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…

Don’t Run Away

We are born with the ability to run even though not all of us are into running. Most of us dislike running as it is perceived as hard, unproductive, time-wasting, boring, monotonous, uncool, dangerous, etc. In fact, I never really had too much of encouragement from my family in running.  They did not stop me…

Friendly Re-Discovery

I had been working at my usual pace for the first few months of 2017 and I had to give up my Hong Kong marathon in February as a result of a bad flu. Giving up was hard in light of numerous miles of training that I had done to prepare for the race. However,…