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#121 No, Runners Don’t Hate Running

#121 No, Runners Don’t Hate Running

February 22, 2020

Or how you can manipulate data to sell the story you want . . .

Strava released data from surveying 25,0000 runners. You can see their visualisation of that data here

And I probably would have just looked at it and thought hey, that's pretty cool but then every media outlet across the globe started running their story which was basically "LOOK. Runners hate running too!"

And as clickable a headline as that it is it's not really true. 

The less exciting version is that runners love to run, and they tolerate a bunch of stuff that they don't always love, all the time because they love it - and overall there is very little that they actually hate. 

So this week, I talk a bit about the toxic nature of normalising love-hate relationships with exercise and movement. 

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#120 Sweet talking your way out the front door

#120 Sweet talking your way out the front door

February 13, 2020

Getting out the door is the hardest part, isn't it?

I think everyone has experienced in no matter if you are new to creating a habit, or if you've been at it for awhile. 

So. Much. Procrastination.

And once you are out there, you are totally fine. But getting over that hump can be a hell of a thing.

This week I'm talking about the key things I still use to get me out there which include:

  • Planning
  • Preparation
  • Rampant Bribery
  • Deal Sweeteners
  • Accountability/Peer Pressure
  • And finally, sweet talk

Would you like your question answered?

As promised on the podcast, you can book in a skype call here

Or you can email me here.

Check out Run Club and the Operation Move Sisterhood

Our amazing community includes:

  • Plans from 5km to Marathon from Beginner to Advanced
  • Weekly workouts for when you are in between plans, or just to spice up your week
  • A private facebook community
  • Access to coaches for all your questions
  • And most importantly - the most supportive community you can imagine!

You can sign up here

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#119 Is your running watch sabotaging your mindset?

#119 Is your running watch sabotaging your mindset?

February 7, 2020

How much does that data really impact you?

Do you see that performance condition notification come up and when it says 'poor', does it make you have a tiny doubt about your workout? Do those unproductive or de-training statuses on your app give you doubts about the work you are doing? Maybe they don't on a conscious level, but on a subconscious level they might be! 

This week, I dive into what some of the metrics are based on, what the pitfalls are and how to make sure they aren't negatively impacting your performance.

The goal should be that these extra data points help you to get more in touch with your body, rather than eroding your confidence in it.

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#118 How do I get past overwhelm to get started and keep going?

#118 How do I get past overwhelm to get started and keep going?

January 31, 2020

I am so excited to be back in podcast land!

This week, I have something a bit different, which I hope you will love.

i put a call out to our Run Club members, to see if anyone wanted to do a coaching session over the phone, so we could take a deep dive into their biggest obstacle, and share it as an episode of the podcast. 

Lucky for me, Deb took me up on it! And I think you will love this chat.

 

How do I get beyond overwhelm to get started, and to keep going?

This was her big question. So we looked at what happens when you lose motivation after reaching a big goal (she ran a half marathon last year), or how to get back into things after having a break because of work or sickness, but also more importantly how to adjust your mindset so you don't find your harder sessions too intimidating to do. 

She also had some questions about my fat loss cycle last year, so if you aren't interested in that - just skip over that bit!

 

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#117 Worthy of the Mountain - Kirsten and the 100km Alpine Challenge

#117 Worthy of the Mountain - Kirsten and the 100km Alpine Challenge

December 20, 2019

Today, I'm talking to Kirsten about her 100km Alpine Challenge

You can follow Kirsten at @shelovestorun and she's also our head coach over at Run Club, where she also writes custom programs.

One of the big questions that came for Kirsten after her first unsupported 100km run was how she managed her mindset and her mental headspace through such a long event, with a whole heap of challenges and battling a whole lot of fatigue. So this is the main area that we dive into today. 

This episode, sponsored by endeavorun

For more information on the endeavorun program and retreat you can visit their website here. Or you can check them out on instagram

 

Coming Up . . .

Do you want 2020 to be the year you learn to run, our program starts on the 6th January and you can register here. Only two weeks to register, and now we have options based on the level of support you need.

 

 

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#116 How To Break Through Plateaus

#116 How To Break Through Plateaus

December 7, 2019

 

This week from podcast land . . .

At the end of the year, it's natural to reflect on what went really well, and what didn't work so well and it's a great time to take a step back and examine what you want to continue doing because it's working really well and what you'd like to work on more. An important part of that process is:

  • Creating a context for your improvement: running can be really black and white in terms of outcomes, but not all improvements can be measured in a time or a PB
  • Understanding that sometimes you don't need to change anything, you just need to keep going
  • Creating a balance between developing work capacity and specific training
  • How to zone in on things that might be blocking your progress: like over-training or under-recovering

Coming Up . . .

Do you want 2020 to be the year you learn to run, our program starts on the 6th January and you can register here. Up until the 15th December you can also get 25% off with the code early. Don't miss out!

 

Support the podcast, so we can make more and get access to bonus episodes!

You can support Operation Move and the podcast on Patreon. I am so grateful for your support! This week, the bonus episode is a deep dive into creating better sleep habits for better recovery. I talk about things like: are you better off getting as much sleep, or following a consistent schedule? Should you take that nap? How do you set up routines to put yourself on auto-pilot? Is some sleep more valuable than other sleep? And is being a night owl a real thing? 

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#115 Training Talk with Kirsten + How To Pick a Goal Race

#115 Training Talk with Kirsten + How To Pick a Goal Race

November 22, 2019

This week in Training Talk

I talk to Kirsten who is deep into ultra taper. This was recorded last week, so at the time of publishing this she is already down in Falls Creek getting ready, which is so exciting!

We talk a bit about what her taper look like (and what my deload week looked like - far less interesting) and we will make sure and do another episode after she is back to catch up on how it all went.

Listener Question: How Do You Pick a Goal Race?

This is a big question and thank you to Jo from Run Club for asking it, because it's a great one to think about at this time of year!

And we get into:

  • Goal races for experience vs for PBs
  • Structuring your year around your goals
  • The differences when you are planning for an ultra vs planning for a shorter distance
  • And then we get sidetracked into other things like: you can run even if it doesn't benefit your family at all.

Coming Up . . .

Do you want 2020 to be the year you learn to run, our program starts on the 6th January and you can register here.

Support the podcast, so we can make more and get access to bonus episodes!

You can support Operation Move and the podcast on Patreon. I am so grateful for your support! This week, the bonus episode is a deep dive into managing mindset for training and racing

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#114 Top 5 Things To Prepare You For Your Best Running Year in 2020

#114 Top 5 Things To Prepare You For Your Best Running Year in 2020

November 13, 2019

Are you ready to start a new decade of running? ME TOO.

This time of year is a great time of year to start thinking about what you want achieve next year, and how you plan on getting there. 

I talk about 5 things that can help to super-charge your year and the self sabotage that might be holding you back

I talk about:

  • Re-setting the thought patterns that stop you from moving forward
  • Having your come to Jesus moment on the unglamorous work of being resilient
  • How to talk to yourself without being an asshole
  • Creating an attitude of curiousity, enthusiasm and joy
  • How to recover, so you can do it all again, but better

Coming Up . . .

Do you want 2020 to be the year you learn to run, our program starts on the 6th January and you can register here

Support the podcast, so we can make more and get access to bonus episodes!

You can support Operation Move and the podcast on Patreon. I am so grateful for your support! This week, the bonus episode is a deep dive into a recovery routine!

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#113 Training Talk with Kirsten and What Happens When You Don’t Adapt to Training

#113 Training Talk with Kirsten and What Happens When You Don’t Adapt to Training

November 1, 2019

podcast: episode 113 – training talk with kirsten and what happens when you don’t adapt to training

In this week’s podcast, Kirsten is back and we go long!

We catch up on what does a big training week look like when you are about to run 100km, and what we’ve both been up to. She’s in full training mode, but I’ve taken everything down a notch for the year.

We tackle the big question: what happens if you do the training plan, log all the workouts, and you don’t get the outcome you wanted?

We talk about:

  • Setting a reasonable expectation in the first place
  • How to make sure that you have more than one goal, so it’s not all locked into one time
  • Focusing on trends, rather than one result
  • How to evaluate if it is the training plan that’s not quite right for what you need to work on, or if it’s just that you haven’t given it enough time yet
  • And the even bigger question: what would you do if you were never going to improve?

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#112 How to celebrate kissing your a goal goodbye (a Melbourne Marathon update!)

#112 How to celebrate kissing your a goal goodbye (a Melbourne Marathon update!)

October 25, 2019

I’m back, it just took me a little while with school holidays, a race, two short weeks and life, you know?

So this episode is all about how to let go of your A goal, and still have your race or your event be the celebration of your training that you want it to be.

Because as it turns out after Melbourne, that’s something that I know a little bit about.


Honestly, this podcast is a bit of a rambling one, so I won’t attempt to summarise it, you’ll just have to have a listen.

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If you enjoy this podcast, I would love your support on patreon, where you can listen to this week’s bonus episode: How to prepare for your next race: tactics for physical, emotional and mental preparation.