Performance

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

Whether you’re training for an upcoming marathon or just want to increase your speed and mileage for your own sake, it’s very easy for runners to fall into the trap of overtraining. When running is a big part of your life, it’s hard to recognize when you’re doing more than...
Training Diaries: to write or not to write? - A column by Mark Tucker “I would consider my diary serves the same purpose as going for a walk or a run. They are all physical ways of clearing a mental landscape.” (Chet Faker) I recently visited the house I grew up...
At some point in their lives, approximately 80 percent of people will experience back pain. Some people, like runners, are highly susceptible to back pain -- in fact, one study showed that more than 50 percent of runners reported having a history of back pain. Runners can experience back pain...
Sports Hernias Hit Commonwealth Athletes By Jackie Edwards As the 2018 Commonwealth Games came to an end last month, the successes and medal achievements will be celebrated long after the games. However, like many sporting events, there have been significant injuries during the games, and even before the games some athletes with...
When most people think of muscle strengthening for runners, they think first about the muscles in the legs -- the quadriceps, the hamstrings, and even the calves. While it is, of course, important for these muscle groups to be strong and mobile, it’s also important for runners to focus on...
By Mark Tucker - Runner's Tribe “Strenuous exercise should not be taken until two and a half to three hours after eating” (C.W.H. Grant – The Australian Amateur – October 1951) How much? How long before? And what should we eat (and drink) before a race and before we train? These...
"Get over it.  If you have a bad workout or a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it, then move on.”   -  Steve Scott Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part series.  Part 1 looks into Steve Scott’s training during the later stages of his...
By Caitlin Murdock - Runner's Tribe To perform to your full potential your primary focus, of course, should be on your running program. However, you should also ensure that you include strength and prehab exercises to prevent injuries and to improve your running efficiency. Often runners have a habit of spending so...
Do you have a big race coming up? Or, are you just feeling a little stagnant during your runs? Do you need to shake up your training with a new challenge? No matter what your reason for wanting to run faster, there are lots of things you can do to...
A Column By Daniel Quin – Runner’s Tribe Recently I was reminded of a story about Robert DeCastella. Evidently he was reading a book on the bus that was taking him to the start-line of a major marathon. The visual image I create in my mind makes me smile – an...
                                 
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