Monday, November 8, 2010

Road to Powerman 2010: Received Sponsorship

Today, proudly to sharing that I was received a sponsor product related to my endurance activity and of course to be used towards and during Powerman Malaysia 2010.

The product named THIRST from Vemma (, a healthy hydration with ultra premium dietary supplement with electrolytes. The box consist 30 packets of 26 grams of powder to be mixed with 16 oz of cold water. Vemma THIRST will be launch this Saturday 13 Nov 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, and I was told that this product will introduce Anuar Manan (national cyclist) as their product icon.

the product received

What is Vemma THIRST?

The core of Vemma THIRST is the same as the clinically proven Vemma formula, which makes it easy to get the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you need to form a solid nutritional foundation. It also contains beneficial electrolytes, carbohydrates, amino acids and other key nutrients to help support optimal hydration and recovery. Please visit Vemma website for more information (

"Vemma THIRST utilizes organic evaporated cane juice because it does not undergo the same amount of processing that refined sugar does. Therefore, it retains more nutrients found in sugar cane such as riboflavin, niacin and trace minerals. When comparing 16 oz. of lemonade, cola, orange juice, fruit punch or pomegranate juice, all have more sugar than Vemma THIRST. Pursue Your THIRST."

The Supplement Fact

a comparison VemmaTHIRST with other related products

As the bottom line, it is recall me back in 2004 when I received dietary supplement for my Longest Non-Stop Solo Cycling attempt for Malaysia Book of Records. Perhaps this product can show me the difference when I ready to hit Powerman Malaysia 2010.

p/s: Thank a lot to Dr Anizu of Sports Science UTM for providing me this such of product. I will give you a testimonial as soon as afer my race this Sunday.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Transition Clinic

Kakithon UTM in collaboration with JTri Club will be organize Transition Clinic for us learn all the vital techniques for the multisports event (duathlon/triathlon)

Date : Sunday 7th Nov 2010.
Time: 7:30 am
Venue : Pusat Kesihatan, at the car park besides Tasik Desa Bakti (transition area for UTM Duathlon last year)
What to bring : Just bring your full attire & equipment for
duathlon race (helmets, running shoe, cycling shoe, sunglasses, water
bottle, anything that is needed for a duathlon / triathlon race)
Conductor : The clinic will be conduct by Ungku Azhar (for free)

Hope all kakithoners will grab this wonderful and hard-to-find opportunity
Pls spread the news and inform anyone who is interested

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Road to Powerman 2010: Keeping the Momentum High

Last week is a really tough week for me when I'm really need a momentum to keep my morale and motivation rocketed. So I just managed to complete a short distance duathlon on Thursday, another series of 2.4km running test on Friday, and on Saturday, a whole day Fitness & Stress Management Program with my sports science students did kayaking, jungle trekking and jamming during a dinner.

On Thursday and Friday night I was received a sports massage session for 40 minutes on consecutive nights. It was really helps me to recover faster and felt fresh on the following morning. Another session will be continue until post Powerman Malaysia 2010.

On Sunday, three of us (my gf, LKS and me) rode to Puteri Harbor in Nusajaya for aerodynamic position training. We liked the environment and condition offered there. A bright sunshine and minimum traffic, make me felt stronger and really enjoyed the scenery.

Monday evening, I ran slowly and joined MARC Crews training for their hilly slow run. I need to make sure that I can talking all the time with their crews, to maintain my intensity and as an indicator that I was in the right intensity.

Tuesday evening, I was plan to hit a gym, but after slow ran around a campus, I met one of the consistent runner and he was 25 years older than me, and I joined him and ran together for nearly 10km, included two major hill climbs. We felt great and talking at the end of our breaths all the way till the finish point.

Despite, my workout is not so hard and 'gila-gila' like a certain seasoned or beginners duathlete, but I'm still can gained back my previous fitness mark, and can feel a drastic changing in my overall fitness within last three weeks. Another components to improve is my lower body strength and of course my psychological.

Monday, November 1, 2010

ISN Lecture Series

Institut Sukan Negara (National Sports Institute) will organize another series of public lecture for this year. I was attended the second lecture and I don't want to miss this free lecture by foreign academician from Australia, one of the best country in performing high level competition. I hope my superior will aware about this opportunity and give the chance for his staff to be there.

Date : 11 November 2010 (Thursday)

Time : 8:00am – 12:30noon

Venue : Perdana Hall, National Sports Institute of Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur

Admission : FREE

Target Group : Sports Science academicians and practitioners, sports administrators, coaches and athletes, Sports Science university students

Closing Date : 8 November 2010

Tentative Program Schedule *

8:00am – 8:30am Registration
8:30am – 9:00am Opening speech by
YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Ramlan b. Abd. Aziz
Director General
National Sports Institute of Malaysia
9:00am – 10:00am Performing under pressure: lessons from Beijing Olympics
(messages from coaches & athletes)

Associate Professor Donna O'Connor
10:00am – 10:15am Tea Break **
10:15am – 11:15am Creatine supplementation and sports performance
Dr Kieron Rooney
11:15am – 12:15noon

Susceptibility to heat stroke: a case study of collapse in an iron man triathlete
Associate Professor Martin Thompson