#QuickChatwithPamper & #PamperMyGiveaway: Learn Some Tips From Ironwoman Chrissy Kha Khrang On How To Prep For A Marathon & Win Yourself A Pair Of Under Armour HOVR Connected Fitness Worth RM599

Last week we had a chat with Myanmar-born Malaysia-based ironwoman, Chrissy Kha Khrang, before her run at the Kuala Lumpur Standard Chartered Marathon (SCKLM 2019) that just took place last Sunday.

Chrissy Kha Khrang is an experienced triathlete having completed Ironman as a finisher multiple times and represented the Myanmar Triathlon Federation in SEA Games 2015 in Singapore. She’s also a fitness instructor, owning a fitness gym studio, Hiit2Fit in Kuala Lumpur, offering rhythmic indoor cycling & HIIT circuit training classes. Apart from being active herself, she always inspire people around her to engage in sport and fitness for a healthier lifestyle.

Chrissy has shared with us some of her training and prep tips for a marathon. Read on to learn more and check out the #PamperMyGiveaway to stand a chance to win a pair of the official footwear of SCKLM 2019, Under Armour HOVR Connected Fitness worth RM599!

Chrissy Kha Khrang

1. As an experienced ironman triathlete, do you think completing a marathon would be much easier than a triathlon?

Running in a marathon is equally as tough as completing an Ironman, as there are different distances we have to complete for both.

2. What are the training differences and similarities between a marathon and triathlon?

In triathlon training, we need to focus on three disciplines, swimming cycling and running, and we have to ensure that we participate in a proper regime, so we are not burnt out before the race day. On the other hand, in a marathon, you have only one goal which is to run and train. In terms of similarities, both sports require you to undergo speed intervals and endurance training.

3. Your training process for a marathon – How did you prepare yourself, both mentally and physically?

I prepare myself by planning out a training program which includes HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) – strength and conditioning training. I do a few sessions in a week to boost my fitness up a notch. I usually train indoors for HIIT and short speed at Hiit2Fit KL studio and outdoors for my endurance training. I usually also prepare and get ready all my training gears the night before and wake up the next day with a target that I want to achieve.

4. In addition to your training, what else do you do to help improve your performance (e.g. diets, sport gears)?

Clean diet makes a difference in my performance. I usually eat everything but consume more healthy fat and protein rich food which helps in building lean muscle mass.

When it comes to sports gears, I am very picky. High performance materials and fitting are crucial for me to run comfortably to achieve my targeted results. I highly recommend the Under Armour HOVR Run Suite as it helps me to track my run with the MapMyRun app to achieve maximum results.

5. Do you perform any superstitious or rituals during the race day?

I’m a Christian and I pray harder in the morning of the race day. I pray at the starting line as well to give me the strength to overcome any difficulties that I might face during the race.

6. What kind of things do you think about to keep focus as you run? What mental techniques do you practice to keep yourself motivated during the tough moments?

During my trainings, I focus to keep my mind and body connected. I pay attention to my foot strike and posture which allows me to be able to run efficiently and brainstorm on business ideas when I run. My goal is to execute my training plan almost perfectly which motivates me to keep going. I like to challenge my limits and go against all the odds to the other side and this mindset makes me push through all obstacles.

7. What do you enjoy the most from participating in the marathon?

There is no greater sense of satisfaction that I gain from running. Running makes me feel empowered and resilient. Everything is indescribable such as the atmosphere, cheering from spectators, body soreness and the struggle.

8. If you could give a single piece of advice to new runners what would it be?

Enjoy every mile and be patience with the pace. Run it with your heart and it will grow on you.


Win a pair of Under Armour HOVR Connected Fitness worth RM599

Step up your fitness journey with the Under Armour HOVR Connected Fitness, a digitally savvy “Connected” footwear that is designed with HOVR technology cushioning which allows runners to connect the pair via bluetooth to the MapMyRun mobile application. This “smart shoes” is made for high-impact and long-distance runners as it allows runners to track basic statistics and analyse data such as cadence, length and stride which can help them improve their run. It also provides runners with real-time and in-depth gait coaching to support every step of the run.

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We’re giving out two (2) pairs of of Under Armour HOVR Connected Fitness (worth RM599 each) to two (2) lucky winners whom will be chosen randomly on both Pamper.My’s Facebook & Instagram.

Giveaway Period: 1 – 7 October 2019

Just follow the simple steps below.

1. For Facebook participants:

  • Follow Under Armour’s Facebook & Pamper.My’s Facebook, AND like the giveaway post;
  • Tell us the name of the application which is paired to the UA HOVR Connected Fitness in the comment section; and
  • And for an extra chance to win, share the giveaway post on your Facebook account (set to Public for us to find you), and include hashtags:#UnderArmourMYxPamperMY, #UAHOVR and #PamperMyGiveaway in the caption.

2. For Instagram participants:

  • Follow Under Armour Official’s Instagram & Pamper.My’s Instagram, AND like the giveaway post;
  • Tell us the name of the application which is paired to the UA HOVR Connected Fitness in the comment section; and
  • And for an extra chance to win, repost the giveaway post on your Instagram account and include hashtags: #UnderArmourMYxPamperMY, #UAHOVR and #PamperMyGiveaway in the caption. Make sure your account is made public.

Terms & conditions:

  • Closing date: 7 October 2019 before 11.59pm.
  • The contest is open to all Malaysian residents residing in Malaysia aged 18 and above.
  • Winners are required to submit their personal particulars including their name, NRIC no., mobile no., email address and correspondence address.
  • Any incomplete and incorrect submissions received will be rendered null and void.
  • Winners will be announced on Facebook & Instagram and the winners are required to contact Pamper.My within a certain time frame.
  • Winners are required to collect the prizes from Pamper.My’s office or any other location as designated by Pamper.My.
  • Winners are required to bring along a copy of their I.C. during collection of prizes for verification purpose.
  • Prizes may not be exchanged for cash and are not transferable to another person.
  • This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in any way.
  • All decisions made by Pamper.My are final and no complaints will be entertained.
  • Pamper.My reserves the right to amend the contest rules, terms and conditions or terminate the contest at its sole and absolute discretion.

Read also: #NewIn Introducing Under Armour’s Versatile UA HOVR Apex Training Shoe