Phase 2: Training Days with Coach Edan Syah, Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017

Phase 2: Training Days with Coach Edan Syah, Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017


“I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you’re grateful, you’ll see God open up new doors” by Edan Syah. My training days for Road to Tokyo Marathon 2017 with Coach Edan Syah from Smart Athletics Club continues… If you follow my Instagram @sunshinekelly2988 or Facebook Sunshine Kelly I am sure you will notice that I have been training for this marathon for 5 weeks already. Time flies and I am flying off to Tokyo for the marathon soon, am I prepared?

Training Days Tokyo Marathon 2017
Phase 2: Training Days with Coach Edan Syah
My Road To Tokyo Marathon 2017


This question has been running in my head and I got butterflies in my stomach when I think about Tokyo Marathon. However, throughout the 5 weeks training with coach Edan Syah my confidence and endurance level has gradually increased. I definitely can see and feel that there are a lot of improvements in my running in terms of endurance, running form, speed and distance. I am able to consistently run a longer distance at my pace without stopping.

Training Days for Tokyo Marathon 2017
Training Days for Tokyo Marathon 2017

I never miss any training session with Smart Athletics Club on every Wednesday evening at MPSJ stadium. To be honest I really enjoyed the training session because each time I learned the right and smart techniques on how to run a marathon. I began to understand my body movements and reactions better. Although some training sessions were quite challenging but at the end of it I am very satisfied because I pushed myself and I know that I can do it!

Training Days for Tokyo Marathon 2017
Smart Athletics Club Training at MPSJ Stadium

Besides that, during the training I also get to know more runners. Their running experiences and achievements really inspire me. There’s lots of hard work, commitment and determination to finish the race strong and continuously to strive for PB.

Training Days for Tokyo Marathon 2017
With Coach Edan Syah and Jolene Hong from Smart Athletics Club 

My Wednesday training sessions with Smart Athletics Club by Coach Edan Syah kicked start with tempo run on week 1, than did the interval run on week 2, followed by hill training on week 3, fartlek on week 4 and lastly was the progressive long run on week 5. So every week I learned the different running techniques, increase my distance and pace gradually.

Training Days for Tokyo Marathon 2017
Long Slow Distance (LSD) with Smart Athletics Club runners in Putrajaya

On my own, every weekend I did my Long Slow Distance (LSD) gradually increased from 8km, 10km, 15km and 21km. And weekdays I either run in the park or hit the gym treadmill for a shorter distance like 5km.  

Training Days for Tokyo Marathon 2017
Are you ready for Tokyo Marathon 2017? 

Are you ready for Tokyo Marathon 2017? Yes, I am ready to take the challenge and hit another new milestone. The weather forecast in Tokyo during the race on 26th Feb 2017 is about 1 to 11 degree Celsius with cloudy and windy. I am afraid of cold and hope that my body will able to sustain and adapt with the weather. I never run in such a cold weather before.

Training Days for Tokyo Marathon 2017
Not Just A Marathon

For Tokyo Marathon 2017, I plan to run consistently at pace 8 and hope that my body able to take the cold weather. Never give up, sustain till the end and finish the race strong.

Training Days for Tokyo Marathon 2017
My Road to Tokyo Marathon 2017

Alright that’s about my training days with Coach Edan Syah for Tokyo Marathon 2017. I am excited about it and can’t wait to go to Tokyo later this week. It’s my very first marathon out of the country. Thanks ASICS #ASICS #ASICSsg #NotJustAMarathon #WantItMore I will do my best! 

15 comments:

  1. Keep your heart rate up. You can do it :)

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  2. salute you! Good work Kelly. keep it up

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  3. You did it! All the hard work really paid off. You still look so well groomed after all the challenges in your training. LOL

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  4. I admire your passion. Keeping fit and enjoying what you do is good. I Wish you and your team success

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  5. Glad to know you did it! Great run!

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  6. You did so well Kels and am so proud of you! Can't wait to see the post about the achievement soon ;)

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  7. no kidding... there is so much blood sweat and tears poured into this marathon... respect you for it

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  8. Exercising is so much more fun with friends and everyone in the group can motivate and encourage one another!

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  9. You are so strong girl! Congratulations for making this far! =D

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  10. OMG sounds like an adventure! Proud of your achievement babe!

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  11. So proud of you that you are representing Malaysia for this run! Must be a surreal experience running in a foreign country and during the cold season too

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  12. you are so great ! you did it well~

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  13. Great job Kelly, you are such an inspiration to me :)

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