Saturday, February 07, 2009

FatBird Weekender @ ECP

Since there is a short NewtonActive familiarization run on Sunday, I decided to get together to do a 20km-24km fat-burning LSD for FatBirdz & Frenz. There are a few events this weekend, and a smallish group of Lucky 13 showed up...Soloman, DO, Kayano, YN, Spencer, Beverly, KokSan, Ang, Matthew, Hadfiz (friend from KL Pacesetters), Ah Beng, Suan and myself started off from ECP F2 car park, albeit at slightly different times and distances.

The weather was so nice and cool. YN, Spencer and KokSan took the lead and went into a steady pace. I was happy to chat with Hadfiz and Soloman as we waddled along Changi Coastal Road. The bikers were out in full force, and Helen shouted at us as she rode up and down Changi Coastal...well, she has to train hard for her Busselton Ironman end year. We took about 1hr10min to reach the mid-point of 11.5km at Changi Beach Park. YN, DO and Hadfiz had turned back earlier.

The return was just as nice as we started. We picked up pace a little as we discussed about running and the current economic situation. Ang, KokSan, Soloman and myself were running as a group, and enjoying what was otherwise a 'mentally challenging' and boring Coastal stretch. Before we even felt it, we had reached NSRCC. We were pleasantly surprised to see water dispensers being installed nearby, and speculated that some could be installed at the Coastal stretch in will be a boon for runners and skaters alike.

Without pushing too much, we finally reached back to F2 and finished the 23km in about 2hr10min. After a nice wash-up at the F2 carpark, a few of us proceeded to the Old Airport Road for yummy Lor Mee and Chee Cheong Fun. It was yet another enjoyable LSD for all of us, and were will be planning to be at the SAFRA Tampines Location Run next Sunday.

Distance: 23km__Time: 2hr10min__Pace: 5:39min/km

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