Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Friday Dusk Run: I Can’t Believe This

Pasir Ris Park


35m 14s

07:01 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/pasir%20ris/728126839688728672

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/183863

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 9

Plank: 3 X 60secs


After the morning disappointment of having to abort my training ride abruptly, I went out on a dusk run and tried to follow this Sunday’s North East Run route.

Though my legs felt heavy early on, I felt strong on the second half of the route. As I apporached the ending point, a quick peek at my SportyPal software on my mobile phone indicated that I had been holding an average pace of around 7:08min/km which was quite fast for a tortoise like me.

And after ending the run, I looked in disbelief that myaverage pace for the whole 5km was at 7:01min/km. Something that was quite difficult to comprehend as I usually suffered from cramps if I run faster than a 7:30min/km pace and my past training logs here clearly indicate that pattern.


So is this a new PB for me or my SportyPal is just playing an illusion on my  myopic eyes?

Whatever it is, you can take nothing away from a good run and since I’m not planning to go all out this Sunday, then maybe I’ll just adopt this new timing as my new best.


Friday Morning Cycle: Wrong Timing

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

9.29 km

34m 35s

16.11 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/476126836139923110

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/183529


What a beautiful Friday morning!

After countless days and nights of stifling heat, the cool respite offered by the rain for the past couple of days presents a good opportunity to ride my bicycle again.

I initially planned to cycle three rounds around Pasir Ris Park but as I cycled along the Park Connector linking Tampines Town and Pasir Ris Park, I realised that my idea may not materialise at all. Packed along the route were students from my old junior college, who were heading in the same direction as me towards Pasir Ris Park.

And as I entered the park, I then discovered a cross-country race of a secondary school was in progress. I then decided then that this was not a good condition to do my training as my speed would be very slow due to the countless students taking up both the running and bicycle lanes.

So before I returned home, I cycled one last time around the park and realised that there were like four or five different schools ranging from the primary level to the junior college, holding their last sports event there, before the students went for their term break next week.

As I made my way home, I thought to myself how fun it is, to be young all over again.