Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Adventure Run in the East
Today is one of the most imporatnt day in Singapore; POLLING DAY…..decided to join a few of the guys for polling run from pasir ris park along tampines park connector to bedok reservoir and siglap park connector to reach east coast park tennis centre, followed by running along east coast park to bayshore underpass out to upper east coast road and end at bedok corner. The estimated distance covered was 18km.
I reached paris ris park at 6.50am…no one was there…went to the loo and came out to see TLR running around the park…managed to phone him to meet me back at the park fitness station. Ah Bee arrived shortly after. Tekko later arrived with his running master, aichai and benruth. So here we are early in the morning gathered for a wonderful day run. We ran along tampines park connector but the sky looks very very glooming towards out target.
We reached bedok reservoir park and drizzle started…we decided to stick to our plan and carry on….it was 8am and polling has started…we ran past a few polling stations and saw pple eagerly going for their voting…..as we turned into siglap park connector, the rain has stopped..no sun and no heat…superb condition for running…we reached Kembangan MRT and TLR got a 1.5l 100plus to share…we took a little break before we carry on to reach east coast park……
East coast park was quiet as we cruise to bayshore park underpass…crossed over to upper east coast road and TLE, benruth, aichai and Tekko’s sifu surged ahead…Tekko and myself escorted Ah bee all the way to reach our destination: bedok corner food center…we finished the 18km for 2hrs 18min…..a very good run…but a bit over mileage for me..
We had breakfast and I took one plain and one egg prata to replenish my carbo loss..together with a good cup of sugar cane juicewe chatted a while before we parted ways…I decided to join TLR for a jog home….we took a relax walk to New upper changi road before we started running again….TLR led me thru his secret ninja training route home…we took about 2.4km to reached his place before I carry on running 2km more to finish my run home….A very nice slow long distance run for a beautiful morning….is a over mileage for me but my legs are feeling great…..thanks the company for a good run today
Shoes: ASICS Nimbuss VII
Time Taken: 2hr 51min
6.9km for 48:53min@7:05min/km
3.8km for 31:22min@8:15min/km
7.4km for 57:49min@7:49min/km
2.4km for 18:39min@7:46min/km
2.0km for 12:33min@6:17min/km