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Russ Dessaix-Chin RT Journal: Kudos is Kudos

Time for another blog, they (Ross) said…give the people what they want, they (Ross) said. So here we go, with another bunch of stories from the past few months of the journey through an elite runner’s life. I’m assuming that most of those who read these RunnersTribe blogs are runners of some description, so it surely would be fair to assume that you empathise with many of the situations I detail. Running is one of those few sports that are a great leveller, I believe. From the elite athlete, to the humble weekend warrior, to...

Jordan Gusman RT Journal: Tough lessons & sessions

Its been a year of tough lessons, great experiences and a whole lot of firsts, and I don’t mean first place finishes, since I last blogged for RT. I raced my first national cross this time last year, I made the pilgrimage to falls creek for the first time in January and made my debut at open national in April. I highlight these three events as they are the ones that really got me thinking “what are these guys doing to make them so much better than me” and left me searching for answers (usually on flotrack during class time). ...

Emily Augustine RT Journal: The Rundown

I’ve been asked to write about any aspect of running so far in my life for Runners Tribe, which is my first time, so bare with me! I’ve decided to write since the start of cross country season in August last year. From this time onwards, the time went from lows to highs, which I’ve become accustomed to in training and in many other aspects of athletics and that you sign up to from the beginning. I’m sure you have heard that there are plenty more good things to come and far worse situations! The best thing to do is, stay...

Emma Kraft RT Journal: From Alice Springs to Colorado Springs, USA

From Alice Springs to Colorado Springs, USA Mt SAC 5km Road Race Start (took out the females division 2 days after my 10km PB) Welcome back! I’m sure we are all inspired by watching the Commonwealth Games especially with a Gold Medal performance by Michael Shelley and a Bronze Medal from my Team Tempo Team mate Jessica Trengove in the Marathon! And of course all the other great performance in Athletics!   As you know running can take you to the most amazing places in the world!! There are no limits and it's up to your imagination of...

Farah Out of Glasgow DL Meeting

By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved (08-Jul) -- Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix, part of the IAAF Diamond League, due to an illness, his management company revealed. Farah, who lives and trains in Portland, Ore., was forced to go to the hospital in the USA with abdominal pains last week.  He is now undergoing further testing in Britain with the British Athletics medical team.  He had planned to run the two-mile event ...

The Absence of Racing: RT Journal by Mark Tucker

There is something hard to define that I miss about competitive distance running. A small part of it is the training – feeling super fit and training towards a race (or races), but mostly it is the races themselves that I miss. The build up towards a race, the people you race with and against, the feeling after having a good race – especially satisfying if you suffered for it and the result was in doubt. I also miss the travel involved, the mixture of familiar and new places, sightseeing afterwards, experiencing different cultures ...

Georgia Wassal RT Journal: A season of changes and challenges

This season has been the most exciting and enjoyable, both on and off the track. It has also been a time where I have endured the most change in what has been a very “cruisy” life to date. I have learned many lessons in compromise and discipline and although still finding my feet, I’m embracing all the opportunities change can bring.   The first change I faced at the beginning of last season was finishing school, and the first challenge, was sitting the HSC. I had attended Central Coast Grammar School for the past 10year...

Down the rabbit hole: RT Journal by Daniel Wallis

When Alice went down the rabbit hole, she had eaten some “magic cakes” before spending time with a smoking caterpillar, chatting with a talking cat, and drinking heavily with some guy in a massive hat surrounded by flamingos. Most of us can only get this kind of experience in Las Vegas, and would consider it nothing short of an awesome time. I’ve been down the rabbit hole for what feels like an age. For me it’s been a party I never wanted to go to but wasn’t allowed to leave, while I only drank what was in the tea...

Periodising your running training: By Mark Blomeley

As a strength and conditioning coach, and avid runner myself, I'm very familiar with a runner's attitude when it comes to training and recovery. As I'm sure you're aware I'm referring to "the need to run" which sometimes outweighs science, professional advice and logic. Unfortunately, to be the bearer of bad news, the consistently high training volume that we often train at, purely just for the love it often mixed with high intensity as well, means that we expose ourselves to unnecessary injury risks, which ultimately impact our training. ...

Jonas Aranda RT Journal: Team GMAN

Whether it is on the track, on the road, or on the rough terrains of a cross country course, running puts your mind and body to the test. Running asks the muscles in your body whether they have what it takes to push that extra yard, to take that extra stride. Running asks your mind whether it has the capacity to be a master over pain, whether it has the ability to ignore the voice in your head that says "This is too hard." I've been running track seriously since I was thirteen, ranging from 400m right through to 3000m, although I focus mainly ...