After a good 4 weeks of base building at Operation Sunbird 2018, Team FatBird‘s 12-week marathon training program for Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), The Sunbirds moved into week #5 with a lower-mileage week but with increased intensity to Marathon Pace.

Because of the wet weather and raindown islandwide, the scheduled long run trail workout at MacRitchie Reservoir was modified to go by the roads instead of the muddy trail terrain (to avoid any unwanted slippages and injuries).

As most of our Sunbird ladies were at the Great Eastern Women’s Run (GEWR), the turnout was trimmer but not in anyway less enthusiastic about the training.

Although the roads were wet and made for more difficult traction and grounding, the light drizzle provided excellent cooling weather to Sunbirds throughout the long run along the Reservoir enclaves.

There were little issues to the Sunbirds transition from a Basebuild Pace to a faster Marathon Pace for the 12km for HMers and 21km for FMers.  A number of the Group 4 trainees even extended their longest distances ran, although not without some niggling feedback in their legs after the workout – an important lesson on not going too fast on the volume/mileage without a good base being built.

The MR and Peirce Reservoir rolling hills provided good training stimulus to build leg strength, so essential for improving the Sunbird’s speed endurance for marathon races.

Training concluded at 10.30am with a very slight drizzle and a flock of happy and satisfied Sunbirds who were grateful they turned up for a fruitful and enjoyable workout.

As it were, we received great news of our Sunbirds scoring many Personal Bests and solid run timings at the GEWR later that morning.

We will welcome back the Sunbirds to Week #6 of training where we will breach the 30km distance with the aid of cruise/tempo intervals.

All runners training for SCSM18, NYC Marathon, OSAKA, Kyoto, Seoul, Taipei Marathons, including those looking to manage their weight and get into racing weight and shape are encouraged to join our tried and tested marathon training program.

The Sunbirds Transitioned To Marathon Pace With Ease!


Operation Sunbird 2018 – 12-Weeks Structured Marathon Program

Are you looking for a proven results-oriented marathon training program to help you achieve your desired performance targets at your upcoming Key Marathon Race?

Team FatBird is happy to launch Operation Sunbird – our tried and tested 12-week FlightZONES structured training program to support your marathon training preparations for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM) 2018 and other year end international marathons (Chicago, New York, Berlin, Seoul, ChunCheon, OSAKA).

Training Program details and registration HERE!


Team FatBird also has a Corporate Run & Marathon Training Program to prepare employees of companies and institutions for the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS).  Write to OR Check Out Program Details Here!