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Friday, August 04, 2006
Another 10 laps
Yesterday I managed to run another 13k or 10 laps at the KLCC park. I just love the weather in the last few days which has been quite cooling since it has been raining regularly. Jamie was at the park testing his new camera and took this picture for me. You can see from the lift of my legs what kind of pace I was doing.
I was reading 'The competitive runner's handbook' today while killing time before going to the US embassy and spend some time analyzing the chapter on training pace. Bob Glover divides training pace into three categories which are Brisk pace, Base pace and Easy pace.
In another section of the book, he classifies runners into their categories based on their race times i.e. novice, basic, intermediate and advanced competitors. I fall under the category of a basic competitor since my 10k race time is about 50 minutes. However my estimated half marathon and full marathon timings are still far from what I should be clocking, and it's due to lack of mileage and training.
Anyway coming back to the subject of pacing, from my 10k race timing, my Brisk pace should be around 5:30, my Base pace should be 6:00 and my easy pace around 6:30. Most of our training runs should be run at Base pace for maximum aerobic benefits and conditioning. Therefore my Base pace per lap at KLCC should be appx 7:45.
At age 38 I was woken up to the reality that at the rate I was moving in growing my wealth, retirement would not be what I desired. My three kids were growing fast and the cost of a good education was another burden I didn't have an answer to.
That was until I was introduced to value investing. In a short 7 months (Mar - Sep 2016) I made over 20% returns from investing in value stocks on the KLSE, while in the same period the KLCI was down 2% and the market generally volatile.
I've decided to start this blog with the hope of sharing what I learn as I journey along this pathway towards financial freedom with the hope that it would be an encouragement and help to my fellow Malaysians in planning and starting your own journey towards financial freedom.