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Energy Vibes Singapore

Saturday, May 12, 2012

So, here I am at the other side of the World, well, comparing to myself.
First time in Singapore, first time in Asia.
I'm here until the 21st May, on my course on Organisational Development, with Gestalt. Great fun.

I didn't know where to go to run, so I just thought to get on the flow for some locals, and follow the lead.

Apparently, there's two type of weather here:
a) hot and humid
b) hot and humid with rain

Today's forecast:
33°C 91°F
55-90% relative humidity

Running felt extremely heavy, I could hardly finish a 5K, and with a moderate tempo my heart rate was up to 170 just like that.

Sweating is a waste of biological evolution here, it simply doesn't work.

I ended up in this beautiful garden. Felt like running in a rain forest. Although, I've never been into one.

There were tons of runners here, and from kick-boxing to interval-dogwalking the spectra was full. Everybody was busy doing some exercise.

Now I have to think about a plan, on how to go for this week of training, so there is exercise, nutrition, sleep.

Any tips (even repeat), welcome!

Good idea for the treadmill, I'll check if they have one in the hotel, or look up a local fitness. Otherwise, it was early morning!
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    Oliver, I don't use the LOL abbreviation very often because a post doesn't often make me really LOL. But your comment about the weather in Singapore did! It reminded me so much of how I feel when I'm in Florida, and I'm sure Singapore is even more so. If you were going to be there longer than a week, you would start getting used to it.
    Enjoy your trip and WTG on keeping the healthy lifestyle going in distant places!

    2192 days ago
    Love hearing about your adventures!!! You always make it work in the face of adversity - VERY awesome!! emoticon
    2198 days ago
    Hot and Humid weather is definitely something I don't miss from asia, enjoy the delicious foods and fresh fruits!
    2200 days ago
    It's tough when it gets real humid. Sun slower, run earlier in the morning when it's cooler & drier.

    you may also want to consider working out indoors on a treadmill for some of it. You can do your speedwork or intervals with air conditioning
    2200 days ago
    Such a great idea, to follow flow of local people, and they led you to this wonderful garden!
    That weather must be a challenge...
    Marathon- You Can Do It! book advises to run slower in hot and humid weather, 30 min/mile for every 5 oF above 60 (!) oF.
    So I guess 91 oF accounts for slowing down a bit ; )
    2201 days ago
    Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing. Wish I could help, but the only thing I can think of is air conditioned gym. Have a wonderful and enlightened trip.
    2201 days ago
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