Tag Archives: Thursday

Thursday Night Run: Deja Vu

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

3.32km

24m 26s

07:21 min/km

8.16 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/tampines/623125681811929198

SportyPal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/81373

Notes:

My lower left leg cramped up again. I have been complaining about this here, time and time again, that I begin to sound just like my mum when she’s nagging me to clean up my sty of a room.

As usual the main culprit is due to my quicker pace at the start of the run. In return, my lower left leg will slowly tighten before cramping up on the way back.

Therefore, from now on, I will make it a point to start slow and hopefully can step on the gas a little bit on the return leg (pun unintended). I also need to be conscientious in massaging my legs to untie all the slipknots in both my legs.

Lastly anybody knows how to stretch the lower front left leg, the shin part to be specific?

Thanks!

I can do this!

Hooya!

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Thursday Dusk Run: The Killing Hills

NTU X-Campus Leisure Run

4.19km

31m 06s

07:24 min/km

8.09 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/516125622337885961

SportyPal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/76938

Notes:

Oh my!

I know NTU is hilly.

But I didn’t know it’s that hilly after I ran, mostly jog, part of it’s perimeter in the NTU X-Campus Run.

The run fit nicely in my Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 10km Masterplan schedule.

Though I wasn’t really bargaining for the hills.

The only incline training I’ve ever had was running up the slope of the overhead bridge.

That’s all.

So to suffer continuous inclines followed by steep declines spelled trouble for my faulty knees.

Hey I’m a fat pakcik and every fat pakcik has creaking knees.

πŸ˜›

But overall it was a great experience since the surrounding and environment is totally new and refreshing.

If only they have flattened the whole area when NTU was first built, then can I surely achieve the average 7.00 min/km I was hoping for this run.

Oh well.

To top it off, I had to walk all the way back to the Lecture Theater to retrieve my valuables.

Another oh well.

Anyway, the Nike+ 10km Human Race is coming up this Saturday and according to schedule, I will be treating it as an EZ run.

So my pace will be the famous “smell flower pace”.

:mrgreen:

Thank you note:

A small thank you to my petite personal bodyguard security guard for staying back so late and keeping my valuables safe. Next time I’ll treat you to a cuppa wokay?

Photographic Memory:

I run for the goodie bag. Nothing else matter.

I run for the goodie bag. Nothing else matter.

Prim and proper while waiting for the commencement of the race

Prim and proper while waiting for the commencement of the race

A Peeping Tom's view of the NTU's field being renovated for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games

A Peeping Tom's view of the NTU's field being renovated for the Singapore Youth Olympic Games

The mandatory safety and route yada-yada before the run.

The mandatory safety and route yada-yada before the run.

The Fat Pakcik's number tag for the run. (Notice my fat doraemon hand?)

The Fat Pakcik's number tag for the run. (Notice my fat doraemon hand?)

Finally the prove that I did run; my sore legs after the run, and no, I don't have a foot fetish.

Finally the prove that I did run; my sore sexy legs after the run, and no, I don't have a foot fetish.


Thursday Night Run

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

3.31km

23m 40s

07:09 min/km

8.38 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/tampines/314125561290057896

SportyPal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/72592

Supplementary Exercise:

Chin-up: 1 X 8

Hanging leg raise: 3 X 30sec

Notes:

Started fast.

Maybe a bit too fast.

And I paid back during the run back.

Like a domino.

My lower left leg started to cramp.

My running form began to deteriorate.

My left knee started to act up.

So needed to decrease my pace considerably.

That’s the price I have to pay for having two torn ligament in both knees.

But no worries.

I always try to listen to my body and adjust accordingly.

No use taking unnecessary risk.

Now need to massage my left leg often as I have observed out of the two, the left one cramps up more frequently.

Oh well!

Fight on!


Thursday Easy Recovery Run

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

4.88km

41m 27s

08:30

7.08 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/872235299493

Notes:

My training for this Sunday adidas Sundown 10.5km Challenge ’09 was nearly derailed after a series of unfortunate accidents and sickness.

It all started last Saturday, when a sudden attacked of fever and headache caused me to abandon the Singapore Passion Run ’09.

I had intended to treat that 10.4km run as a warm-up for the adidas Sundown 1/4 Marathon ’09 but my health takes priority.

And to stress that point, an article in the Sunday Times reported about a recruit who died after undergoing a stressful field camp.

So I think I made a wise decision.

Then, during that Sunday itself, another freak accident occurred.

After sending my grandmother home and while walking along the pavement, my right foot tripped on the metal cover for rainwater collection.

The sudden change of gravity caused my left knee to twist and gave way.

The knee started to swell.

Only today I started to have a slow run to test it’s responsiveness.

Overall it’s satisfactory and hopefull everything will be good this Saturday.


Simplefit: Thursday L2D2

Thursday

L2D2: 4mins 52secs

Weight: 77.6kg (Before)

HRbefore: 79

HRafter: 97

Notes:

Started a little bit rusty.

But ended strong.

Hooyeah!


Simplefit: Thursday L2D2

Thursday

L2D2: 5mins 33secs

Weight: 77.6kg (Before)

HRbefore: 91

HRafter: 135

Notes:

Felt good!

Woohoo!


Simplefit: Thursday L1D2

Thursday

L1D2: 3mins 51secs

Weight: 77.6kg (Before)

HRbefore: 85

HRafter: 96

Notes:

Need to upgrade to Level 2 next week.

The right elbow feels a bit sore.