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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,...
The mind, like the body requires ongoing T.L.C to remain healthy. It took me about three decades and a few key moments to fully appreciate this : )  London’s 2012 Olympic Games was one of these moments.  The anticipation and excitement that I felt between crossing the Marathon finish line in...
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...
By Matthew Ramsden Runnerstribe: A quick note for those that don't know of Matt. In short he is the WA 5000m record holder, multiple time Aussie rep and future Olympic contender). Before I begin this article, it should be noted that I am far from an expert in nutrition, diet...
I was training in Ireland for a few weeks in 2017 before the World Championships. I’d strained my soleus between races so I was getting some physical therapy at Star Goeghan’s Realta Clinic in Carlow. The local track club was so supportive and kind to show me around and...
  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...
Throughout the year I train in many different locations. Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan, Forster, Falls Creek, Hoyos del Espino, Mount Laguna, Nijmegen, and London. This is partly because as an Australian we have to spend a considerable amount of time overseas for competitions, which means we also...
The 2004 world cross country (WXC) in Brussels was certainly the highlight of my career. It was my 4th world cross country (my first time in the 8km race) and without a doubt, going into it, I was in my best shape of my career to date. I had always...
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...