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Sweat Mobile: Taking Training into the Future

Runner's Tribe caught up for a chat with the Co-founders of Sweat Mobile, Matt Inglis Fox and Kevin Batt. What is Sweat Mobile? We didn't want to re-invent the wheel. We know there are plenty of training apps out there but we felt there was a hole in the market for something that you could record training on, but more like a social network. There are a few that have tried it, but we think they've made it too complicated. We just wanted to keep it simple. We felt people loved to talk about training specifics, but there was never a pla...

Tom Robertson RT Journal: Chasing the dream

CHASING THE DREAM: RT Journal by Tom Robertson   Every athlete dreams of making that elusive step and becoming a full-time athlete, for most it won’t become a reality. Independence, training and racing across Europe with two great mates from Adelaide; Jack Harvey (400mH) and Mick Heron (800m).   7 races, 6 competitions, 4 countries – 5 weeks. We were based in Cologne, Germany from late May to early July – the training hub for a large portion of Australian athletes during the European summer calendar. We didn&rs...

Courtney Powell RT Journal: Feeling like an athlete

Hey fellow runners! I can’t believe it’s been nine months since I last wrote for Runner’s Tribe! I’ve definitely learnt a lot over the past nine months and I am feeling a lot more like an athlete.   January The start of 2015 wasn’t too flash. I aggravated my hip flexor by running along sand dunes in Blairgowrie over Christmas and the uneven surfaces at Falls Creek made it worse. After some rest, followed by sticking to flat paths there was little improvement so I came back to Melbourne to get treatment and ta...

Rosie Kelly RT Journal: Resilience

Twelve months ago (this week!) I moved to the amazing city of Melbourne! Beside from the fact that I have always loved Melbourne as a city, the reason to relocate was to satisfy my urge to challenge myself athletically. Before relocating to Melbourne I felt I had reached a point where I needed a change in my training and in environment.  When the opportunity became available to train with Justin Lewis and his awesome squad, I jumped at it!  I didn't want to look back on my athletics career and wonder wha...

New Balance Rising Star RT Journal: Emily Augustine

I’m happy to say I’ve been up and running for a few months now and I’m feeling great! However, my return to training has been quite challenging, not realising taking a month off training would take such a big toll on my conditioning. As a result, it was important for me to build in to things slowly and take the time out to set realistic goals. The first month or so I definitely considered that having a break hadn’t helped, but I kept at it and sure enough I have started to notice improvements in training.   So I ha...

Peter Bol RT Journal: A New Chapter

RT: A New Chapter   On my recent trip to Europe, I was lucky enough to visit a few countries as well as have my first international experience with racing. There are truly no words to express how beautiful Europe is and WOah let’s not forget the amazing scenery that has you spending hours and hours discovering random places & getting lost on possibly the best long runs. Going over to Europe to race was different, a typical racing season for me usually starts around November and ends in April after the Australian national championshi...

RT Journal by Stew McSweyn; From King Island to Korea

From King Island to Korea As this is my first Runners’ Tribe blog, I want to start by giving you a bit of background information on the journey I have made over the last ten years, from a primary school kid running around my family’s farm, to now – as I sit here writing the night before leaving for World University Games in South Korea.   My running story began on King Island, a small island located half-way between Tasmania and Victoria, that has a population less than 1500. This is where my family is based and I still ...

Interview with James Hansen: Fast Miles

How Was the Uni Games Experience? The experience of coming to the world universiade has been an incredible experience, although my result was a little disappointing missing out on the final by .2. The opening ceremony was something that I would expect to see at the Olympics with around 50,000 Koreans and 14,000 athletes packing out the world cup stadium. The village is awesome with some of the best features being a 24-hour dining hall and fridges down stairs packed with unlimited Gatorade and water.  The Koreans are probably the nicest pe...

Milly Jane Clark RT Journal: I Trust My Coach

By Milly Jane Clark When I first started taking long distance running seriously 4 years ago, I kept a very detailed and meticulous training log. I was dedicated in keeping it up-to-date and found myself spending hours ensuring it had a complete recount of every single rep split or distance covered. I drew confidence from adding up my mileage at the end of the week and seeing ‘how much’ hard work I had done. Nonetheless, every week needed to be the same or better, which can be VERY mentally exhausting. Being new to the sport and spe...

Chipping Away: RT Journal By Mathew Cox

As a child I was never a particularly talented athlete. I was the fittest in my soccer team (which I thought was impressive at the time) but when it came to competing against other runners I was out of my depth. The achievement I was proudest of was making it to the state cross-country in year 6, where I think I finished mid-field. The track was not my friend. By the age of 14 I’d worked out that there were only ever 3 athletes who competed at the regional little athletics championships in the 100m hurdles. Having failed to qualify in th...