After my fall last year, my running alignment has been greatly affected and has not been able to get back to a good form. Although I do practice yoga once a while but never thought that it can actually help to improve my back condition. Actually practicing yoga helps not only with your body alignment and increase flexibility, it is also good for better posture and breathing.
Here are some of the Yoga poses which I found was really useful to alleviate your back pain, especially so for the modern office workers.
In The Beginning
The longest distance that I have done in a real race so far is a full marathon. The Thailand Ultramarathon, which I wanted to do the 50km race, had been cancelled due to the King’s death. Nevertheless, I went for the trip since everything has been arranged. Fortunately, I met a fellow countrymen there, and also at the lodge itself, we met a couple of others who were there to just “run the place”. So technically speaking, I do know what the taste of ultra is like. To speak the truth, I personally feel a full marathon is not that tedious but of course, I am still unable to run that distance everyday. So physically I was able to finish a 50km rather comfortably.
The last time I ran back in Singapore is the 2 XU 21 km. That could be a good half a year ago. This time round the distance is shorter, but having yet to recover from the abuse I did to my body. I wonder if I can still maintain the timing that I wanted. I was running with the #todayIrunslow tortise club. But to speak the truth none of them are slow.
This trip was really done out of some crazy idea. One night when I could not fall asleep ( do not know why as I am always easy to snooze), I youtubed for “Holy Mountains in the World” , and turns out Mt Kailash or in Tibetian: Gang Ren Po Che, shot up to be one of them. I never knew such a mountain existed. I have always wanted to visit Tibet for its Potala Palace, but now it is becoming a very commercialized place.
Since 2011, I have been running with Vibrams, the Five fingers shoes which has been touted to cause bad foot health and other health problems. I am not at all born to wear the shoes, originally a heel striker and wearing the conventional covered shoes. I did not like my transition from normal shoes to[…]
Been a long while since I experience serious pain from running. Been trying a lot on short distance speed running lately. The first strain came when I was doing speed work just last week at the tracks. Doing the Pyramids ( 400m , 800m, 1200m at maximum effort ) and coming down. I broke around the fourth set. The pain is something really new to me as I had always been very careful not to over exert, even during longer races, I had hardly experience such form of pain.
Taking running off the menu for the time being since I already did 5 marathons for this half of the year. June has passed rather quickly, taking a break from all the hurt that I had done to my legs, I realised that my old injury which occurred while in my Jakarta race last year had not been fully recovered. Since Ijen, which is my last race at the end of May. Though the race was not considered too tough to many, but I guess I was already getting a bit tired about running, so just enjoying every bits of the trail as I could.
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