Monday, May 30, 2011

10th Marathon - Sundown Marathon 2011

How should I share my 10th marathon? It's my worst personal marathon.

I vomited for the 1st time ever.
I have poor planning on my nutrition.

Due to poor nutrition, I'm starving after 10km.
Due to starving, I'm start walking after 10km.
Due to hungry-ness, I drank 2 tins of milo.
2 tin of milo still not enough, I had my 1st ever meal during marathon.
Just before I'm entering into Burger King, I vomited all my milo.
After vomiting, I had my delicious Burger King.

I done a simple mistake which cost me all above.

Never ever run without power gel. Lesson learnt.

Timing: 7 hours 1 mins.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sundown Marathon Live Tracking - 28 May 2011

Hoorey ! Finally, the marathon that I'm going to run coming this evening 10:00pm, will have my live result post to  twitter and facebook! Hoorey! Kudos to Sundown Marathon 2011 !

As you know, I'm active in Twitter! Yay! I'm loving it!

Below is the confirmation for facebook.

Do follow me on Twitter @vin_ann for my live marathon result~!

Alternatively, you can keep track my live marathon result at Sundown marathon website. 

Type -  first name: "Chin Ann" 
         - Last name: "Tan"

You can see the below! It's me! 

Chin Ann Tan, 28, M Bib: E2013

Goodbye Malaysia. 

Hello Sundowm Marahon, Singapore. 
I will be touching down at Singapore estimated around 1:45pm ! yay ~! 

Wish me best wishes! 
I train enough! I no need luck! hehe... 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sundown Marathon 2011 - My 10th Marathon

Boys & girls, are you ready for the Sundown Marathon which happening tomorrow evening?
Are you feel excited over the marathon?

Yes, Im ! Sundown Marathon 2011 going to be my 10th marathon since im started my running back to Aug 2008. Its another milestone, it's going to be another journey heading to 20th marathon.

Glad I have groups of supportive running gangs!  
There's Peaceful Hill weekday run gang & Ultra buddies gang & RunnersMalaysia! 

That's my bib! 2013 Huat ah!  

Test ride my Sundown vest! its nice! 

Tomorrow, i will be in Singapore and start running at 10:00pm for 42km category flag off! 

See you there! 
Wish me all the best ya! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

30 days++ to Sundown Ultra Marathon 100km 2011

It's just left 32 days to Sundown Ultra Marathon 100km which going to be held on 25 June 2011, Saturday, starting from 6.00pm.

Remember in my previous post?

70 Days ++ to Sundown 100km Ultra Marathon with Chief's Original Bootcamp?

 Last week Friday was the last session of my 12th session bootcamp. Guess what, I'm now a stronger person and have more confidence to run my 100km ultra marathon. 

Immediate after Friday, we have back to back running on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, our run start at 4.00am and we finished at 9.00pm. It's a 5 hours run / walk covering 30km. Its serve one purpose, to train endurance. 

On Sunday, we also started at 4.00am and we run and run and run and walk as well until 1.00pm for 9 hours covering total 52km. Its serve one purpose as yesterday, to train endurance. 

Photo taken at 10:00am. We were enjoying our walking grilling under the hot sun! 

The Chief's Original Bootcamp really benefits me a lot and everyone telling me that im slim compared to previously. :) 

Back to our Back-To-Back Run.

Finally can test my trusted Saucony Triumph 8 to the most far distance and duration

 P.B - Personal Best 
Anyone ? 

 Stretching @ pit stop at Planetarium :) 

 Lake Garden view around 10am plus... 

Woot, nice view!  

It's heavenly being splash by water! 

Anyone know where's this leading to? Is Im invited ? hehe  

Ice-cream! Ice-cream!  
Ice-cream kahwin double scoops! 

We were happy girls & boys... 
Thank you SiFu Terrence buying us ice-cream!  

This was my fuel at 8th hour... A plain rice and egg. 
"I tell you, you never realized the tastefulness of this meal after 8 hours of run walk...   

Im so hungry. Eating rice were making me feel like in heaven! 
I bet 99% of you never got chance to taste this meal in such situation.  

Yeah.. Im loving Saucony ! 

Thank you my Ultra buddies for accompany among us to complete 9 hours run walk. 
Thank you. 
Thank you. 
Again, Thank you. 

We going to run cross 100km finisher line. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

新兵日記 Rookies' Diary

This is really interesting drama. Although it's just a drama, but the standards are fulfilled the Taiwan military standard.

It's fun to watch.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chia Seed

Jeng Jeng Jeng... As Im running into the three digits marathon training, im exposed to some useful nutritions which can help in running a longer distance! Hoo Yah! Longer distance!  

Preview of the Chia seed which Im going to get it on Sunday. Cant test it out for my weekend Long Run. 

Looking forward to this new nutritions! Chia Seed ! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sundown Marathon - Videos

A very general intro on energy gels. All runners should know this!

Compressions and Muscles - Does it really help?

101 Basic factors in buying a running shoes.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Empower the Runner In You" Running Clinic

**Empower The Runner In You**
- Tackling your first marathon?
- Dreaming of breaking through that seemingly impossible timing?
- Want to make every training count?
- Hoping to avoid injury & recover from injury?
- Shoe Shopping?

Empower your Running Knowledge & Training with the FIRST Sport-Science based running clinic held in Kuala Lumpur.

7 May 2011 Saturday

It's was last weekend running clinic ran by Running Guild. This clinic from 9am until 4.45pm and I'm benefits a lot on the running. With the running clinic, it's also exposed how poor Malaysian facing in the running knowledge and facilities available in the country.

There's no VO2max test available in Malaysia and it's only available in MSM only for athletes. Public have no assess to the test. The nearest for Malaysian can do such a test is Singapore. Guess Malaysians at early pre-mature stage compared to Singapore.

101 about shoes, training program for marathon and basic elements also thought. We are not professional runners nor amateur but we are passion in running who want to improve to a better running technique and things to consider.

I wish there will be second session from Running Guild ! It's really benefiting all of us!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bootcamp ! Bootcamp! Its now for RM39! Grab it now!

Today, im just aware of this deal! RM39 Bootcamp deal from Groupon ! Gr... It is the same Chief's Original Bootcamp which im currently attending using Milkadeal deal which i blogged about here:->

70 Days ++ to Sundown 100km Ultra Marathon with Original Bootcamp

Yes, my fitness are now at the new high where i can constant run 1hour 10mins for double hill route 10.8km. Just in case you might be curious why im so hype about bootcamp thingy! hehe... Its really helped me improve in running! 


  • 3 times a week. 4 consecutive weeks.
  • High intensity outdoor fitness programme from Australia.
  • Certified military bootcamp instructors.
  • Focus on strength, endurance and teambuilding.
  • Great for groups of friends and corporate activities.

Unlike turtles, soldiers who fell on their backs during training exercises could not use immobility as an excuse to call it quits. Break out of your shell with today’s Groupon: for RM39, you get 12 sessions of  bootcamp fitness training (RM299 value) inclusive of a diet and home training programme (RM199 value) as well as access to a mentoring programme (RM49 value) from CHIEF’S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP good at five locations (RM547 total value).
Helpful fitness trainers who hold either Sports Science or Strength and Conditioning qualifications, encourage armchair lingerers to hit the ground running in a series of high intensity sessions three times a week, four weeks a month. Each session is tailored to a specific regime such as strength building, cardiovascular exercises and teamwork exercises geared towards fat loss and increase in muscle mass whilst improving strength and agility. Trainees also have access to the INFERNO Diet and Home Training programme for the duration of their training which caters for rapid fat loss without compromising health or dashing looks. After completing 12 sessions, trainees gain access to mentoring and support from CHIEF’S ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP’s international master trainer team to build upon their fitness success and to keep track with a network of exercise enthusiasts. Participants are encouraged to bring copious amounts of water for hydration and towels to pat dry overly permeable skin. 

Chief's Original Bootcamp @ Damansara Heights - 5th sessions

My experience after 5th sessions of bootcamp! 

But, on my 7th & 8th sessions which were this Monday and Wednesday, i have missed out both sessions as im in recovery mood for Monday and Wednesday i got dinner with Chinese visitors. :( 

Hope tomorrow i can catch up my 9th bootcamp session! 

Oh yeah, this Groupon deal includes DIET plan if you read properly. To be frank, currently im having my own diet formula which im been trial and error, testing, readings to create my own diet plan. Since i joint bootcamp, my weight reduced to 73kg to 74kg depending on my meals compared to previously was floating around 77kg to 78kg. :) 

I believe with the DIET plan built together with bootcamp, the effectiveness will be even greater compared to what im enjoying now. 

Act now, the deal end at weekend !!! 

Monday, May 09, 2011

@Saucony Triumph 8

Finally, i received my Saucony Triumph 8, the latest model for Triumph series thanks to my shoe supplier. 
Im been running with my new shoe since after Energizer Night Race. 
Currently my Saucony Triumph 7 have clocked about 450++ KM and i feel i need another new shoe for preparation of my 100KM Sundown Ultramarathon. 

Thank god, my shoe supplier managed to request 1 pair of Saucony Triumph 8 to ship to KL ! 

Clocked about 70km since after 24 April 2011. 

Love my Saucony!  

 Its Triumph 8 ! 

May my Saucony Triumph 8 can last for for 1,000km plus just like my previous Triumph 6 !  

Some technical background of Saucony Triumph 8 ! 

Forefoot lock-down weld
Locks the foot to the midsole and provides a secure fit
Neutral Arch-Lock®
Lightweight, stretch materials in the arch area that extend to one eyelet and adapt to your foot to provide a snug midfoot fit.
Hydrator Lining
Saucony's performance apparel fabric that provides next-to-skin comfort and maximizes wicking
Comfortride Sockliner
Saucony's exclusive open cell foam sockliner. It is antimicrobial and breathable while providing superior cushioning and ride
HRC Strobel Board
Increases cushioning and step-in comfort
Full-Length ProGrid™ with Respon-Tek™
Saucony's latest cushioning technology, ProGrid™, absorbs impact, dissipates shock and provides a seamless transition from heel through forefoot
SSL (Saucony Super Lite) EVA
Our most advanced EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight
SRC Impact Zone
Provides shock attenuation and sets the foot up for a smooth transition
Impact Interface
Cushions and isolates heel impact
Blown Rubber
Lightweight flexibile material provides added cushioning while maintaining durability and a smooth ride
A carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction properties without sacrificing durability

Bank Negara - Gallery Seni

Every weeks, i run past Bank negara Gallery Seni... its been two years plus and the works still on-going.
In the early morning, the door is open and air-condition is ON too! the cool air blowing out from the door are so cooling!

Wonder how long its need to take for the work to complete?? Anyone?

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Vibram FiveFingers - Bikila #VFF

Argh... I likes my Vibram FiveFingers Bikila ! Its been long time im wear it out for event!

Im loving it.! 

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Chief's Original Bootcamp @ Damansara Heights - 5th sessions

Yesterday was the 5th sessions of the Chief's Original Bootcamp for me @ Damansara Heights! Not sure whether the sessions are getting tougher or my upper body come to the real test which im weak of.

Warming up... 

Photos taken from

Argh.. im totally failed on this workout! My postures were wrong! 
Room for improvement ! 

That was yesterday evening that im had my bootcamp session and this morning 5.30am, as usual my running gang and i were running double hills 10.8km. The running form was good. I can maintain my speed with the gang and Im even record new timing for 5km for 31mins. 

The double hills since last week, i incorporated running tips from Mark William for the uphill running ! Its works since last week and this morning im perfecting the skills. 

The uphill running form was good too! Its were good all the way but i can start feel my legs muscles were starting to sore or pains... alamak... its been long long time i never feel this kind of pain ! A signal to slow down?  

This morning was my 3rd double hills running sessions since im started my bootcamp. Previous 1st round i managed to clock 1:11 and second round clocked 1:08. Even after the run, im feel good as legs muscles did not sore nor pain. 

Just wonder how come this morning after running, my legs muscles were sore / pain! Just like how i feel after running 42km. 

Anyways, 2XU compression tight kicks in! Hope my recovery can recovery just in time for tomorrow bootcamp evening session. ! 

Oh yeah, Im being invited to join DiGi Live Facebook For All Party tomorrow starting from 8pm @ One Utama! Yay! .

Hooyah ! 

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The River Jungle Marathon 2011 - Registration is Open!

The Malaysia only and the best boutique marathon 42km only - The River Jungle Marathon is now open for registration !


The River Jungle Marathon 2011 is back by popular demand!

The River Jungle Marathon is one of the most beautiful marathon destinations in Malaysia. Located just 20-minutes from the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the marathon is set amidst a landscape like no other. On this full marathon route, you will experience a mix of Malaysia’s beautiful landscape bringing you through valleys, rivers, dams and mountains.

Experience all this without even having to leave the road, as The River Jungle Marathon is an On Road run. 


We believe running should be fun; it shouldn’t be all about how fast we can run.

The River Jungle Marathon is not a race. There is no big prize money at the finish line. It’s simply for runners who find joy of just being able to run! It’s a run that attracts runners from all walks of life. So we recommend for you to bring a notepad and exchange numbers!

This year however, we intend to have a photography contest. So, be prepared to whip out your camera and bring it along for the run! 


The race will begin next to the Police Station Batu 18, Hulu Langat. (or Balai Polis Bt. 18, Hulu Langat) It will end, at the same place. 


The first thing you need to know is that you will be running a full marathon distance. It’s 42.195 km (or a little more), and there is no other distance. It is, not for the faint of heart.

The River Jungle Marathon is a road run (all asphalt, and no, it’s not a trail run). The route will take you through the scenic villages of Hulu Langat leading you up a 1000 feet climb or about 2.5KM of non-stop uphill running, past valleys, rivers, mountain views, jungle, a hot spring, and even monkeys. Yes, monkeys (if you’re lucky).

It won’t be easy, but if you’re a nature lover who likes getting away from the usual hustle and bustle of a city road race then this will be exactly what you will be looking for! 

This was how we enjoy our River Jungle Marathon last year! 

We really having our fun time running the River Jungle Marathon last year! 
Video from 

To cut the entry short: 

For photos gallery: 

Im registered. 
Are you joining me to this 2nd year of the River Jungle Marathon? 

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