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© 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,...
The Workout Series The Threshold Run - By Mark Tucker Talking about and completing a ‘threshold run’ can bring a roll of the eyes to some runners who find it a chore. It’s far from glamorous, there are no breaks to look forward to (such as in an interval workout or...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. The calf muscles (gastrocnemius muscles) of the average runner do a serious amount of work. They simultaneously work to propel us forward (driving up a hill for example) as well as slowing us down (during a descent for example). Strong calves are vital. Being...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "This time David (Rudisha) had a three-month rest after his last race on 29 August, in Zurich. Three months without any kind of training. He needed this long break for charging his batteries physically and mentally. When he resumed training, we had to...
By Ben Green B.Sc (Hons) Exercise & Health Level 4 Distance Coach IAAF Know Your Aerobic Training Zones VO2 Max, Steady, Threshold….what does it all mean?  Knowing your individual aerobic training zones is crucial to ensuring you maximise the adaptations you can achieve from each planned workout or training run as well as...
Runner’s Nutrition – Periodise your diet to PEAK not PLATEAU By Alex Dreyer Are you reaching your potential? As a sports dietitian, I see all types of runners turning to nutrition and diet to go further or faster. I’ve been lucky enough to see different approaches to nutrition first-hand, from my time...
WORLD’S LEADING AUTHORITY IN RUNNING-RELATED INJURIES TO HOLD AUSTRALIA’S FIRST MASTER CLASS Dr Bryan Heiderscheit, one of the world’s foremost clinical researchers in the diagnosis and treatment of running-related injuries, is to bring his ground-breaking master class to Australia. “Examination and Treatment of Running Injuries” is a two day master class...
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...
Tempo Training - Do we do enough of it? © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "If I feel good then I run fast no matter what the session. Don’t waste good time – if you feel good then run hard!” -  John Ngugi Free Sources: ‘African Speed, African Endurance’ –...