Category Archives: Cycle

17th Day Ramadhan – Salam Nuzul Al Quran

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park




My cycling fitness is getting better as I can now cycle at a higher gear than usual. I managed to push harder and not be contented with the normal low gears that I have always been using.

Other than that, nothing much to report.

Salam Nuzul Al Quran to one and all.


15th Day Ramadhan – The Inconvenient Truth ~Updated~

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

20.13 km

1hr 12m 02s

16.77 km/hr



Level 2 Day 2

5 rounds for time = 0m 00s
3 pull-ups
8 push-ups
13 squats

Supplementary Exercises:

Crunches: 20 X 3

Back Extensions: 20 X 3


The Son asked, “Ayah, Faisal nampak kurus tak?”

The Father replied, “Tak lah. Maybe sikit jer lah.”


The afternoon cycle was a killer. I was totally dehydrated and there was no power at all from my legs. I was just wishing for it to be over and done with as quickly as the wind blows. If not for the finger-licking bone steak a.k.a sup tulang merah, that my mum has cooked for breakingfast, and the thought of all the calories I will stuffing myself with, I would not have done the ride.

The feeling sucks. Pardon my French.

Strength training after terawih tonight.

Come on Faisal!!!


Strength workout done. Phew! Omitted the squats due to precautionary measures. Will test the left knee again and hopefully can resume doing squats next week.

Now MAKAN time! Pulut kuning and its assorted dishes and bone steak are waiting.



15th Day Ramadhan – I Heart Pasir Ris Park

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

22.02 km

1hr 11m 54s

18.38 km/hr




I love Pasir Ris Park and its beach too.

It’s so serene and the view is just magnificent with the lush coconut trees swaying in rythmic motion.

The cool sea breeze always bring respite from the scorching heat and I love seeing the elderlies doing their exercise there. Be it cycling, running or even walking. Even some taichi too.

I hope to be like them when I grow old.

Anyway I’ve slowly regained my cycling strength as I don’t feel as tired as when I just started out during early Ramadhan.


Oh Allah, if only I can have a partner to go cycling or running with. Make it a lady if possible.


I Heart You

9th Day Ramadhan – Unleashing The Dragon

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

18.36 km

1hr 07m 07s

16.42 km/hr




Went for a quick ride before breakingfast.

It was necessary to burn that extra calories as my dear mother has cooked nasi lemak for the family.

Well you can’t say no to your own mum’s cooking right?


Anyway along the way to Pasir Ris Park, I met this prehistoric lizard having his afternoon sun tan.

D is for Dragon

No it's G for Godzilla

What are you guys arguing about? It's too hot. I'm taking a break under the bridge.

3rd Day Ramadhan – I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

18.77 km

1hr 04m 28s

17.47 km/hr




Breakfast yesterday was a few glasses of milk and water, dates and a banana, followed by leftover curry chicken from the other day after terawih prayers.
Sahur this morning was a few glasses of water, a banana and a glass of Berocca multivitamin.

I need to force myself to drink at least 1.5l of water starting from breaking fast till sahur as I am starting to feel the effect of lack of water and dehydration.

Strength training tonight, Faisal.

Saw them at Pasir Ris Park this morning

Wednesday Cycle: Much Ado About Nothing

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

26.78 km

1hr 05m 33s

25.92 km/hr




Weight before cycling: 76.8kg

Weight after cycling: 77.0kg

That’s after losing gallons of sweat during the ride.

Does it make sense?

Oh well…

Not forgetting, how do you pronounce the name of this infamous volcano; the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano?

I forget my yoghurt???


Tuesday Morning Run & Cycle: Guilty As Charged


Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


29m 09s

07:34 min/km




Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

24.49 km

1hr 03m 27s

23.16 km/hr




After reading Syah’s latest post, Guilty Run, I was so overcome with guilt that I told myself that I need to log in a run today by hook or by crook. Nothing will stop me unless the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano pays this country an unwelcome visit.

Luckily it didn’t, as this morning’s weather was just nice for a quick warm up run as the sun decided to sleep in. It was so cooling that I decided to have my bicycle ride straightaway after the run.

Then did I realise why a combination of a swim – bike, bike – run or any of that permutations is called a “brick” session as my quadriceps started to transform themselves into those heavy bricks that are used to construct buildings. My legs were so exhausted that I was really hoping that my three rounds around the Pasir Ris Park would end as quickly as possible.

Fortunately, I didn’t suffer from any cramps or injuries of that sort though I really pushed hard all the way. Hopefully these two sessions will absolve me from any guilty feelings for not clocking any runs or cycles these past few days.