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Gearing Up for Her First 10KM Road Race: SMU ASICS Campus Advocate Suen Wei Zhen

Singapore Management University athlete Suen Wei Zhen shares with us how she has been preparing for her first 10KM Road Race in the ASICS META: Time: Trials Malaysia

Suen Wei Zhen is a Campus Advocate for ASICS. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

More accustomed to track in the 800m and 1500m events, Singapore Management University student athlete and ASICS Campus Advocate Suen Wei Zhen will be taking on her first ever 10KM road race in the ASICS META: Time: Trials.


With the guidance of her coach, she has adjusted her trainings and is looking forward to the 19 November event in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.


Hi Wei Zhen, share with us a bit about your background


Wei Zhen: I started training competitively about two years ago where I mainly competed in 800m and 1500m track events and my training programme consists of mainly speed training because the distances required speed endurance.


How will you prepare / train for your first 10km run?


Wei Zhen: I'm increasing my long run mileage and doing longer intervals to help my body adapt to the longer distance.


Never have I thought that one day I'll be standing on a 10KM starting line putting my endurance to the test I work closely with my coach where I communicate my running goals with him and he will tailor my programme accordingly.

Suen Wei Zhen is a Campus Advocate for ASICS. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

And previously when I was focusing on speed training, my intervals were mainly 200m to 400m repeat.


But with the 10KM in plan my coach started increasing my interval distance so that I can maintain my pace for a longer period of time and as for my long aerobic runs. I started picking up my mileage to help my body adapt to the distance.


How will you push yourself to beat your personal best?


Wei Zhen: Your mind sets barriers but your heart breaks them. It will be mentally painful but I just have to anticipate and embrace it. Regardless of the results it is definitely a personal best record for me because this is going to be my first 10KM race.


But what I'm looking for most is being part of the ASICS Global running committee where people come together regardless of their running stage or their running goals.

Suen Wei Zhen is a Campus Advocate for ASICS. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

What's the toughest part about running?


Wei Zhen: Toughest part about running is getting yourself out of the door but soon enough running becomes part of your routine. But we come together to support each other in our journey.


Join us this November 19, 2023 in our annual ASICS META: Time: Trials in Malaysia. Take on the challenge to beat your personal best in your 10KM road race.

Suen Wei Zhen is a Campus Advocate for ASICS. PHOTO: HANIDA HUSSIEN, SPORTPLUS.SG

Sign up for the ASICS META: Time: Trials Malaysia, happening on Sunday, 19 November 2023 here.



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