Tag Archives: Tuesday

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.


Tuesday Afternoon Run

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector



08:11 min/km

7.40 km/hr

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

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/156143


After two recent episodes of tightness in my calves, today’s run was deliberately set at a slow pace. It was so slow that my SportyPal decided to quit on me near the halfway point.


Tuesday Terrible Trot: Patience

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector


37m 37s

08:14 min/km

7.22 km/hr

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

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/148711

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 9

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


Alhamdulillah though I had to stop for a second during the run just now due to an impending cramp at my shin, I can certainly say that I can feel quite a difference in my physical well-being.

My run had never felt so great and I know I can cut go further and faster than before albeit like all things, to enjoy the fruit of your hard work, patience is the key.

For the run just now, I started too fast too early in the run and though my timing at the halfway mark is the fastest I’ve ever set, my left shin has already started to object my exertion.

So with this in mind, though I feel stronger, I have to progressively build up my leg muscles and this needs a copius amount of patience in my part.

Other than that, I’ve managed to increase my pull up and chin up by one repetition each. So now it’s 7 and 9 for the count respectively. I didn’t even manage to execute them this much during my National Service days in the Army when I was at my fittest and lightest.


Have a great day!

Tuesday Night Run

Tampines – Pasir Ris Town Park – Pasir Ris Park Connector


42m 59s

06:40 min/km

8.99 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/433126269755413930

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/119235

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 8

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


I’ve been slacking.

My energy has waned.

Should stop my snacking.

And I’ll be fine again.


Tuesday Night Swim

Sengkang Swimming Complex


700 metres

Rest every 30m


Well, backstroke is way less taxing than freestyle. Swimming breaststroke for 50m doesn’t really pose much of a problem surprisingly. But this doesn’t mean I should give freestyle a miss because in triathlon the front crawl is de rigeur in my opinion. So I envisage more front crawl trainings ahead, mixed with the breaststroke.

As a side note, I can still remember the old times, specifically during National Service, when I went for the compulsory swimming test as part of my Basic Military Training. The benchmark was to swim breaststroke along the whole length of the Olympic-sized pool. Alas, I could only swim halfway before waving the figurative white flag.

Boo me!

Therefore, nowadays whenever I touch the wall after swimming breaststroke non-stop, I will still reminisce those dark episodes of being a diver, a term coined for military recruits who can’t swim but sink in the water.


Tuesday Afternoon Run: Birdz Flu

Tampines – Pasir Ris Town Park – Pasir Ris Park Connector


42m 50s

07:55 min/km

7.57 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/singapore/936126148860294694

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/111825

Supplementary Exercises:

Chin-up: 1 X 8

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


Hey2! I’m having the Birdz flu. Not that aviarian flu. No no! The Birdz flu! You getting me?

Okay cut the crap.

Went out on a run, still carrying the remnants of the seasonal flu. Breathing was a tad difficult and the legs felt a bit sluggish. No hot chicks with peeking butt cheeks were to be seen just now. So the run was a little monotonous to say the least. No cramps too. So that’s one good news.

The other good news is that the shades aka sunglasses I sent last Sunday to my neighbourhood optical shop are ready to be collected. If you wonder who in the right mind will send their sunglasses to the optical shop, well for an acute myopia sufferer like me, I need to.

Unlike other normal sunglasses, mine which I bought online comes with an Rx insert. What on earth is that? It’s just an attachment to place the prescription lenses (1000++ degrees high for me) onto the sunglasses. Think of it like a clip-on shades for the normal spectacles but in the opposite sense of the word.

Rx inserts for prescription lenses

As my short-sightedness is very terrible, how terrible? Imagine not being able to see the facial features of the person standing right in front of you. That terrible. I was quite worried that the high-index precription lenses will not be able to fit the Rx inserts. You may want to know why won’t it fit right? Well to answer that, I need a whole other post to explain. Suffice to say people as blind as a bat like me, have lenses that are extra special and cost a bomb and usually they are way thicker than normal ones.

Luckily, after working its magic, my friendly neighbourhood optician is able to deliver the final product. The high-index prescription lenses fit nicely into the Rx inserts which in turn sits well behind my sunglasses. She herself was mightily impressed that she’s now thinking of buying one for her son who has terrible eyesights like me.

Without further ado, presenting my Birdz Feather 2:

Birdz Feather 2

It also comes with two other colour lenses:

Smoked, Yellow, and Clear Lenses

(Source: http://www.birdzeyewear.com/feather2.php)

So yeah. I do have the Birdz flu.

Now I just need a super cool road bike to complete the look.


Tuesday Afternoon Swim: Persevere

Tampines Swimming Complex


500 metres

Rest every 25m


I really need to persevere at this. With more training, I hope one day, I can be like a dugong in the water. No matter how long it’s going to take. No matter how hard it’s going to be.

I know I can.


I want that to always be in me.