Friday, December 28, 2012

The Marathon Series 2013

The Marathon Shop gave a teaser during the previous River Jungle Marathon about this new marathon that they will put up in 2013. Now the waiting is over and The Marathon Series 2013 is here! The Island Ocean Marathon will be held in Langkawi on 21 April & The River Jungle Marathon will be on 1 September.
They pack both boutique marathons into one package and giving out good offer. But if you ask me my main reason to join both marathons,  it will be the unique designed finishers medals. Collecting both medals and you can join them as one ying-yang 阴阳 symbol.
Unique Finisher Medals' Design
I had registered and planned for a family holiday along the marathon in Langkawi. Are you joining me ?

(This is a trial post via mobile blogger)
Note: the Android Mobile Blogger really suck, good enough for a simple wordy blog post but can't do much on layout editing. What you see now is edited on the laptop.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Year Resolution 2013

It is again the time to reflect back my running in 2012, before it ended in few days time, and plan ahead for 2013. Look at the training mileage, I had most of my mileage logged in the first quarter, then I started to fall back. Most likely during that time, I over trained, hit the ceiling and burned out. Over trained is a relative term, my mileage of 180~220km per month can be a normal weekly mileage for some elite’s, but hellish to me. Hopefully I am now fully recovered and ready to take on the new challenge in the coming new year.

In year 2012, I made some changes in my running. First I shifted to running full time in VFF. Then now I start running full time barefoot. Set up 4 runningtargets, but only able to accomplished 2 of them. So, I am felt a bit miserable don’t know how to set the new targets.

After putting together some thoughts, I think,
1. Complete 1 full marathon in barefoot (tentatively, PBIM or PNM).
2. Complete a full marathon in 5 hours.
3. Complete a half marathon in 2 hours.
4. Get my weight down to 66kg and maintain it.

Again I will restrict my races as 2013 will be very busy at work. Races in planning,
Jan 2013
MPIB 2013 Run, 12km
Feb 2013

Mar 2013
Brooks Half Marathon
Apr 2013
Bidor Half Marathon
May 2013

June 2013
KL Marathon
July 2013
Seremban Half Marathon or Gold Coast Marathon
Aug 2013

Sept 2013
River Jungle Marathon
Oct 2013
Putrajaya Night Marathon
Nov 2013
Penang Bridge International Marathon
Dec 2013
Macau Marathon or Singapore Marathon or MR25

I haven’t decided on some of the races in the list, (Bidor, GC and Macau/Singapore) mainly to avoid crashing with my work schedule. And not all will be racing barefoot. I will update my barefoot running status on a separate post. Anyway, I will take it easy until June/July, and get my weight down to my target 66kg. This is essential to complete the rest of the marathons lined up towards the end of the year.

So, what is your plan?