Operation Sunbird 2015 launched in the midst of Crazy Hazy Weather

Operation Sunbird 2015 launched in the midst of Crazy Hazy Weather

In the unexpected hazy weather last weekend, Team FatBird officially kicked off Operation Sunbird 2015our tried and tested 12-week FlightZONESTM structured training for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS 2015) and other year end international marathons.

In the health and safety interests of all Sunbird trainees, trainers and crew, the first session had to be cancelled because of the unhealthy psi levels in the morning.  A short training briefing and sizing was conducted for those who turned up. 

We look forward to much improved weather in session 2 this coming Sunday in the midst of lush greenery around the Reservoir training grounds.

With 11 weeks of road, hills, trails and pace training remaning, it is still early for those without any training plans to hop on this proven and results-producing marathon training program!

Training Starts 13 September 2015!

Operation Sunbird delivers great value with structured training sessions, enhanced equipping discounts to provide you the ultimate  marathon training experience.

Team FatBird FlightZONESTM  Structured  Marathon  Training Program 2015
•  A 12-week program comprising of weekday tempo/strength/fartlek workouts and one weekend long run, weekly.
•  Workout sessions will focus on building strength and endurance for the 21km and 42km distances, with a good mix of tempos, hills, repeats, coupled with weekend LSD and pace runs.
•   Experienced Marathoners and Pacers leading and guiding the runs
•   The FlightZONESTM Training System, incorporating heart-rate measurements and progressive paced running
•   The PowerFLIGHTTM Training System, incorporating hill repeats and trails/rolling hills
•   Two levels of training – beginners and experienced runners
•   Regular EDMs and online postings of the weekly training plan and tips on running techniques, form and pace
•   Equipping Discounts and Special Promotions on other Sponsors/Partner products
•   eCertificates Of Completion/Achievement


Click HERE for Training Dates/Schedules for your planning purposes.

Click HERE for Program Information and FAQs!

Please email to training@teamfatbird.com for any clarifications or enquiries.



Follow Our Pace, Win Your Race!
Team FatBird Training For Straits Times Run @ Hub 2015

Team FatBird Training For Straits Times Run @ Hub 2015

Team FatBird, Official Pacers for the Straits Times Run @ Sports Hub 2015, conducted a series of 3 training runs (8km, 12km, 15km) for 300 participants of the 18.45km category from Aug-Sep 2015.  

All the training runs were led by pace groups for 1:40h, 1:50h, 2:00h, 2:10h and 2:20h comprising of workouts of dynamic warm-up and activation drills, paced runs of 8-15km and closing off with cool-down and static stretches.

With 2 weeks to race day, the STRun Pacers and runners are all primed and pumped for an excellent race on Sep 27.  

#STRunAtHub2015 #TFBPacers #FollowOurPace #WinYourRace

Photos From FatBird CK Chin
Training Run #1
Training Run #2
Training Run #3

Kingfishers’ smooth advancement towards Q3 marathon races

Kingfishers’ smooth advancement towards Q3 marathon races


The hazy weather cleared up to PSI levels of 95 in the morning for a good 20km (HM) and 28km (F) Optimal Pace training run for the Kingfishers.  Marathoners bound for Sydney Running Festival in Sep and OSAKA Marathon in Oct took the opportunity to do a trial long run at race pace to gauge their levels of readiness.

A short briefing about ‘breathing techniques’ for distance runners was conducted prior to the run-off as an entire group at 7:30am.  With 6 weeks of training under their belts, the Kingfishers were maintaining strong and steady paces for the first 15km along Gardens By The Bay, Marina Barrage and Looping back from the Promontory.

In spite of the humidity and heat, the respective group Pacers and trainees kept up with managed paces and were in high spirits.  Shouts of encouragement were meted out by various pace groups as we passed one another.


By the time we reached Parkland Green, we had covered 18.3km at Optimal Pace and the STRun Pacers also completed their requirements at that point, all race ready for Sep 27. The HM and FM groups continued on for another 2km and 10km at sustained Optimal Pace to finish strongly and meeting the morning’ training objectives.

The Kingfshers gave their best effort and was suitably drained and tired from the challenging weather.  However, they were given a mental boost to their confidence levels as they persisted to complete the training in good form.

With 20km and 28km under our belts, we will all look forward to our final training and tapering long run next weekend to wrap up our 8 weeks of marathon tune-up.  

With the trainees looking strong and feeling motivated, we look forward to them achieving good results at the Straits Times Run and Sydney Marathon in September, not forgetting the OSAKA Marathon in October.


The Kingfishers Are Ready!

Photos from CK Chin

Sydney Marathon 2015 Training: The Longest Run

Sydney Marathon 2015 Training: The Longest Run

The warm and humid weather set the stage for the Kingfishers’ longest training run at Mt. Faber.  Because of the weekend OCBC Cycle event which had service roads to Parkland Green closed, we had earlier shifted our training to the Western Hills region.


The turnout for this longest run was markedly smaller, but those who showed up were really going for it all with the very challenging route of undulating slopes along Mt. Faber vicinity and then loops of Labrador Park-Keppel Marina repeats.

The groups ran off by 7:10am due to the long distances we had planned.  By the time we entered Labrador Park, all had sufficiently warmed up to tackle the 6km repeats.  Since a number of Kingfishers were new to the Keppel Marina area, the first 2 loop repeats offered a sense of relaxation from the scenic beauty of the marina waters flanked by condominiums and sailboats.

Optimal Pace was maintained for about 15km before slightly slowing down due to the heat beating down because of the unshaded access routes.  Still, the Kingfishers did their best to maintain good form and posture to stride through in good pace.

The Half Marathon Kingfishers took a short break after 2 loops before proceeding along Harbourfront back to SAFRA Clubhouse.  The Full Marathoners gritted their teeth and continued on to complete another 1-2 loops worth of 6km repeats.

Optimal Pace gave way to Marathon Pace by the 20km mark as we were challenged by the blistering heat.  Group 1 was able to continue on well with the front runners completing the full 4 loop course while a few others did 3-3.5 loop repeats.

Groups 2 and 3 did commendably well to complete at least 2.5-3 repeats in challenging heat conditions, before making way back to the end point for distances of 26-30km.


A couple of Kingfishers reported hitting the wall in the final 4-5km, indicative of the massive effort they put in to conquer the challenge at end.  They recovered well after some rest and hydration, and completed the final km in good shape.

This was indeed one humongous challenge, made a lot tougher by the training area and route conditions.  We were glad that all Kingfishers came back by the cutoff time, completing 21km-32km of long distance at Optimal Pace.


The regular cool-down stretching was conducted for the Half Marathon trainees and those that were back earlier, a great relief of all the pain and stresses of at least 2.5-3h time on our feet.


With the longest run completed to our satisfaction, the Kingfshers will be taken through the tapering phase with 19km and 28km pace training next weekend.  Till then, we will surely be RICE-ing from this morning’s hard run in preparation for next week’s training.

The Kingfishers Have Completed Their Longest Challenge!

Photos by FatBird Onin

OPERATION SUNBIRD 2015: MARATHON TRAINING FOR STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON SINGAPORE (SCMS)

OPERATION SUNBIRD 2015: MARATHON TRAINING FOR STANDARD CHARTERED MARATHON SINGAPORE (SCMS)

Team FatBird is happy to launch Operation Sunbird 2015 – our tried and tested 12-week FlightZONESTM structured training program to support your marathon training preparations for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS 2015) and other year end international marathons

The moment you have been waiting for.
Operation Sunbird 2015
OPENS FOR REGISTRATION!

Training Starts 13 September 2015!

Operation Sunbird delivers great value with structured training sessions, enhanced equipping discounts to provide you the ultimate  marathon training experience.

Team FatBird FlightZONESTM  Structured  Marathon  Training Program 2015
•  A 12-week program comprising of weekday tempo/strength/fartlek workouts and one weekend long run, weekly.
•  Workout sessions will focus on building strength and endurance for the 21km and 42km distances, with a good mix of tempos, hills, repeats, coupled with weekend LSD and pace runs.
•   Experienced Marathoners and Pacers leading and guiding the runs
•   The FlightZONESTM Training System, incorporating heart-rate measurements and progressive paced running
•   The PowerFLIGHTTM Training System, incorporating hill repeats and trails/rolling hills
•   Two levels of training – beginners and experienced runners
•   Regular EDMs and online postings of the weekly training plan and tips on running techniques, form and pace
•   Equipping Discounts and Special Promotions on other Sponsors/Partner products
•   eCertificates Of Completion/Achievement


Click HERE for Training Dates/Schedules for your planning purposes.

Click HERE for Program Information and FAQs!

Please email to training@teamfatbird.com for any clarifications or enquiries.



Follow Our Pace, Win Your Race!