After 7 weeks of intensive training for strength and speed endurance, the Kingfishers showed their readiness for the Army Half Marathon this coming weekend with a series of good runs at the program’s 18km time trial and achieving Personal Bests at The Shape Run, Performance Series, Kuching Marathon, Brisbane Marathon.
With their dedication to the structured Ops Kingfisher training program comprising of speed development at the track to hills repeats at Mt. Faber & Labrador Park to the weekend steady-state fast-finish long runs and cruise intervals, the Kingfishers have progressed strongly to reach their current form and state of readiness for their Half Marathon mission this weekend.
The final long run of 18km @ Optimal Pace threw up very good potential PB-indicators for the Kingfishers on Sunday. From Group 1 to Group 3, both trainers and trainees held on well to maintain Optimal Pace (7-10s faster than target Marathon Pace). This is testament to their strength and speed endurance developed over the course of these 8 weeks of training.
Those Kingfishers who did not participate at the Time Trial ran their own races very well, and following were some of the postings on their outstanding performances:
“PB … A big thank you to all Trainers at Team FatBird..”
Mei Ting @ Shape Run 2017
“2nd Performance Series done for the year & clocked unofficial 2:06:29. Closed to PB, if not a PB. Thanks to TFB trainers & Group 2 running mates.”
Chow Wah @ Performance Series HM 2017
“I definitely had a strong run for the first 16km. Thanks to Team Fatbird coaches for the constant push during trainings! I would like to think I ran with better form today as compared to the first race…”
Crystal Quek @ Performance Series HM 2017
“…completed his first #brisbanemarathon17 by overcoming 9 deg winter temperature, undulating terrain of 342m elevation, contact lens fallen from one eye, 50m tracking back for mistakenly dropped glove and lack of training mileage, to finish in PB of 3:29:43.”
Trainer Kong Soon @ Brisbane Marathon 2017
“Congratulations on the podium and Champion Singaporean with timing of 3:46:11”
Trainer Steven Ho @ Kuching Marathon
This final week before the main race on 20 August will see the Kingfishers doing active rest and recovery, with a couple of shorter tempo and fartlek runs thrown in at Race Pace to get into optimal condition.
Team FatBird trainers would like to wish all our Kingfishers Personal-Best performances at the SAFRA Army Half Marathon!
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