​Training For OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang 2016

​Training For OSIM Sundown Marathon Penang 2016


Many avid and seasoned runners have high regards for the Sundown Marathon brand which never fails to draw-in the crowd of runners seeking thrilling running extravaganza.

To be able to experience Sundown Marathon on the enchanting Penang Island for the first time is an exciting prospect. 

For Penang and Northern Runners, having this famous marathon in their backyard is a testament to the maturity of the local running community.

For the KL and Outstation Runners, this kind of trip gives the right excuse for a spot of “Runcation” in order to make the most of their trip by adding some sightseeing and food hunting activities to their travel plans.

Before we can enjoy the eating, the sightseeing and the race, it is vital that we prepare and train adequately beforehand.


On a weekly basis, I will cover about 50km distance and train 3-4 times which will also include some key speed drills and hill works.

In addition, I will do some resistance training to strengthen my muscles and legs, as well as  frequent stretching routines.


Two weeks before race day, I will cut down on meat dishes, and eat more variety of vegetables and fruits. Moreover, eating nutritiously means consuming less of processed, sugary and fried foods. 

Closer to race day, I will avoid spicy or untested food, and I will drink 2-3 litres of water. I will save bingeing on my Penang favourite dishes until after the run is over.


I am really looking forward to meeting up with my Penang running buddies and running along  the idyllic coastal route. Hopefully, the night will welcome the marathoners with a timely cool sea breeze… 




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To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.

About The Author

Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.

About Gus Ghani

Hi:) My name is Gus and I am a Fitness Coach who enjoys outdoor adventures. In particular, I like to run marathons & ultra marathons, and compete in triathlons and century rides for fitness, fun & friendship. My passion is to motivate my friends to exercise more so that they can live life to the fullest. The purpose of this blog is five-fold:- 1) I find writing very therapeutic & beats paying for a psychiatrist to keep sane 2) I like to share & inspire others into engaging in any healthy pursuits 3) This is a great way to keep track of my progress in all my sporting endeavours 4) This also keeps me honest & spurs me on to do more 5) Even if you are a couch potatoe, I hope you will find my entries entertaining and/or informative. In summary, this blog is helping me help others help myself...get it?
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