LESTER TAN


Lester started running in 2010 and continues to race whenever opportunities arise. Over the years, he has competed in numerous events ranging from 200m track races to trail ultramarathons. In his spare time, Lester reads widely and goes on microadventures.


Seeking Serenity through Isolation at Depth

For some, the liquid world created a lifetime aqua phobia that one never fully overcomes. For others, it offered excitement and suspense. The water’s precious gift to me was that of isolation - a private space of tranquillity.

11 Mar 2022 - 5 months ago
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ASICS Gel-Jolt Review

Good enough for the military, but how is it for the rest of us?

10 Dec 2021 - 8 months ago
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Should you breathe through your nose or mouth during exercise?

“You should breathe through your mouth when exercising as it allows you to take in more oxygen to fuel your muscles.”

19 Nov 2021 - 9 months ago
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The Art Of Easy Running

All too often we hear advice to incorporate easy runs into our training schedule. Such runs are said to bolster recovery between hard sessions, while at the same time increasing our overall weekly mileage. So how do you know if you are doing it right?

23 Jun 2021 - 1 year ago
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Rediscovering The Lost Art of Running

Take ownership of your movement. Run beautifully. Lester shares his key takeaways and first-hand benefits having incorporated Shane Benzie's advice on harnessing elasticity in his running form.

31 May 2021 - 1 year ago
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Finding Happiness in Futility

Using the tale of Sisyphus and an anecdote of athlete Kilian Jornet, Lester contemplates purpose and happiness in life.

18 Dec 2020 - 2 years ago
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The Ethics of Performance Enhancement

What’s the right thing to do?

29 Jul 2020 - 2 years ago
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A Beginner’s Guide to Picking Running Shoes

Buying a good pair of running shoes is an important decision for a runner. Lester discusses what you should take in consideration.

3 Jun 2020 - 2 years ago
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Do I Make A Difference?

Your decision to exercise in parks may cost lives, even if you don’t realize it.

14 Apr 2020 - 2 years ago
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What Happens Now That All Your Races Are Cancelled?

Signed up for a race that has been postponed or cancelled? Lester has some words of encouragement for you.

10 Apr 2020 - 2 years ago
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An Urbanite’s Introduction to Microadventures

Bogged down by living in the concrete jungle and routine daily life, Lester contemplates "microadventures" as a means of spicing things up.

6 Mar 2020 - 2 years ago
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Life lessons from Haruki Murakami’s - Considering some of his key insights on the themes of performance, aging, and adventure.

6 Feb 2020 - 3 years ago
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Get Back into Run with the Suunto 5

We put the new sports watch from Suunto through its paces.

30 Dec 2019 - 3 years ago
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Racing the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon 2019

Lester Tan’s SCSM 2019 Experience

11 Dec 2019 - 3 years ago
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Do Social Media Updates Help You Run Better?

Musings on the standards set by the online world.

29 Nov 2019 - 3 years ago
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Are Affordable Sunglasses Worth the Savings?

Lester Tan shares his feedback on the Sunday Shades as he ponders on its effectiveness on runners.

4 Nov 2019 - 3 years ago
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