RT Journals

Catch all the latest from all our track and field stars as they discuss everything from their personal training sessions to updates on their athletic journey.

Work/life balance: RT Journal by Ellen Schaef Every employer will ask you in an interview, “So, how do you manage your stress?” My response is always; well, I run. Everyone smiles and nods and ticks that question off but realistically, running makes me more stressed than anything else in my life....
It's been a better period in my running than when I last wrote. Last time I was at the end of an 18 month period of lower leg issues. Now I'm healthy and am running well. I was able to start running in mid November last year and I had...
Things change. Last year my wife, Skye, and I were living in South Yarra, Melbourne, happily car free, enjoying the Botanical gardens and local cafe scene and, of course, the proximity to great places to run. Racing again was far from my concerns, being content to just run for...
There are two questions on my mind as I sit down to write my first blog for Runners Tribe. Having just heard that outside temperature has reached 40 degrees and is expected to hit 44 tomorrow, I am trying to figure out the best time to train today and...
At 2,100-2,700m above sea level, there is a noticeable change in what can be managed and sustained in training. Whilst many athletes talk about undertaking a block of altitude training to improve performance, it can also have the opposite effect. Individuals respond in different ways and certain factors, such...
I always laugh about how I got into running. My older sister, Emma, showed some potential in long jump whilst we were both in primary school. Our aunt suggested that Emma come along to try out little athletics at Hornsby District Little Athletics Centre and at the ripe old...
This morning I laced up my runners and walked down the hallway to the gym of the private clinic that I am currently at. I stepped on the treadmill and ran 20 km. To put that in perspective I’ve been in hospital for just under four months and just...
Driven for the journey ahead Runner’s Tribe Journal: Written by Casey Wood Injuries. It’s never a word that an athlete wants to hear. Even though it's inevitable at some point, no matter what fitness level, it’s never something we all want, and when it happens, it usually affects us more than we would like...
Why running for West Virginia University has been so good. Runner's Tribe Journal - By Amy Alice Cashin Hi everyone, I’m Amy. I currently have been living/studying/running in America for the last four years. West Virginia University is the place I have called home for those four years and I could not...
#2016 The ultimate goal of every athlete is the Olympics, especially in the sport of athletics. It is a sport which can offer an abundance of self satisfaction - but the “income” and “fame” that most other sports see are outcomes which elude most Australians - therefore, basically rendering the...
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