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  1. 2 hours ago, wonderfulblevic said:

    I havent done any LSD since SCSM!

    hahah... i still did a few until i was injured... so i think motivation to train for a race is important...

    54 minutes ago, starfinder said:

    Those runners who do this race every year may be all right with virtual race to ensure there is no 'gap'.

    yup.... that's me... but seriously i have not done any "LSD" on my own for 42.195km... so might go for 21.1 Half marathon instead...

  2. 13 hours ago, wonderfulblevic said:

    I am ok with virtual cos the i have some motivation to train.  This year's training has been disastrous without having races to keep me disciplined.

    that is right.... i took this time to rest mostly to nurture my injury-prone legs back to its 20s... hahah... So maybe you are right that having virtual races definitely will spur us on even more... the only con is that it will feel like another LSD alone....

  3. wow... super long post @Lady Ice... i rem reading about the Hamsburg marathon organisers describing how they are going to ensure the safety of all before reopening their registration. It seemed that at least they have taken a step back to really consider all 360deg by listening to others. It is only 2 mths left so unsure if they can manage to pull this off though..

  4. I still feel that it is not that safe to run in groups yet. Hence i prefer to run alone now or with someone in the household. The virus is still on the rise gradually after Phase 2 opening and we still have to be vigilant and stay clear of unknowns. Some pointers i got from the article. (Source: https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a32815375/is-it-safe-to-run-in-groups/

    What do you all think??

    Before you consider running with a partner or small group, ask yourself:

    • Are there any restrictions on activities or gatherings in my area?
    • Are coronavirus cases in my community increasing or decreasing?
    • Is community spread low?
    • Am I feeling sick?
    • Will those who I’m running with stay home if they’re feeling sick?
    • Are we running in an area where we can spread out?
    • Are we running in an area where we won’t come in contact with others?
    • Have I or my training partners been in close proximity with others for an extended period of time, such as at a bar or restaurant, an office, or club?
    • Do I live with anyone who is immunocompromised?

  5. that is true.... running is a harsh sport on the joints especially hence i am sidelined for a while this year as well.... getting health is the most important... hence please don't take it for granted too...

  6. i encountered it once after 2017 or 2018 Standard chartered FM... did some research and it mentioned that if this bleeding persists, then need to see doctor, if it doesnt, then it's alright. I think there is no need to reduce the running volume too much, it can be just adhoc or one-off.

    11 hours ago, AhXiong said:

    Thanks Raijin!!! I'm glad that you never suspect is sexual problem 🤭 I still want to visit more Drs to seek more opinion.  Need to understand the root cause.  In the mean time, I'll seek your advise by decreasing my running volume 🙏


  7. On 6/25/2020 at 8:58 PM, starfinder said:

    Objective opinion indeed. The organizers can only go ahead with the race upon 'approval' by the authorities, who must have deem is safe to do so. 

    Yes!!! Indeed those races which continued were given the green light by the Authorities... so every individual can decide if u want to join...

  8. Another marathon race set to take place is Hamburg Marathon.... some of the things I mentioned in my 1st post will be implemented such as sanitation stations along the route...


    Interesting to know that they want all participants to wear a scarf to cover their nose and mouth at the expo, start and end of race. And they want all elite to go for covid-19 test before they are allowed to join.. maybe cause elites will be more  closely packed to one another? 

  9. 1 hour ago, beast said:

    I could totally understand the disappointment of not having to run at these events. 

    But for the sake of well being of everyone, I hope race organizers don't even think about proceeding with them, even with any promises of the strictest of checks and safety precautions.

    Everyone should take this present situation seriously and now is really not the time to think about organizing or participating in races anymore until the situation dies down. If by any chance any running event is really given the green light to proceed, and a mass outbreak happens during the event, the disastrous consequence to the economy and people's livelihood is unimaginable.

    For the love of God, I hope that doesn't happen just because of a selfish group of people who wants to run.

    This is interesting.... and it brings me to the next discussion topic... 

    IF a race were to be held before a vaccine is found or situation gets stable (actually what is stable, assume 0 cases locally), and as what Beast said, an outbreak happens, who should bear the greatest responsibility? The Organiser or the runners who took part?

    Chicken and egg issue to me, cause if organisers want a race to happen but no runners register, they cant host it. If runners want to run but no organisers want to organise, then there will be no race as well. 

  10. 17 hours ago, starfinder said:

    I have 2 more races - Zoo Run and Ground Zero. This year is the last race for Zoo Run and Ground Zero Run doesn't happen every year.

    So if they proceed with the runs, I would go head with them too.

    nice.... i am keen to know which is the 1st race to be held in Sg this year and many eyes will definitely be on them to pull off a good one and set precedence to other races, maybe...


    SCSM is another local big race where i believe the organiser is very busy now to plan for the "new norm" of races....

  11. yup... safety and health is most important... i still remember that a couple of months ago when many people work from home, the PCN is swarmed with people who walks, fast walks, slow run and runs.... i think the people exercising in the PCN suddenly increases 2-3 times... Upon seeing the crowd, i start away head out of the PCN and proceed to a secluded construction area and run loops there with stray dogs. These days i cut down my running time and if i run, i will find odd hours too. 

    Anyway, right now there are still a few local races that might continue in 2020 as they have not "surrender" to the virus as of now. Even when it states that the race will continue, will you race??

  12. 3 hours ago, RaijinFJ said:

    Please don’t misunderstand. As a runner, I empathize with your pain and restlessness too. I have been running for over half my life already, but we have to try to be more patient on this -take note I’m trying to swallow this piece of advice myself. 😅

    The virus is still in our midst, and we are no better off from the first quarter of the year than now. In fact, it’s worse. The only silver lining we have on this matter is that in these past 6 months time has been spent researching a vaccine, and the medical community is learning more and more about the nature of the disease each passing day. Even discovering what doesn’t work is a step in the right direction.  

    For now, we just have to count our blessings. Despite everything, we all seem to be fine for now, and are even able to run.  So far so good right? 😉 

    Agree that health is really important... and we should really be glad that health is something that really cannot be bought... maybe i can say that i have not given up hope that a vaccine can be found soon and  with assumptions thatby end of the year, the virus can be contained and without further spreading with the vaccine easily and cheaply obtainable by many. With these assumptions in mind plus the additional precautions put in by the organisers to further protect the safety of runners in a race....

  13. 12 hours ago, starfinder said:

    Sorry for jumping in, just want to give my 2 cents.

    I think it is good to share ideas and and feedback. Just keep an open mind. In corporate life, sometimes an illogical idea being brought up actually led to a workable suggestion from another.

    Any forums, not just this, needs people like both of you contributing ideas and comments, or else the forum will turn really silent.

    For this CB, I actually did more runs than pre-covid 19. Simply because I am working from home and have more time to do the runs in late afternoon like 5.30 pm, rather than after usual work time beyond 7 pm. And I am doing virtual runs. Somehow feel the need to have a medal after completion. LOL.

    Whatever the case, let us keep the ideas and conversation going.

    That's good starfinder... as long as it doesn't stop you from exercising more, i think you have at least made the best out of this period as much as possible... 

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