ST Run training: on your marks...

Mok Ying Ren finishing third at The Straits Times Run in the City 2017 in 1hr 4min 15sec in the 18.45km event. Singapore's two-time SEA Games gold medallist will helm the training programme for the second year running.
Mok Ying Ren finishing third at The Straits Times Run in the City 2017 in 1hr 4min 15sec in the 18.45km event. Singapore's two-time SEA Games gold medallist will helm the training programme for the second year running.ST FILE PHOTO

Readers can suggest topics to be addressed in the build-up to the Sept 23 race

Singaporeans are known to be a rather busy lot, with very limited time for exercise, myself included.

So this year's #RunWithMok programme - which runONE, the official training partner, and I will helm for the second straight edition - is designed to help you build and maintain your cardiovascular health in a time-efficient manner.

Its structure will be in line with the World Health Organisation's guidelines for physical activity (30 minutes on most days of the week) and the American College of Sports Medicine's guidelines (150 minutes each week).

#RunWithMok

Similar to last year, runONE will be releasing weekly training programmes in The Sunday Times over the course of the next 16 weeks to guide you as you prepare for the Sept 23 ST Run.

You can also find the programme on the ST Run website, www.straitstimesrun.com

#AskMok

Following feedback from last year's readers, runONE will be tweaking its approach in determining the topics addressed in this column.

Instead of us choosing the content to be covered in this column, we would like to invite readers to come forward with any burning questions which you may have in relation to running and physical fitness.

We will then select a question and address your concerns to the best of our abilities. So submit your questions to the ST Run website - str.sg/ofiU - and the question featured here might just be yours!

On social media, use the #runONE and #STRun hashtags for your runs to let us be a part of your running journey.

#LearnWithMok

Learning is a lifelong journey. Together with runONE's partners and experts from various fields, we will be revealing unique training ideas periodically to enable you to spice up your personal running journey.

In addition, I, together with fellow ONEathlete(s) and marathoners Ashley Liew and Evan Chee, will be hosting running clinics in the lead-up to the ST Run.

We will share with you the theories behind the different approaches to running efficiently, and take you through the practical aspects of running to help boost your speed and performance.

So what are you waiting for?

Sign up for the 2018 ST Run now and take your running to the next level as you #RunwithMok.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'ST Run training: on your marks...'. Print Edition | Subscribe