Army Half Marathon: Running with Achilles tendinitis — again

For the first time, I ran a half marathon on back-to-back Sundays. For the second time, I limped to the start line. Yesterday was the Safra S’pore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon. A week after The Performance Series run at Punggol, my right ankle still hurt when I walked. The Army Half Marathon has…

The Performance Series Race at Stadium Riverside Run, I mean, Walk

No blisters or wet farts, at least until after the race. Yet, yesterday’s The Performance Series Race at Stadium Riverside Walk was one of my worst half marathon performances. I did stop to take a leak, though, at the same toilet I used during the Income Eco Run three weeks earlier. That toilet at the…

Income Eco Run half marathon: What’s my excuse this time?

It’s always something. For the Marina Run, I was recovering from an injury. For the 2XU Compression Run, it was blisters from running without socks. For yesterday morning’s Income Eco Run (formerly NTUC Income Run 350), it was diarrhoea. Or at least, that was what I thought it was. As I approached the Stadium MRT…

2XU Compression Run: Should’ve worn socks for half marathon

My second 2XU Compression Run half marathon. I first joined in 2015. I didn’t wear socks because they tend to make my shoes feel too tight. I would regret it. The final few kilometres were rather painful. EARLIER: 2XU Compression Run 2015 recap

Marina Run: I wanna banana

Yesterday’s Marina Run was my first night race. It was nice not to have to wake up early before dawn to get to the starting line for once. The 21km flag-off was 7pm, but I was in the second wave which started 16 minutes later. Because of the pain I have been feeling in my…

My year of halves (except Star Wars Run)

I made a New Year’s resolution not to join any more 10km races. I broke that resolution two weeks ago when I signed up for the 10km Star Wars Run. Because Star Wars. But all my other races this year are half marathons. I have already signed up for more 21km races this year than…

Taking the shorter Newton Challenge

Here are two things everyone is saying about yesterday’s Newton Challenge: The weather was great. The up-ramp at Marina Barrage 5km before the finish line wasn’t. It was my first Newton Challenge. There were two categories: 32km and 21km. I joined the latter to make up for my disappointing performance at the Army Half Marathon…

I got pwned by the Army Half Marathon (again)

When I first ran the Army Half Marathon in 2013, I got pwned. I made a couple of mistakes like drinking too much water during the run and stopping too long at a choke point, thus ended up with a nett time of 3 hours and 36 seconds. Last year, I improved to 2h 42m…