RT Journals

Catch all the latest from all our track and field stars as they discuss everything from their personal training sessions to updates on their athletic journey.

I’ve been asked to write about any aspect of running so far in my life for Runners Tribe, which is my first time, so bare with me! I’ve decided to write since the start of cross country season in August last year. From this time onwards, the time went...
Things change. Last year my wife, Skye, and I were living in South Yarra, Melbourne, happily car free, enjoying the Botanical gardens and local cafe scene and, of course, the proximity to great places to run. Racing again was far from my concerns, being content to just run for...
I don’t know about you but I find it pretty hard to sit still. It’s April 17th and you’re perhaps a little bit tired from your respective athletics after-party ventures but your itching to do some sort of activity. You can’t run so what will it be… The Coach, Bruce,...
Are you chasing that elusive sub 3hr marathon? Not sure exactly how to do it? Benita Willis (Oceania marathon record holder - 2hr22) has listed 12 key things to think about: Be realistic – is it attainable for you this year? Sometimes you are better off taking smaller chunks...
Hi! My name is Ellen Schaef, I am an 800m runner from New Zealand currently living in Colorado. For the 16/17 season, I was training well and very consistently under Gregor Gojrzewski at Essendon and I managed to take my 800m time from 2.07.85 to 2.05.30 scoring a selection to...
Hi Runnerstribe, I opened my season with a bang! A PB and a Commonwealth Games 'B' qualifier of 52.81 in the 400m. At this point I was very excited about how I was running and was looking forward to a successful season. However for the next few races I struggled to find my...
It’s hard to believe that merely one year ago, I decided to pursue the sport of athletics full time. Prior, my life revolved around football (soccer) and to some degree it still does. I’ve decided to base my first blog around the past year, a time in which has...
Hi, I’m Rhydian. Over the past decade, I’ve had the honour of putting on the Australian vest a number of times, usually in the 20km walk, including at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. As an athlete who predominantly focuses on the walks as...
A 3k race off no track work and marathon mileage wasn't a normal part of my marathon build-up but the end goal is the same - a hard run out to blow away the cobwebs and break up the training block. Coming into the race I'd put 6 solid weeks...
Saucony Love: Pleased to announce that I resigned with Saucony this past month to embark on my fourth successive year as a Saucony ambassador. Each of those years has been a massive step forward for me and I’m excited to have a crack at some major 2014 goals with their...