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Published for Inside Science, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 15:45 © 2016 American Institute of Physics By Rebecca Boyle, Contributor for Inside Science (Inside Science) -- As the world's fiercest competitors gather this week in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, athletes and coaches will use every strategy they can to gain...
  Making the Right Choices about Your Training Program Often we hear about the importance of making smart decisions regarding our training programming, but unfortunately, we still make mistakes. Unfortunately, still one of the biggest causes of injury is making changes or making a lack of changes in your training programming...
RT’s Run School featuring Mark Blomeley. Mark is a strength and conditioning coach with over 10 years experience in the sports and fitness industry. Currently in Brisbane, he is a specialist strength and conditioning coach for runners from international standard elites to the everyday runner. KNEE PAIN Knee soreness is one...
The Importance of Taking Breaks from Training: A Column By Amity Delaney As athletes, our love for running and our desire to succeed can often cause us to keep pushing our body and training when we should perhaps be taking a break to let our bodies and minds properly recover....
Originally published on Runner's Tribe 2014 (c) Republished April 21, 2016 Throwback Thursday Training Talk with Philo Saunders: Strength Training for Distance runners In a first of a series of interviews to be carried out with Dr Philo Saunders, Runner’s Tribe quizzes AIS senior physiologist, leading Canberra based coach and 3:41 1500m man...
Returning to Training: How to adjust your training intensity after a training break As runners, few things are more frustrating than being sidelined with sickness, soreness or injury. There will often be an itch to get back into training that gets stronger with each day of scheduled training you miss....
RT's Run School | The Politics of Performance by Mark Blomeley Generally my posts on Runner’s Tribe are about physical performance, and in particular those choices we make in our training that affect our performance. Today, I want to talk more about the mental side of performance, in particular how...
Why Movement matters | Written by Mark Blomeley Movement is one of those things that we can easily take for granted until it’s gone or impaired. Think about it, if you’re injured and unable to walk around properly, you’re in a constant state of thinking about the next painful move...
The Warm up Ritual | Written by Mark Blomeley Let’s be honest, for most of us runners a warm up is usually putting on our shoes and then doing a slower run for a couple of minutes before we increase our pace to our target pace for the session. We know...
The Long Run: What’s the Point? Written by Mark Blomeley The long run or long runs are a staple of any good running program for anyone running over 800m. However the reality is for many runners, due to injuries or long term issues not enough long run volume can be achieved...