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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 […]

The Runner’s High explained

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The natural high you can get addicted to. Aside from the health benefits and stress relief, there’s a reason running is addictive and it’s a reason the humble couch potato will never understand. It’s called the Runner’s High – a euphoric feeling experienced near the end of a long run. Some runners say it’s like […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to recover from a bad race

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Bounce back from a bruised ego after a bad race day and check your training techniques Spent months training for half marathon or triathlon and despite training and preparation your performance on the day was underwhelming? It happens to everyone at some stage in their life, but don’t wallow in depression. It’s time to stop, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three ways to break out of your running rut

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Three ways to break out of your running rut Finding your normal routine of running is becoming a bit boring? Being active and engaged in your exercise is key to enjoying your workout. It’s important to keep challenging yourself in new and exciting ways, so you don’t lose interest altogether. If you’re stuck in a […]