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A Column By Genevieve Gregson

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,...
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....
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...
From day one, Melbourne Track Club has been the home of some of Australia’s, and the world’s, best athletes. Founded by Nic Bideau, his group has grown bigger and better over the decades and been a successful passion project from day one. Many distance greats have gone before us and paved the way for all the current members today, and with our group being more inclusive than ever before, many athletes have had the opportunity to rub shoulders with Australia’s best. I have been a part of MTC since late 2013 when I decided to move from college in Florida back to Australia. I have been lucky enough to have trained with many of the amazing athletes that have come and gone over the years. Today I thoroughly enjoy training, traveling and competing with a such strong group of athletes and personalities that make this group a fun and supportive environment to be amongst.
Never in my wildest dreams could someone have convinced me that by 2021 I would have qualified for three Olympic Games! While I have had my eyes set on this goal since the Rio Olympic Games came to an end, I still have moments now and then that make...
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...
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...
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...
There are so many ways to train as a distance runner and I don’t believe there is necessarily one right way. Since I started this sport and grew as an athlete, I feel I have tried many different methods of training. In the junior ranks it was rather basic...
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...