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A Column By Daniel Quin - Runner's Tribe The physiological benefits of altitude training are well documented and these have contributed to altitude tents being used at sea level. But what are some of the psychological benefits of altitude camps that we can transfer back to our home at, for...
Written by Daniel Quin – Runner’s Tribe In Melbourne we are about to enter another Australian Football League finals series and narratives will be formed around Joel Selwood overcoming supposedly epic pain to participate. Or perhaps someone will do a Dermott Brereton and endure after a bone-crunching hit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8X_O4ajyzE The mythology that...
By Daniel Quin – Runner’s Tribe There is a certain comfort in doing something when injured. Most athletes are familiar with ice, tape, therabands, strengthening exercises, balance plates, water-running belts, and I even have a repurposed dogball. Each of these tools help to provide structure for rehabilitation and a physiotherapist...
Written by Daniel Quin – Runner’s Tribe For obvious reasons Nike would have us believe that an integral part of Eliud Kipchoge’s 2-hour marathon performance in Monza last month was due to his shoes. More objective analysis pointed towards the pace car and huge timing clock. Others have written that...
Why do you run?   Written by Daniel Quin – Runner’s Tribe A superficial answer to the question: “why do you run?” could include the well-documented physical health benefits. These include the lower incidence of heart disease, reduced rates of mortality, improved oxygen uptake, and so on. But this isn’t why...
Running & depression By Steve Magness from 'The Science of Running' http://www.scienceofrunning.com/ In high school, my coach would often laugh at the duration of my post-season breaks. It normally would constitute a day or two and then back to the mileage grind. In college, things didn’t change much as I became notorious...
Written by Daniel Quin - Runner's Tribe Eventually I intend to write about some positive psychology topics associated with running but before that I want to return to the concept of the psychosocial impact of being injured. Last month I explored the problem of reinjury anxiety. Another common psychological consequence...
Depression and Running: Written by Amity Delaney Mental illnesses do not discriminate. They can affect anyone at any time and athletes are no exception. Depression and running work together in two ways. On the one hand, certain aspects about being an elite athlete and training for running can potentially increase...