By Marcel Sng
|Kenny Lee - Just took up running competitively only 5months ago|
On Sunday, Team V captain Kenny Lee did a 39min17sec for the POSB run 10km. Kenny takes his time as a guage for the Standard Chartered Marathon in Dec. Although his training now is well suited for the 5km/10km, he is slowly bringing it up to the full marathon level of training.
Kenny joined FlexiFitness just 5 months ago. I find that he is able to do personal bests constantly due to consistent training; as Kenny together with the Vegan group hardly miss any trainings. His vegan diet also helps.
|Kenny Lee(left), together with running buddies and fellow vegans Lee Guan(middle) and Chin Peng(right) supporting ACRES: Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Singapore)|
Interview with Kenny Lee
How did you find the route, organisation,water points of the POSB run?
I thought that the route was well planned. There were more than enough water and isotonic points for a short race.
What was your goal for the POSB run?
I was aiming for sub 40 min, which is based on a pace that is just under 4 min/ km.
What is your timing for the POSB run?
Are you happy with your run?
Yes, I am satisfied with my run. I gave it my all and hit my target time. It was a good way to gauge my body's conditioning and readiness for the SCMS Full Marathon. In order to do better I know I will need to get stronger.
How was your training like?
I was doing about 50 to 60 km a week, half of which was during the long runs in macrithie. Under coach Rameshon's flexifitness program, I worked on my steady runs, cadence and form, core strengthening and hill intervals, all of which have contributed to my fast improvement. I have never felt as fit in my life as I do now.
How does vegetarianism help in running?
A whole foods vegan diet keeps me lean even though I have not changed my eating habits (I.e i don't count or restrict my calorie intake). An anti-oxidant and fibre rich diet improves my digestion and maximizes absorption of nutrition so that I rarely get injured. And when I do I get injured, I recover faster. Faster recovery = more training = one step closer to my sub 3 hour marathon.