfoot mini-frame add stability
  • Shape: Semi-curved
  • Construction Last: Strobel-lasted

Cushioning Technology

  • Midsole: Compression-molded EVA
  • Heel:Skydex heel crash pad for added cushioning
  • Forefoot: Rebound cushioning insert for a lively ride

Upper Materials

  • Virtually seamless upper technology and the Endo-skeletal support system provide a minimalistic feel with great support and breathability. 360-degree reflectivity with large amounts at the toe and heel.

Outsole Technology

  • Durable carbon rubber in the heel and cushioned, lightweight blown rubber in the forefoot.

Ipoh International Run

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Ipoh Half Marathon will be my next Running Event... planning to drive up there with my running kakis . Stay a night at Cameron Highland on Sunday after the run. It going to be a fun n happening Short Running n Makan Holiday for us.
Sunday, 1 July, 2007
Time of Flag Off 6:45 am
21 km 6.45 a.m
10 km 6.55 a.m
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The run will start and finish at Dataran Ipoh, Greentown, Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Routes...
21 KM
Flag off at Dataran Ipoh,Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil,Persiaran Greenhill,
Jalan Sultan Idris Shah,Jalan Gopeng,Jalan Raja Musa Mahadi,Jalan Dairy,Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
Jalan Tasek,Jalan Kg. Simee,Jalan Ghazali Jawi,Lebuhraya Cecil Rae,
Jalan Kamaruddin Isa,Jalan Hospital,Jalan Chin Choon Sam,Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil,
Jalan Dato Seri Ahmad Said,Persiaran Bandaraya and finish at Dataran Ipoh.

Monday, May 21, 2007

I DNF .. haha.. my first for a competitive race!

For my maiden Duathlon, I DNF!!! Hahah... it's the first competitive race event that i ever taken part that i din completed!!

Using my running shoes on Look Cleat Pedal was bad decision. I was biking comfortable at ave 27kmh for the first bike loop with just one or two incidence of my running shoe sole slipping n sliding off pedals.
But, Wobbled badly at the Shenton' way's U-turn when the shoe/pedal slippage occurred again, frightened a fast biker behind me!!! I guessed the wetness at shoe sole n the pedal caused the loss of traction. Sadly, the slippages occurred more frequently during the 2nd loop .. every time i tried to increase my cadence. After crossing the Shenton's U turn area n witnessed a crash n an accident during this loop, i finally decided to DNF, as i dun want to be Cause for more incidences.

Became a part of the supporting crowd n cheering for the participants thereafter... I found that it was much more fun .. haha... My sincere admiration for all the Finishers in this very Hot Duathlon Race!!!

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