You’ve made the wrong New Year’s Resolution

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Ok, I’m not going to berate you. I think its pretty normal that by now, the end of January, you have probably not continued with your NYRs. After all, we know that 88% of people are in the same boat! But why does this keep happening year after year? There are some common mistakes that […]

Learn to Run Part 10: You don’t have to like your medicine….Intervals!

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Unlike strength training, I actually quite like speed interval training. I love the hours trundling away on the trails at 10-15km/h but there is something uplifting and freeing about sprinting at maximum speed- perhaps it is a throw-back to early childhood where only two speed settings existed, maximum and stopped. I therefore don’t find any […]

Learn to Run Part 9: You don’t have to like your medicine….Strength Training

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I really don’t enjoy strength training. That may seem strange seeing as my office is a gym and functional strength training is my bread and butter. But still, it ain’t my cuppa tea. I’m a pretty busy person, so when I am able to devote an hour or two to physical activity, I love nothing […]

Learn to Run Part 7: So what’s with all this barefoot hype?!

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If you have even the slightest passing interest in running, you would have read something about barefoot running recently. It is very topical at present. Media exposure has been given largely to those who fall in one of two categories; those who advocate barefoot running and those that oppose it. I believe the biggest issue […]

Learn to Run Part 5: If I only, um, didn’t have a brain…..

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If the Tin-Man, the Lion and the Scarecrow had to engage in an ultra-marathon along the yellow-brick road, racing to reach the wiz, I’d have my dough on the Scarecrow every day of the week. The Tin-Man, lacking a heart, would lack the necessary circulation of oxygenated blood and would fall over after a minute […]

The Perfect Training Program

Earlier this year, I acquired a new personal trainer. I have utilised the services of numerous trainers in my health and fitness journey, and they have been very good. However, my current trainer has drawn me back to the joys of my childhood. Her programming model is raw and instinctive. It’s a refreshing change from […]

The Ugly Side of Running

Running is not for everyone! I was recently on a running track alongside a busy highway when I received a spray of abuse from a passenger in a car. It’s not  the first time it has happened – actually it’s surprisingly common. Obviously it didn’t hurt me, and I suppose it comes out of the […]

Health, Investments and Running Shoes

Do you ever think that you would feel better if you could run 5km’s without stopping? Or 10km? And does your picture of health involve a person who does this multiple times per week, perhaps with the resemblance of a smile on their face? Are your barriers to achieving this for yourself centred around time, […]

What’s With Carb Loading?

Having recently completed my first official ‘mini ultra’ 50km marathon, one of the most common queries I received was about when I was going to do my carb loading, so I thought I would put forward my opinion on this concept! Carbohydrates are stored in the body, and unlike fat, storage space is limited. Our […]

Learn to Run: Part 1

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So the City to Bay has been run and won for another year. And for many South Australians this event marks the culmination of many months of hard work in preparation, and I applaud all those who acheived this goal for 2011. I too am such a person, partaking in my very first City to […]