Tale of 2 students

[Continued from previous blog: Did we see bugs? (2019/20)] [Read next part: Mom of the 2 students: another tale (next part)] [Read following blog: Mom of the 2 students: the tale after next] When my wife and I were making babies, her idea was to have the babies closer in age ‘so that they grow…

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…