Tag Archives: Thursday

Thursday Morning Run: Short, Slow & Steady

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

3.14km

22m 33s

07:11 min/km

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/157127190058574843

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/259649

Notes:

Except for a moment when I tweaked my crooked right knee near the end, everything went well.

It’s a bit hard to start all over after missing out on so many training runs.

My running muscles felt so lazy to get into step.

That’s why consistency is the key.

“The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.” – Dr George Sheehan

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Thursday Afternoon Cycle: My New Prancing Zebra & Night Run

Pasir Ris Park

Mapmyrun:

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/pasir%20ris/340126285118478570

http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/pasir%20ris/449126285133594352

Sportypal:

http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/120367

http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/120368

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector (*Updated)

4.88km

37m 02s

07:34 min/km

7.89 km/hr

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

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/120500

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 8

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

Notes:

I bought a New Year present for myself last Saturday. It is the entry-level Raleigh Grand Sport 2008 road bike which I bought from a guy who was selling it for his friend who is posted overseas for the next 2 years.

I’ve been wanting, I mean needing, a road bike since my Old Piece of Junk starts to show signs of breaking down. I was eyeing any road bike with a minimum configuration of the Tiagra groupset since my budget of less than 1k doesn’t allow me to buy anything with a higher groupset.

I’ve been scouting in the local cycling forum, Togoparts Marketplace, for any good offers and there were a couple. But I didn’t manage to grab them as by the time the owners replied, they would sms that the bikes had been sold. Such tough luck.

I nearly came to a decision to buy a new Polygon Helios 300 Year 2010 model (mixture of Sora and Tiagra groupset)Β  retailing at $980, when out of the blue, I saw an ad in the forum on New Year Day’s afternoon. It has a complete Tiagra groupset and has only been lightly used for less than a year. That means there is still some life left in the bike for me. It’s size of 50 suits me well and it’s price of $780 seals the deal.

Normally a bike with that configuration (the owner upgraded it from the original groupset) will sell at around $1300 new. So I quickly smsed for a bike viewing to be made the following day. My cousin and I met him at Downtown East carpark to complete the transaction.

And now, this black and white road bike is mine. Now comes the part of mastering this ride.

Woohoo!

My New Prancing Zebra

Source: BikePedia

For my run just now, I managed to dip below 38mins.

J’adore!

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Thursday Dusk Run: And When The Stars Align

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

4.88km

38m 08s

07:49 min/km

7.72 km/hr

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

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/116142

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 8

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

Notes:

My my my… Is my mouth really that salty or what? It was only yesterday that I wrote about dipping under the 39mins and lo and behold, I just did that during the run just now.

Alhamdulillah.

My initial timing during the first 1.1km was around 7mins 30secs. On normal days, running at this pace will deliver a crippling cramp to each of my legs which will result in me running at tortoise pace for the rest of the distance. But during the run just now, with no cramps inhibiting my progress, I felt really strong, Spartan strong!

And after achieving a timing of 30mins 46secs with the last 1.1km to go, then I was confident that I had to give my all if I wanted to go under 39mins.

And I did.

Alhamdulillah.

I think it’s the chocolate and raspberry ice-cream sandiwched between two slices of bread that did the trick.

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Finally Happy New Year to all.

It has been great knowing all of you and thank you for reading.

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Thursday Dusk Run: Ho Ho Ho

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

4.88km

39m 19s

08:04 min/km

7.40 km/hr

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

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/112608

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 8

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

Notes:

Ho ho ho!

I’m feeling great! My major nemesis, Mr Cramp did not turn up today so the run was relatively trouble-free. If not for the two stops at the traffic light, I think maybe, just maybe, my timing can dip below 39mins.

So this begs the question: do you guys obey the traffic regulation during your runs?

During my regular runs, it’s a common sight to see pedestrians and bicycle riders dashing across the road while the Traffic Man is red. The traffic crossing is not at a major T-junction and I admit that sometimes I felt compelled to dash across too though the light was not in my favour.

Well, what say you?


Thursday Afternoon Run: That’s The Way Aha-Aha

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

4.88km

39m 02s

07:58 min/km

7.52 km/hr

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

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/102199

Notes:

After the previous dreaded crampsΒ  that attacked during the last run, I specifically keep in mind to keep it slow and steady this time around.

Cool!


Thursday Dusk Run

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

4.88km

39m 12s

08:00 min/km

7.40 km/hr

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

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 8

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

Notes:

Wowee!

It feels real good to be out running in the rain again. In the days of past, I would surely have chosen to just hibernate at home; letting laziness to take over. Hopefully this positive change will continue in the days, months and years to come.

Like a wise old nenek once said, “It’s not about you doing it. It’s about you wanting it.”

Thanks nenek.

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Thursday Dusk Run

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

4.21km

32m 11s

07:38 min/km

7.84 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/tampines/756125805462413436

SportyPal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/89356

Notes:

Great run just now.

No cramps.