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7 Reason why hill running is better than road running

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Bored with your usual routine of pounding the asphalt? Yes, it’s true, road running can be dull with nothing but the same old scenery. When your favourite playlist no longer motivates you, what should you do? Easy—switch the road for off-road tracks. Hill running is always more fun than road running and here’s why: It’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]