Your Shot (July.2018)

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Your Shot (July.2018)

This month’s image comes from VMM 70km runner @paxtonvisuals via Instagram. It is a shot of stunning terraced rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley, near Fansipan peak where hill tribes such as Hmong, Tay and Dao dwell. Are you ready to run through scenes like this? For a chance to have your photo featured, […]

Epic Runs of The Month (July 2018)

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Epic Runs of The Month (July 2018)

Each month we select a run (not a race) from within the VMM and VJM Strava Club which is epic in terms of distance, elevation or both. This month we feature 3 epic group running challenges from across Vietnam in preparation for VMM 2018. In the South, Phu Tho Rua Runners from HCMC completed their […]

Q and A: Masami Nakamura

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Q and A: Masami Nakamura

Born in Japan in 1950, Masami Nakamura is one of the oldest competitors at VMM and VJM.            1. What is your sporting background? And what got you started in long distance running? I was crazy about tennis in my 20s then in the early 1980s when I was in my […]

Training Tips: Avoiding injury for newbies

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Training Tips: Avoiding injury for newbies

We know that for a lot of people VMM 10k and 15k will be the first experience of racing. Therefore this month Simon Grimstrup took some time out from his guiding in Tanzania to look at how newbies can avoid running into an injury. I’m writing this month’s training tips in Tanzania where I have […]

Your Shot (June 2018)

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Your Shot (June 2018)

This month’s image comes from VJM2018 70km runner @thuybuisvtt via Instagram. It is a #throwback to VJM2018 when runners were treated to a miraculous sunrise on The Beast peak. This is definitely a photo that sums up why trail races attracts plenty of runners to join despite the hard nature of the challenge! For a […]

Free Entry to Running Academy by CFYC

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Free Entry to Running Academy by CFYC

The running Academy is an open community for all runners, aiming to allow not only California Fitness & Yoga Members but also every Vietnamese person to run faster and injury free by providing expertise, experience and resources to adjust training to your ambitions. They have weekly open classes and activities hosted by David Greenfield – […]

Epic Run of The Month (June 2018)

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Epic Run of The Month (June 2018)

Each month we select a run (not a race) from within the VMM and VJM Strava Club which is epic in terms of distance, elevation or both. This month, VMM and VJM winner, Julia Duong, completed her 14 hour running challenge “ ECOPARK RUNNING by NIGHT” with 92km around Ecopark to train for her VMM2018 […]

Recovery Green Smoothie by La Holista

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Recovery Green Smoothie by La Holista

In time of nutritional depletion after a run, your system is at its most absorbent and this is the best time for getting the right nutrients in. For the perfect recovery drink, just add the following ingredients in the blender:  250ml of coconut water to help you rehydrate with ½ a teaspoon of pink Himalayan […]

Training by Heart Rate – A Beginner’s Guide by Simon Grimstrup

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Training by Heart Rate – A Beginner’s Guide by Simon Grimstrup

Training with heart rate can be a great tool to make your training more efficient. It can also give you a better understanding of your training, yourself as a person and how daily life affects you. As a coach of trail runners, I use my athletes’ heart rates a lot. Without it, it can be […]

Q&A with Tieu Phuong Nguyen

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Q&A with Tieu Phuong Nguyen

Tieu Phuong is known as ‘Big Sister’ to her friends because she is 46, and also as ‘Show-woman Phương’ because she has gathered together 10 star runners from running groups in the South. She has been a master trainer at California Fitness and Yoga Center for 11 years where she trains and teaches other trainers. […]

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