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Articles from experts in their fields helping you reach your maximum performance levels

There are a lot of health benefits you can experience from running regularly. Running helps strengthen your heart and lungs and strengthens your immune system. One study also found that running for just 5-10 minutes per day can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and can increase your overall...
If you want to achieve overall body fitness, running is one of the simplest and most effective ways to jumpstart your journey. Aside from its long list of health benefits, running doesn’t need any special equipment. It’s just you, your running shoes, and your strong willpower. Many people are interested...
Last year Australia's Russ Dessaix-Chin wrote this colourful and informative description of 'The Surprise Fartlek' for RT's workout series. We present it again for new and returning readers. Fartlek definition via Oxford Dictionaries online A system of training for distance runners in which the terrain and pace are continually varied. Origin 1940s:...
Running in all its forms offers an exhilarating and refreshing experience. You get the opportunity to feel the wind in your face and view the world in all its glory. Your physical limits are tested each time as you push yourself to carry on even when your muscles tire....
'You'll never be able to run harder' - Robert Lister 4 Key Sessions - Coached by Michael Dooley As before most races, the day preceding Herb Elliott winning the 1500m at the 1960 Olympics his eccentric 65 year old coach Percy Cerutty ran himself to exhaustion. Prior to collapsing he managed...
Julian trains with 5k race pace in mind, then escapes the hot weather with surfing in Iceland. There’s talk about who Julian expects to face in the Vic Country Champs. Brad’s maintains his “extremely impressive training runs” with his longest run before Lake Biwa and has deja vu...
 This week on Inside Running: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/inside-running-podcast/id1304874265?mt=2 Julian gives an extremely detailed debrief on his Vic Country Champs weekend, placing 2nd in the 5000m & 1st in the 10 000m across two nights, taking in the uplifting atmosphere despite coming down. Brad has another impressive week running with the Telford group,...
Running Mechanics | What matters By Mark Blomeley As runners there is so much emphasis placed on where we are landing on our foot. The trend over the past decade is to place a lot of emphasis on forefoot landing or “running on your toes”. Today I’m going to surprise...
Key Workouts from Aussie Elites: Part 2 Athlete: Maudie Skyring Personal Bests Event Result Venue Date 400m 58.22 Canberra (AUS) 17.02.2017 800m 2:09.35 Glendale (AUS) 28.01.2017 1500m 4:22.16 Sydney (AUS) 04.02.2017 Mile 4:53.93 Sydney (AUS) 04.03.2017 3000m 9:45.54 Melbourne (AUS) 08.12.2016 The Session: Freeman (200s) This session was part of Cathy Freeman’s training program and is great for 400m and 800m runners, to build speed and a tolerance to lactic acid build up. This session consists of...
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...