Theme Run – Botanic Garden Run (Jan 14)

I woke up around 4:50am, brushed my tooth washed my face and took a light breakfast. I ran from my home to Boonlay intercharge and boarded the bus 174. Alighted 1km to the starting point in the garden, I had a second warm up run there.

I realized I’m the first to come when reaching the basketball court and what worse it started drizzling. However soon the rain stop ped and the run leader this week, new friend Renohtaram arrived a few minutes later other new runner friends came including Tiwazz, Astrogirl, Petia, Asturias, Eugene_Ng8Dasher, Run3,Charlotte.

Renohtaram lead us the "Frodo Loop, essentially an approximately 15.5-km route from old SMU – Bukit Timah Road – Ngee Ann Poly – Clementi Road – Ulu Pandan Canal – Buona Vista MRT Station – Holland Village – Holland Road – Botanic Gardens Minden Gate – Cluny Road – old SMU". The weather was perfect, cool.   We finished the run with a very comfortable pace in 1hr44mins including a big stop for drink. On the right is the speed graph captured on my NOKIA5500 sport’s pedometer.

After the run, Ripley, Alec_chua and Roonz joined us for breakfast at Mr. Prata. First time I saw so many varieties of prata. And I ordered the French prata with banana inside and chocolate topping(Is it a bit "sinful"?).

Quite an enjoyable running experience besides the long travel time from my home. Looking forward to the next run. 

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