Calling all Triathlon, Marathon and Spartan race fans!
Running is one of the popular forms of exercise. It’s simple, effective and barely requires any equipment.
As fans of running ourselves, we can’t help but notice how competitive running is increasing in popularity among the KSA enthusiasts. Below, we look into how you can clock in more miles, in a shorter time period. Basically to help you enjoy running a little bit more.
To do so, we have enlisted the help of none other than Faisal Al Asmar – Star tri-athlete of Saudi Arabia, to provide his insights.
Being passionate about sports from a young age, Faisal was always out playing in the streets. Soon, he began participating in sports on a competitive level.
Back then, there wasn’t enough support for people who wanted to practice their passion. No flat and fixed running tracks available for him to train on, but that did not stop him as he trained in the rugged valley terrain.
He also used to cycle around the university with a risk of getting hit by cars! But he had no option and needed to get ready for the upcoming cycling races.
Training for swimming races was a hassle too. The only Olympic swimming pool available was exclusively for the national team. So he had to train in a 15 meters pool…….for a 2000 meters race!
Despite these setbacks, Faisal has emerged a champion in many races. Just look at some of his accomplishments below!
Excuses are not in his dictionary. His love for the game kept him going against all odds.
We get a one-on-one with a man himself to get a better understanding of what drives him to go above and beyond.
Guess we got more than we bargained for, life lessons along with training tips. So the key takeaway here – Every race is first won in the head, running is the easy part. Mentality wins races and achieves goals.
Like the man said, no more excuses. You have all the info you need. Yalla! Let’s get moving!
Tag us in your adventures and trainings with us @sunsandsports & #showthemyou.
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