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Training Plans for Marathon Addicts

I just started my training programme for my first marathon, yet I am already addicted to running. I am already planning to run four Marathons in 2013. However, I will not have the luxury of 7 months to train for each race. Here how it looks.

4 Nov 2012 - New York City (11 weeks apart) 25 Jan 2013 - Dubai (12 weeks apart) 21 Apr 2013 - London  (10 weeks apart) 7 Jul 2013 - Rio De Janeiro (21 weeks apart) 8 Dec 2013 - Lisbon
I have been following a 28 weeks training plan for beginners from Nike+ to prepare for my 1st Marathon in New York. I totally satisfied with the programme and believe me, I can already feel the improvement at week 6. However, the space between New York and my next race in Dubai will only be 11 weeks apart and I am planning to run in London 12 weeks after Dubai. Next on the agenda is Rio which will come 10 weeks after London. To finish it off, I am hoping to run my personal best on my birthday in Lisbon in December, but I will have 21 weeks to prepare for that.

I found a perf…

Happy 2nd Birthday Zachary Andika

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Happy 2nd birthday Zachary. I am blessed to have a son like you. Papa and Mama love you very much with all our hearts. You do not need to be jealous with your adik Cinta (plus you will have another adik this October InsyaALLAH). Sorry we did not throw you a lavish party like your first birthday, but we will make it up to you with a trip to Sydney and Gold Coast, Australia next month. It will be more fun than having a birthday party. I know you love apipim (aeroplane), so we will fly a lot of aeroplanes soon. Alhough only on low cost carriers and the budget Sri Lankan, but you cant tell the difference, can you? We will take you to the Sydney Aquarium, and Sea World in Gold Coast because you love fish, penguins and dolphins. Plus we will take you to Movie World, because you like cartoons don't you. So all you need to do now is be a good boy, stop bullying your sister, eat your meals and drink your milk. We love you more each day, AVELU. xoxo papa 
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Road to ING New York City Marathon 2012 - Episode 2

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51 days to Gold Coast Half Marathon 177 days to ING New York City Marathon
I am running my long runs every Friday and I have to run 16 km today according to my training programme. I determined to RUN the whole distance and redeem myself from a terrible 14km run last week. I remember what Tee said to me at the water stop last week, she said "you have to run the whole distance, or you will never be ready for your Marathon. There is no way that you get up and in the morning and ready. Like me I am never ready" she said. I was only managed to run 5 km last Friday and completed the remaining 9km hobbling, walking and some other weird movements. Old men with walking frame could walk faster than me. I felt terrible pain on both of my legs from the knees up to my hip. Each step was a torture. I can literally feel the impact of my step on my bones. I was almost crying. I kept shouting "New York New York", and "Oprah Oprah". If Oprah can do it, so can I. Surprisingly…

Heavy lunch, Laksa Johor

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We invited some friends for lunch and Cik Minah served Laksa Johor. I had way too much than I should've. 3 plates, translated to 30 kilometer run tomorrow. Oh Lord.
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My daughter is sick

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My daughter has ear and throat infections. Its has been 5 days now. But she is getting better Alhamdullilah

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Expressions of Zachary Andika

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My cheeky son is so unpredictable. He can be happy angry sad excited all at the same time.

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