Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by okw

  1. Not so far. U-turn point is just about reaching Parkland Green carpark. This is much much shorter than before 2018 where ECP took close to 20km of the route
  2. Yea, I've a good feeling it will be cooling and perhaps some drizzles. The toughest part should be the first few km with high humidity and congestion, rest of the route should be OK. The Sheares Bridge slope is another story... haha.
  3. Cooler, rainy days expected for rest of November: Met Service Let's hope come 30/11 and 1/12, weather continues to be cool without rain during race hours!
  4. Am curious @wonderfulblevic, are you planning to top up your cup from the bottled sources at the water stations, drink and empty the cup and chuck it back into your belt while running?
  5. Considering the difference in the climates, we drink more during race than those in cooler weather. BYOB means carrying more or refilling more times. Those going for target timings will be blogged down by these. Nevertheless, many of us take it for granted that throwing cups freely onto the ground is an entitlement. I don't know about that, but it should be an etiquette to at least throw the cups out of the way of the runners behind. Most runners (myself included) can't think/care when feeling exhausted. As much as I try to dispose cups and whatever waste into the bins, when I am too exhausted, my aiming fails big time. If I missed the bin, I make it a point to hold on the the empty cup until a garbage bin comes along, or my arms are too tired and it slips away. I guess if everyone tries to be a little bit more thoughtful, it makes a big difference.
  6. I am sure the details of the water/aid/replenishment stations will be available in the final event guide. I will need to plan my replenishment strategy based on those details and am confident information will be provided. Whether or not the organizers execute it well, is another matter though.
  7. Would you mind sharing how did you do your HM? Maybe you can describe it as compared to a previous HM race. I'm asking to understand better what could be the limiting factors. E.g. the weather, lack of hydration/replenishment, going too fast, no running buddies...
  8. The haze situation improved these couples of days, hope everyone manage to get some good runs! Long live good air!
  9. I hope if SCSM does get to be one of the WMMs, organizers will at least allocate significant number for local runners without the need to ballot. For sure there will be more overseas runners, especially those chasing to be the 7 stars finishers.
  10. I'm guilty as charged.... For hard and track workout however, I will do at least a basic set of dynamic stretching and warm-up. For longer low intensity run, I'll let first couple KMs be my warm-up and gradually speed up to target pace.
  11. There's still plenty of time for you to recover, most importantly you didn't get injured, I hope. Get well soon and continue your regime
  12. Because you will then buy more mah... haha. Anyway, the frequency of consumption should depend on individual, the level of exertion and several other factors. Should not be a magic range of numbers. On the subject of "Hitting the wall" or "Bonking", I believe many of us mistaken extreme fatigues or cramps as hitting the wall. Bonking's widely accepted definition is "the near-complete depletion of glycogen stored in the muscles and liver". Our brains simply cue us to shutdown and not exert anymore. It's usually quite sudden and one will definitely know it (eventually) when it happens.
  13. Energy gels do help if consumed appropriately. Few other things need to be in place during the race too. Hydration, pace strategy etc.
  14. I still remember last year, the segment before going up the highway was stuffy and humid. Air is better up there. I reckon as it is more open, it'll cool down faster as well. The faster runners will help us absorb the heat
  15. The first hour or so will be running towards the setting sun. The Sheares slope remains a killer feature. Hahahaha
  16. I don't really plan on doing much specific acclimatization, 6pm and 5am long runs are huge part of what I do all year round. You are right though, the crowd will increase the temperature and humidity. Though the later part of the route where runners are more dispersed, it shouldn't add on too much. This year though, I am doing a lot more slower long runs as part of the aerobic base building. Strength and higher intensity/speed workout will start next month.
  17. The change from a dawn-morning race to a dust-night one will affect significantly some runners' strategy. Mine as well. For previous SCSMs, many had the "clock-more-miles-before-it-gets really-hot", and then leave it to fate when the sun reveals itself. Negative/neutral splits were rare, especially for non-elites. For this year's edition, I would be very conservative for the first 10-12km depending on the heat/humidity, knowing for sure it will only get cooler for the remaining route. Ideally attempting a negative split.
  18. I'll highly recommend you do this. It's an evening race and 6 weeks before SCSM. Almost ideal :)
  19. And now a new 32km category is added. https://www.spacebib.com/events/view/sg-run-2019-471
  20. What I was trying to highlight is, there are many ways to plot. Following the middle of road/lane tends to give a longer distance than what most runners will run. Most of the numbers I see in Strava fall within 20.4 to 20.8km. I guess it's quite reasonable the official one is very close to 21km.
  21. No leh, mapometer didn't say 21.1, it depends on how one plots it. I didn't participate in the race so I can't comment much. I did however plot one based on the official route map, multiple Strava activities and my own knowledge of various segments. It turns out to be about 20.7km. Those interested can view it here: https://sg.mapometer.com/running/route_4904351.html
  22. If one knows how GPS works, it's not surprising to know the discrepancies. In a highly built-up area, especially in downtown Singapore with lots of high-rise glass towers, GPS signals get bounced all over the places, causing perceived surges in speed and jagged lines. Many runners get their 1km "PBs" due to this, myself included. For sharp turns or u-turns, most GPS watches will not be able to "fill up" the gaps in between the data points. With a very cloudy sky and we have fewer satellites to lock on to, resulting in inaccurate positioning.
  • Create New...