Mar - KL Marathon 4:16.05 (PR of 10 minutes 11 seconds over the 4:26.16 achieved during the KL Marathon '06)
Labels: Race Report
Labels: Race Report
It's been a long time since I took an extended break from training, even though coming into the end of this training cycle, my running had taken a back seat to work. The euphoria of making New York lasted 3 full days and now all attention is back to work. As I'm typing this I'm also weighing my career options having been offered a job with another company. Though very important, my decision will not be based solely on the renumeration offered but also on my middle to long term plans. I'm speaking to people in the industry to get a better feel on the directions, what corporations are looking for and other career wisdom from these people. I've even spoken to both my bosses and they've provided very good feedback as well as the plans they have in store for me.
In 2 weeks' time, I'll be running my 9th marathon in Singapore (second for the year) and my plan is to run really easy with no pressure at 6:20 pace. I'm aiming to finish comfortably and enjoy the night running experience. This race will be part of my winding down training cycle. Following that I will do absolutely no running for 2 weeks, recharge, recover and just enjoy some quality time with the kids, before entering the Periodization Phase starting July. Through personal experience, 4 months is just about right for me to peak. Any longer, fatigue, staleness and boredom will set in. And realistically, 4 months of training is a luxury!
I really look forward to every of the upcoming phase. It'll be one exciting year and one heck of a ride. Won't you join me?
For Immediate Release!
I am launching a program whereby I am recruiting runners as members to help promote and create greater awareness on Saucony running shoes within the running community. This program is called Runners2Runners Program. All appointed members of this program will be reference as “Saucony Shoe Ambassadors”.
For those interested to participate, please send an email to Choi Chik Choy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include your personal contact number in your email. Upon receiving the email, I will give the interested party a call to further evaluate on whether they will be the right candidate for the program itself. Selection of the candidates will be based on certain criteria that will be highlighted during the discussion.
The key objective of this program is to promote the Saucony brand and also to offer another brand of running shoes to the running community itself, and hopefully coupled with value for money models. Let's get together and make the running community more vibrant, knowledgeable and last but not least helping each other in anyway we can.
Runners2Runners here we come !!!!
Choi Chik Choy
Labels: Sundown Marathon