The participants gathered at 7:00am in front of National Art Gallery/City Hall. After a quick brief, the respective timing groups set off to run around the Padang, Shenton Way, Robinson Road, Telok Ayer Street and back to NAC for a loop of 5km.
The first two 5km sets were completed at Marathon Pace (MP) while the 3rd and 4th sets were run at Optimal Pace (OP) to condition for a fast-finish long run. . Rest interval of 1-2min with mineral water/isotonic drinks replenishment in between each 5km set.
The weather was very humid although it was cloudy for the first 3 sets of our run. Still, the respective training groups did very well to complete within their targets.
The training session was made more interesting with the concurrent family activities and a mini duathlon race happening alongside our workout.
When we completed our training session by 9:30pm, the sun’s rays were peeking down on the satisfied PowerFLIGHT and Kookaburra runners who were already done with their cool-down stretches and heading for home.