A few months ago, my coach and I decided to work on my weaker event. So we added track event into my training/race plan. The famous Nippon Sport Univeristy Long Distance Meets bcame my top choice. Nippon Sport Univeristy helds its long distnce meets frequently and runners can run with many other runners with similar competency in the same group. This 265th Long Distance Meet is my first time to compete in this race. My group consists of runners who can run syb 32 min. The race day weather is a cool and slightly rainy day. There are 56 runners in my group. Once the race starts, I stay behind the peloton in order not to get stumbled. The pace is the first half isn't stable, and it takes extra effort to take over otehr exhausted or lapped runners. In the final phase of the race, I am fortunte enough to work with the group whose pace is similar to my target pace. And successfully to finisih it inside 32 min, an smash ny PB by nearly 1 and half min. An unspoken gratitude for my #coach_jp__, my gear sponsor #Nike Malaysia, professional phtographera from@跑者視角, #和諧長跑協會 from Taiwan which help me apply for the race, my friends and my financial sponsors. My fund raising platform: 👉https://goo.gl/PYYTZL running #nike#nikemalaysia#teamnike#nikerunning#cryofitasia#coach_jp__#10000m#PB
Yesterday workout :150m hill x 20. Recovery treatment: whole body cryotherapy(just 3min. only ! )+Normatec boost compression massage to speed up recovery after my hard training session. I have confidence can face next challenge. Thanks #coach_jp_ coaching me.
I am honored and blessed to get a meeting with Youth & Sports Minister #SyedSaddiq and Deputy Minister #StevenSim today. We had a fruitful meeting. Although my past marathon results which should have been the new national record isn’t officially recognized by the Malaysia Athletics Association, and the government could not intervene, I am happy to hear that they are going to do their best to help clear the path and make sure I get my official doping test conducted in my future marathon races.
Every time I came back to Malaysia and went out for worworkout, my mom always said: AhLong , why did you shed so much sweat for running? You can go work and make money!" I replied: "the race in Japan is coming, I have to train hard." My mom: You cannot earn prize money in Japan, the Federation doesn't recognize your record either. Many Malaysians might not be familiar with marathon, how far it is, and how hard it can be. Also, it's a discipline of athletics sport. If you don't know me yet , my name is Leo Tan. I am a marathon representative for Malaysia in 2017 South Asian Games. The difficulty for having an ideal marathon result in Malaysia consists of two reasons: First, there is only one officially recognized full marathon race is SCKLM. Second, the condition for this marathon isn't good compare with overseas races. The Malaysian champion Muhaizar only ran 2h 37 min. and 3 sec. in this race. But at the beginning of 2018, both he and I can run sub 2hr 28 min. break the national record in Tokyo Marathon. That's why I must aim for the overseas races to qualify for 2020 Olympics. Following is my budget plan for my preparation period before Olympics: - Japan Nippon Sport Science University men's 10000m trials on September 22~23. -Ageo City Half Marathon on 18 November 2018 -Fukuoka international open marathon championship on 2 December 2018 - 2019Tokyo marathon on 3 March 2019 All total fees : MYR 16,000 for 4 oversea races.
The following link is my crowd-funding platform. The funding I raise here is for the training and race fees in the future. Please help me spread this message and support me if you will, thank you. https://gogetfunding.com/leoforolympics
I have suspended my job for full time training since May. The following link is my crowd-funding platform. The funding I raise here is for the training and race fees in the future. Please help me spread this message and support me if you will, thank you. 👉https://gogetfunding.com/leoforolympics/