Running Average: Tips for choosing new running shoes

There are a lot of variables in running, including your body (your muscles, fatigue) how well it’s trained, the weather (hot, cold, dry, humid), and even how stressed you are. So it stands to reason that you should try and control what you can control to remove at least one variable in the equation – …

Running Average: Do I need a fitness tracker? Pros and cons for a beginner runner

A few days ago, I posed the question of “do I need a fitness tracker?” on my Instagram account. I definitely stand by what I said there, which is that it’s not a must for those runners just starting out. However I don’t think this quite captures everything I wanted to express about buying a …

Running Average: Brooks PureCadence 7 Review

I’m a fairly budget-conscious person, so when I started running, I tuned my deal-finding skills for finding shoes at a relatively ambitious target: <$100 SGD. Naturally, a budget like that wasn’t going to bag me any top of the line Nike’s or anything of that sort, but it did broaden my scope to brands that …

Running Average: My Current Training Philosophy (July 2019)

As you may have read in my introductory blog post, I’ve never been much of a long distance runner so I suspect that I have no aerobic base so to speak of. So since I really started to train for a marathon, which is probably since March this year, I’ve stuck to pretty much the …

Running Average: Oxfitt Run 2019

I’ve definitely mentioned it entirely too much this week, however this past weekend I completed my first half marathon ever at the Oxfitt Run 2019. I just wanted to leave my thoughts here in case anyone wants to know my impressions and experiences of the event, maybe for future Oxfitt events. The Oxfitt Run this …

Running Average: Exploration RUN Workshop with HOKA ONE ONE, and Carbon X First Impressions

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I finally got my hands on the HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X yesterday morning (June 29th). The event I received them at (and signed up for) was the “Exploration RUN Workshop with HOKA ONE ONE”, run by HOKA ONE ONE Singapore and Run Singapore. This was …

Running Average – An Introduction

My name is Stephen Yuen. I’m an engineer who’s maintained a moderate level of fitness throughout my 30 years so far, mostly playing basketball and a fairly stereotypical bodybuilding phase in my early 20’s. I’ve always described myself as a sprinter rather than as a runner, mainly because I never had the patience to run …

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