Huynh Thai Loc, Xuan Diu, Anh Quyet, Xuan Hop, Jasmin said they were ready for the typical challenge in the Quy Nhon run.

Online seminar on the threshold of Quy Nhon run “We are Ready” 2nd issue at Ho Chi Minh City bridge on the afternoon of 26/4 somewhat heated up the race before the start of the war. The vibrant atmosphere was spread from the first minutes when representatives of the big clubs in the South were not afraid to set a high goal for the day to return to Quy Nhon, although this race has never been easy. Hot weather, strong winds and steep slopes have been the branding factors of the tournament since the first season.

We Are Ready Talks in Ho Chi Minh City with the participation of runners from many leading clubs.  Photo: Huu Khoa

From left to right: MC Van Anh, Huynh Thai Loc, Xuan Diu, Dang Anh Quyet, Jasmin, Le Xuan Hop, MC Pham Anh. Image: Huu Khoa,

The runners are all expected to improve their individual performance in this year’s tournament. Mr. Huynh Thai Loc, President of the Binh Duong Running Club (BDRC), who won the first prize in the male category over 40 of VM Quy Nhon 2020, said that in this comeback, he expects to finish with better time. 3 times ago. The goal is to complete 21 kilometers in 1 hour 18 minutes.

Female runner Xuan Diu from adidas Runner Saigon club decided to conquer a distance of 42 km with sub4 for the third time to attend. VnExpress Marathon Sparkling Quy Nhon 2021 is her bold decision when a full marathon always needs to practice, takes time, especially to learn to adapt to a race where sunshine and wind are considered “specialties. “.

Huynh Thai Loc - Chairman of BFRC.  Photo: Huu Khoa.

Huynh Thai Loc – Chairman of BDRC. Image: Huu Khoa.

As for Jasmin, who won the Three Women award, aged 31-39, distance 42 km, VM Quy Nhon 2020 chose to improve its achievement at 21 km.

Entering its third year, VnExpress Marathon Sparkliing Quy Nhon brought a number of changes to the track, jerseys, finisher shirts as well as medals to encourage runners to actively practice and prepare for the race. 40 days before the race, some running legs began to gradually increase the intensity of training, challenge with long runs, choose early morning training time to get used to the time and weather like race day.

Jasmin - the shadow of the village running south.  Photo: Huu Khoa.

Jasmin – the shadow of the village running south. Image: Huu Khoa.

Aiming to complete a distance of 42 km under 3 hours, runner Le Xuan Hop from the Sunday Running Club (SRC) shared that he focused on increasing the training volume in the pre-tournament period, mainly running lightly with low heart rate.

Dang Anh Quyet, who came to the first place with a distance of 42km, aged over 30 at VM Hue 2020, said that in order to protect his achievements, in the next 40 days, he will run from 100 to 110 km per week. Every day he runs both morning and afternoon, incorporating many exercises such as jogging, increasing endurance.

Runner Dang Anh Quyet.  Photo: Huu Khoa.

Runner Dang Anh Quyet. Image: Huu Khoa.

With a volume of 120 km per week, Mr. Thai Loc advises runner to practice running slower rather than interval (running speed). Exercise must be maintained daily, combined with a reasonable diet, paying special attention to sleep. Sleep is very important, if you do not get enough sleep, the training session will not be effective. “Race is a long preparation process, the runners need to ensure comprehensive both physical and mental health”, said Mr. Huynh Thai Loc.

Facing a challenging race

Not only facing hot weather in Quy Nhon, at this year’s race, with a slight change in the running track, athletes will have a little more challenge when conquering their goals. The road of 21 km, 42 km, will have some slightly steep sections such as running up Thi Nai bridge, or leading from the village road DT639 to the extended economic trunk road.

Runner Xuan Diu, the club adidas Runner Saigon.  Photo: Huu Khoa.

Runner Xuan Diu, the club adidas Runner Saigon. Image: Huu Khoa.

In preparation for this, runners attach special importance to ensuring their body temperature in the hot sun. In difficult stretches Jasmin advised the runner not to focus too much on the pace but rather focus on the technique, regulate his breath, and keep the running pace steady. In particular, the runner should choose light and breathable clothing, supplement minerals to compensate for the body to avoid heat shock.

Mr. Huynh Thai Loc advised, if there is time, during this period, it is possible to arrange the practice with a few noon. This is a way to accumulate personal experience, helping the body get used to the high heat. This is also how Xuan Diu practices every day.

Runner Le Xuan Hop.  Photo: Huu Khoa.

Runner Le Xuan Hop. Image: Huu Khoa.

With the hot weather in June in Quy Nhon, regulating the body temperature is paramount. Dang Anh Quyet instructs that running legs can pour water into gloves to aid in cooling, for those who do not have much experience in running, limit pouring water from above to limit wetting shoes and avoid heat shock.

Closing the talk, the runners all emphasized the importance of accumulating exercise and getting used to the weather for a successful race and personal record.

Pacer and runners at VM Quy Nhon 2020. Photo: VnExpress Marathon.

Pacer and runners at VM Quy Nhon 2020. Photo: VnExpress Marathon.

Pham An

From April 25 to May 2, VnExpress Marathon running tournaments offer 15% discount on tickets. Athletes can choose from one of the four tournaments held this year at a price that does not include the following incentives:

Runs VM Hanoi VM Ha Long VM Quy Nhon

VM Nha Trang

Day run November 21 1/8 6/6 September 19
Ticket sales closing date October 28 7/7 May 20 August 26
5 kilometres 430,000 400,000 400,000 250,000
10 km 865,000 800,000 800,000 500,000
21 km 1,025,000 950,000 950,000 600,000
42 km 1,190,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 750,000

* Unit: VND

VnExpress Marathon Sparkling Quy Nhon is the earliest event held on 6/6. Next is the VnExpress Marathon Amazing Halong (1/8), VnExpress Marathon Marvelous Nha Trang (September 19) and the last one is VnExpress Marathon Hanoi Midnight (November 20).


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