My first 100km run

It's been long since I did this run and I originally wrote the bulk of this post in the week after, but recovery was tough and I lost the drive to continue writing after a couple of weeks. Having looked at this draft every time I log in, I figure…

April 2020 cycling challenge

Towards the end of March, my uncle sent our triathlon group a challenge he was thinking of doing; dubbed the "1000 challenge". There weren't any specifics and I assumed he was talking about 1000km of cycling. I called him later that day to ask him about it and he clarified…

How to solve low 4iiii Precision power meter readings

I recently managed to get a 4iiii Precision left-only crank power meter. I fitted it and did a 40 minute indoor session. I have a dumb trainer, but I've found the power curve online. It was showing that I could expect ~200W for 30km/h on a certain setting. Instead,…

Zone 2 training

I spent most of 2017 and 2018 running with little structure or knowledge of pacing. When I first started, I kept trying to PB my 5km time literally every single run. A lot of my time was spent injured from ramping up too quickly, and running too quickly. I bought…

Running targets for 2020

As of October 31st 2019, my current running PBs are the following: 5km: 19:49 (3:58 min/km - November 2018)10km: 42:13 (4:13 min/km - October 2019)Half marathon: 1:30:17 (4:17 min/km - October 2019)Marathon (unofficial): 3:39:46 (5:…

A good standard for endurance sports

I was recently talking to my uncle about the sort of achievements that would be good to achieve as a semi-competitive age-grouper. That is, you're not new to the sport, but also not in an elite category. In the end, we decided a time 1.5x slower than the elite…

ULTRALONDON 55

Race InformationName: ULTRALONDON 55kmDate: October 5th 2019Distance: 55kmLocation: London, EnglandWebsite: https://www.ultralondon.co.uk/Time: 5:27:30 (about 6 min/km)GoalsA - Finish: YesB - Sub 6: YesC - Sub 5:30: YesSplits27.50km: 2:24:1755km: 5:27:30About the raceThe 55km race follows the Capital…

Using Apple AirPods When Running

I recently picked up a pair of Apple AirPods 2 whilst in Malaysia. It took me a while to find them because everywhere was out of stock. So far, I’ve had a pretty good experience with them for daily use (and I haven’t lost one yet!). It’s…

Static apnea

I recently took up static apnea as a hobby. On my first day, I managed to get 3:00. I figured this was pretty good so I wanted to keep a list of my static apnea personal records over time. 2018-12-18 4:00 2018-12-11 3:35 2018-12-06 3:10 2018-12-01…

Laguna Phuket 5k

I travelled to Phuket to spectate the Laguna Phuket Triathlon. Having not ran a competitive 5km for a long time, and there being an opportunity to do so on the Saturday, I decided to enter the event. It was technically a charity fun run -- something the locals could participate…

Running in Chiang Mai is really cool

Note: Chiang Mai is not a cold place, it's 33C in the day and 24C at night. But heat acclimation is a good thing. My running whilst I was in Chiang Mai consisted of two different types: track work and long runs. Chiang Mai University has an excellent track and…