Operation Move
126. Why We Run

126. Why We Run

May 15, 2020

When you strip back all the trappings this is what you are left with . . .

When there aren't any races . . . When there aren't any group runs . . . When there is nothing immediate to train for . . . And when your stress levels mean that you probably aren't really improving that much (at least according to my watch, Janet) . . . You get to find out why you run. Really. This episode is about that. And about not judging yourself for your coping mechanisms.

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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125. “Hey Mama, you seem tired.”

125. “Hey Mama, you seem tired.”

April 24, 2020

 

Things your kids say to you as your escaping, I mean leaving the house to go into the back office

 

I think everyone is feeling this right now! So just in case you needed it, this is your reminder that it is okay to drop a few balls, let a few things slide and just have a nap. Frankly it's a miracle that it has taken them 4 or 5 weeks to work out that I'm tired/cranky. I must be some kind of a magician.

I also talk a bit about my training week and how to prioritise self care, particularly the self care that you don't like to do.

 

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.

 

Interested in Learn to Run?

 

Our next session starts on the 4th of May, but you can register now and start going through the preparatory program so you can hit the ground running (pun intended!) The program includes:

  • Your choice of various weekly programs ranging from absolute beginner to someone who is looking for a 5km PB
  • Your workouts adjusted as needed so they aren't too challenging or too easy
  • Weekly email or message check-ins with me
  • Weekly emails on additional things to support your running like breathing, technique, mindset and injury prevention
  • A supportive, private group
  • Two strength sessions per week that you can do from home with no gym equipment

 

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.

 

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! Stay up to date on:

You can listen on iTunesSpotify or Stitcher

124. Running local? Here’s how to adapt your training.

124. Running local? Here’s how to adapt your training.

April 16, 2020

 

If you are in lockdown, this episode is for you!

 

It is probably different depending on what state you are in, but in NSW while we are still allowed to get outside for exercise (yay!) we do have to stay within our own suburb or postcode. So while it's fine to drive to somewhere in your suburb to start your run if there's a park or trail you like, that's not okay if it's outside of your suburb.

I usually split my runs between home and the flatter runs down the hill one or two suburbs away. But for the last few weeks, I've been sticking to just being at home. Which does have a few training challenges. So this week, I'm talking all about the changes you can make to your sessions when you are limited as to terrain - whether you are living somewhere that is all hills (me!), or can't get access to hills or are missing out on your usual trail running.

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.

Interested in Learn to Run?

 

Our next session starts on the 4th of May, but you can register now and start going through the preparatory program so you can hit the ground running (pun intended!) The program includes:

  • Your choice of various weekly programs ranging from absolute beginner to someone who is looking for a 5km PB
  • Your workouts adjusted as needed so they aren't too challenging or too easy
  • Weekly email or message check-ins with me
  • Weekly emails on additional things to support your running like breathing, technique, mindset and injury prevention
  • A supportive, private group
  • Two strength sessions per week that you can do from home with no gym equipment

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.

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! Stay up to date on:

You can listen on iTunesSpotify or Stitcher.

#123 I’ve lost fitness, speed and endurance. How do I trust the process in my comeback?

#123 I’ve lost fitness, speed and endurance. How do I trust the process in my comeback?

April 10, 2020

I got this listener question awhile ago, and it seemed very appropriate this week

Who hasn't lost a bit of fitness at this point? And even though it is probably way down on your list of overall priorities right now, eventually you are going to start building that back up. And what does that look like? Mentally and emotionally how do you deal with that feeling of starting over (not completely, but further back than you were before)? How do you cope with knowing the gap between where you think you should be and where you actually are?

And what does that process look like?

 

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.

Interested in Learn to Run?

Our next session starts on the 4th of May, but you can register now and start going through the preparatory program so you can hit the ground running (pun intended!) The program includes:

  • Your choice of various weekly programs ranging from absolute beginner to someone who is looking for a 5km PB
  • Your workouts adjusted as needed so they aren't too challenging or too easy
  • Weekly email or message check-ins with me
  • Weekly emails on additional things to support your running like breathing, technique, mindset and injury prevention
  • A supportive, private group
  • Two strength sessions per week that you can do from home with no gym equipment

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.

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! Stay up to date on:

You can listen on iTunesSpotify or Stitcher.

#122 Wait, what just happened?

#122 Wait, what just happened?

March 24, 2020

It's hard to even wrap your head around everything that has changed in the last three weeks since I recorded a podcast

I didn't really know where to start with this episode, so I just dived right in to what we are all dealing with at the moment. I also did a Facebook Live last week, where I went into more of what training looks like when there is no event on the horizon and more importantly, how it could be a really important mindset shift in terms of how you approach things from a long term development point of view, rather than from blocks of 12 weeks. You can check that out here.

This episode would have been published sooner, but now my kids are home and kicking them off the computer was harder than I anticipated. 

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.

 

Interested in Learn to Run?

Our next session starts on the 4th of May, but you can register now and start going through the preparatory program so you can hit the ground running (pun intended!)

The program includes:

  • Your choice of various weekly programs ranging from absolute beginner to someone who is looking for a 5km PB
  • Your workouts adjusted as needed so they aren't too challenging or too easy
  • Weekly email or message check-ins with me
  • Weekly emails on additional things to support your running like breathing, technique, mindset and injury prevention
  • A supportive, private group
  • Two strength sessions per week that you can do from home with no gym equipment

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.

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!  

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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. 

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.

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!   Stay up to date on:

You can listen on iTunesSpotify or Stitcher

#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

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!   Stay up to date on:

 

 

#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.

Would you like your question answered?

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

 

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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!

 

Would you like your question answered? 

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

 

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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.

 

 

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!

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