Originally slated for the 7th of July, the Shape Run Singapore 2013 was postponed to 27th October because of the haze that shrouded Singapore and the organisers didn’t want to take the risk of letting participates run in hazardous air conditions. Race pack collection was done way in advance and I was glad I didn’t misplace my bib.
Flag off was at 6.30am which is rather early as most races tend to start only at 7 or 7.30. My bestie bunked at my place so that we could cab there as public transport only commences at 6am.
bag deposit before dawn
At the start line
Warming up for before the flag off. Weather was great and while I was a tad sleepy, I think it’s better to start earlier as there is no sun yet. Decided to a fasted run (see why fasted cardio burns more fat) which means no breakfast for me. I wanted to see if this would affect my performance because every run that I did before, I had at least a banana to fill me up.
Most of the ladies came deck out in the run’s official tank top by Reebok and I must say, that it is one of the better and more flattering cuts given in race packs.
Route was refreshing because it was not at the Marina Barrage where most races are held. There were quite a few turns here and there, good change of scenery from roads to the Kallang River and the F1 pit building past the iconic Singapore Flyer and a good up and down hill (I love hills) during the last 1km.
Runners after the finish line walking to get drinks
I finally finished in 1:02ish according to my Garmin 210 (see review here) and I must say that I was pretty happy with the result of fasted cardio as I managed to shave off 5min from this year’s 10km. Far from all time personal best but definitely the fastest I clocked this year..
It’s been a tough year wrecked with bad leg injury, a chronic neck strain and an old shoulder tendonitis resurfacing but I guess everyone has to go through tough times and I know I will come out stronger than before. (hopefully quicker too hehe). One more race next month and I am done for the year.
I will be concentrating more on rehabilitative therapy and sticking to running as I have been advised not to carry any weights that aggravate the shoulder area.
and finally post workout grub at Robert Timms with a big breakfast of poached eggs, turkey breast, bacon, baked tomato, salad and baked beans.
What’s your favorite thing to eat post workout?
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