#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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#60 What happens when you get to the finish

October 13, 2017

This week, I'm meeting the Operation Move team in Melbourne!

And in honour of getting to start lines, I decided to talk a bit about some of the many feelings that can overcrowd you at the end of a training cycle, and how to get over some of the mental hurdles that a race can throw at you.

Questions like:

  • Why do I feel so down at the end of the training cycle?
  • How come I always get sick during taper?
  • Is my ego stopping me or helping me?
  • And other adventures in mental gymnastics.

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#59 Planning Your Off-Season

October 6, 2017

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This week on the podcast I decided to talk about your off-season

For lots of us October and November mean we are coming to the end of the racing calendar *sob*

And for the highly structured, the off-season can be a bit of a challenge, but there are a few important things you need to make sure you get in your off-season, whether you love structure or not!

1) Time off. Really. Actual time off. Time without running.
2) Allow yourself to get bored and antsy from the time off.
3) Incorporating base training into your off-season
4) Working your way backwards from next years goals

And I also have a few tips for anyone who is tapering at the moment!

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#58 The Most Expensive Cheap Sport

September 27, 2017

This week, I thought I'd share my tips for how to save money on our *cough* cheap sport

I mostly focused on shoes and sports bras because that's what I think you should save your money for!
But I go into:

  • Where to pick up last season's stock
  • Why Amazon is like the stock market
  • Buy/Sell/Swap groups
    And some recommendations for online stores

You can view this in video form here

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#57 No, you aren’t lazy

September 8, 2017

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What are you really saying, when you say "I'm just lazy"?

This week on the podcast I talk about why you aren't really lazy and why you should probably stop telling yourself that you are. I also talk a bit about how those things that you say you want to change might actually be serving a purpose, and until you know what that purpose is, you might feel a bit stuck.

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#56 How to train for a marathon (or anything) when you are time poor

August 25, 2017

This week, I am talking about a question that came up on Twitter

If you work full time and have family responsibilities can you really train for a marathon?

The answer is yes, but it's also maybe, and do you want to. But there are some great ways to save yourself time

Split runs - I talk about when to use split runs and if they are just as effective as continuous runs
Help a hangry runner out - How to make sure you always have something nutrient dense to eat
Getting creatie with your schedule.

AND most importantly, you need less training than you think you do.

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#55 Meet Sarah: Accidental Marathon Runner

August 18, 2017

This week we are talking to Sarah

And we are talking about the Paris Marathon. And there are actual castles and forests involved. But before we get to that, we talk a bit about why she started running, what made her want to sign up for a marathon, and what would make her want to do ita ll over again at Melbourne this year.

If you are going to be running one of the Melbourne events, check out our event page so you can stay up to date with everyone!

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#54 So, you are injured. Here’s what to do next.

August 11, 2017

This week, we are talking injury.

  • Getting a specific, actionable diagnosis
  • Treating your rehab as your training and with the same level of commitment
  • Working out what where the steps that lead you to injury, and how you can prevent that from happening in the future
  • Maintaining routines
  • Building the foundations that will support your running in the future.

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#53 KIrsten Runs UTA

August 4, 2017

This week Kirsten talks to me about running UTA

And she's warning you that UTA is a gateway drug and shares what run is currently pulling at her for next year.

I also refer to this article by Lauren Fleshman, called, I Run Like a Girl.

Got something you'd like to chat about? You can email me here, or head into the community group here.

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#52 What is your story?

July 28, 2017

This week, someone in Far and Fast was talking to me about the podcasts

And she told me how much she loved Ness' interview, but where was my story? I replied, 'what story', because I'm occasionally dense like that. And the more I thought about my story the more overwhelmed I was about putting it out there into the universe.

But here it is, anyway. I won't say much about it because I made multiple attempts at recording it, some of it was hard to say, and some of it was hard for me to hear myself saying. Mostly it just makes me think of that woman that I was, who had to work so hard to walk into a 24 hour gym, who had to be so brave and fearless in an environment that's engineered to tell her she didn't belong. And she did it over and over and over. I have no idea where she found the strength. Everything I do now is so easy by comparison, because of her.

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