2018, 2019 Ran Away…

The Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon in December 2018 was a good run. I had my “cheat shoes” (those 4% faster shoes) and I was training well. I had probably covered over a thousand km with my running friend, Jing Song. Jing Song is relentless and intelligent. He decided to run his maiden marathon in Singapore…

Sub3 (拾3) part 3

(Read Sub3 part 1 here and Sub3 part 2 here) The Singapore marathon course is flat but being less than 200km from the equator, it extremely hot and humid. The Hong Kong course is hilly but cooler in the winter time. Both places are not known for fast times. One is my home court and…

Sub3 (拾3) part 2

(Read Sub3 part 1 here) There was a heavy haze from a neighbouring country starting from the middle of 2015. Even though I told myself it was only carbon dioxide and soot, running outdoors was not advisable. Events also were cancelled due to the haze. I did not think much about my first marathon –…

Sub3 (拾3) part 1

Early December usually is a period of rest & relaxation. It is even more so in the last few years because the Singapore marathon always happens on the first Sunday of December. With some variation, runners typically ramp up their training to the maximum in volume and intensity until 2-3 weeks before the event and…

2019-2020

The other day, I was sharing with someone about a blog post I wrote on Jeremy’s (aka T-Rex) marathon accomplishment. Then it dawned on me that my last blog entry was May 2019! Since it is the end of 2020 now, I would like to recap a bit. As I am writing again, why don’t…

Omaha Again

I finished my UCLA implant residency in the summer of 1993. My wife and I drove past Omaha en route to Toronto. We did not stop in Omaha as we were rushing over to Canada for my interview at the University of Toronto. I was trying to look for a job then. Since we moved…

Another Marathon

It is conventional wisdom that that one should do no more than 2 marathons a year or 3 marathons in two years. Biology dictates that it takes about 2 weeks to fully recover physiologically from a full effort marathon run. A training cycle of approximately 12 weeks is considered minimum training period. In the last…