The retired Nigerian-American basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon was always at his peak performance during the NBA championships, even while fasting during Ramadan. When quizzed about how staying away from food and water for long hours affected his game, he told the Los Angeles Times in 1996 that he never felt better. “I feel lighter, faster, much more mentally focused,” he said. More recently, the Liverpool football player Kolo Touré said that the self-control and discipline of Ramadan only makes him stronger, as his mental determination kicks in.
- Keep runs short 5 to 7 km
- Run at a slow pace
- If needed do a walk run routine
- Keep workouts and runs to a maximum of thirty minutes during fasting.
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