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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

 

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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!

 

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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.

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

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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?

Links from the podcast

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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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#111 What being a fan of the sport of running has taught me about training and racing

#111 What being a fan of the sport of running has taught me about training and racing

September 27, 2019

Somewhere along the way I became a fan of running (the sport)

Crazy how that happens. I can literally watch people run a marathon for 2 and a half hours and be entertained. This weekend is the start of the World Championships in Doha, so in anticipation of being glued to my TV for as much as possible, this week I'm talking about all the ways in which following the sport has taught me lessons that I can apply to training (and coaching)

So this week, other than general geekery I'm talking about:

  • Mental lessons from surviving bad workouts (or bad races)
  • Taking a long term view of literally everything
  • Putting in the work, but also being ready for the magic to happen

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#110: What if strength training makes me too sore to run?

#110: What if strength training makes me too sore to run?

September 20, 2019

Will getting too sore derail your running?

This is often the fear with getting into strength training. So in this episode I talk about:

  • How to manage that adjustment period in the beginning, when you probably will be sore
  • In the long term what being sore actually means and how to adjust your training accordingly
  • And importantly, does being sore affect running performance?
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#109 Planning the unplanned - Making the most of running in between plans or events

#109 Planning the unplanned - Making the most of running in between plans or events

September 12, 2019

If you are like me, you are on a plan ALL THE TIME.

But that doesn't work for everyone and neither would it be ideal for everyone.

This week, I'm talking about:

  • How to manage that time in between events
  • What are the minimums to focus on so that you make sure you are maintaining your fitness for whatever you have planned next
  • Creating that balance between focused training and running for enjoyment.

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#108: How to get the most out of a race, when you aren’t chasing a PB

#108: How to get the most out of a race, when you aren’t chasing a PB

August 22, 2019

Sometimes a race is a stepping stone, not the ultimate goal

There are races for fun, there are races for socialising, there are races for setting that PB and then there are races that are somewhere in between, where for whatever reason a PB isn't an achievable goal, but you still want it to be something that is at full effort. It might be you are coming back after a break, or recovering from your last big adventure or rebuilding in someway. 

Now sometimes you need to be brave and believe in yourself for that PB and be willing to see what happens, but sometimes you need to take it where you are at: as the next step.

And for those races, pushing yourself in the hard parts for less than you've achieved in the past can be a tough one to wrap your head around. So in this episode, I talk a bit about how to approach these in between type races and how to get the most out of them for yourself and for your training. 

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