All wasn't lost though. It meant that I loved my wife even more (as I know she would do anything for me), cemented friendships with running friends that I have known for more than 20 years and enhanced relationships with new running friends. What's wrong with spreading the love amongst runners? Its just nice to give our friends a little something rather than just saying goodbye once a run is over (sorry for the poor quality of the pics. Senior Veteran me forgot to bring the camera).
This is Lee Keng Boo. I started running in 1984 from this very same car park together with Lee and other Pacesetters. Lee was one of the top Chinese marathon runners in the country then. Now he just says "at least we are still alive". Yeah man, I couldn't agree more.
Week day training: Up around 3.30 a.m. to 3.45 a.m. every morning. About 1 hr 45 min of brick training in the still of the morning at a comfortable pace.
Saturday: 4 hours total. 1 hr 50 mins on the trainer immediately followed by a 50 mins run. Then had a rest/breakfast. 1 hr 20 min swim.
Sunday: Just 20 km. 1 hr 57 mins which is my second fastest time. Hoo my run buddy knew better though and told me not to do the second 8 or 11 km loop. I agreed with him and spent time with Tip distributing the cakes.
Training is going well I think: Since May 2010 I have been getting up at around 3.30 - 3.45 a.m. without fail. I do about 1 hr 45 min to 2 hrs training (bike trainer and run) in the still of the morning. Training is done at an easy pace which means that I have not got seriously sick or had a serious injury. In the ten months, I have only missed one day of training (the day after Ironman Western Australia), thus my weight has been steadily reducing.