Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Journey to Osaka. 39 days to go. As usual, I have not been training. Starting to worry. It's too late now. I will just focus on conditioning myself to be on my feet for at least 5-6 hours. No shame in being picked up by the bus. Perhaps I'll bring my camera along on the marathon and take pictures of people and the sights. Tim and Derek will have no problem. I am intent on enjoying myself. Off to an 'OK' start. I should be clocking 56km per week by now but barely doing a quarter of that.
I realize from my Polar watch that I have been doing some kind of activity (hiking, cycling or jogging) at least twice a week since August. This recent Sunday it took me 1 hr to jog-walk to Mayfair Park and another hour back. Last week sometime and also today, it took me 1 hr to get to the gates at Botanic and then back. That water fountain at the Orchid Gardens is priceless!
Monday, December 06, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I've done enough races to know that I am not fast but I always complete with enjoyment. I don't like to push it. I'm not competitive. So I usually clock 1 hr 15 mins for a 10K run which is a pace of 7 1/2 minutes per km. Last Dec I used Heart Rate Zone training and shaved off some time to complete 21km in 2 hrs 50 mins which is a pace of 8 mins per km.
I know I'm in trouble because I have committed myself to the 30km Newton Run on 10.10.10 (45 days & counting) and 42km for the Singapore Marathon on 5.12.10 (101 days & counting). Been major slacking as usual and have no running endurance base at the moment. Just been doing the random 15km early morning cycle and not much else.
Back to my pace. For the 30km, I will take 3 hr 45 mins @ pace of 7 1/2 min per km or 4 hrs @ 8 min per km. For the 42km, I will take 5 hrs 15 mins @ 7 1/2 mins per km or 5 hrs 40 mins @ 8 mins per km. That's assuming I can complete the distances and maintain the pace throughout.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of the intelligent people
and the affection of the children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know that one life has breathed easier
because you lived here.
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson