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Loma Tai’s profile

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Half Marathon Dubai Creek Striders 10km PB: 47mn

Loma Tai's story

In the beginning, I thought I was a purely cerebral person unconcerned with my body. Yoga changed this 11 years ago. My first yoga class was a moment of epiphany as I realised how powerful movement can be for clearing and activating the body and mind. Yoga is slow, deliberate and rhythmic dynamic stretching and I wanted to introduce speed; so I started running as well. Slowly, at first and then surprised myself by successfully completing a half marathon in Dubai in 2008, and after that, engaged in shorter running races. I reached a plateau and it was then that I met Fabien Rabeau. Someone once wrote, “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'”. I think one of the keys to my success has been having a trainer who calls me up when I am not being honest with myself and constantly pushes me to progress in my fitness. Since starting running, I moved onto experimenting with many types of movement, from dance, Pilates, stationary cycling, TRX, metabolic and plyometric training as well as continuing running and yoga. I believe that cross training is essential to achieve and balance all of the five S’s: stamina, speed, strength, skill and spirit.

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