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FATIGUE: A HOLISTIC APPROACH. A closer look at the role of nutrition Written By Camilla Whishaw – Runner’s Tribe This article follows on from the introductory piece published in Runner’s Tribe titled Fatigue: A Holistic Approach. This article explores in further depth nutritional considerations which may play a role in fatigue. In coming...
Forty-two years after his death, Steve Prefontaine continues to inspire countless runners around the world who aim to emulate his fierce competitiveness, toughness and fearless front running racing style. The charismatic Oregonian was such an enigma he was sometimes classed the ‘James Dean of track and field.’ Like his Hollywood counterpart, Pre died in a car crash at just 24 years of age. All these years later,  Pre still remains the most celebrated runner in American history. As Alberto Salazar put it - “He made running cool.” Runner’s Tribe spent countless hours researching the training behind this American idol, spoke to inside sources, old training partners and those who actually knew Pre, in real life.  Below is the most detailed account of Pre’s training ever published.
renato canova
The great coach Renato Canova has a unique approach to marathon training. For Canova, training for the marathon is all about race pace training, not mileage.  Race pace sessions are by far the most important element to preparing for the marathon, every other aspect of training is geared towards this goal. Canova argues that fast long runs, is the reason why the world has seen such a reduction in world record times.  Ron Clarke led the way, he was well known for smashing his long runs at close to 3 minutes per km. Canova’s approach to marathon training is unique to the traditional line of thinking. Below are the key elements to Canova’s philosophy:
By Caitlin Murdock - Runner's Tribe As we approach warmer weather, track runners are drawing a sigh of relief as the reps are getting shorter and cross-country is over for another year. In 2018, the competition was fierce and the standards were set high with athletes battling it out for that...
As a graduate student, I neglected my self-care and suffered an ankle injury from stepping off a curb. It left me on crutches for weeks, which took a toll on my mental health. However, that misstep was the catalyst for my journey into running, one of resilience, determination, and growth.
On a Saturday morning, a 52-year-old man collapsed, having had a cardiac arrest during a fun run. I noticed the commotion as I was driving past on my way to work and stopped. Several other runners, including a general practitioner, had already stopped to help and the ambulance service was in attendance. With everyone’s input, the man was resuscitated, taken to hospital and received stenting to the main artery down the front of his heart. The outcome was so good that it later made the front page of our local newspaper.
A column by Michael Beisty Disclaimer: Content herein does not constitute specific advice to the reader’s circumstance.  It is only an opinion based on my perspective that others may learn from.   Anyone of any age who engages in running should be in tune with their body and seek medical advice before...
By Michael Beisty Mature distance runners could be excused for thinking you only have to concentrate on high quality speed work to offset the impacts of aging on distance running performance. Certainly, a lot of the contemporary literature supports regular fast running as a means to reduce the impact of...
Strength training is a crucial component for runners looking to enhance their performance. While incorporating tempo runs, long runs, and speedwork into your routine can improve speed and efficiency, adding strength training takes your running abilities to the next level. According to Jason Fitzgerald, a running coach and founder of Strength Running, strength work accomplishes three main goals for runners: preventing injuries by strengthening muscles and connective tissues, helping to run faster by boosting neuromuscular coordination and power, and improving running economy by enhancing coordination and stride efficiency.
Are you a runner who has experienced sore quads and difficulty activating your glutes during long, flat runs? If so, you may be a victim of quad-dominant running. While this issue is fixable with the right changes to your form, there is some confusion when it comes to the advice given for weightlifting versus running.