#72 Training Diaries - the private, the social and the visual and why you need all three

May 11, 2018

This week my exercise physiologist asked me to make sure I was keeping a training diary. At which point I was a little concerned about giving him my actual training diary because that's probably way more detail than he would ever need to see. I'd probably need a separate training diary fit for public consumption. Which got me thinking about training journals in general.

This week I talk about the benefits of multiple training diaries for different purposes. Whether they be physical diaries, virtual ones, or less diaries and more creative expressions of training. 

If you'd like to check out some training diaries you can here:

Compete Training Journal

The Training Journal by the Mind Muscle Project

And if you'd like to sign up for Learn to Run and jump on the last intake we are doing before August, you can check that out here


#71 Unshackle yourself from your mother’s guilt

May 3, 2018

Do you ever notice that at particular topics seem to keep coming up over and over? Maybe it's because Mothers' Day is coming up, but mother guilt has been coming up a lot lately. There was a great discussion about it on twitter here which I put my two cents in on, but I found I had more to say too.

So in this episode of the podcast, I'm talking all about the guilt and why I think it's so important to take a closer look at it.


#70 Kirsten answers all your questions about running 50km on two mountain loops

March 30, 2018

Kirsten answers all your burning questions about what it's like to run 50km for the first time.

She talks about:

  • What makes it different to a road marathon
  • What her recovery has been like
  • What she would do differently
  • What her nutrition was like
  • And what it gave her in her build up to UTA

If you are planning on signing up for Learn to Run in April, this is a great way to get to know Kirsten a bit better because she's amazing and will be coaching you! You can check out more about Learn to Run here



#69 A few bad ideas you might have about running

March 15, 2018

AKA all the times I've seen people talk about their training on twitter and I've tried really hard to not offer unsolicited advice. Here is ALL THE UNSOLICITED ADVICE.

This week I talk about:

  • Long runs
  • Training variability
  • Warming Up
  • Fuelling
  • Walk breaks
  • Split runs

Kirsten will be back next week to talk about her 50km run! 

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#68 How do you know you are ready to run 50km?

March 9, 2018

Kirsten is about to take on her first 50km at the Australian Alpine Challenge

So this week we talked about:

  • How do you know when you are ready to run 50km
  • What her training week and run fuelling looks like
  • How many hot cross buns will she need at the end
  • And a few other questions from the community as well!
  • And she listens to me whinge about being injured a bit too. 

Good luck Kirsten! We will all be cheering for you!


#67 Rehab is where I live now. Tips on surviving a long term injury

February 13, 2018

Have you ever waited for your life to start?

Yeah, me too. That's what the beginning of this year has felt like. Long term injury is sneaky and hard and also a great opportunity. Today I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly and tips on how to maintain your fitness and your mental health through a long term disruption.

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#66 ‘Do you feel like an adventure?’ - Crewing the 100 Mile Alpine Challenge with Kirsten

December 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it's like to support someone running 160 kilometres? Kirsten doesn't wonder, because she did it for Jo recently. You can read all about Jo's amazing race here.

But in this episode of the podcast Kirsten talks about the other side of the experience. What it's like to crew for someone, how you can best support them, what you can learn from the experience and how it has helped form her goals as well. And how supporting someone can be just as nerve-wracking and just as fulfilling as running your own race.

It's a long one, because we aren't capable of anything else, apparently.

You can follow Kirsten at @shelovestorun

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#65 The Art of Natural Running with Dr Brett Hill

December 8, 2017

This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Dr Brett Hill. He's a chiropractor, a barefoot runner and a coach and you might have listened to him on The Wellness Guys or That Paleo Show. Today he's talking about all things running form and answers your questions:

  • Should you work on running form, or will it just fix itself over time?
  • If you are going to work on your form, what would you start with first?
  • What is the number one thing that you can do now that will have the biggest impact on your running?
  • Things that you can do when you aren't running that are going to help your technique.

And, if you jump on it now you can get access to Brett's e-course with over 5 hours of instruction and access to his private facebook group for only $29, instead of $97. So don't miss out! You can sign up at the Art of Natural Running.

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#64 Stop Waiting for the 1st Of January

November 23, 2017

Have you ever said to yourself, "I'll start Monday". I have and I bet you have too and you know what happens on Monday? Usually not much. Today I'm talking about what happens when you are getting towards the end of the year and maybe you weren't where you thought you'd be. How do you get started? How do you get over that beguiling voice that tells you that you'll just start after Christmas. Today is what you have. Not tomorrow. Not Monday. Not the 1st of January. Today. And I talk through some strategies to get started, keep it simple, create some support structures and set yourself up for success.

Speaking of Christmas you can check out the gift guide here. And you can sign up for Learn to Run and gain early access to the facebook group here. And you can also now register for the Whole Life Challenge at an early bird rate here.

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#63 Myths that plague new runners

November 15, 2017

In this episode of the podcast I'm talking about the things we get told in the beginning of our running careers that just don't really hold up in real life.

I'm talking about:

  • "It doesn't get easier"
  • Running until you vomit is a good thing
  • Never skip a session
  • You should get faster every time, or every week