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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...
By Milly Jane Clark When I first started taking long distance running seriously 4 years ago, I kept a very detailed and meticulous training log. I was dedicated in keeping it up-to-date and found myself spending hours ensuring it had a complete recount of every single rep split or distance...
At the moment it’s that time of the year where I miss the feeling of competitions, and traveling to track classics. At the same time I do appreciate the off-season period of Athletics. Shortly after my return from Europe I had the chance to rest and recover from what...
MAUDIE SKYRING: My Story, from the beginning When asked to write my first blog, about anything in my running life, I was a little stuck. Where would I begin? So I thought, why not start as the beginning, especially since it wasn’t too long ago. I began training almost 3 years...
  You had a dominant Australian season finishing as the 400m National Champion, and 3rd in the 200m. Before nationals you’d won the 400m’s at three major meets in a row. How strong was your confidence going into the Nationals and what did the victory mean to you? Going into...
World Mountain Running 2015 Well what an experience! I am glad Ross Johnson invited me to write an article on the World Mountain Running Championship as it will help ensure I do not forget how life is just one big adventure. I knew it would be an amazing experience participating in...

Marathon Musings

Maybe it’s because I’m from Melbourne where the AFL media bubble is such a humungous beast that it makes the elephant in the room look miniscule. Or maybe it’s because we are only a couple of weeks on from a ‘local’ world championships in Beijing. Then again, maybe it’s because...
Where are you at in your travels? I am currently sitting onboard a flight from Canberra to Brisbane. Having returned from American to Australia in early July, I have spent my time training at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra and Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Although the...