When, How, and When? Ultra-trail Australia 2020 General Preparation Phase

Suffix at Prefix in case you miss itYour biggest risk to injury is doing too much, too soon.Be consistent, but most of all be patient. There’s no denying the popularity of Ultra-trail Australia and as an event that sells as soon as it goes on sale, upon gaining entry, many athletes will immediately turn their Read more about When, How, and When? Ultra-trail Australia 2020 General Preparation Phase[…]

Ultra-trail Australia – Improve your performance with just your mind!

What 3 simple things can you do to improve your run on race day? 1) USE IMAGERYIn training and in the quiet moments prior to race day, put yourself ‘in the moment’. Imagine yourself on the course on race day.Put yourself on Kedumba. Imagine the persisting descent and the gravelly surface beneath as it weaves Read more about Ultra-trail Australia – Improve your performance with just your mind![…]

Ultra-trail Australia – Specific Preparation Phase

With a little under two months many Ultra-trail Athletes are glancing at the hourglass watching a passage of sand accumulating at the bottom of the ampoule. It wouldn’t be unusual to respond to the pressure of your looming challenge by hitting the trails harder than ever – but is that really the right thing to Read more about Ultra-trail Australia – Specific Preparation Phase[…]

Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping – Intervention and Prevention

There’s decades of misunderstanding and misinformation around this and still lots we don’t know.  In this post I’ll cover off few of the ‘truths’ and ‘untruths’ of EAMC. One of the enduring aspects of EAMC is that there simply is so much that hasn’t been proven and so much we still don’t know.  The following Read more about Exercise Associated Muscle Cramping – Intervention and Prevention[…]

Sharpen, Taper and the road to race day

Our 6 tips for where to focus your training and time when there’s less than 2 months to race day, 1) DROP THE BASE The periodised macrocycle approach to training has had us endurance athletes dropping the base long before Skrillex was a thing. Welcome to the Sharpening phase! With 6-8 weeks remaining to race Read more about Sharpen, Taper and the road to race day[…]

Coach or no?

Should you get a coach or will that free programme suffice? This conversation crops up a bit here and it’d be great to say there was one answer that best suited everyone. But there isn’t. We’re all different and there’s loads of solutions out there to choose from.  If you’re making the commitment to run Read more about Coach or no?[…]