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A Column By Genevieve Gregson

We have heard it and said it all year – we are living in crazy times. We have also accepted the term – ‘this is the new normal’. Well I can definitely say it is hard to imagine things going back to the way they once were. When will we shake hands with strangers again, not have to hand sanitize every time we touch something, panic at the sound of a cough, or feel uncomfortable in large crowds? The world is definitely a new place, however what I will share with you now is how some Aussie athletes managed to fly all over the world to athletic meets while staying safe to compete during a global pandemic.
There are many ways to train for distance running. Whether you’re an athlete coming from a shorter distance background, or an athlete that was born with a natural aerobic ability, there are many ways to train the body to reach its full potential. I don’t believe there is one...
A question I am asked about more often than not is about my diet as an athlete. I constantly receive messages from female athletes about what I eat to fuel my body and if I periodise my eating habits depending on my season. I must start this article by...
My whole athletic career I have always been interested in how other athletes prepare themselves for a big session or race. This is definitely an aspect to training a lot of people don’t focus on much, however, growing up and moving through the different phases of my running career,...
Being an athlete of this sport for so many years, I grew up drawing my inspiration from results I would read about in the news. I can’t say I always thought I would be an Olympic or World Champs representative but I can say I dreamt of following in...
There is a lot that goes into being a top athlete in your chosen sport. Aside from the obvious ones like talent, persistence, a supportive training environment, and a knowledgeable coach, I have learnt over the years that there are some key factors that I can attribute my success...
  Running has brought me so many wonderful memories. As the only girl growing up with 3 brothers on a farm, my upbringing always consisted of running in some facet, and I really never stopped falling in love with it. Cross country was a part of the school curriculum from...
About the author: Genevieve Gregson is a 2x Olympic finalist, and Australian record holder. Hailing from the Gold Coast, Gen travels the globe as one of the countries and the world's top distance athletes. I have considered myself a professional athlete since July 2012. This was my first month racing...
About the author: Genevieve Gregson is a 2x Olympic finalist, and Australian record holder. Hailing from the Gold Coast, Gen travels the globe as one of the countries and the world's top distance athletes.   Last week I was fortunate enough to be asked to write some articles for Runner’s Tribe....