The Sunbirds were back to SAFRA Mt. Faber for a third time in the foundation building phase for Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) Training. For the Corporate trainees, it was their first time to Mt. Faber to experience its famous undulating terrain.
The cooling morning weather set the tone for a good training run @ Marathon Pace (MP). With a longer distance to cover, the Full Marathon Sunbirds were flagged off first for their 28km worth of Mt. Faber and Labrador Park Hills Runs.
The Half Marathon and 10km trainees were led through a round of dynamic warm up before going for their 16km and 7km hills run at MP. For the newer trainees who have just recently returned to training, this MF’s challenge was an eye opener as well as set a baseline of where their level of readiness for race day is.
The trainees who have been coming for training, especially in the first 6 weeks of Basebuild conditioning, have seen good progress in their running form and speed endurance. Losing 2kg to 6kg after only after a few weeks of hard workouts have made running much easier, due to a corresponding improvement in their aerobic bases as well.
The MF repeats were welcomed with gusto by those who relished a hard workout, while those new to this training ground were simply impressed with how they had successfully run up the steep slopes and completed their challenges. That is the energy one gains from running and training in groups with a common goal.
Partly due to the good weather, and the other reason could be the good condition of the Sunbrds, the Labrador Park Figure-Of-8 Hills Challenge was completed with not much problems and in good time to boot.
Training ended early at 10:30am, allowing for sufficient time for a longer debrief and some tips on running injury avoidance and improving cadence for enhanced marathoning speed.
Next week will be the commencement of Pace Training. This time it will be on flatter terrain, starting from the City Centre. Runners who are interested to join us for some drop-in training sessions as we lead into the important phase of Long Run Pace Training can REGISTER HERE!
The SCMS Trainees Are Primed For A Successful Race!