Monday, January 12, 2009

Heart Running

I'm to note on something interesting, I have been "heart-running" per say for the past few runs to evaluate its efficiency and performance. All I can say is that it an amazing experience in contrast to what I usually feel during my regular runs. It was how shall put it .... hmmm .... not to hard and not to easy either, something right smack in the middle.

My long run this weekend past weekend on Sunday was just awesome as I decided to forgo pace, speed, time and just "follow the heart". Maintaining my heart rate around 145bpm seem to be the optimal aerobic heart rate. NOTE SELF : ( MEP > 145bpm ) I was cruising at this heart rate, literally it felt good. And I actually ran for 2 hours and 20 minutes eventhough the distance was not really monumental aka 13.4km but it felt. Just kinda should have "loaded up" a bit more as around mid run even with GU Gel in between my stomach was growling at the 11th km, sheeeshhhh .... NOTE to SELF : GU Gel consumption should be based on time not on distance aka 30-45 minutes, got to test this out on the next long run.

Will continue to monitor my heart runs ... I believe its the way to go ... till the next running adventure ....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Visit to the Sports Injury Rehabilitation Centre

Part of my New Year's Resolution is reduce injuries that I encountered in 2009 and as part of that is preventive maintenance. I was recommended by Sifu to this physiotherapist he visited so I decided to to check it, first and foremost the map on the brochure is totaly misleading that got me going in rounds ... sheeeshhhh. Its actually beside MAXIS at Bayan Point, I put the address later down in the blog.

I went there not knowing what was going to happen and was warmly greeting by the staff. After chilling out for a while the doc (Ms. Oh) came to see me and I told her the story of my knee. She was good at taking the time in listen to me and giving clarification before commencing on the treatment which was kinda interesting first experience. She took a look at my foot arch and gave a comment on running shoe which I was about to retire anyways. She gave a recommended list of shoes as well and told for an updated list browse over to this website.

The treatment was as follows
1) Electrode Treatment (or something like that)
2) Ultrasound
3) Icing of the Knee

Once I was done with that the doc came back to advise on some stretches to do to loosen up so of stiff stiff muscles ... man did I have lot of those ... sheeeshhhh also scheduled another session next week to help me on the knee issues.

The address of the clinic as follows

Pan-medic Physiotheraphy & Sports Injury Rehabilitation Centre
15-G-8, Medan Kampung Relau,
Bayan Point, Relau,
11900 Penang
Tel/Fax : 604-6463158
Physiotherapist : Ms. Oh Swee Ling

Plus I got a new pair of shoes Nike Air Zoom Vomero+ 3 based on the list provided by the physiotherapist :) Review will be posted soon :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009 ! New Year RUN !

A great start to the new year with a refreshing run this morning after last night New Year Eve racket and noise at my place, damn it was bad !!!! It was quite the run though running at my heart rate through out the run but I think I need to readjust the upper and lower limit on the heart rate. NOTE TO SELF: Adjust to LL:140-UL:150.

Suprising the usual running crowd was there, I expected most of them to be fast asleep after ushering 2009 last night but these ppl are hardcore, wat to say la. These people LIVESTRONG !! Looking forward to the running events in 2009 especially participating in the following ones

1) KL International Marathon (Half)
2) NIKE 10K Human Race
3) Penang Bridge International Marathon (Half)
4) Singapore International (Half)

Its a great start, it should get only better, train diligently and consistently ....

Till the next run ... the adventure continues :)