Sharing with others how to do endurance sports
I ran my first ever marathon in 2006 in Brunei’s First Marathon organized by Standard Chartered Bank. I ran for the first half and walk the rest, all in 7 hours and 30 minutes. I had 9 months training. I tried again the next year, I had built up my speed down to 10km in 1 hour, unfortunately 2 weeks before the event I sprained my ankle, I tried to continue my run, but I only last half the distance. For the next few years I stopped running long distance, until I picked it up again 2009. But just doing upto 10km distances.
2012, I picked up swimming again, participated in group triathlons as a swimmer, and for 2013 I decided to do the triathlon myself. That is a 1.5km open water swim, 40km cycling, 10km running. So I picked up running again, and picked up cycling as well. I did my first individual triathlon at the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Triathlon, and continued with the Serawak Triathlon, and 2014, I did a 70.3 Ironman at Putrajaya, Malaysia. htat was 2km open water swim, 90km cycling, and a 21km half marathon run.
Currently, I consider my swim above average, cycling average, and running slightly above average. A have taught a few friends and other people how to swim, trained a few others to run fast and far, and I am still learning myself on how to improve my cycle.
I have now decided to share what I know about endurance sports, in general triathlons, specifically, swimming and running, and I might even share about cycling as I learn myself.
The next few posts will be on Running. The topics I will look into includes.
- Know where you are in your ability
- Know where you want to be
- Benefits of Running
- Preparations before Running
- Tracking your performance
- Running Gear
- Choosing shoes
- Where to Run
- Running Safety
- Running Technique
- Training Technique
- Trainig Schedule
- Mental State in Running
- Barefoot Running
- Risks of Running, Causes and Treatments.
- Health and Nutrition
- Joining a Run
Up next: Know Where you are in your ability.