Stressed out? Mindful exercising may be your cure!

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I am sure that you will agree that in today’s modern society, we are all constantly physically and mentally stretched to our limits. Stress, anxiety, multi-tasking and non-stop days where we feel like we are on auto-pilot are the norm for most. Take one of my closest friends for example. She is a 29 year […]

Can a S.M.A.R.T dog learn new tricks?

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Picture this… Its January 1st. This year you want to lose weight! In fact you have already started to cut out the cake at lunch, park your car further away from work and have joined the local  yoga class. You have been weighing yourself daily and watching the numbers on the scales decrease. You have […]

Man vs. Horse: Two runners, one winner. Who will it be?

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Who would win a foot race between a man and a horse? Sorry if you are waiting for a punchline, it is a legitimate question. To answer that, a clarifying question is needed- over what distance? Ok, let’s day Melbourne Cup distance- two miles. The race record for the Melbourne Cup is held by Kingston Rule […]

RunStrong- The blog about Black Caviar’s Arse……..

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Mark Lindsay, from Eliza Park Stud (where Black Caviar was conceived) was once quoted as saying of the great sprinter “she’s got an arse like a bus”, which he meant as an utmost compliment. Her generous rump was one of the physical gifts she possessed that gave her such a phenomenal turn of speed. A […]

RunStrong- Get rid of ITB pain for good!

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ITB. For many runners this acronym may stand for ‘Imminent Trouble Brewing’, and then may progress to ‘Intense Thigh Burning’ and then eventually ‘I’m Taking a Break!’. If you have heard of the ITB it is probably because it been a source of pain and angst and impeded your ability to run. Hespanhol et al […]

We stand upon the foundations we built…..

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Venice is my favorite city that I have traveled to thus far. Admittedly it isn’t great for trail running, but its virtues make up for that short-coming. It is a unique place, and its fragility is evident. Every corner you turn there is evidence of ongoing maintenance to the foundations of the buildings. If not […]

Has the barefoot wave crested?

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The symbol on the tongue of my New Balance Minimus 10v2 Trail shoe is this: <=>. Less equals more. This succinct message, I am sure infers that less structure, support and sole means more feel, enjoyment and performance. But for many, it probably lead to more calf soreness, shin pain and bone stress. This may […]

Do you do a pre-season?

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This summer, become a better runner! Chances are that if you had a running-goal for this year, you have probably had a crack at it by now. City-to-Bay, Trailblazer, most of the SA Road-Runners club events and the various big-ticket state marathons have now been run and done for 2014. If you did have a […]

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 […]