Wednesday, February 6, 2013

GCAM Run Clinic Sessions

The Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2013 is happening on 6 - 7th July 2013 and if you're signing up or have signed up for it, live in the Klang Valley, in need of a group of runners to run with and have a good laugh, why not join the GCAM Run Clinic at 7am at the Lake Gardens, KL (Taman Tasik Perdana) happening on most Saturdays? 

The first session was held on 28th January 2013 where about 15 of us showed up. Jamie took us through the introduction and explained the objective of the run clinic, asking us what distance and when was our next run prior to GCAM. Some will be attempting their first half or full marathon whilst most were hoping to improve their 10K or half marathon times. 

 We were given a bright red vest each, so that we could stop traffic!

Photo credit: Jamie Pang

It was a breezy 8km run that morning, with Jamie sharing his GCAM experience with us, encouraging us to enjoy it.

The second session was held on 2nd February 2013 where Jamie led the group through Bukit Tunku via the MPIB run 8km route. The rolling hills took everyone's breath away (literally!) and how else to end the session with a kick if not some plyometric exercises? 

Plyometrics or plyos for short, is a method of training the muscle elastic strength and explosiveness to ehance athletic performance. Jamie assured everyone that if we completed this exercise at least once a week, we would be bound to see tremendous improvement in our performance. (I'm sure he guaranteed it... no? :D) 

Rocket jumps!

Frog jumps!

Awesome dedication from the participants! :) 

Even if you're not taking part in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, feel free to join the run clinic sessions. Our next session will be held on 16th February, right after Chinese New Year. No time like the present!

Photo credit: Ashe Ek

For more information on the GCAM Run Clinic Sessions, head on to the Facebook Group "GCAM 2013 - Team MY in Training" to keep yourself informed of the sessions, running tips, training ideas/schedules and everything else. 

The sessions will be held on the following dates:

Jauary - 28th
February - 2nd, 16th, 23rd
March - 2nd, 16th, 30th
April - 6th, 13th
May - 11th, 25th
June - 8th, 22nd

See you there!

5 comments:

  1. 'Jamie assured everyone that if we completed this exercise at least once a week, we would be bound to see tremendous improvement in our performance. (I'm sure he guaranteed it... no? :D)'

    Yes, yes, I'm sure he guaranteed it ... LOL!

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    1. But I think he put a disclaimer to his statement. Something along the "you need to have other runs too, apart from this Sat" group. LOL

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    2. eh, b-b-but you weren't there during the plyos workout what, Lina! LOL! :D

      anyway, let us know how it works for you ya. i'm too tired after a run to jump like a frog!

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  2. Ahem... Talking behind me back again ;p

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    1. That's to show popular you are. ;)

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