It was a weekend of back-back running to catch up with running kakis and friends whom I have not met for a while. With the busy schedule of group runs and marathon training in 2009, meeting and running with new runners and trainees were the order of the day, and I have not been able to go back to join the various running fraternities for runs.
I had a good catch-up with some of the marathon pacers @ the FatBird Nest on Saturday. We did a progressive 21km, moving from a 7min/km pace to 6min/km to 5:30min to 5:15 and eventually finishing in 4:45min/km pace for the final 2-3km. It was hard running to say the least...haha. There were evidently less runners at ECP, but that should change as we kick into the running season by March. I enjoyed the time spent with the FatBird and pacer friends, yakking about all things under the sun, but lots still about the running topic...haha.
On Sunday, I joined the SAFRA Runners for their quarterly location run, this time organized by SAFRA Yishun in the North. I always make it a point to return to SAFRA for the location runs to catch up with friends, runners whom I have not seen in a while, as well as meet the many new and enthusiastic runners that have joined the community. The SAFRA Runners are always a friendly bunch, and through such location runs, allow the meeting up and socializing among all of us with the common interest and passion...Running!
We did one of those progressive paced runs (slow to fast...haha) of about 13km...sufficient to burn some for a short weekend workout :). Other than chatting and yakking with the runners from SAFRA MF, Toa Payoh, Tampines, Yishun and now Jurong, I always enjoy the after-run Sng Pao and the breakfast. Lots more sharing about our upcoming races and training, as well as getting to know more running folks. Nice! I look forward to visiting more SAFRA Location Runs in 2010, whenever schedule permits.