Running Hub

How to Eliminate Walk Breaks on Your Run

For new runners, walk breaks are a common training tool used to help manage longer distances when first building fitness. They serve a helpful purpose. Just like during an interval workout, the walk break is a recovery period that accomplishes a few important goals: Walk breaks reduce heart rate, preventing new runners from working too […]

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Should You Train with a Cold?

If you haven’t yet succumbed to a runny nose or a bout of the sniffles, then I’m afraid to report that statistics are against you. According to the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University, the average adult suffers 2-4 colds a year, with many studies suggesting that immune systems of athletes are more vulnerable to […]

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Running Technique: The Lazy Heel Lift

By David Coombs, senior physiotherapist and level 3 IAAF distance running coach at Physiologic Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine clinic on the Gold Coast. One of the most common technique errors I encounter when assessing running technique is the lazy heel lift. Essentially what happens is that the swinging leg (as it leaves the ground at the […]

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Want to run faster, feel lighter and stronger? Treat yourself to a running form workshop

Runners are always looking for ways to become faster, and more capable of completing longer distances. Running form modification is commonly discussed, and there are so many different answers, techniques, and pieces of advice given. The team from intraining Running Injury Clinic are experienced runners, practitioners and coaches. The 2017 form workshop series will assist […]

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Forgotten supplement: SLEEP

Our expert, Andrew Hall (Sports Dietician and Exercise Scientist at Apple to Zucchini in Brisbane) discusses the many benefits of some good quality shut eye. When chasing health and performance improvements, staying up well after dark, neglecting sleep, scrolling through pages of #instafood and #motivationalmemes makes about as much sense as using chop sticks to eat […]

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Power of the use of words for a runner’s mindset

5 Things Runners Don’t Want to Hear  Article by Brad Beer owner of POGO Physio on the Gold Coast. It’s a given, a therapist’s hands and the work that the hands perform should be effective in helping injured runners. Over 10 years of consulting injured runners I have come to recognise that not only are the hands […]

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How do I maintain energy levels whilst tackling my weight loss goals?

There is a fine line between keeping on top of your energy levels to live life to the fullest and achieving your weight reduction goals. Weight loss should be a steady and tactical process. You shouldn’t plan to run a PB every training run, in the same way that you shouldn’t plan for every day […]

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How do I go about taking on the world of running?

Taking on the world of running is a process.  There is not a set of instructions to start running that suits everyone, and it is unlikely the runner’s high or success will be achieved instantly. Internet searches will give endless amounts of information and advice will always be given freely from other runners.   Working […]

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How important is maintenance treatment in a running program?

We asked physiotherapist, runner (Queensland Heat team representative in the Australian Half Marathon Championships at the recent Gold Coast Airport Marathon weekend) and best selling author Brad Beer to answer this interesting question:   Should you wait until you are injured to seek treatment, or be proactive and try to prevent injures before they happen […]

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I can only train on the treadmill most days. Can I still race well doing this?

We asked Aussie World Half Marathon representative and Queensland champion runner Cass Fien about why she trains on the treadmill and her tips for treadmill training. Cass is currently focused on the Berlin marathon in September this year and will race the half at the Gold Coast in the first weekend in July amongst many […]

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What drills are good for runners?

If you want to improve as a runner, you’ve got to do more than just run. You’ve got to make time to do the extra stuff, too. Taking 20 minutes to do a handful of drills, such as those demonstrated here by 2012 Australian Olympic marathoner Benita Willis, can dramatically improve your running form and […]

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How do I train for my first ultra?

Spending long amounts of time on your feet in training is key to making your first ultramarathon experience a success. Two long-running experts share their top tips for tackling your first ultra. Ultramarathons, or races longer than 42.2km, are more popular than they’ve ever been, attracting new runners in droves to an increasing number of […]

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What should I eat before a run?

Running is such a simple sport and as far as I’m concerned, our pre run nutrition should be just as simple. I always like to get up an hour before I run (ideally but usually during the week it’s a bit less) and have some toast, honey and sliced banana as well as coffee (of […]

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I want to start a running program but worried about injury, help!

As a physiotherapist, every day I see the toll that running can place on the body and how disappointing it can be after months of preparation to be sidelined by an injury. It is for this reason that I designed the Essential Running Program. It is my belief, borne out by experience as a physio, […]

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