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  1. So I am officially a SLOW Runner (not a sub 4 hrs and definitely not top 20 finisher).......wail...... I am definitely ok and had took part in a few BYOB events, but they were mostly trail runs. For road run, I will be wondering how are they going to implement BYOB? Unless, the hydration points are re-located few meters away off the running route (ie. not at the side of the road). Otherwise, the topping up of water at the side of the road will surely cause blockage or bottleneck to all runners.
  2. Can also try do a 4, or 5 hours of slow long run to get the body (or legs) to get condition to run long hours. After all, the majority of full marathon runners takes 5 to 6 hours plus to complete the distance.
  3. Oh no, you didn't disappoint. Just that I noticed you had became more efficient now, doing video instead of writing. Last time can read, now have got to watch and listen. Personally, I think that the climate has really changed a lot. We are experiencing hotter sunshine, probably due to the thinning of ozone layer. I could still feel the burning sensation on my neck last Sat even though I had them covered.
  4. Congrats to you too on another Craze Ultra completion! So happy to be part of this Craze Nuts this year. Finally got to meet you after following your past Craze Ultra reviews. Also, this run allowed me the chance to see many great Garang runners in person. 2 weeks before the race, I was concerned about having to run through the haze. Then one week before, weather condition changed and we experienced few days of heavy rain. Finally on the actual day itself, it was terrible hot sunny weather that I went through since early morning from Yihun to Bedok Reservoir (it did rained though, which I missed, at the Northern and Central part of Singapore). First time got terrible painful blisters from (heat) running. First time learnt what it was like to run the remaining long long distance with pain . First time had to do mental countdown of every km that was still (torturing) remaining. Unbelievable experience for me! I had seen many runners got affected by the heat this year. Are we experiencing a hotter unbearable weather nowadays?
  5. I think my heat training really helps. I had trained running that Seletar stretch under hot sun at least twice. I was definitely still affected by the heat but not so much as before. But unfortunately, there was no training to prepare me on running with painful blisters . For quite a while, I was worried I could be looking into Plan C - DNF. Never in my life that I had to really do countdown of every km that's left. In the end, struggled a lot but very glad to have finally cross the finishing point. What a Crazy Ultra experience! Lol.
  6. Ya, see you on Sat. Looking forward to Sat. Will finally get to meet the people here who had inadvertently poisoned me , as well as get to see all the Garang heroes in person .
  7. My Sat game plan: Plan A - Stick to the Kenyan's pace. High chance of besting the 10~11hrs finishing times and be back home for a nice dinner/ comfortable sleep. Plan B - Stick to attempt finishing before the cut off time, possibly past 6am and save on taking Grab home. Hmmm, I shall do Plan A. See you guys on Sat. Edit: Oops, that was me dreaming. In fact, there is no Plan A all along. Actually, there is a Plan C - DNF.
  8. This morning I went for the 23km Force of Nature Run. I met a few and later saw from the livetrail results, quite a handful of CrazeUltra participants did the 42km Run! Wow! Looks like most of the participants are serious Nuts, all readily trained and well prepared for next Sat.
  9. After training under the heat for the past few weeks and months, I can confirm that heat is not my friend. I always end up walking as soon as my stored energy got suck up under the hot sun. Anyway, looks like we could be looking at the likelihood of running under rain or thunderstorms for this CrazeUltra. Any suggestions on what to wear for rain? I suspect disposable poncho won't be good enough? Also, I think no one will carry umbrella right? 12 more days to go. Are you ready?
  10. This year's 101km attracted quite a few very fast runners. We also have some 100 miles runners from previous years that are joining us this time for the 101km too. I foresee that by the time I reach CPs at Lorong Harus or Sunshine Plaza, I should be seeing all these fast runners as they will already be making their way back.
  11. Thanks to the ongoing unpredictable daily haze condition, my training has subconsciously already began its auto tapering down program.
  12. Looks like the haze is going to be here to stay and will definitely affect those Nuts out there this year. Especially those doing 101km, where most will be out in the open for like 18~20 something hours, I wonder how will be the impact? Ever since the hazy condition got into unhealthy level, all my training has been put off. Oh dear...how ah? I heard the haze during Craze Ultra for the year 2015 was far worse?
  13. I went for the 5km fun walk. Took a bus to Pasir Ris Interchange and ran from there to the starting point. When I reached the Loyang Ave/ Loyang Way junction after the Loyang Temple at around 6:45am, the traffic was already badly jam up. Many runners could be seen decided to alight at their nearest bus stop and walked. Many 10km runners did not anticipate the traffic and were late. Quite a number were so late that they had to start their run together with the 5km participants. As a result, I rewarded myself by following them into the 10km route. Had to say, the morning haze helped. Not too high to warrant a cancellation of the run, but enough to bring the temperature down and block off the sun.
  14. I drove past the under construction new Canberra MRT Station along Canberra Link recently. I noticed that there were construction going on on both sides, Canberra MRT Station on one side and Canberra Plaza on the other side. Both sides of the road were not accessible to pedestrians. I think affected pedestrians have to do a long detour to reach the other end. I hope the work along this stretch of affected road will complete before Craze Ultra.
  15. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/training-for-your-first-marathon.html The 3 elements (1), (2) and (4) are important for the preparation for Full Marathon. The 3rd element Speed Work is optional Here is another good one https://www.trainingpeaks.com/guides/marathon-training/#home All the best to your training
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