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Some people say that the only way to improve your running is to run.  This is not the case. Even the most elite athletes substitute running sessions for cross-training work outs to give their bodies a break. It wasn’t until I had a severe injury (ruptured plantar fascia that meant...
My name is Matt Scott and I am a middle distance runner from Sydney, training with the Melbourne based, ‘Wolf Pack Track club’; coached by Bruce Scriven. Before relocating to Melbourne in 2016 to attend university, I was training with Lindsay Watson - whom I still train with when...
When it comes to running-related knee injuries, the first thing most people think of is an ACL tear. That’s not the only thing that can go wrong with your knee while you run, though. Medial-collateral ligament (MCL) tears are also common among runners and other athletes. Like an ACL tear, and...
My name is Jackson Sharp, I'm a 17 year old middle distance runner from the Upper Blue Mountains. I've been coached online for roughly 2.5 years by Gary Howard and Ben St Lawrence of Run Crew. In that time my 1500m has improved from 4:05 to 3:46 as well as...
Are warmer temperatures and longer days beckoning you outside and into the woods for some trail running? More than 8 million people in the U.S. are estimated to trail run every year, making it an ever-growing popular sport. Trail running offers the amazing cardio benefits you get from running...
If running keeps you going, running shoes are important for you. It seems to be such a pair of footwear which you can’t just afford losing at any cost. Isn’t it? You wear them daily and they definitely need to be maintained very well. However, after you’ve used the...

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...
From experienced runners to total beginners, everyone can benefit from learning a bit more about what they can do to improve their running technique and optimize their performance. Whether you’ve got a marathon coming up or want to run your first mile, keep reading. Listed below are five lesser-known tricks...
Professional runners are a different class of people. Not all of us can be what they are and do what they do. But that does not mean that we cannot emulate them to a certain extent. And that’s because what they do is a window into how to live...
If you are an avid runner, especially a long-distance runner (5+ miles at a time) then you or a fellow mate have probably experienced the dreaded athlete’s foot. This highly contagious, yet common, infection is thought to affect 15 to 25 percent of that general population or 70% of...
                                 
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