|Here's a view of MBS, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore Flyer, Suntec City ...all in one !|
|Folks reaching the F1 building, which is becoming the hub for runs|
|Folks warming up at the starting point|
|More and more |
|Getting ready ....|
|A view of the F1 Building with the Flyer at the background|
|Wefie time with my running partner , Bala. He also ran the same race with me last year. while all my other running mates prefer to hit the bed ..LOL|
It rained earlier and that makes the run quite pleasant. In fact, I don't face much problems for the first 10KM. The route was similar to last year's and we are at the climb again after 1KM at the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. I decided to walk while climbing to conserve energy and sprint down later. Then, we turn into East Coast Park , where I usually ran every Wednesday, all the way till the 10KM mark. It was a familiar sight to me since this is considered my 'training ground'. Anyway, I do take a breather at 8KM by walking before running towards 10KM.
Somehow I felt tired after 12KM and I decided to walk to conserve energy and I tried to take it 2KM at a time. It works till 18KM where I really need a longer 'walk' but I am glad to reach thus far. I thought I have beaten my PB but I shouldn't have stops too many times in stretching, taking pics and toilet breaks (I drank a lot of water before the run...LOL). Towards the end, there was a steep climb to Marina Barrage rooftop, which was new in this year's route. I guess it's due to some renovations work near Garden's BTB. As usual, I walked up and sprint down again , and it was walk and run in the last 3 KM.
|I considered the 15KM mark a great milestone whenever I run HM.|
|And hello 20KM ... almost done. Always delighted to see this signboard.|
|After the run, a 'shadow' pix with my running mate.|
|And, another achievement for both of us|
|Here's the fabulous medal , simply the best looking medal to-date!|
Again, though I didn't train much but I still need to improve on my stamina and speed as well as stop all those unnecessary breaks. I reached home at around 5.15am and got an early breakfast in McD before going to bed at around 7am and woke up at 2pm. Will take a rest now to recuperate my injured feet before my next 10KM run in August. (or maybe another HM in end July....)
Have a good week, folks!