Performance

Articles from experts in their fields helping you reach your maximum performance levels

Written by Amity Delaney - Runner's Tribe Runners go through cycles in their training and racing. Sometimes, running feels like the most effortless thing in the world; and this is reflected in results from racing and training. However, other times running seems extraordinarily difficult, and motivation stoops to a low. This...
Runner's Tribe In an attempt to assess the ideal age for 800m runners, Runner’s Tribe took a look at the 30 fastest male 800m runners in Australian history. Their respective ages were compared. Facts Average Age: 23 (note this is the same as our international comparison – (Click Here) Median Age: 23...
Deep water running provides an excellent cross training strategy for building and maintaining fitness during periods of injury and as part of an injury rehabilitation program. Deep water running is also an extremely effective training tool during the competition season and high intensity training periods of the year. DEEP WATER RUNNING. BY...
Tips from Aaron “Speedy” Stubbs Sprinting is proven to be more efficient than longer endurance types of exercise (think jogging and walking) and has the added bonus of burning fat (even after you have finished exercising!), building muscle and it boosting your basal metabolic rate.  Sprinting is a whole body...
6 Quick & Easy Post-Run Stretches for the Time Poor Runner © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. Runner’s Tribe Busy? Time poor? Find yourself hardly ever stretching? Yep, join the club. Below, in no particular order, are 6 key post-run (or pre) stretches that are ideal for preventing injuries and keeping...
Interview with Georgia Griffith - By Runner's Tribe At only 20 years old, Georgia Griffith has a huge future ahead of her in athletics. Griffith is the fastest Australian woman over the 800m this year and it appears we have only seen the beginnings of what could easily be a...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe “Strenuous exercise should not be taken until two and a half to three hours after eating” (C.W.H. Grant – The Australian Amateur – October 1951) How much? How long before? And what should we eat (and drink) before a race and before we train? These...
You have probably heard the term ‘running form’ before. Like any other exercise, running performance can be significantly enhanced through an understanding and practical use of proper biomechanics. Implementing good running form has the potential to increase your efficiency as a runner and help to minimize your risk of...
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...
Training. Wikipedia defines the term ‘Training’ as: “teaching, or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one's capability, capacity, productivity and performance.” Obviously, there is no one size fits all when it comes to training....
                                 
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