Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PowerMan To Be #2

Taken during cycle training to Putrajaya. Very easy to find me.

10 more days before D-Day of Powerman. 3days left for strength + hard training then 1 day break for Raya Haji, 3 days for brick training and left will be my taper period. I know taper should be a week but I'm lacking of time. I need to train before this Powerman distance, 11km Run - 64km Bicycle - 10km Run. This is my first Powerman. Unlike previous years, I didn't have the chance to participate because the date always clashed with final exams. I know nothing about the road, the weather, what it's look like to run bike run in a long distance. MUDS is a sprint event and has a short distance rather than this. 

Can I survive? Will I suffer during the bike course? What happen running 10km after the bike course? Will I finish it strong? 4 years of being a multisport athlete still I don't have all this confident. Maybe I'll just do this for fun, gain experience and will try harder next time? Nope I don't want to do that. Plus I don't want to be left far behind from my teammates especially Chan and Amirul. So, they are my strength now, my courage to keep on training in this short period. 

Just now I read one of my runner sister's blog and she felt unhappy with people who just can't accept her achievement. Although I don't really know the truth story about it, but I can barely understand the situation based on her second updated post, about her experienced during last event of Half Marathon. She did well and manage to achieve her PB *Personal Best. For me, she deserve it cause she didn't skip her training, calculated her pace and have good target also she did plan very well for things she have to eat and drinks during event. Yes she deserve it after all her hard works.

Friends are friends, always supporting theirs without care if the truth were correct or wrong. 

I've been up once and down back to the basic after knee injuries. After recovered, I started back training. All the persons who are behind me before, now is leaving me behind. I don't blame them, in fact I did make it as a positive encouragement for me to keep on training and never give up. Train smart and slowly I manage to pace with them back. Never make other's achievement a treat for us, make it as a courage for us to keep on training. That is all wise thing I guess I can say for now. I realize that I've use so many "keep on" words here, so I hope it will be my prayer and will help me during event. InsyaAllah.

As my appreciation for your time spent, I want to share to you about core training that I learnt from Kannan Murugasan, the Ultraman Malaysia finisher. I think the only Ultraman finisher that Malaysia has. Correct me if I'm wrong. 

Leaning on the wall

1. Find a flat wall
2. Lean on the wall with your back
3. Lower your leg until it curved almost 90 degree.
4. Make sure your knee not crossing the tip of your toe.
5. Try to hold for a minute. (The longer you can hold, the better)
6. Stand up straight and rest a minute.
7. Try again for second sets.(make it minimum 2 sets or more)

Doesn't need trainer ball to do this, just wall. Free and effective.
Your leg will be the same like he did and knee not crossing the tip of his shoe/toe.

This training will help you strengthen you leg and try to do this in a week. You'll feel the different on your leg during you next training. This will help you to improve your running and also cycling performance. All the best guys.

Thank You.

2 loyal reader(s):

Ann Sedai said...

huhu..aku tau training kat dinding tuh..ade gak aku ni dahla cepat give up bende2 cmtu..haha! see u in powerman..hopefully i sempat grab my camera to take pictures of you guys :D

Justiffa said...

Good luck powerman nanti man, insyallah u'll do well :)