#70 Kirsten answers all your questions about running 50km on two mountain loops

March 30, 2018

Kirsten answers all your burning questions about what it's like to run 50km for the first time.

She talks about:

  • What makes it different to a road marathon
  • What her recovery has been like
  • What she would do differently
  • What her nutrition was like
  • And what it gave her in her build up to UTA

If you are planning on signing up for Learn to Run in April, this is a great way to get to know Kirsten a bit better because she's amazing and will be coaching you! You can check out more about Learn to Run here

 

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#69 A few bad ideas you might have about running

March 15, 2018

AKA all the times I've seen people talk about their training on twitter and I've tried really hard to not offer unsolicited advice. Here is ALL THE UNSOLICITED ADVICE.

This week I talk about:

  • Long runs
  • Training variability
  • Warming Up
  • Fuelling
  • Walk breaks
  • Split runs

Kirsten will be back next week to talk about her 50km run! 

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#68 How do you know you are ready to run 50km?

March 9, 2018

Kirsten is about to take on her first 50km at the Australian Alpine Challenge

So this week we talked about:

  • How do you know when you are ready to run 50km
  • What her training week and run fuelling looks like
  • How many hot cross buns will she need at the end
  • And a few other questions from the community as well!
  • And she listens to me whinge about being injured a bit too. 

Good luck Kirsten! We will all be cheering for you!

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#67 Rehab is where I live now. Tips on surviving a long term injury

February 13, 2018

Have you ever waited for your life to start?

Yeah, me too. That's what the beginning of this year has felt like. Long term injury is sneaky and hard and also a great opportunity. Today I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly and tips on how to maintain your fitness and your mental health through a long term disruption.

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#66 ‘Do you feel like an adventure?’ - Crewing the 100 Mile Alpine Challenge with Kirsten

December 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it's like to support someone running 160 kilometres? Kirsten doesn't wonder, because she did it for Jo recently. You can read all about Jo's amazing race here.

But in this episode of the podcast Kirsten talks about the other side of the experience. What it's like to crew for someone, how you can best support them, what you can learn from the experience and how it has helped form her goals as well. And how supporting someone can be just as nerve-wracking and just as fulfilling as running your own race.

It's a long one, because we aren't capable of anything else, apparently.

You can follow Kirsten at @shelovestorun

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#65 The Art of Natural Running with Dr Brett Hill

December 8, 2017

This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Dr Brett Hill. He's a chiropractor, a barefoot runner and a coach and you might have listened to him on The Wellness Guys or That Paleo Show. Today he's talking about all things running form and answers your questions:

  • Should you work on running form, or will it just fix itself over time?
  • If you are going to work on your form, what would you start with first?
  • What is the number one thing that you can do now that will have the biggest impact on your running?
  • Things that you can do when you aren't running that are going to help your technique.

And, if you jump on it now you can get access to Brett's e-course with over 5 hours of instruction and access to his private facebook group for only $29, instead of $97. So don't miss out! You can sign up at the Art of Natural Running.

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#64 Stop Waiting for the 1st Of January

November 23, 2017

Have you ever said to yourself, "I'll start Monday". I have and I bet you have too and you know what happens on Monday? Usually not much. Today I'm talking about what happens when you are getting towards the end of the year and maybe you weren't where you thought you'd be. How do you get started? How do you get over that beguiling voice that tells you that you'll just start after Christmas. Today is what you have. Not tomorrow. Not Monday. Not the 1st of January. Today. And I talk through some strategies to get started, keep it simple, create some support structures and set yourself up for success.

Speaking of Christmas you can check out the gift guide here. And you can sign up for Learn to Run and gain early access to the facebook group here. And you can also now register for the Whole Life Challenge at an early bird rate here.

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#63 Myths that plague new runners

November 15, 2017

In this episode of the podcast I'm talking about the things we get told in the beginning of our running careers that just don't really hold up in real life.

I'm talking about:

  • "It doesn't get easier"
  • Running until you vomit is a good thing
  • Never skip a session
  • You should get faster every time, or every week
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#62 Disappointment is an Underrated Motivator

November 10, 2017

A lot of time I would go out of my way to not be disappointed. I would manage expectations, prepare for it and even brush it off if it happens. But the fact is if you do feel disappointed it, there are lots of benefits to actually letting yourself feel disappointed. And like most things, whether it's useful or destructive all comes down to what you do next.

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#61 The Struggle is REAL: Picking a Running Coach

October 20, 2017

This week I've been trying to find (and commit to) a running coach. It's a lot like dating, and I'm reminded of how somehow back in the nether regions of my memory, I recall why I hated dating so much before I got married. Anyway, I digress. Finding a coach! I often get asked why I would need a coach, because clearly I don't have any issues with motivation, but the truth is that motivation and accountability are only a small part of what a coach does. And frankly, I'd be suspicious of any coach who didn't have a coach, because how much do they really believe in the process if it doesn't apply to them? 

So in this podcast I talk about:

  • When you know you are ready to take that next step and start working with a coach
  • What are some of the reasons why you might need a coach
  • And what are the best way to find a coach who is going to work for you. 

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