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Stay in the moment

“Are we there yet?” The dreaded whining question every parent hates to hear. It’s going to be a very long, long road trip when not even half an hour into a six hour drive the kids are asking, “are we there yet?” I’m sure you can recall just how long those road trips...

There can be only 1…plan that is

I often hear runners taking about an upcoming race. They'll take about the hard training sessions and hours of running which has gone into each week, all seemingly required to get them them ready for this important race of theirs. Then they'll start talking about...

A journey of a thousand miles

So here I sit, Tampa International Airport in Florida, USA. It's been a short stay of 10 days and as I type these words out, a journey of 30 hours awaits as I travel back home to Perth. My stay here may have been short, but it's felt like weeks...in a good way. As I...

Workouts to Increase Pain Tolerance

A few years back I entered and trained for my first international marathon, the Munich marathon. On the whole my training went according to plan and I arrived in Munich feeling very strong and confident that I could run a PB. I was aiming for a 2h48. Unfortunately, my...

3 Main reasons you’re slowing down

You ever have that feeling where no matter what you do or how hard you try, you simply seem to be getting slower and slower? The body is extremely complex and there are several variables at play every time we put on our running shoes and head out for a training...

Rest is an important training day

Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree? “What are you doing?” you ask. ‘Can’t you see?” comes the impatient reply. “I’m sawing down this tree.” “You look exhausted!” you exclaim. “How long have you been at it?” “Over...

7 Habits of Highly Effective Runners

If you want to be the best that you can be at something, no matter what it is, you must be disciplined in that something. In our case, it’s running. I believe that every runner can get better and faster and can become the best runner that they can genetically be....

When it feels like your world is crashing down

Things are going great. You feel on top of the world. You're hitting some hard sessions, times are improving, what could possibly go wrong...go wrong....go wro.... Famous last words. Suddenly, out of nowhere, you're having to deal with an injury. There's always a...

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