Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Papa at Nike We Run KL 2015

This was Papa's first Half Marathon and as can be expected he's feeling a bit nervous. He only started running in September last year (2014) and the farthest he even ran was only 14.7km. Although he's confident with him finishing, he just wanted to make sure that he finishes strong. The event started early at around 5.30 am flag off at Petaling Street. Azura, an ex-MC of Disney Club Malaysia did her Emceeing routine and enough to lift up the runners' spirit before the run. The race was subdivided into 4 categories; elite, sub-2, sub-3 and lastly free and easy category where people joined the event just to have fun. Papa managed to squeeze himself into the sub-3 category and was at the very front row. So much for kiasu-ness. But of course he was confident to finish within 3 hours although he never attempted the race before. His strategy was tempo run all the way (aerobic system level) until 18-19km at moderate heart rate before sprinting at maximum level for the last 2 km.

NIKE WE RUN KL 2015 MEDAL - BROOKS RAVENNA 4

NIKE WE RUN KL 2015 MEDAL - BROOKS RAVENNA 4
NIGHT BEFORE THE RUN..HIS TRUSTED BROOKS RAVENNA 4 SHOES

Papa was still struggling with his shin splint on his right tebial muscle, but bertawakkallah..as giving up is never an option for him..


Alhamdulillah, he managed to finish his NIKE WE RUN KL 2015 HALF MARATHON within 2hours and 27mins. That was about 22.4km recorded on his Polar watch. Papa recorded 2hours and 21 mins for his 21km.

NIKE WE RUN KL 2015 MEDAL



There's a lot more to improve still and hopefully he can achieve sub-2 time at Standard Chartered Marathon KL 2015 in October this year.

NIKE WE RUN KL 2015 MEDAL

NIKE WE RUN KL 2015 MEDAL

NIKE WE RUN KL 2015 MEDAL


Next stop is RHB Run - 8/2/2015. Wish him luck :)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Papa and his new hobby

Papa picked up running to lose weight. Back when he first started, he had high blood pressure and high cholestrol level. Doctor had put him on medication for these. But Papa loves his family so much and want to love long.. So he started running. He lost more than 10kg over a period of 3 months and there blood pressure problem is no longer there.

But he just couldn't stop running. He is so committed to it and took part in running events when he's got the oppprtunity. He also has been training consistently and aimed to be amongst the top 20 finisher in a race one day. So far his best achievement was top 50 finish at NM Galaxy Run last year.


     At Skechers Running Academy

  At the recent MPIB run in January 11th.

Jumping for joy after the race
Jarip first day of school