below is the map for 42 and 84 K category ..
Thursday, May 27, 2010
below is the map for 42 and 84 K category ..
Thursday, May 20, 2010
this is what I had discovered when googling about Ekiden ---
I joined the mixed category consists of 4 samurai and 1 shezuka ^_^ ... with our team name "Guns and Rose" ... from what I heard from my friend ... about 1000 teams took part for this year event ... 1 team consists of 5 runners for all category so 5000 runners ... WOW ^_^
quite hectic to manage this event ... it is because ekiden is a relay type so every runners need to be stationed at their own starting point for exchanging their "tasuki" ... I was the 3rd runner ... for those that started at checkpoint B, C, D and E ... they were being transported by bus to their designated area ... waiting for the bus quite annoying for some of the runners ... sometimes they have to avoid from being hit when the bus reversed to pick they runners, smokes from the buses, dust etc etc .. luckily no unwanted incident happen on that day ...
quite a new experience for me joining Ekiden Run ... hopefully we can join again for 6th edition of Ekiden Run ... Hepi running everybody ..
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Jacob's Walk of Life is beck ...
When : 25 July 2010 (Sunday)
Where : FRIM, Kepong
What time : registration from 6.00 am - 7.30 am
How to register : just log in http://www.jacobs.com.my/
Anything interesting : 1Malaysia Dress Up Contest ... of course the winner will get something
Sumore : there will be Jcrew Celebrities aka Fafau and FBI
So what U wait anymore .. go and register ... paster paster ..
7. YOU NEED TO BE OF A CERTAIN BUILD TO BE A GOOD RUNNER
TRUE. Anyone can run, but to be a really good at it you need to have the right build -just look at the wiry physiques of elite-distance runners.
So truly true ... your physiques will give great impact ecp. at the final results if enter races.
8. YOUR BREASTS WILL SAG
TRUE. So wear a decent sports bra. Traditionally, women with smaller breasts choose compression-type bras that squeeze their breasts aginst thier chest and women with larger bust wear the encapsulating type similar to a conventional bra. But new research suggests that the encapsulating type is better for everyone if properly fitted.
9. RUNNING IS BAD FOR YOUR FACE
TRUE. Distance runners can look older than normal for three reasons. The constant movement and resulting mechanical stresses can (theoretically) strecth the supportive tissues under the skin. They tend to be exposed to the sun and wind and they often look gaunt because they have much lower body fat. But the effects are unlikely to be that marked in most runners.
10. RUNNING ON A TREADMILL IS NOT AS EFFECTIVE AS RUNNING IN THE PARK
FALSE. There is arguably less impact on a treadmill, which is more forgiving than the road. The most significant difference between running outdoors and on treadmill is that the surface is moving on the treadmill. You can still burn calories and get fit on the treadmill. If I was training for an event, I will train on the surface on which the competition is held.
For me if you have ample time than you can run on the surface instead of treadmill ... sometimes due to lack of time, weather condition, attitude (maleh) ... then treadmill or exercise bike is a good option ..
11. RUNNING IS THE ULTIMATE FAT-BURNING EXERCISE
FALSE. Studies suggest that our bodies prefer to burn fat when exercising for long periods at moderate intensity (an hour long gentle run being ideal), but you can lose just as much weight through shorter high-intensity sessions or interval training. Short and hard equals long and slow in my book, so take your pick.
12. DON'T RUN IF YOUR ARE PREGNANT
FALSE. There is no reason why women can't run during pregnancy as long as they adjust their training programme to reflect that they are likely to get puffed more quickly. And it is unlikely that you will want to go out for a run during the later stages.
13. YOU SHOULD INVEST IN THE BEST RUNNING SHOES
FALSE. If you are going to take up running seriously, invest in a good pair of trainers. If it's just a few light jogs every now and then, your old trainers are fine. If you have problem with your joints, it may pay to go to a specialist running shop.
Depends on your "pocket" too ... ^_^
14. YOU SHOULD BUY A NEW PAIR EVERY 805KM
TRUE. Modern shoes can still look as good as new after a year, but their impact absorbing properties drop off significantly between 563KM and 805Km depending on your style and weight. Buy a new pair and you will notice a significant difference.
15. RUNNING FOR LESS THAN 25 MINUTES IS POINTLESS
FALSE. It depends on what you are trying to achieve. If you are training for a marathon, then running less than 25 minutes won't do you much good. But you can burn a significant a amount of fat by varying the intensity and speed - a programme of 10-second sprints with a minute rest in between can do this and increase your speed and fitness.
16. GETTING A STITCH MEANS YOU ARE PROBABLY UNFIT
FALSE. A stitch remais poorly understood, but it is thought to be as a result of excessive movement of the internal organs and diaphragm. It is a problem for many runners, irrespective of how fit they are, but is more common in people in their teens and twenties, and novices. It does not mean that you are unfit, but it can be a sign that you are pushing too hard. New "stitch" in older runners, which comes at the same point on each run, or is worse on cold days, is more suspicious because it can be confused with heart pain (angina). If in doubt, TALK to your doctor.
17. RUNNING SHOULD BE JUST ONE PART OF YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE
TRUE. You need to implement resistance training to keep your joints strong and stable as well as some core training - either Pilates or yoga or some specific gym work - to help you with postural work. Running on its own is not a cure-all exercise.
18. WALKING IS POINTLESS
FALSE. It is an excellent form of exercise - an hour's walk at a brisk pace can burn 300 calories.
(info taken from NST, 11 May 2010, Tuesday)