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Tuesday Morning Run & Cycle: Guilty As Charged


Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


29m 09s

07:34 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/226127173613355471

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/254967


Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

24.49 km

1hr 03m 27s

23.16 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/951127173671417121

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/254975


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.


Sunday Dusk Run: Nearing The Big Day

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


36m 43s

07:31 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/singapore/-singapore/872235299493

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/197785


Since I foresee an increased deluge of things to do  in preparation for my sister’s Big Day this Sunday, I guess any workouts that I can slip in between will be good enough.

And I miss the opportunity to volunteer for the Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore today as my assistance is greatly needed at home; helping to transform one of the rooms into a matrimonial showpiece.

Next year then and congratulations to Craig Alexander from the Land Down Under and Caroline Steffen from the Land of Giant Toblerones for coming up tops in today’s event.

Sunday North East Run & Monday Dusk Cycle



Pasir Ris Park


43m 01s

08:53 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/pasir%20ris/552126865606823408

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/186008



Tampines – Pasir Ris Park

27.91 km

1hr 16m 26s

21.9 km/hr


1.5km To Go

Yesterday’s North East Run at Pasir Ris Park was a blast as it was the first time I ever joined a race or a run with my family members. Therefore, like I had stated in my last post, my aim for this race was just to take it easy, have fun, snap some photos of my cousins running and ultimately motivate my cousins who for some were taking part in their maiden running event.

I was so glad that they managed to finish the run strongly, which was evident from their smiles after the run and the best part was that they are now poisoned with the running virus that I’ve infected upon them. May this run be the precusor to more running events for all of us.

And the gorgeous-looking medal was certainly a bonus.

Cun Beb!


p/s: Anyone joining the KL Marathon on 27 June 2010? There’s separate pricing for Singaporeans (thanks!!!) and it’s definitely more affordable than last year’s. Should I make this my first overseas 10km running event?

May make this a short weekend getaway inclusive of a run to boot.

I miss KL’s halal Subway Foot-Long too.


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.


Tuesday Morning Run: On Fire

Pasir Ris Park


31m 58s

07:18 min/km

8.21 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/pasir%20ris/824126810284116010

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/179683

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 9

Plank: 1 X 60secs, 1 X 50secs, 1 X 40secs


No not me. I am not on fire and I didn’t leave any trail blazing with my run either. It’s just that I heard some rumours that the fiercesome Godzilla from the Land of The Rising Sun had made a mark right here in Singapore some days back. From this picture below, you can clearly see the destruction created by a single fiery breath of the awesome beast.

The Scorched Earth

Yours truly came across this devastation while on his way for his morning run at Pasir Ris Park. The crime location is at the last overhead bridge that runners from the previous editions of the Sundown Marathon had to trudge across. It connects the town of Tampines and Pasir Ris with the Tampines Expressway disecting in between.

If you happen to see this abominable monster, please don’t hesitate to call the relevant authority or it will continue to wreck havoc though hopefully not at this Sunday’s North East Run.

Take care everybody.

Friday Dusk Run: Route Recce

Pasir Ris Park


40m 13s

07:21 min/km

8.16 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/pasir%20ris/228126779247285866

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/175010

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 9

Plank: 1 X 60secs, 1 X 50secs, 1 X 40secs


With the North East Run 2010 scheduled to take place next Sunday, what better time then to recce the actual route at Pasir Ris Park. As the running and cycling tracks at Pasir Ris Park are as intertwined as the threads of a spiderweb and the route map is as accurate as the aim of a myopic bobo shooter, it’s better to try to trace the actual route so as to have a rough idea during the actual run.

At the same time, I managed to complete a teeny-weeny mini biathlon as I cycled 3km to Pasir Ris Park followed by the 5+km run and the 3km ride home. Now where can I fit the swim?

Monday Dusk Run: Swamp Thing

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park


56m 12s

08:19 min/km

7.24 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/698126744711444669

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/170138

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 9

Plank: 1 X 60secs, 1 X 50secs, 1 X 40secs


Went for a relaxed jog.

Tried a different route into the magrove swamp of Pasir Ris Park.

Didn’t see anything interesting.

But luckily it wasn’t at night.

Cause that place is infamous for its twilight dwellers.

And I’m not talking about the bats and the owls.

More of the goosebumps and spinge-tingling kind.