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

How Important is Your Coach? Written by Amity Delaney - Runner's Tribe Coaches are an essential part of any athlete’s journey. Under their guidance and leadership, athletes can either flourish or flounder. But how important are they? Are coaches what determines an athlete’s success, or is it the internal motivation and...
The Peak Age for Female 800m Runners? In an attempt to assess the ideal age for 800m runners, Runner’s Tribe took a look at the 25 fastest female 800m runners of all-time. Their respective ages were compared. “Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life...
Training and Coaching via Correspondence - Article by Jack Colreavy and Adam Didyk RUNNER'S TRIBE TvC - Training via Correspondence Part 1: By Jack Colreavy Who is your coach? Who do you train with? These are two of the most frequent questions that I get asked by other runners. My response being that Adelaide-based Adam...
Bilateral vs Unilateral Movement Development for Runners By Mark Blomeley Ok, so you’re probably looking at the title and thinking what the? Let me explain… To put this simply, bilateral movement refers to a two arm or two leg movement, whereas unilateral refers to a single arm or single leg movement. In other...
Note from RT: The author is offering some brief guidelines to strength training in running. If you wish to explore this more you should consult an accredited professional before proceeding with your strength program. Instagram posts featured have no association with the author. How to match strength training to your...
Returning to Training: How to adjust your training intensity after a training break As runners, few things are more frustrating than being sidelined with sickness, soreness or injury. There will often be an itch to get back into training that gets stronger with each day of scheduled training you miss....
Note: Times have been update by RT to reflect the current world records. By: Chris Gorski, Senior Editor (Inside Science) -- The current world records for the marathon 2:02:57, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya on September 28, 2014 and 2:15:25 for women, set in 2003 by Paula Radcliffe, from the U.K. These...
The Art of Switching Off Written By Tyson Popplestone More isn’t always better. You already knew that. Athletes seem to understand it better than most people. It’s the reason we have days allocated to taking it a little easier. Resting. Recovering. We realise that in order for our performance to improve, we need...
The Most Common Cause of Knee Pain - Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee)  Written by Lachlan Chisholm My Name is Lachlan Chisholm, I am a Physiotherapist and I have a Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science and Nutrition) and Master of Physiotherapy. I am a retired elite middle distance runner, a two-time Australian...
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...
                                 
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