04 Feb '12, 3am

“Training for a triathlon is excellent cross training for a runner.” — Mok Ying Ren

“Training for a triathlon is excellent cross training for a runner.” — Mok Ying Ren

Mok Ying Ren crossing the finishing line at the 2011 Singapore Biathlon in second place. (Photo © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports archives) Training for a triathlon is excellent cross training for a runner. Cross training simply means doing another activity other than your primary sport which can stimulate your cardiovascular system. Dr Ng Chung Sien, resident sports physician at the Changi Sports Medicine Center (CSMC), adds that “cross training with swimming and cycling enables a runner to accrue fitness while reducing impact forces on the knee and ankle joints, reducing running injuries such as runner’s knees.” Starting out to do a triathlon on your own is a daunting task as one will need to learn the ropes in cycling and swimming which can be challenging for the pure runner. This is where friendly training groups such as those we see in the running community can help you adapt ...

Full article: http://redsports.sg/2012/02/04/cross-training-triathlon-r...

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