How to Choose the Right Running Shoe for you

How to Choose the Right Running Shoe for you

Purchasing anything new can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very frustrating. Purchasing a pair of Running shoes is no different, and do the nature of our bodies we wouldn’t recommend rushing into a pair of shoes just because they are cheap or convenient. No two people have exactly the same … Continue reading

Top 5 Trail Running Essential of 2020

Top 5 Trail Running Essential of 2020

Singapore has seen a great increase in runners taking part in trail running events which is a refreshing change from your usual running track. Trail running provides better strength training benefits for the legs compared to road running. Trail running also challenges coordination, agility and balance more so than running on roads, especially if running … Continue reading

Top 5 Race Ready Running Shoe of 2019

Top 5 Race Ready Running Shoe of 2019

How to choose your perfect running shoe? While there is no single running shoe that is perfect for everyone, comparing the shoes cushioning, flexibility, weights and heel-to-toe drop do affect the type of running that you are doing. Running shoes are designed to prevent injury from that repetitive motion by offering specific cushioning to aid … Continue reading

THRESHOLD RUNNING 

THRESHOLD RUNNING 

There’s a lot of confusion about what threshold running is, Some people think it’s just about running fast; others believe it’s about running at certain speeds. There is an element of truth in both of these, but threshold running is about exercising at predetermined heart rates that are a percentage of your maximum heart rate. … Continue reading

HOW ARE YOU LANDING?

Knowing how you are landing your foot when you are running is important this will allow a runner to identify their running gait and ensure that you are wearing the right type of shoe to meet your running form. If you want to know what type of runner you are, video analysis is a great … Continue reading

SHOULD I BE AIMING FOR A SPECIFIC TIME?

SHOULD I BE AIMING FOR A SPECIFIC TIME?

It’s always best to set more than one goal to avoid disappointment if some unfavourable conditions (like bad weather, or coming down with flu) disrupt your plans on marathon day.  Instead of setting a single time target, it’s wise to widen your goals so that you’ll increase your chances of success. Choose a time window for … Continue reading

HOW DEMANDING IS A MARATHON TRAINING?

HOW DEMANDING IS A MARATHON TRAINING?

There’s no getting around it – training for a marathon requires a lot of discipline and commitment. It’s the training schedule, not the race itself, that will really impact on your everyday life. It’s not just physically demanding – it can also place a strain on your spare time and social life.  Even a schedule for … Continue reading

Running your first Marathon

Running your first Marathon

Your journey to the start line begins here. A marathon is a massive challenge by anyone’s standards. Therefore it’s not something you should rush into. You need to fully understand what’s involved and the problems you may encounter before you begin training, so you can assess whether you are ready or not The marathon is … Continue reading

(Q&A) Exercising safely during Ramadan

(Q&A) Exercising safely during Ramadan

When choosing a workout during Ramadan, remember to consider the following:

The type of exercise. The risk of dehydration is higher with cardio (aerobic) exercises.
The intensity level of your workout. Light to moderate intensity exercises is safest.
Whether it is an indoor or outdoor activity. Avoid exercising outdoors at the hottest times of the day as you will be unable to hydrate yourself adequately.
The time of day. You may want to limit physical activity during fasting hours and be more active after sunset as the risk of low blood sugar is higher in the hours before iftar.
Check your blood glucose before the workout. Ensure that it is at least 5.5 mmol/L. Continue reading