I’ve managed to slack a lot due to drinking sessions on my birthday month & also unable to manage my time for work out with the growth in work (good news for the business). Thank God more divhers are more hard working to train @ PJ Palms so I had to push myself not to be lazy this month LOL First time pushing myself to personal best 50 Meter Dynamic with Fins (DYN) with 2 kg weights after CO2 table. Guess I need more weights since I airways twice when I’m near to the shallow side of the 4 feet pool. It was a fun session with Greg, Patrick & Yi Hou.
I’ve made a choice to stop drinking for a the whole week before this competition & force myself to train since I was unable to hit 50 Meter again & only managed to do warm up for Static apnea as it’s been a while since I can over come the urge to breath. Gah, hate mind game LOL Thanks to my mentor Walter for consistently watch out for my progress, coach Ram for correcting my swimming skills, instructor Azua for feeding me with answers too all my question in freediving, Vivian for the fins, Yi Hou for the 2kg weight, Ice for the wide angle goggle & boss EJ’s nose clip for today’s competition. Challenge accepted for 1st white card attempt :p
Sorry that I was being over excited for getting my very first white card. All hard work pays off & I managed to win over Leonard by 1 Meter distance :p Thanks to OD & Malaysia holder Kim Seng for insisting I should use weight before the competition as I’ve been training without weight for the whole week. Instructor Azua thinks that I still need to work on my weak push off but Walter was just happy that I got the perfect protocol. Now even coach Ram is curious about freediving, we might have new challenger on the next session ;)
Freediving League (Liga F) @ PJ Palms, 24th Aug
Yeah to the clean PB I had today ^_^ Finally got my very first white card, 4 more leagues to go before Pool Master Apnea Challenge. The 2 previous red cards got me to play safe for this round but I will be pushing the boundaries within my own comfort for the next 4 competitions. Not sure if I can still make it into Top 10 but I won’t give up without trying. At least if I’m discipline myself well enough I might aim for Top 5 on next year’s league ;)
P/S: Gonna waive tomorrow’s open water session due to short notice :(
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You may check out my freediving collections HERE. It’s time for another Freediving League (Liga F)!
Prof said everyone is ready to Freedive
Yes! Today we will be doing static apnea, it’s also one of my favourite category as well ^_^ Static Apnea scores the highest among 3 Freediving Pool Competition. According to my calculation, if I can score well in the next 2 static (last 6 competition in 2014) I might able to fight my way in Top 10 & exceed to next year’s Pool Master Challenge *anticipation*
Stay Calm & Freedive
Thanks Nik F Kamil for the wonderful photo. You may check them out @ my FB Page. It was a super busy Saturday morning, I was rushing all over the place for work & prepare myself for this competition. For warm up I got 1 Minutes 40 Seconds, 2nd attempt at 2 Minutes 50 Seconds. How come I feel very uncomfortable to hold my breath long ever since I managed to control my contraction. Yes, I used to have very very strong contractions in static. Some how I burp before my time & Semut told me I shouldn’t have problem to hold my breath long in the next round.
I still managed to get out off the pool & get myself a glass of warm water before my turn. Some how it’s like a custom for me to avoid feeling dehydrated in the water. From the video you can see Mas hold her breath while I went down, I laugh in the water @ 3 Minutes & got confused @ 3 Minutes 58 Seconds. Too bad I couldn’t get myself back to focus just before I ended my session by saying ‘Okay’ instead of the protocol ‘I am Okay’. It was a punch towards myself for getting another red card when I should be one of the Top 3 this morning :(
Freediving League (Liga F) @ PJ Palms, 20th Sep
So much of the unintentional sabo session. At least it was fun for all of us. Aswad decided to fly in this picture wakakaka Who’s up for the next training session? I’m still not giving up as DYN, Dynamic with Fins has been postponed to next month :p
P/S: Looking forward to SSI course end of the month with Patrick
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You may check out my freediving collections HERE. If you think I’m gonna quit just because I got a red card on my previous session, you are so wrong baby!
Aswad, Patrick, Yi Hou & Nid
The freedivers have been active practicing yesterday (Malaya’s Independance’s Day) & this morning due to public holiday. I guess they are actually still burning in desire after Liga F (Freediving League) last weekends. My lungs are itch as always so I decided to join in today (not too busy with work) to prove that I’ve not given up in my new passion. New discovery that I need to use nearly 5KGs of weight to hold myself down (1.8KGs on neck & 3KGs on waist).
Extreme PB Breakthrough, 1st Sep
According to Yi Hou (buddy theme suit), it took him a while to get from 2 Minutes to 3 Minutes. it’s consider a huge 1 Minute gap for me from 2 Minutes 41 Seconds to 3 Minutes 41 Seconds (3rd attempt) is no pure talent but results of the hard work I have put in. Thanks EJ, Mas & Sham for introducing me to freediving, thanks Walter for the proper guidance before taking my official freediving course, thanks EJ, Walter & Ram for helping me a lot in improving my swimming skills, thanks to all FitWorx instructors for making sure I pushed myself to the limit, thanks Aswad for being an awesome buddy of the day & last but not least myself for accepting all these nonsense training to get myself to the next level :p
Next Target: 4 Minutes here I come!!!
P/S: I had a feeling that I will crash @ tomorrow’s CoreFit session (oh no)
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You may check out my previous exposure to freediving HERE. I am lucky to received proper guidance & tips from Walter Johnson, a retired US Navy & passionate in sharing freediving experience with hardworking newbies :D
Managed to push my way to 2 Minutes 41 Seconds PB on my 3rd attempt during my training session with both Walter & OD. I’m 4 seconds away from boss EJ’s record ho ho ho Above is my second attempt on DNF up to 22M PB with 2.4kg weight on my neck & 1 kg weight on my waist.
And I’m Feeling Good~
Feeling great yesterday morning before my first attempt in Liga F, Just One Breath #project57 15 league mini competitions of Static Apnea (STA), Dynamic with Fins (DYN) & Dynamic without fins (DNF). Thank you UBER for making sure I started my day hydrated with complimentary water on my way to work since I have been avoiding meals before every freediving session. My trick to stay hydrated & warm is having soup before I jump into the water ^_^
Maybe I was too nervous or I suck in install too many information before my turn to dive in as you can see I’m so messed up & confused that my strokes & kicks was funny as hell. Had my very first red card due to airways & sign of LMC because of my confusion in searching for the floating device LOL Wasn’t my best performance but I do hope that this experience will push me to be better & ready for the next session.
Freediving League (Liga F) @ PJ Palms, 24th Aug
Finally, it’s great to be in the in front of the lens rather than behind it :p Friendship & experiences was gain during this league. There is so much more to learn about freediving specially about safety as this is an extreme sports that may cost serious injury or even death if recovery are not done in a proper way.
Hometown Celebrity @ PJ Palms!
Why do I love my job? Meeting the friendly Daphne iKing at work brightens up my Sunday afternoon after my fail attempt in my first freediving competition. It’s been 2 months since KK Jazz Fest & it’s great to see another hometown gal is into water sport, scuba diving for her case.
P/S: Somehow body felt weaker @ gym earlier this morning x.x
Thanks Mas from Freedivher for introducing freediving to us & Sham (guy with OKAY sign) for giving boss EJ (left), Alex (right) & yours truly a crash introduction on freediving. #1 rule for freediving is to never dive alone! on my 1st attempt I had 1 Minutes 38 Seconds Personal Best (PB) while using nose-clip (as seen in picture). For the next 2 attempt I failed to hold my breath even for a minute with low volume mask. EJ had 2 Minutes 45 Seconds PB & Alex managed to hit 3 Minutes PB!
Freediving League (Liga F) @ PJ Palms, 10th Aug
Sadly, I had to missed the first competition as I was rushing for work, weekends are our peak period & rushing off to Astro studio for Astro Golden Melody recording to support papa Frankie! Congratulations to EJ for achieving 59M on Dymanic Apnea (DYN). Guess he didn’t expect to reach end of the 50M pool for a first timer & got a little over excited.
Back in Action, 19th Aug
2 weeks after my first encounter with freediving, this time I had the chance to get in the pool to train with Nid, OD, Walter & Patrick. For my 2nd attempt I managed to get 1 Minutes 47 Seconds. Thinking that I can push more than just extra 10 seconds, on my 5th attempt I reached 2 Minutes 17 Seconds PB. Wow! Getting extra 30 seconds just by humming songs while holding my breath is fantastic :D I got to try Dynamic without Fins (DNF) at got 13M PB for my first dive with 2.4kg weight on my neck. Had a happy brunch session after freedive when Cisco Thai Muslim Restaurant decided to cheer me up with cute tray for my favourite butter fish when they know I was not feeling so well. Seems that freedive is the cure for now :D
Obsession Went Next Level?
I’m glad that I went down even with my flu & cough. Feeling much better with my PB, I decided to spend more time in Freedivher FB group. A freediver is selling her items due to personal reason & I managed to secured both Mares 2nd skin 1.5mm neoprene shorty wetsuit with hood-red & IST Proline SK1 socks. Too bad I was a little slow in getting the weight & fins but glad to booked the nose-clip for EJ. My luck didn’t end there, I managed to grab the last last Apnea Academic Nose-clip from Mas & it’s also in BLUE colours! So, no phone this birthday as I’ve invested my money on freediving :D
Friendship Beyond via Freediving, 21st Aug
The body didn’t recover so I decided to take a break for a day before joining Walter & Nid this morning. I was happy to be in my new wetsuit but Walter was a little blue since I’m not longer in my BIKINI. Today had 2 Minutes 31 Seconds PB during my second attempt & managed to slightly improved my DNF to 17M PB with 3.2kg weight on my neck. OD did drop by to join us for lunch @ Thai Corner Restaurant, PJ New Town. I’m very excited with the up coming 9th Liga F 2014 & getting a proper AIDA course.
P/S: Don’t think I got enough time for gym this week, meh…