Performance

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

RT's Run School | The Politics of Performance by Mark Blomeley Generally my posts on Runner’s Tribe are about physical performance, and in particular those choices we make in our training that affect our performance. Today, I want to talk more about the mental side of performance, in particular how...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. By Sam Burke, Veterinarian, BVMS. Lonely on those long runs? Want a training partner who doesn’t speak? Sounds awesome right! A well-trained dog might be just what you are after. But buyers beware, not many dogs can handle long runs over hilly terrain, on...
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...
Tempo Training - Do we do enough of it? © 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. "If I feel good then I run fast no matter what the session. Don’t waste good time – if you feel good then run hard!” -  John Ngugi Free Sources: ‘African Speed, African Endurance’ –...
Tips from Aaron “Speedy” Stubbs Sprinting is proven to be more efficient than longer endurance types of exercise (think jogging and walking) and has the added bonus of burning fat (even after you have finished exercising!), building muscle and it boosting your basal metabolic rate.  Sprinting is a whole body...
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...
4 Key Middle Distance Workouts from Aussie Elites ATHLETE: Tom Fawthorpe  Coach: Andrew “Jack” Russell PB's: 1500m 3:41.49, Mile 4:01.9, 3000m 8:03.12 Key Workouts 6x3min with 1-minute recovery This is probably the hardest session I do and that’s why I enjoy it. No matter what shape I’m in I always find this session to be very tough. I...
The Warm up Ritual | Written by Mark Blomeley Let’s be honest, for most of us runners a warm up is usually putting on our shoes and then doing a slower run for a couple of minutes before we increase our pace to our target pace for the session. We know...
Published for Inside Science, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 15:45 © 2016 American Institute of Physics By Rebecca Boyle, Contributor for Inside Science (Inside Science) -- As the world's fiercest competitors gather this week in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, athletes and coaches will use every strategy they can to gain...
© 2017 Runner’s Tribe, all rights reserved. You know the drill. Aching knee, tight hip, quads locking up- time for the foam roller. Surprise surprise, the good old foam roller actually works best if you use it when you are niggle free, a few minutes a day can make all...
                             
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