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By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe The ‘Mona’ Fartlek is probably the most well known training session in Australia. Named after legendary Australian distance runner, Steve Moneghetti, and devised by his well known coach Chris Wardlaw (a dual Olympian, Education guru and all-round good guy), this is one session I...
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...
In the Runner's Tribe workout series we ask the world's best athletes to share and explain some of their key training sessions which were integral to their success. The latest awesome edition is from NZ's Matt Baxter. Matt Baxter - Runner's Tribe - The Workout Series Matt Baxter's PB's 3000m 8:14.73...
In mid 2015 Runner's Tribe was given permission to re-publish and offer content suggestions to Inside Science which is an editorially independent non-profit science news service run out of the American Institute of Physics and supported by a coalition of underwriters. RT has been following their stories and articles for...
How to “choose your own adventure” to match your nutrition to your training By Alex Dreyer - Runner's Tribe Last month’s blog (click to view) was an introduction into periodisation of your diet to suit certain types of training phases and cycles. This month will focus on the specifics of periodisation,...
FinalSurge.com is the training and coaching platform that empowers athletes and coaches to reach fitness and performance excellence like never before. The new Final Surge App makes it so easy to track workouts... that workouts actually get tracked... and the workout tracking contains the detailed data needed to optimize...
Last year Australia's Russ Dessaix-Chin wrote this colourful and informative description of 'The Surprise Fartlek' for RT's workout series. We present it again for new and returning readers. Fartlek definition via Oxford Dictionaries online A system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied. Origin 1940s:...
Marathon Training & Performance Since commencing personalised training programs in 2009, the Front Runner coaching team has been primarily focused on assisting both recreational and competitive runners competing in events ranging from 5km to the Marathon, as well as Full and Half Ironman Triathlon. Over time, the tracking of data (through...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. You know the drill. Aching knee, tight hip, quads locking up- time for the foam roller. Surprise surprise, the good old foam roller actually works best if you use it when you are niggle free, a few minutes a day can make all...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe “There is an advantage to being the first mover. When you can get a surge, get your move in, everyone is reacting to you.” This was a quote I saw (thanks to letsrun.com) from former college runner Elijah Greer, after he made a decisive move,...