Photo credit: Explore British Columbia

People don’t become good runners overnight. It is always a process that requires determination, hard work and consistent training. Only through the pains of training, can we transcend into a better, faster and stronger runner. ‘Transcend Yourself’ is what The Performance Series promotes, encouraging non-runners to become runners and runners to become ever better runners. Here are 3 phases you will go through when you are undergoing transformation to become a runner:

Mentality: From couch potato to runners, from lazy to active

The first step to running is always the hardest. You need to be determined and have a strong mind to leave your comfort zone. Stop giving yourself excuses to not go out for a run, and change these negative thoughts around. The only way to get yourself to start running, is by changing your mentality and stop letting yourself be lazy. By mentally preparing yourself to be ready for a run, you have already put half your foot onto the road to becoming a better runner.

Action: From the office chair to the streets

The next thing you have to do is to leave your chair and really go out for the run. The beginning may be the toughest; you will feel pain, soreness and lack of breath. You will feel like giving up. But you just began; you can’t let yourself give up so easily just yet without trying hard enough. In fact, running can also help with fatigue and concentration, which are problems people tend to experience from working at a desk for too long. And the good news is – as long as you persevere, you will see yourself getting stronger and running faster over time.

Physique: From overweight to healthy

You may be overweight. Or you have that extra flab you want to lose. Running can help you to achieve these goals. On top of that, there are many health benefits you can get from running. Just by starting to run once a week, you can become a stronger, happier and healthier person.


In 2016, don’t run away from a challenge!

The Performance Series gives you the opportunity to #TranscendYourself! Singapore’s first running race series is here and spans across five races, in five unique locations over the island. With 2.5km, 5km and 10km, as well as a stairs-climbing race, this can be the start of your transformation to a better you. Click here to find out more.

Registrations are open – Get $5.00 OFF

All JRL readers get to enjoy a $5 discount when registering for any category of a single race. Enter promo Code: 5OFFJRL during checkout to redeem. Additionally, you can sign up for a bundle of 3 or 5 races and enjoy savings up to S$50.



Cover photo credits: Explore British Columbia


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