Phase 1: My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017

Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017


Hey here are some quick updates about my Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017 with ASICS. Finally we kicked start the preparations and training schedule for the marathon. This will be my 2nd Full Marathon, my first marathon was last year during Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016. This round, I determine to do better but at the same I have butterflies in my stomach because Tokyo Marathon 2017 is on 26th Feb, 5 more weeks to go. Omg do I have enough time to train?

Phase 1: Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017 with ASICS


Well, last week we was my first meet up with Amirul Syafiq from ASICS, Coach Edan Syah and Jolene Hong from Smart Athletics Club at ASICS flagship store in 1 Utama. It’s time to gear up and get things started.

My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017
With Amirul Syafiq from ASICS and Coach Edan Syah at ASICS flagship store in 1 Utama

To determine the right type of running shoes that fit perfectly for me, I did my first foot analysis or so called ASICS Foot ID. The analysis was pretty intensive with machines and treadmills.

My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017
ASICS Foot ID

My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017
ASICS Foot ID

There are 6 steps to follow to complete the Foot ID. Registration, preparation for foot analysis, foot analysis, prepare for gait analysis, gait analysis and finally get the results. The whole process took me about 20 minutes. 

My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017
My ASICS Foot ID Results

After all the analysis, my dynamic analysis results is neutral pronation which is normal except for bunions, so I can easily fit into most shoes.

My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017
My new kicks ~ ASICS Gel-Nimbus 19 yuhuuu...

Tadah! here is my new kicks… do you like it? My ASICS Gel-Nimbus 19 is the latest version for long distance run. It’s lightweight and comes with rearfoot and forefoot GEL and responsive cushioning for maximum comfort. We will talk more about the shoe is my next post. Done with my foot analysis, got my running shoes and attire for the training.

My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017
Smart Athletics Club (SAC) Training session by Coach Edan at MPSJ

Last Wednesday was my first training with the Smart Athletics Club (SAC) by Coach Edan at Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya in the evening. Every Wednesday I will go for my training and then during the weekend I will train on my own. 5 more weeks to go and time is running short.

My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017
Smart Athletics Club (SAC) Training Group 

I did learnt a lot from the training session, like breathing, pacing, build my endurance and also be consistence. I am looking forward for my next training session.

To be honest I am not a Pro-Runner, I am more like a so called “lifestyle runner”. So sometimes I can be bit blur. However, I enjoy running especially together with friends but full marathon is not a joke, it’s really a challenge for me.

The last round I completed my SCKLM 2016 full marathon was a bit of a struggle for me because I don’t have any training and just got back from my long trip in Indonesia before the race started. Because of my friends have signed up for it I don’t want to cancel last minute so I just go with that Semangat Mesti Boleh Punya! I am glad I did it. No regret! we had lots of bitter sweet memories.

If it is not because of determination and motivation I think I will not able to complete it in time, because at 36KM body and leg already KO but I keep going and going and going until I see the finishing line.

For this Tokyo Marathon 2017, I’m going there with some training and proper gear. So I am determined that I can complete with much ease. Like Coach Edan said complete the race with a smile not struggle.

My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017
Phase 1: Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017

For now I need to focus on my training, feed my body with nutritious and stay healthy. Alright! that about my Phase 1: Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017. Thanks for following my journey and I shall keep you all update about my progress. Meantime ganbatte and tata... 

19 comments:

  1. good luck n your training.. gambatte kudasai!
    Hoepfully you stay healthy and focus on your aim to complete the Tokyo Marathon!

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  2. ohh I love your running shoes! Hope to be able to join the marathon too (but I'm in Singapore) :D

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  3. Ah, interested to read more about your preparation and the marathon. Can't believe that I am actually rooting for you to do well!

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  4. Oh my! That's a lot of technology, science, machinery, studies and knowledge that goes into finding the shoe that fits perfectly! Whoa!!! The shoes look stunning though. Best wishes for the run!

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  5. wow.. i am envious.... all the best dear... i know you can do it....

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  6. That's really a feat to prepare for the compeition! It is really good that you join a group with the same interest to learn from and gain motivation from!
    Good luck and I am sure you can do it!

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  7. Good luck Kelly and show us you Tokyo Marathon ya. Can't wait to see you get your finishing medal.

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  8. wow this is great. you can do it

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  9. you can do it babe! doesn't matter whether you are pro or not, it's mind over body! looking forward for more of your stories. train hard and don't eat too hard during this cny. :D

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  10. I like the colors of your new shoes! The best part is that after doing the analysis, you're sure that those shoes will fit your needs exactly. :D I wish you luck on the Tokyo Marathon! I think just signing up for it is already a brave move. No matter the result, you should be proud of yourself! :)

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  11. Good luck on Tokyo Marathon. You're really catching up fast on the run. I also have an Asics Nimbus and it's really soft on the feet with the gel soles.

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  12. I don`t think I`ve heard of ASICS before. Thank you for sharing it. For simply getting the right shoes, they did a little bit more than what`s usual when it comes to getting shoes. I wonder what the price of the shoes you got though.

    ❀ Grace ❀

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  13. FootID what??? That's some cool stuff huh. I like the sound of it. It gives a serious feel and something that shouldn't be taken for a joke.

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  14. Interesting! I thought you just choose the type of runnihg shoes you want and thats it. But checking and analyzing is cool

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  15. I believe the training is not simple and you need the commitment to do it. I love your shoes. It can also be an inspiration while running. Good luck!

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  16. Wow! 2nd Full Marathon?!!! Kudos to you and good luck! You are so inspiring. I hope to do some form of marathon in my lifetime too, maybe when my baby is older. :)

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  17. It's great to have marathon.. Good luck! Great to run!

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  18. Oh my... Tokyo marathon! That's something really exciting and different. I wonder if the weather will be any different from Malaysia or Singapore! #Jiayou!

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