Training

  • 5 Big Benefits that Cross Training Can Bring to Running

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    It’s no secret that runners are a competitive bunch. No matter what level you are at, the desire to get an edge is a natural one for runners. And while it is possible to create some of this competitive edge yourself by digging deep and pushing yourself through the last mile or hundred meters, you…

  • Common Mistakes Marathoners Make, and How To Best Recover After Your Marathon

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    The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore 2013 is shaping up to be one of the largest running events in Singapore, and we do expect to see fresh faces running their very first marathon on race day. But running a marathon requires proper preparation and training. Dr. Frankie Tan is the Head of Sports Physiology at Singapore…

  • Keep a Running Log to Track and Maximise Your Progress

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    Whenever someone takes up running they have specific goals in mind. Perhaps it is time to finally shed those extra 15 pounds they’ve been carrying around for so long. Maybe running a marathon is on their bucket list. Of course, it could simply just be to stay in good shape. Beyond the right shoes, stretching…

  • Top 3 Problems Vertical Marathoners Face

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    Vertical marathons share some similarities with regular marathons, in that they both are endurance sports which will test your limits physically and mentally. The difference lies in the distance. Standard marathons are 42KM long and typically take 3-4 hours to finish, while vertical marathons take place over a relatively short distance, and depending on the…

  • 4 Exercises To Strengthen Your Core

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    When it comes to exercise routines that can benefit anyone and everyone, there are not many exercises as all-encompassing as ones that strengthen your core. Whether you are a world class athlete or a weekend warrior, core strength can help you excel in what you do and reach all of your personal goals in a…

  • On The Exercise Continuum And The Marathon Runner’s Diet

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    Dr. Frankie Tan began his career with a Physical Education and Sports Science background. He taught P.E. and was a coach in a local college for about 7 years before joining the SSC as an Exercise Physiologist. Since then, he has been with the SSC for about 12 years, largely focusing on high performance sports…

  • 5 Tips To Stay Lean

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    The art of staying lean takes a fair amount of discipline and practice, but from experience it is not that difficult to become a master of managing your body composition. So if you would like to achieve this, consider again whether it is time, finally, to do something about it. If yes, you’ll need to…

  • How to Become a Stronger Runner

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    It is often regarded that the easiest, most effective way to get better at running is to do more training and to do that training a lot harder. What proves to be interesting is although you may achieve some success at shaving seconds or even minutes off your personal best, it is often short-lived due…

  • Why You Need a Running Buddy

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    Running is often perceived as an individual sport, offering a time for peace, solitude and communion with one’s body but running alone can sometimes be boring. Finding a running buddy is a simple and perfect solution for killing your boredom and might be more advantageous than you think – performance and health wise. A great…

  • Four Simple Steps to Good Running Form

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    Running form is one of the most debated topics amongst runners, sports scientists and even doctors. Even as you are reading this, somewhere in the world, researchers are still trying to decide which is the best running form. Nonetheless, these are still some basics that could guide you as you discover your best form. 1….

  • How to Plan and Achieve your Running Goals?

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    We’ve entered 2013, yet most of us still train like it’s 1991. Very little thought is given to our goals, our training structure and to the way we structure our lives for success. I’m a big believer in planning as I see it as the roadmap to the achievement of my goals. At this time…