Monday, May 17, 2010

NB Pacesetter 15K run on 16/May

Well, another milestone as I mentioned in my FB page. I done the 15K, barely. 

Signed up this run as part of my training for the full marathon end of the year. Need to gradually build on my mileage, developing endurance and pushing the body.

The week that leading to the run was slacking, Only managed to put in a 6km run twice at the gym. The entire family was sick and I was hoping I won't get it before the race, and as luck was on my side, I got the sore throat 1 day before the run. 

Didn't get enough sleep saturday night too since the little one was crying most of the time. Up at 4am, make some oat meal for breakfast and couple of hard boiled eggs, a good sit down later. Left the house at around 5am and drive towards Padang Merbuk, a little too early, but was thinking to get there early, get a good parking spot and just absorb the atmosphere. 

Didn't feel nervous at all. Meet Boon and his friend Elaine, joke around till the start of the run. 

And following the tradition of the pacesetter run, hills after hills. It was a really tough run. I was doing ok till about 6km and then started to feel uncomfortable. 

Push on till the first water station and took the opportunity to walk while down 2 glass of water. After that I will run on flat and down hill and will try to pick up pace during up hill. 

At about 8km if where I turn on my iPOD and start playing some good running music to keep me entertain. 

My time for yesterday run was terrible, but I am glad I did it and still below my estimated time of 2 hours, just by couple of seconds. 

Bib number : 3010 (Men Junior Veteran)
Split time : 54m35.48s
Total time : 1h58m13.37s
Position in age group : 185/214
Position by gender : 865
Position overall : 1101

Let's compare to the same age group

Fastest : 49m49.06s
Slowest : 2s29m15.01s

I should target 1h45m for my future 15k run. 

But it was awesome. I really glad I did it.

Now move training. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Are you healthy?

Article from LiveStrong 

The WHtR is calculated by dividing waist size by height, and takes gender into account. As an example, a male with a 32 inch waist who is 5'10" (70 inches) would divide 32 by 70, to get a WHtR of 45.7 percent.

• Ratio less than 35: Abnormally Slim to Underweight 
• Ratio 35 to 42: Extremely Slim 
• Ratio 42 to 46: Healthy 
• Ratio 46 to 49: Healthy
• Ratio 49 to 54: Overweight 
• Ratio 54 to 58: Seriously Overweight 
• Ratio over 58: Highly Obese

• Ratio less than 35: Abnormally Slim to Underweight 
• Ratio 35 to 43: Extremely slim 
• Ratio 43 to 46: Healthy 
• Ratio 46 to 53: Healthy, Normal Weight 
• Ratio 53 to 58: Overweight 
• Ratio 58 to 63: Extremely Overweight/Obese 
• Ratio over 63: Highly Obese