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October 5, 2017

Mentally prepare for the course. Given that Melbourne is a point-to-point Marathon, I like to break the run up into segments and give myself a goal for each (see below)

Eat foods that are familiar, easy to digest and high in energ...

August 28, 2017

It was time. Milly, Sinead, our coaches and I wandered across to the Tower Bridge, where our race was to start and finish. The next hour was a bit of a blur… a quick sit and chat with British friend Charlotte Purdue, a check of our Aussie Marathon males’ results, a 10...

July 6, 2017

After hours of intense grind, you finally cross that line… you have five or so blissful minutes in the finishing area to soak it up. Every ounce of energy has been drained on the course behind you and coordinating bottle-to-mouth is a task, let alone reflecting on the...

March 18, 2017

“It is an exhilarating experience to catch the running bug but greater satisfaction comes from keeping it. Sometimes the challenge is not in starting a new activity but in sustaining the routine.”

 


I have had the pleasure of pulling on a fresh pair of runners with a...

February 11, 2016

I love the special buzz that comes with an Olympic year and I can’t believe that the Rio 

Olympic Games are now only 6 months away! Having recently returned from a three-week training stint at Falls Creek with crowds of runners, I am really looking forward to the season...

June 30, 2015

At 2,100-2,700m above sea level, there is a noticeable change in what can be managed and sustained in training. Whilst many athletes talk about undertaking a block of altitude training to improve performance, it can also have the opposite effect. Individuals respond in...

March 14, 2015

It was in October of 2010 that I realized I should never make assumptions when dining in a foreign country!

World Half Marathon Championships, Nanning, 2010

In less than 4 days, the starting gun would fire on the streets of Nanning in South Eastern China to see which fem...

January 4, 2013

There are two questions on my mind as I sit down to write my first blog for Runners Tribe. Having just heard that outside temperature has reached 40 degrees and is expected to hit 44 tomorrow, I am trying to figure out the best time to train today and wondering WHY on...

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