Tuesday, 26 June 2012

SCKLM 2012 - K1

Early 2012 Hong Kong Standard Chartered has held on 5 February 2012 (Sunday), few of my runner buddies from Malaysia fly to HK for this remarkable race. Mean while top scandal celebrity Edison Chen join his second run after HK nike run 11. Unbelievable Edison completed the 42.19km race in 3 hours, 55 minutes and 4, and he shock the running world. Unfortunately he been disqualifying from the race due he exchange his bib with his friend, due he dislike the number.(NEVER EVER exchange your bib if u are a high profile or fast runner). So I took his time for my target that is 3:55:04, seen hard rite??
In this period alot 30k LSD has been done from 3:20 for 30k become 2:50 and in the middle finished ENR12 night race in 4:39 that cramp at last part.
The week has come, race kit collection this year at dataran too, different from last year at bukit jalil. That u can had air-corn while collecting, downside for this is lack of parking.







Goodies inside racekit.

23th June 2012 at the garden paparich, around 27-29 LYN Runner, gather once again for bullshiting

 all busy talking to each other.
Want go faster?? Talk to his hand.. (see the book below)
Group Photo time after Yam Cah
Last but not least, Ann Rick Belanja ohcha.
Fuel for before n raceday

Finally the raceday has arrive, me and victor plan take their shuttle bus cause is FREE!!! From Bukit Jalil to dataran just took 15minutes, Guess what we saw when we arrive. We saw elite kenyan runner, with all their coach walking side by side. Without wasting anymore time we direct deposit out baggage and meet LYNRunner beside fountain.
As usual all group up and had photo, 42km LYN Runner group photo
0-10k
Before starting, every1 is exciting and talking how to get famous in a second alot crazy idea came out. Once the gun shoot, the game is on. For this run, i just aim for 4hrs so i keep chase the 4hr pacer that 100-150m infront of me with cikgu beside me. Once pass KL sentral, Kevin Ngan appear beside me with his GF and told me "today i run slow, i need accompany my GF". Finally i able to catch 4hr pace at Mid Valley and suddenly it start raining, that moment really WTF. Every1 slow down and keep their phone inside their plastic bag, lucky this run i never bring any gadget. At 8km i able to catch up cikgu due he go to toilet break, but he over took me again at 9km.
11-20k
After get overtook by cikgu,at 11km i saw Jeff running slow on the left side, i also feel weird how come he slow at there. So i shout "sub 3:50?? go faster la!!". at 13km i catch up "SUPERMAN" a guy that dress up like a superman with a red cape behind. After 13km i unable to see any cikgu shadow, so i keep running with the pacer. 19km catch up Joshua Lin another LYN runner member.

21-30k
Finish 21k around 1hr 55min, that the moment i took my 1st power gel. Alot runner that over took me at 1st 20km starting to slow down and let me catch up. Not much thing happen till 23km i saw YK admire "JESSICA" infront of me and it took me 2km to over took her. Without warning a guy with green lime vest from Sg running beside me and told me"come let`s do together" so i follow him. At 27km i able overtake cikgu again and Muniandy(bukit jalil runner),continue run with the SG runner.

31-42k
At 32km i had to stop awhile to put some pendoskin to my leg, cause i can feel the pain start kicking in. That just a early prevention, and 2 4hr pacer just go away like that left 1 behind me. I keep told my self not to drop behind the last 4hr pacer, if not i will "GG.com". Unable to catch up 2 pacer infront, so i run with 2 SG runner, and 1 Malaysian. Sun starting to come out, and the SG runner start singing "the sun comes down the stars come out - the wanted" so i also join the singing with 5.30min pace. Slowly i leave him behind till 35km a runner suffering a bad cramp and stand in the middle of the road, so i pass him my last pendoskin. Keep on running till 36-37km where CC Choi set booth at there and shout SUB4!! at me, at 37km there uphill my leg starting feel the power of bukit tungku. Kevin Ngan catch me up and giving me motivation words, but my leg is too pain to continue. So i walk all the way up the hill and YK admire "JESSICA" caught me at the hill part, just able to see her pass me. Once i reach the last top hill i start ran rollercoster down the hill at 40km following by the U-turn, and just 200m behind the last 4hr pacer is catching up. Without wasting time i starting pick up reach the last 2 straight stretch, at that moment an aunty that run with me since start over take me and shout at me "come on young man SUB 4!!!" but im too tired to pick up my speed. After last U-turn another girl that run with me since start over take me and shout same thing "SUB4 Come on!!!". So i just let them go and slowly run to the finisher line, after bump with Ryan lee and Hong Lan Tan.
Finally i able clock 4:01:27 that 6min offset from my target time..
Last run to the finishing line

As usual after race all capture pic, but every1 gone wild



Sunday, 17 June 2012

TM Fan Run 2012

As usual, its like a ritual yearly in June or July, Haze will come visiting Malaysia. This year, it came visited Klang Valley on 15 July 2012. There were talks as to whether this weekend's TM Fan Run (TMFR) and next weekend's SCKLM will be called off because of its visit.

The weekend came and go, looks like when we afraid of haze, rain came over to took control at the 3-4 km mark into the run. A few of us tried to show off their new sunnies and I am sure you know who you are. Probably you guys brought the rain.

LYNR decided to meet up at the fountain located at the end of the Dataran Mederka field.
TM FAN Run waiting place
As usual there will be early birds. The "Bersih" group is hidden at one corner of the field camwhoring.
Few of the early birds
This round, we have a "new friend" decided to join us for the 1st time. He is quite shy initially and we decided to ask K1 (our own coach) to pace him.
Our new friend, Angry Bird
K1 will be pacing our new friend

The run started with the singing of National Anthem, Negaraku and subsequently the 7km run started on the dot at 8.00am with about 5,000 registered runners.
Runners waiting at the starting point
Things started well until our Coach went out of control. He even tried to control the traffic but not sure did he annoy the Tuan Traffic Police with his *peep peep* whistle he carried along.
video


Looks like you can see a sea of lemon yellow/green/'bersih" runners tried to gate clash the Orange Runners. Remember one of us was told off by an auntie for not wearing the event Tee and sounds like we are not patriotic... hehehe!


Half way through the run, somewhere the 3-4km mark, rain took over from haze. Suddenly it started to rain heavily. Some runners were taking shelter at bus stop but most continued with their run. Am not sure how many sets of mobile phones were destroyed during this downpour? Our avid photographer runner, Soon Chung was trying his best to protect his baby with a piece big leave. Hope everything will be fine after storing it in a 5kg of rice overnight or the next few nights. 

Towards the last turning, which is at the beginning of Jalan Parlimen, though its still drizzling, the faster LYNRs waited for the rest in order to have a group finishing. As usual, we will never miss opportunity to snap where ever we are. 
Whatever it takes to photothon, even under the rain


Monday, 11 June 2012

Inspiring video

Most inspiring video that i found that when i start running last year, although im not fat when i start. But this video mean alot to me, kicking my ass off my computer chair. 
Is a video bout a man who is 120pound journey to slim down and get his life better.
Starting with slow jog to a run till iornman 

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Are marathons bad for the heart?


Scientists have been trying to find out why some people die of cardiac problems during or immediately after a long-distance run
  
By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

When word circulates that a runner has died of a heart attack, as the inexhaustible ultramarathoner Micah True did in March during a solo wilderness trail run, many people begin to wonder about the healthiness of prolonged strenuous activity.

Could marathon training and racing perhaps have damaged the heart muscle of the 58-year-old True, a lead character in the book, Born To Run? And, conversely, shouldn't marathon training have made him - and, by extension, all runners - immune to heart disease?

Those questions, familiar to any scientist or phy­sician who works with endurance athletes, inspired several recently published studies of the relative risks of marathon running. The science suggests that, overall, distance running and racing are extremely unlikely to kill you - except when, in rare instances, they do.

The newest of the studies, published last month in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, gath­ered publicly available data on participation in and deaths during or immediately after every known marathon race in the United States from 2000 to
2009.

The totals were, of necessity, approximate. "Marathon-related deaths are not reportable," says Dr Julius Cuong Pham, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and lead author of the study. Physicians are not required by law to report infor­mation about deaths during marathons to the local health authorities.

So the Johns Hopkins researchers turned to news reports, which are actually a very reliable guide to such fatalities.

"It's sensational news when someone dies dur­ing a marathon," Dr Pham says. It makes headlines, and the coverage skews public opinions about the safety of the event.

"Tens of thousands of people finish a marathon, but people hear mostly about the one who dies," he says.

"We did not set out to, in any way, minimise the tragedy of a single death," he says. "But we did want to determine what the record really shows."

What the researchers found was that even as par­ticipation in marathon racing almost doubled dur­ing the past decade, to more than 473,000 finishers in 2009 from about 299,000 in 2000, the death rate remained unchanged, and vanishingly low.

A total of 28 people died during or in the 24 hours immediately alter a marathon, most of them men, and primarily from heart problems.

(A few of the deaths were due to hyponatremia, or low blood sodium, in those who drank excessive amounts of fluid.)

Those numbers translate into fewer than one death per 100,000 racers.

“Our data shows, quite strongly, that marathon running is safe for the vast majority of runners," Dr Pham says. He suspects that for many of the run­ners, the activity saved them from suffering a heart attack that might otherwise have been brought on by a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle.

A similar epidemiological study, published in Jan­uary in The New England Journal of Medicine, reached the same conclusion as Dr Pham's report, even as its authors looked more widely at data in­volving fatal and non-fatal cardiac arrests in half and full marathons over the past decade.

The researchers found 59 cases of cardiac arrest during a half or full marathon, 51 of them in men, and 42 of them fatal. The average age of the affect­ed racers was 42, and an overwhelming majority of them were approaching the finish line - within the last 10km for the marathon and the final 5km for the half - when they fell.

"The findings reinforce what we really already knew," says Dr Paul Thompson, the chief of cardiol­ogy at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, an author of the study and a long-time marathon runner, "which is that you are at slightly higher risk of suf­fering a heart attack during a marathon" than if you were merely sitting or walking sedately during those same hours.

But overall, running decreases the risk of heart disease, he says, and therefore the likelihood of your suffering cardiac arrest at all.

But, Dr Thompson continues, running does not absolutely inoculate anyone against heart disease. He says genetics, viruses, bad habits from the past, bad diet or plain bad luck can contribute to the de­velopment of plaques within the arteries or heart damage like cardiomyopathy, an unnatural enlarge­ment of the heart muscle, which running simply cannot prevent.

True was found during autopsy to have suffered from cardiomyopathy, the origins of which are un­known, according to a medical examiner in New Mexico, where the ultramarathoner died.

Whether his years of strenuous ultramarathon training and running in any way contributed to the damage to his heart is impossible to know at this point, says Dr Thompson, who has not seen the au­topsy report and never examined True.

Several provocative studies in recent years have found some signs of scarring or unusual plaque de­velopment in the hearts of older male long-time marathon runners and former Olympians, he says. But the studies were small, and deaths during run­ning, as his and Dr Pham's studies underscore, are rare.

If you have any symptoms of heart problems, such as chest pain, dizziness or unusual fatigue, you should, obviously, see a doctor, no matter how fit you believe yourself to be, Dr Pham says.

Dr Thompson agrees. Even decades of hard run­ning are not likely to damage the heart in most peo­ple, he says. "On the other hand, I wouldn't tell people to run dozens of marathons for good health, either. You can get healthy from far less activity."

But there is a pull, an imperative to running. For­cibly retired from the activity by a severe hip inju­ry, Dr Thompson says: "I ran marathons because I loved them, not because I expected them to help me live forever. I don't know if it's the healthiest way to spend years of your life. But it was enjoya­ble. I will miss running very, very much."

Gretchen Reynolds is the author of The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer (Hudson Street Press, 2012). 

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

BANANAS With Dark Patches On Yellow Skin has the ability to combat abnormal cells and enhances Immunity


The fully ripe banana produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells.

So don't be surprised very soon the shop will go out of stock for bananas.

As the banana ripens, it develops dark spots or patches on the skin. The
more dark patches it has, the higher will be its' immunity enhancement quality.

Hence the Japanese love bananas for a good reason.

According to a Japanese scientific research,
 banana contains TNF which has anti-cancer properties.

The degree of anti-cancer effect corresponds to the degree of ripeness of the fruit,i.e. the riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality..

In an animal experiment carried out by a professor in Tokyo University comparingthe various health benefits of different fruits, using banana, grape,
apple, water melon, pineapple, pear and persimmon, it was found that
banana gave the best results. It increased the number of white blood cells, enhanced the immunity of the body and produced anti-cancer substance TNF.

The recommendation is to eat 1 to 2 bananas a day to increase your body
immunity to diseases like cold, flu and others.

According to the Japanese professor, yellow skin bananas with dark spots
on it are 8 times more effective in enhancing the property of white
blood cells than the green skin version
 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Tom, Dick & Harry's (TDH) "Mou Man Tai" Night Run



"Mou Man Tai" run series 4 is back with a better name " Life 5km Night Run"
Where?
As usual same as series 1-3. Tom, Dick & Harry's Pub & Grub, TTDI
Who?
Organized by Tom, Dick & Harry's Pub & Grub
When?
1 July 2012 (Sunday), 5:30 pm
How Much?
RM40 registration fee but RM10 will go to Malaysian AIDS Council.
How far? 5km
How to register?? Get your entry form at the outlet and like their FB page HERE.


OR
1) Go to their outlet take register form
2) Fill in the form
3) Pay
4) Take slip
5) Wait till race day
6) Go race venue
7) Collect tshirt
8) Run with "hot chick  brows.gif  brows.gif  brows.gif " u know wat i mean
9) Finish run yam sing...
10) drink drank drunk...then u will "watch the video bellow"
 
11) Monday MC!!!
*REMARK* Rubber always cheaper then pampers!!!