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  1. Lady Ice

    Hey all! Subbu here

    Welcome to Sgrunners to you both
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    Looking for shoes with good grip!!

    Actually you might want to change how you're running if you find running on a concrete path or tarmac is slippery in dry conditions. Or are you jogging up and down hills or rocky faces?
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    Where to buy trail shoes

    No worries. Are you asking the same question as the OP?
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    Hi Folks! Vincent here

    G'day Vinc. Hope you enjoy the forum :)
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    Safari Zoo Run 2019 - 24 Feb (Sun)

    Yes - just to off topic one more time.... with one hand there is talk about climate change but on the other the gahment look the other way in pursuit to develop more land. (ref: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/ecologists-dispute-hdbs-finding-that-tengah-forests-were-mostly-of-low). So am glad the Safari Run and others are finally finding the guts to create a BYOB environment for runners. Hope they do it successfully....otherwise they should check in with Green Nudge (the company am helping to green up events) as we have already managed to successfully implement cupless events with a positive impact on PBs :) Burning plastic generates CO2 and although our incinerators are within the WHO limits, still produces small amounts of toxic gas. Photo-degrading plastic generates methane and ethylene - 2 green house gases that are 10 times worst than CO2. Climate scientist have given us 12 years to sort it out. Am hoping outdoor athletes like runners can raise their game and gain environmental PBs. We all need to breathe and @trailblazer's article is very relevant to all here.
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    Safari Zoo Run 2019 - 24 Feb (Sun)

    Actually events around the world are going BYOB due to the safety aspect, amount of litter generated and a percentage escaping into the environment which is partly responsible for killing our wildlife and us (hormone disruptor, greenhouse gas generator, etc). Too bad about the bottle design. At least they got a good wide opening which is important. Perhaps someone can tell them they need to change the design for runners. Alternatively there are holders you can use... Remember to put your gel packets and their tabs into the bins provided so that the wildlife in the zoo can have enjoy clean water Enjoy the run
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    Where should I start? A Running Coach?

    @trailblazer can help. He is a coach that uses a MAF / Pose framework Pose method has worked very well for me and kept injury at bay. MAF will enhance your endurance. Have created direct links to the different concepts. Oh and buy shoes only after you have spoken to @trailblazer as your thoughts, what the shop thinks and what you will actually find works will be different. Welcome to the running world
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    Income Eco Run 2019 - 28 Apr (Sun)

    Feel free to email me :)
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    Income Eco Run 2019 - 28 Apr (Sun)

    Congrats. Happy to help you with your plans if you need any
  10. Am happy to say that change is happening in all running events around the world. As some of you know, this has been my personal campaign since 2006. Some of you here think that going "green" is a backward step as it means an "inconvenience to you" + a reduction in "free stuff" (often stuff that we don't need) such as marathons turning to e-goody bags or going cupless so you have to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) and/or Bring Your Own Bag. Hope to help you all understand why those changes are necessary so that you will be prepared for all event organisers to play their part. 1. Litter kills - it is estimated over 100,000 marine animals & 1 million birds are killed each year from litter 2. Single-use plastic is screwing our environments - instantly seen in our seas, but also in our landfills as well as the toxins that are released when we burn the stuff. We can't even recycle the stuff (most countries recycle plastic at 30%, Singapore is at 7%). Plastics are known to be hormone disruptors which is screwing with the reproductive systems of our marine life. 3. And if you still think your personal time is more important then perhaps you can try to realign your personal perceptions to the word "performance" to include the way you treat others and the environment which has a lasting impression for all societies and generations to come: Remember the priority of event organisers is to look after your safety by always ensuring you have enough hydration and looked after throughout the event Thank you to everyone who has read this post and has created change in their life to reduce the usage of single-use / disposable products like bottles/cups/cutlery etc Thank you when you hold onto your cup or empty gel pack and responsibly put it in the bin
  11. Am starting to book events and have noticed there are more small European events that are going cupless (less than 2000) + other actions to reduce single use plastic + offering reusable cups for a fee
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    Where to buy trail shoes

    @Kitmonster - welcome to the forum 1. Have you looked online and read the reviews about trail shoes? 2. Would you like some recommendations from the forumers? There are many who have a lot of experience. 3. Are you new to running in the humidity? 4. Do you have a specific type of shoe you have bought dependent upon a gait analysis?
  13. There are a lot of positives for foreigners to come to Singapore - safe, clean country where public transport works, lots of shopping/food, sights to see for a couple of days. They would do it as part of the challenge. I remember in New York, whilst passing a homeless bag lady, she pushed me, pointed her finger at me and said "Don't"! ...and then walked on. That was it??? When am in the US, at the back of mind is the freedom of guns and the increasing number of shoot outs so I did not respond. So certainly think the Singapore Marathon can be a WMM.
  14. Hey @kohpapa sorry have been MIA during this period. Thanks so much for your support and also highlighting where photos and videos are. Have used them in my own blog post now https://tyrelady.wordpress.com/2018/12/29/76-singapore-marathon-an-account-of-the-marathon/ As for govt support, we are working on it.....found out they also want to see a clean run!!!! Now I really want a cold run. Wishing you all much running happiness in 2019.
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    Article: How to Keep Running Better After 40 Years Old

    So can ya summarise what would be your top 10 tips to help folk to run better from 40 onwards (to keep focused with the OP's subject)? p.s. I have known different folk who have hit PBs up until they were 50.
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    Article: How to Keep Running Better After 40 Years Old

    Certainly agree that the MAF method is certainly great for building a strong base. Also been able to help folk with Pose Running to improve their performance. Was happy to teach a group and see their 5K times go down + 2 of them were able to run despite having achilles issues. Nutrition is still good to discuss for all ages and have found it affects performance. I do wonder as you age, more MCT fat is better than carbs.
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    Article: How to Keep Running Better After 40 Years Old

    Thank you @kohpapa skimmed the linked post. Lots of information! And so now to discuss ;) Diabetes - to reverse type II is about losing weight: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46363869 A ketogenic diet is about eating medium chained fats which are supposed to be processed faster than the long chained variety. I don't know much but folk that I know who have taken on a ketogenic diet have certainly lost weight. Hence if diabetes type II is about losing weight, then perhaps this will advance the idea that a ketogenic diet can help reverse diabetes type II with the correct types of fats. Here is a US science paper on testing a ketogenic diet on diabetes and found it positively beneficial: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1325029/ Fat vs Carbohydrate in Endurance From my own personal experience, I would certainly say that it is better to avoid the chemical gels. And agree with your experience that they cause spikes. I have seen too many people hit the wall using gels every 20-30 minutes in ultra marathons. It is a ridiculous amount of sugar that the liver is unable to process and they are probably not burning well. The only time I truely have a sugar craving is when am working at high speed eg a hockey game. For runners who keep within their comfort zone I would argue that medium chained fats would be better for their endurance than carbs as well as be better for the body and mind. Most runners run way too slow to get the benefit and without testing would be they would be better off with a fat / protein bit of nutrition. GELS I had one during the marathon as someone gave it to me and thought to try it 4 miles from the end. I had a squish of it and my mouth wanted to throw it back out. I had to waste the rest of it. Dunno how folk are eating that vile stuff!!! My theory is that for most of us sugar has a negative effect and chemical gels would be best removed for a healthy body.
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    Article: How to Keep Running Better After 40 Years Old

    Normally on marathons and ultras I use fat and protein as my nutrition. Find it lasts longer than the carbohydrates. What do you think about a ketogenic diet? I find that people eating low fat stuff does not do much for their body shape or the amount of fat and wondered if it is actually due to the amount of sugar. Lactose is the same in normal milk and low fat milk. Sugar converts to fat
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    Article: How to Keep Running Better After 40 Years Old

    And the magic formula for a healthy happy ageing population is keeping fit: http://www.silverfit.org.uk/healthier-lifestyles/ (research by a friend who is in her 70s and has completed 4 ironman events). The older you are the better your endurance. Though I do wonder about how ultras can affect memory as often these can mean sleepless continual motion. Having experienced memory loss in long events. Worst one was 135 miles and up for nearly 70 hours. Brain fried for nearly 3 months!
  20. okee thank you Uncle for yr pearls of wisdom. @activerun have you let the organisers know as this is a serious incidence which I know they will take very seriously
  21. Here are the changes to SCSM to create a litter free environment and reducing event wastage: https://tyrelady.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/singapore-marathon-bin-it-right/
  22. haha - of course uncle got charisma. Everyone wants to speak to you.....Until the next encounter
  23. hahaha - must be cos have missed speaking to you 🤗 and since you didn't spend time with me along the marathon route....have to speak to you here
  24. hahaha @kohpapa Ahh but did @activerun encounter a car or not? It is very strange as you would normally see those people affected complain on SCSM FB page and not seen a thing.
  25. Thanks @Ender - am touching base with organiser for next year's continued initiative to keep the course litter free. The background of the photo doesn't make sense though. Which part of the route is that photo from? Here's my write up combined with your observations at the base camp village: https://tyrelady.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/singapore-marathon-bin-it-right/