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10 Ways to make running more fun

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If you find your enthusiasm for lacing up your running shoes is waning, it may be time to change things ups. There’s nothing worse than doing the same old exercise routine, day in and day out, so we’ve compiled a list of ideas to make your next run seem more fun. Pretend you are being […]

How to make morning runs more enjoyable

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If you’re struggling to find your morning mojo, lace those running shoes and hit the pavement, it’s nothing to do with not being a morning person. Overnight your blood sugars will have dropped. Your brain is still in a fog and your joints and muscles need warming up. This doesn’t mean you weren’t born for […]

Why do we run?

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According to Wikipedia, “It is assumed that the ancestors of mankind developed the ability to run for long distances about 2.6 million years ago, probably in order to hunt animals. Now those animals were no doubt used as a source of food.” Isn’t it ironic then, that now a large number of people run in […]

How can I make running feel easier?

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Let’s face it, you know running’s good for you and you’ve tried all sorts of methods to stick with it, but no matter what you try it just feels hard! Here’s a few tips on how you can make that run feel just a little bit easier. Tip 1: Be prepared Have the clothes ready […]

Tips on getting out from under the doona

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We all love our doonas on a cold winter’s morning; however, winter also means ‘Fun Run Time’. For those of you in Perth it could be the Swan River Run, If you’re a Sydneysider the Sydney Harbour 10k & 5K is just over a month away and then it’s the big one – The City […]

5 Ways to make running more fun

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You’ve tried everything to keep your running routine interesting – snazzy running gear, new shoes, a motivational playlist and a change of scenery. If you’re still struggling to find running mojo, it’s time to switch the dial up on the fun factor and try these great ways to make running more entertaining. Go running with […]

21 Amazing home-grown running trails

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Pounding the pavement of your local suburb can quickly become a little mundane. If it’s time to shake things up, it’s time to go off-road. Check out these great running trails, in and around our major cities. Melbourne Princes Park Just north of Melbourne’s CBD, Princes Park has a 3.2 kilometre flat running circuit. It’s […]

Goal setting for runners

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A goal is a dream with a deadline – Napoleon Hill As an Athletics Australia accredited running coach, I was lucky enough to spend a few days at a running camp in Falls Creek, Victoria, in January. More than 400 runners — from Olympians training for the Rio Games to weekend runners — set out […]

7 Audiobooks perfect for long walks and runs

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7 Audiobooks perfect for long walks and runs Most people who walk or run long distances plug their ears with thumping bass, but have you tried audiobooks? It’s the perfect way to lose yourself in another world and forget the everyday stresses of life. Those kilometres you cover won’t seem nearly as long when you’ve […]