Another great infograph I found: We all know how we can spiral quickly down the slimy pit of being out of action due to an injury. It not only affects our fitness but more so, our moods. I had to … Continue reading
Retweeted this yesterday:
“In the first half of the race, don’t be an idiot. In the second half, don’t be a wimp.” Via @runnersworld
Couldn’t emphasise any more on how true this is.
Don’t let your training go to waste and stick to your planned pace. It’s hard though when throngs of over zealous people blaze past you in the first few miles or so.
“Why is everyone so damn bloody fast?” You wonder.
Panic seeps in and you quicken your pace.
In another article by the globe and mail, running too fast in the first mile can ruin your race and it’s really true!
Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Run your own race at your own pace.
Here is where the fun begins. If you are still going strong, congrats.
If you feel like doing this and chances are you might..
You either pushed too fast too soon or a host of other reasons (which I can think of but am too
lazy busy to list for now) Read these top 10 ways to finish your race strong. I am in favour of running no.5 – negative splits as I am truly a slow starter and get my mojo only during the second half.
The one thing in my mind that psyches me up and gives me enough energy to finish strong is that I tell myself, the faster I finish, the faster I get to rest! So walking is therefore not an option for me. Works for me every time, you just need to find what motivates you!
Fail to train and you lose your dumpling!
- Running to Finish vs. a Time Goal, Which is Right for You? (runningbeforeiwalk.wordpress.com)
- Marathon Training Begins: To follow a Plan or Not? (therunnersmuse.wordpress.com)
- Week 14: Half-marathon training (fitgirlhappygirl.com)
A great infograph I came across:
Am thinking of getting a pair of trail shoes for my Northface run in October. Last year, I had taken the risk and worn my shoddy, “almost nearly there and have to throw away pair” of New Balance shoes that has served me so well. Lucky it didn’t give way. Stupid thing to do I know. What if it DID give way halfway?
Hence, the contemplation.. Was researching which trail shoes would be good when I came across the New Balance Minimus ad:
Anyway, according to their website:
The Minimus Zero Trail was engineered to provide increased ground-feel, its extremely lightweight design features a durable Vibram® outsole that makes conquering terrains from concrete to trail the ultimate minimalist experience.
Think I might just head to the New Balance store to check it out. I kinda like the one at Velocity.
Panoramic shot of the stadium just as dawn was breaking I love running in the mornings, the air is always so fresh and crisp and it feels that a new day has truly begun on the right footing. The elderly … Continue reading
So it finally happened, forgoing the SHAPE run that also took place on the same day, I signed up for the Pocari Run 2012 Singapore instead. I was a bit apprehensive as I had just fully recovered from an injury … Continue reading
I was never a morning person. As I used to jetset all the time, my hours were pretty irregular. I ran mostly in the evenings or at night or in gyms at the hotels where I stayed at funny hours … Continue reading
Please don’t do this to me now. Just when I thought my leg has healed. I had gone for a short 3 km run the day before yesterday as I did not feel any pain and just wanted to get … Continue reading
I went to collect my race pack for the Pocari run last Saturday. This weekend flew by in a jiffy. Rock climbing today (shall post on it later) , a baby shower, a cake decorating exam and church service pretty much sums up my weekend!