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A journey of my 3rd Ironman - Ironman Langkawi 2017

The journey started since early the year when OP Zalman my junior in RMC contacted me asking whether I'm interested to do Ironman this year. Although my last Ironman race was 7 years ago, I still remember the toughest part is the commitment on the training which I wasn't really keen initially. I told him I want to let Fiza to take the slot, but he said he can try lobby to get the spots for both of us. Then, I replied... race on! We filled-in all the necessary forms and documents and submitted to My Major Events. TRAINING We didn't hear any positive news from MME until around middle of the year. Then we started being serious following the training program. I don't really have proper training plan, what I did was following Fiza's plan over the weekend and due to work commitment I tried my best to do at least one training a day during weekdays. First target is to race in the Iskandar Challenge with timing sub 7 hours. I did achieve the target and very satisfied with …

Challenge Iskandar Puteri 2017

Second year race in Challenge Iskandar Puteri. Shaved off more than an hour compare to last year. Thanks to my sayang for forcing me to stick to the training program.

Business Trip to Guangzhou

My last visit to China was 13-14 years ago when I was still working in PERNEC. At that time I went to Shanghai and Nanjing. This time around I went to Guangzhou following Fiza on her business trip.  Verdict from the trip. China yang dulu bukanlah yang sekarang. Yang dulu kotor, sekarang dah bersih sikit. Yang dulu under develop, sekarang dah makin canggih. The country almost like Japan in term of infrastructure except for the people's attitude. They work hard but lack of manners. Not all, but some of them. However, the trip was a pleasant one. Thanks to Yuss & Fahmi for guiding us around the city. It is still ok to go there even if you don't speak Mandarin. Some can converse in good English. Just be careful when dealing with them. Some not so honest, they don't care about cheating as long as they got the money. I still think China is a great country and wish to come back again soon.

Kerian Duathlon 2017

Second time race in KiD. Freddie the race director did a good job by increasing the distance compare to last year. Fiza wasn't feel good during the race. so, both of slowdown a bit during the race.

SCKLM 2017 - Half Marathon

I think I never run half marathon in SCKLM before. My initial intention is to run full marathon but then Fiza asking me to pace her for HM. We target to run sub 2 but a month before the race she had an accident when her brand new KTM Duke 690R tilted over and landed on her feet. With swollen feet, she couldn't exercise and there goes our plan to clock sub 2 HM. Nevertheless, we had so much fun on the race day although Fiza wasn't fully recovered yet.