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Jun 26 / 2017

Law Chor Kin heat training for Singapore

飛越山脊全力備戰MSIG新加坡動感亞洲2017

– 香港Hoka & 2XU隊越野健將羅楚健賽前採訪

在山野間奔馳,使人拋開工作的忙碌,享受飛越在山脊上的快感!」

 2000年接觸越野跑,贏過日本、韓國、澳洲、紐西蘭和香港,曾完成400公里八百流沙戈壁之旅……

這位香港毅行者叫做羅楚健,是一位不折不扣的越野狂人,也取得了不俗的比賽成績。在越野跑的路途中,山上的寧靜讓羅楚健忘卻工作的忙碌,醉心於自然的餽贈,享受飛越在山脊上的快感。

作為一位經驗豐富的越野跑健將,羅楚健已經參加過多次本地賽事,然而報名參加本次MSIG新加坡動感亞洲則十分不一樣。他說:「出外參賽每次都有新鮮感,心情特別興奮,也可以與不同選手切磋,獲益良多!」

對於本次MSIG新加坡動感亞洲的比賽,羅楚健充滿期待。同時他也深知,今次比賽是在新加坡進行,地形、天氣、環境等等都和自己熟悉的香港很不同。全力備戰的羅楚健自然會為此做充足的準備。「新加坡天氣濕熱,地勢平坦,所以我會進行一些不同的訓練。在香港,我會選擇中午前後的時間操練,這樣會比較容易適應濕熱的環境,此外會多加鍛煉上斜的肌耐力。」

談及給越野跑新手的建議,羅楚健十分熱情地分享:「越野跑新手可以選擇一些比較平坦的越野路,以及有大樹遮陰的地方進行鍛煉!之後可以嘗試在陽光炎熱的地方體會一下,使身體慢慢適應。」同時他還提醒道:「在炎熱的天氣作賽,要留意一下自己的配速,起步時不要太急著往前衝,多留意自己的感覺。另外要多補水,令身體降溫及增加身體的水分。」

雖然訓練緊張且艱苦,但面對熱愛的越野跑和平日忙碌的工作,羅楚健還是有秘訣去保持兩者的平衡。他分享說:「通常我會在放工之後訓練,這樣我會比較輕鬆及專注。平日除了工作及訓練,也喜歡看電影和聽音樂來平衡一下!」

問起對今次出國比賽的目標,羅楚健充滿期待地說:「首先希望可以安全完賽,其次希望能打入前十名吧!」

最後,羅楚健不忘熱情地向更多人推薦越野跑這項運動。「找一些自己喜歡的運動,如果未曾嘗試越野跑,我覺得可以推介給所有人。在山野間奔馳,使人拋開工作的忙碌,自由自在!」羅楚健說。

預祝熱愛挑戰的Hoka & 2XU隊越野精英跑手羅楚健在MSIG新加坡動感亞洲2017比賽中能有令自己滿意的表現!

 

Hong Kong's Law Chor King (Hoka & 2XU) makes plans for MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50

1. What got you into running? How long have you done trail running?

I love the peace on the mountain and the pleasure flying above the ridge.

I started trail running from 2000, and have been a winner in Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. And I have completed 400k race in Gobi Desert.

 

2. MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 is held in Singapore, where the terrain, weather, and environment are different from Hong Kong. How will you train differently for this race?

Singapore is hot and humid, and the landscape is flat. In Hong Kong, I will train myself around noon to adapt to the environment of Singapore. Besides, I will pay special attention to exercise my muscular endurance on acclivity.

 

3. How to balance the daily work and pre-race training?       

Usually I do training after work when I am more relaxed and concentrated. Besides work and training, I also watch movies and listen to some music.

 

4. What are your expectations for this race?

First I wish to finish the race in safety. Then it would be better to strike top ten.

 

5. Is your state of mind different to race overseas event from local event?

I have run local events for many times, but race overseas is very different. It brings me feeling of freshness every time and provides me a chance to communicate with other runners. I can learn a lot from it.

 

6. What’s your ideal trail running course and distance for beginners? How to deal with the heat? Any other advice for them?

I would like to advice fresh hands start with some flat courses or with somewhere with tree shades.  Then they can experience under strong sunlight to train your body gradually adapt to it.

When racing in hot weather, runners should pay attention to their speed attribution. Don’t rush forward at the beginning and be aware of your feelings along. Besides, drink water in time to cool the body and keep it moisturized.

 

7. How do you encourage your family, friends or other people to join trail running?

 

I will encourage them to find some sports they like. If they never try trail running, I would like to recommend it to everyone. Running on mountains will set you free from busy work as a bird.

 

All the best to Hoka/2XU runner Law Chor Kin at the MSIG Singapore Action Asia 50 as will be a learning experience for him, but he thrives on new challenges.

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