An astronaut, a surgeon and a test pilot, all use checklists to avoid missing a step in a complicated process. Checklists are used in many fields where precision and perfection are absolutely necessary. Checklists save lives! But we’re runners and the stakes aren’t very high. No one loses a limb if we forget something on the race
Mileage can be defined as the distance one accumulates over a period of time. For example, someone might say they averaged 50km/week over 3 months while training for a marathon. Mileage can be a tricky topic. Runners are unique based on age, gender, athletic background, body type, time commitments etc. But together with pace, how
Have you ever wondered how pacers manage to get to the finishing line in a certain time on the race day? If that question crosses your mind, then this read is for you. In this blog, Mark Lam, a pacer for The Straits Times Run 2018, 18.45 KM catergory running at an even split of
Ah! The pre-race jitters or the feeling we get on the morning of the race day. Anyone who runs can relate to this feeling irrespective of whether you are a professional athlete or someone who has just started running. Hence, it is not something we can escape but the key is to learn to manage
These days, many people will not think of heading out for a run without a GPS tracker of some sort, be it a tracking app on the mobile phone, or a GPS watch. A GPS watch can provide the runner with data such as distance, time elapsed, pace, speed, calories burnt and even heart rate.
If you’ve ever come to one of Running Department’s Saturday training sessions, you may be familiar with a sign like this: During the training leading up to races such as Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, Running Department offers a wide range of pace groups between 5:20/km to 7:49/km to train with every Saturday. These
The modern marathon elites are truly breathtaking to watch. The present world record stands at 2hrs 01min 39s by Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya . That’s a mind blowing pace of 2min 52s per km, for over 42km. But would you be able to guess the winning time in the men’s Olympic marathon in the year 1904 ? The
The SCSM 2018 Training Programme features a series of activities tailored to help runners train towards 8th & 9th December. Yesterday, at 9 AM this programme was officially launched at Vivocity with a myriad of activities. I reached the event venue early, and noticed the official pacers from Running Department mingling with the public runners.