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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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Support this podcast for bonus episodes!

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.

#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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Support this podcast for bonus episodes!

If you enjoy this podcast, I would love your support on patreon, where you can listen to this week's bonus episode: Creating a plan for strength training (and creating a purpose for your training, just like you do with running).

#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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Support this podcast for bonus episodes!

If you enjoy this podcast, I would love your support on patreon, where you can listen to this week's bonus episode: Managing recovery between events.

#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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Support this podcast for bonus episodes!

If you enjoy this podcast, I would love your support on patreon, where you can listen to this week's bonus episode: Mental tips and tricks for your hardest workouts.

Learn to Run starts on the 2nd September and will be the last program for the year. You can dive in here!

#107 You can only see burnout in the rearview mirror

#107 You can only see burnout in the rearview mirror

August 14, 2019

I'm back this week, with a solo podcast. 

It's on a bit of a personal topic, but hopefully it's something you find useful as well.  Burnout is sneaky and it can creep up on you bit by bit over time, almost without you noticing. And even when you know something is unsustainable you usually have a belief that you've got more runway to deal with it than you actually do.

So, if this is something you are struggling with, I'm talking a bit about my experience and what you can focus on to help you through it. 

As I talk a bit about in this podcast, this is one of the reasons I'm only doing Learn to Run programs three times per year, and one of them is about to start in September! If you'd like to get in on the last one for 2019, you can register here. And if you get in before the 18th August, you can use the code earlybird or earlybirdplan for 25% off the normal price. 

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#106 Training Talk with Kirsten and What to do if you get sick during a training cycle 

#106 Training Talk with Kirsten and What to do if you get sick during a training cycle 

August 9, 2019

We are back!

Bronchitis made videos or audio recording pretty challenging for a bit there, but things are getting back on track now!

In this episode, Kirsten and I catch up about training and answer one of our Run Club questions about how to manage periods of sickness during your training cycle whether that happens early on, at peak training or during your taper. 

Learn to Run is starting on the 2nd September, so you can register for that now. Moving forward, you will be able to register for Learn to Run in September, January and May. 

You can also sign up for the #opmovesisterhood and Run Club at any time here.

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#105 Training Talk with Kirsten and What to do (or not do) the week before a race

#105 Training Talk with Kirsten and What to do (or not do) the week before a race

July 5, 2019

New series in the podcast - training talk with Kirsten!

This episode starts with a bit of training talk about what Kirsten and I have been up to for the last week or so with training (this was recorded a week ago, so you'll notice despite my best intentions I got proper sick this week anyway, so just goes to show you that sometimes there's just nothing you can do about it!) 

Community Question: What are your 'definitely do' and 'definitely don't do' for the week before your race

For these episodes we will also be talking about community questions and this one was about our best (and worst) experiences with our race lead ups. Things you don't have to learn the hard way like we did!

Got questions of your own?

You can let us know in the community group at facebook.com/groups/opmove.

Jump in on the intro program for Learn to Run

Learn to Run starts in September - but you can jump into the introductory program now by signing up here: operationmove.com.au/learn-to-run/

#104 Your most efficient choice, isn’t always your best choice

#104 Your most efficient choice, isn’t always your best choice

June 21, 2019

Making choices that serve your outcomes, not just your schedule.

This week I'm talking about something that I've been focusing on this week:

  • The most efficient decision (whether it's getting up early, squeezing in sessions where you can or anything else) is often not serving the actual purpose
  • So, I'm talking a bit about how to make decisions that best serve your purpose
  • What to sacrifice and what to retain to get the outcome you want
  • Prioritising the things that you devalue to get a better result.

 If you'd like to sign up for the 8 week introductory program to get ready for Learn to Run in September, you can sign up here

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#`103 How to Run 100km at Ultra Trail Australia

#`103 How to Run 100km at Ultra Trail Australia

June 13, 2019

How do you run 100km on one of the toughest courses in Australia?

In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Kirsten about her first 100km solo race. And we get into:

  • What does her training look like
  • How her training has to accommodate work and life and kids
  • We talk about the eating. Lots and lots of eating. Also chicken sandwiches.
  • How did she transition from road running to trail running
  • She guides us through some of the extra things you might need on some trail runs
  • What was her maximum long run in her build up?
  • And how she manages the taper and recovery from such a big event. 

If you'd like to join the #opmovesisterhood, you can check out all the information about Run Club here

 

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#102 Running and Immunity - How to avoid getting sick, what to do when you do and how to come back afterwards

#102 Running and Immunity - How to avoid getting sick, what to do when you do and how to come back afterwards

May 23, 2019

Most of us want to avoid getting sick, but if we do get sick, what happens next? 

Truthfully, I was a bit superstitious about recording this because I've been cold-free for 9 months and I though for sure I would get sick if I talked about it. And that very afternoon I felt like death, but had a good night sleep and my streak lives on! 

So, in this episode I talk about:

  • How to support your immune system, so the chances of you getting sick are less likely
  • What to do when you do get sick
  • How to come back after you've been unwell
  • And where to come back to - whether you have a training plan for a specific event, or a training plan with no date-sensitive event

And in general just a bit about what I do in terms of structuring workouts to look after my health, what supplements/strategies I use which have helped me and hopefully they might help you too!

 

Run club foundation memberships are closing at the end of the month. If you'd like to join and save $100 a year on membership, you can sign up here. If you sign up before the 1st June you can lock in that price for the life of your membership. Don't miss out! 

You can view this episode on Youtube here