Friday, July 1, 2016

Review: ASICS fuzeX™ (Spring 2016)

ASICS is a Japanese athletic equipment company which manufacturers a wide range of footwear and also sports equipments. For runners, they are well known for their many running range.Adding to the new range, ASICS has introduced the fuzeX™ and has brought in the new fuzeX™ shoes to the Malaysian market recently.
Asics fuzeX™ is a daily neutral trainer for runners. The fuzeX™ footwear is featuring  fuzeGEL,  a  new  lightweight  midsole developed  by  ASICS  Institute  of  Sport  Science1 in  Kobe,  Japan. It combines lightness and protection with a sleek three-dimensional curved design.
Some of the features of Asics fuzeX™:
A unique composition of regular midsole material and  GEL  to  promote  a  smooth  and  comfortable  gait  by  absorbing  shock  upon  impact  and propelling runners forward on repulsion.
Seamless Construction:
The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
AHAR+ Outsole:
A blown AHAR rubber outsole material with high abrasion-resistant qualities for added durability, combined with a comfortable, cushioned ride.
Comfordry Sockliner:
Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance and moisture wicking for a cooler, dryer, healthier environment.

Product Info:
Stack Height:
24mm heel
16mm forefoot
8mm heel-toe offset
fuzeX™: 8.40z (Women’s Size 7)
Available colours in Malaysia:
Blue/Indigo, Blue/Hot Orange , Cherry tomato/White/Estate Blue, Flash Yellow/Black
Titanium/Azalea/Black, Turquoise/Sharp Green/Ink, Silver/Min/orchid

My first impression of fuzeX™:
Unboxing the ASICS fuzeX™ for the first time, I was pleased by the attractive colour, Turquoise/Sharp Green/Ink.
When I put the fuzeX™ on, they're quite light and comfortable. I noticed fuzeX™ toe box is narrower than usual running shoes and if you have wide feet, you might want to consider a half size larger.
The Verdit:
Running in the FuzeX™ requires some break in time. I would recommend doing some short run and gradually increasing it. For my break in period, I walked around the park for 2km before I gave them a try in a slow short 5km run. Till date, I've accumulated over 60km in this shoes ranging from 5km to 16km. I ran in it on different terrain ranging from asphalt surface, pavements and on the beach. The fuzeX™ gives quite good grip on wet surfaces.

I found the shoe to be responsive and have not experience any foot pain nor blisters. I feel comfortable wearing them for my longer runs. The fuzeX™ has a snug feet feel to it and does not feel tight on the heels. It is snug enough to stop small stones and sand from getting inside the shoe while I was running at Desaru beach. The shoe has moderate support, cushioning was there and feels responsive throughout my runs.

I would recommend this shoe to those who are looking for comfort shoes for their runs. The fuzeX™ is currently available in stores for RM459 and you can grab it at your nearest ASICS outlets.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Norahs ran UEM Charity Run 2016

The UEM Charity Run, this was the race I wanted to DNS from the beginning but I still went to it (the decision was made last night before I attended KPAC dinner).
The parking was a big issue. There was no parking near the start line. I had to park very far and walked to the start line. I walked about 2km (power walking) to the start line. It became my warm-up before the race. Most of my running buddies sign-up for 21km and a few of them joined 12km race. I was the only one went for the shortest distance race.
Photo from TeckWai
I was glad that I didn't sign-up for 21 as I was struggling to maintain my pace below 5mins for such a shory distance race. My body and legs felt heavy. I didn't give up and I tried my best to go forward. Yes, I tried my best and finally crossed the finish line!
This was not my best 6km race but I already tried my best. :) Glad that I did not DNS and I went for it. I hope I'll back to training very soon. Haze, please go away!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2016 Priority Registrations Starts Today!

Runners, are you ready? 
The wait is is today!
Priority registration for #SCKLM2016 categories gonna starts at 12noon.
Registration can be done at
Updates on SCKLM, please visit:

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Take a break & breathe...

This photo was taken by one of my running buddy during my first visit to Wawasan Hill in Puchong. 

I remembered on that morninng, we finished 21km long run, had breakfast and drove to Puchong. We did another 8km+ hike and reward ourselves with BKT lunch. It was a nice weekend filled with trainings and a lot of fun. When, when will I back to my long run? my training? I have a race tomorrow and I'm feeling want to DNS. Where's my fighting spirit? I guess I've lost it...

Sometimes you have to take a break and breathe before you can keep moving forward.
- Kayla Panchisin

Friday, March 11, 2016

SharonLuv2Run, 过渡期?What's NEXT?

I was on a `resting mode' since 6/3/16. Completely shutting down from training...feeling lost...过渡期?What's NEXT?

This morning I came across a nice online article "The Power of Knowing
& Focusing on What You Want" by an online health coach, Sofia Bågenholm.

I personally like these...
3 steps for massive success:
1.KNOW what you want!
2.DO what it takes to get it!
3.Clap for your damn self ;)
~Sofia Bågenholm

Hope I'll be back in training soon...