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.

On Saturday the 25th of August the South Australian Senior Men won their first national title in the long history of the Australian Cross Country Championships. A significant accomplishment for four good mates from a traditionally small distance running state. However, an ever more special day for us as...
After two weeks spent in Delhi I am finally back in the comfort of my own home. What an experience Delhi was even if I never got to explore the real sights India has to offer. Being stuck in the village for obvious safety reasons, eventually took its toll...
The highs make life sweeter; the lows in life make us stronger. It’s been a very busy couple of months on the athletics track. The Qantas Australian Athletic Tour Meets have been jam packed with so many exciting performances! I simply love the atmosphere every Track Classic encompasses: motivational pump-up...
Session 1: Mona Fartlek Basics of the session: The workout named after Steve Moneghetti is 20 minutes of fartlek with fast recovery, done as follows:-2x90 seconds hard (tempo to 10K pace) with 90 seconds recovery steady, not jogging. -4x60 seconds hard, 60 seconds steady. -4x30 seconds hard, 30 seconds steady. -4x15 seconds hard,...
A quick thank-you is owed to Runner's Tribe for the opportunity to talk about myself, which is something I try not to make a habit of. Hopefully some perspective into my routine and training proves interesting. I’m based in North East Melbourne and lucky to be surrounded by trails –...
The Power of Consistency. This season has kicked of with a lot of surprises, with so many juniors flying through the finish line to produce some quality times so early in the season. How about the outstanding results from across all fields during the early stages of the Australian Athletics...
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...

Running

Note from the editor: RT included some highly rated video clips to accompany Tyson's blog. Enjoy!  RUNNING Written By Tyson Popplestone Running. As we journey through this most ancient of sports, she will reveal to us many of life's great secrets. Secrets applicable to us not only as athletes, But as a people. She's far more...
When looking back at my journey into competitive running, it’s safe to say it isn’t the usual pathway taken by most athletes still competing in senior ranks. As a junior the only involvement I had with track and field was being dragged along to a Little Athletics “bring your...

ALTITUDE

ALTITUDE | A column by Jaryd Clifford – Runner’s Tribe “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary In the mountains, even the strongest stumble. Every step is gruelling, every breath a battle. It is an environment that demands courage. It is a place where only the toughest survive. It...
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