#47 Meet Jo: Trail Lover, Ultra Badass and Low Heart Rate Runner

June 22, 2017

This week I am having a chat to Jo

And we tackle some of the burning questions that people have like:

  • How do you fit in training for a 100km trail run AND work AND do mum/partner/life stuff too?
  • What does low heart training look like
  • How does she fuel her really long runs (it's more delicious than you might think)
  • And why discipline will trump ego

You can check out Jo at her blog, on her instagram or in the community group

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#46 Strategising Your Next Half Marathon PB

June 15, 2017

In case you were living under a rock, I ran a half marathon last weekend at race pace

There wasn't an organised race, I just picked a route to run locally. But it did get me thinking about all of the strategy that goes into the event itself, even after you've done all the training.

There is:

  • Nutrition in the lead up: should you be carb-loading or avoiding fiber?
  • Hydration before the big day: how to make sure you are actually absorbing all of that water
  • What's your pacing strategy: why negative splits are terrifying, but can help you
  • What's your on-day nutrition and fuelling strategy?
  • Why would you warm up when you are running a ridiculous amount of kilometres anyway?
  • And finally, your recovery plan

So I talk a bit about all of those things and I have a teeny little rant about those posters that reduce the distance of your run to a certain number of cupcakes or donuts. Don't even get me started. And here's that phat fudge recipe I was talking about.

Want to sign up for our free walking and fitness program starting Monday, you can do that here!

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#45 Meet Katherine: Runner, Hiker, Blogger and Expat in San Francisco

June 9, 2017

This week, I am talking to Katherine.

Who is always one of my favourite people to talk to. Did you know that she was one of the first people I ever had the pleasure to coach? She was! We started working together about three years ago and a whole lot has happened in that time, but she's still one of the most kind and thoughtful people you are likely to meet. Don't tell her I said that, she is not keen on compliments!

If you'd like to check Katherine out you can find her on instagram, facebooktwitter and at her blog. And of course you can always have a chat to her in the community group too!

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#44 Why setbacks have a lot in common with achieving big goals

June 2, 2017

This week we are talking about achieving big goals and also what happens when you don't

Because the funny thing is that both things have a lot more in common than you think, whether you lose motivation because of a disappointment or you lose motivation because you've achieved your big goal, the end result is the same - you can kind of float around feeling lost for awhile.

Exhibit A: Me having no idea what to do

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Things I mention:

The habits of people who qualify for the Boston Marathon.
The Run Selfie Repeat Podcast
Operation Move Community Group

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#43 Meet Ness: Ultrarunner, Crossfitter and All Round Badass

May 24, 2017

This week on the podcast we are talking to Ness!

You can find her on instagram and facebook. And if you want to have a chat to her, you can also find her in the community group. And we are having a chat about her training for running 100km at UTA. I think the biggest question people have about training for a 100km race or any ultra event is how much time do you spend running, and it might not be as much as you think it is!

Announcements!

Last chance to jump into Learn to Run until August. You can sign up here.
Want to see the YouTube tantrum? Or other, less tantrum like videos: you can check out the channel here.

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#42 Being consistent requires that you sacrifice being perfect

May 18, 2017

This week I am talking about something that everyone needs: consistency

I'ts not the most exciting thing to talk about it, but it's definitely the thing that most people struggle with! So I dive into:

  • How to break the cycle of stopping and starting over
  • The critical points that you need to pay attention to
  • Changing your all or nothing mindset
  • How to challenge your perfectionism

Announcements!

The Whole Life Challenge starts on Saturday, come and join our fun team!

There are 29 spaces left in May Learn to Run, so if you wan to run with us, register now.

Also, I've ventured into the land of YouTube. You can check out the training diary here:

Subscribe to the Channel here.

Do you have something you'd like me to talk about in the podcast? 

Just head over to the Community Group on Facebook or send me a message. 

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#41 Meet Kirsten - Running Coach, Registered Nurse, Mum of Four and Trail Runner

May 12, 2017

This week we talk to Kirsten

She's our running coach for Run Club, and when I crowd sourced what everyone wanted to know this is what they asked:

  • What is your favourite trail to run?
  • Why did you want to get into running coaching?
  • Do you think your eating plan has had an impact on your running?
  • What would be your ultimate running event if money, time and childcare wasn't an issue?
  • How do you manage to fit it all in with work and kids and training?

Plus Kirsten and I talk about a bunch of things, because once you start runners talking about running, you can't really stop.

Things you might like to check out!

Whole Life Challenge Sign Up

Learn to Run with me starting on the 29th May

Facebook Community Group

Kirsten on Instagram

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#40 So you want to run faster . . .

May 2, 2017

This week in podcast land, I talk about the thing that I've been avoiding

And I also talk about a question that is both simple and complex at the same time: How do I get faster?

  • Do you want to get faster, or do you want it to feel easier?
  • How to structure your training week
  • Focusing on specific workouts
  • Technique and form to improve your speed
  • How to recover so  you get the most out of your training.

And I also chat about my week in training, something I'm loving right now and a couple of interesting things I read and heard about in the last week.

Links I mention:

10,000 hours

Whole Life Challenge Sign Up

Learn to Run with me starting on the 29th May

Facebook Community Group

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#39 What We Would Do If There Were No Limites on What We Could Do

April 12, 2017

This week we talk about . . . What If

And I'm not going to spoil it for you by letting you know what we picked!

Don't forget to sign up to the Whole Life Challenge, starting May 20th.

And if you'd like to join us for Learn to Run that starts on April 17th.

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#38 What we want you to know about safety

March 31, 2017

This week we dive into the somewhat controversial area of runner safety . . .

The murky area of victim blaming and runner safety
Tips for running in the dark (daylight saving is nearly over - hooray!)
The things we do every day for safety without ever even thinking about it
Why we won't be carrying a concealed weapon any time soon.

Also, we are super excited to share The Whole Life Challenge with you.

This starts on the 20th of May, but you can get in at early bird prices now. It's a worldwide challenge and we've created an Operation Move team so we can all do it together!

It focuses on 7 habits:

1) Exercise
2) Nutrition
3) Sleep
4) Hydration
5) Lifestyle
6) Mindfulness
7) Mobility

And the cool thing is that for example with the exercise habit, it is simply about picking a movement that you enjoy so you are active 10 minutes a day - so it's super easy to fit into your schedule and join in! You can also pick what type of nutrition plan you want to follow and focus on the habits that are particularly important for you.

It is a challenge with points, which means I have a prize for the winner of our Team competition! The winner will get either 3 months of coaching with Far and Fast or 6 months of Custom Training with Run Club. Pretty cool, right?

So if you'd like to join us, sign up here.

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