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Maybe it’s because I’m from Melbourne where the AFL media bubble is such a humungous beast that it makes the elephant in the room look miniscule. Or maybe it’s because we are only a couple of weeks on from a ‘local’ world championships in Beijing. Then again, maybe it’s because...
  You had a dominant Australian season finishing as the 400m National Champion, and 3rd in the 200m. Before nationals you’d won the 400m’s at three major meets in a row. How strong was your confidence going into the Nationals and what did the victory mean to you? Going into...
Dane, you just finished 8th in the World Championships. What did this amazing performance mean to you? Finishing 8th in Beijing was an awesome way to top off a great year. I started the season slowly with illness forcing me to withdraw from the national titles, but throughout the year...
In writing last time about the Melbourne-Echuca marathon relay and the toughness of the distance runners of that era I wondered about the training they used to do. I made the observation: “These men may not have done the high training mileages of today, but they certainly were tough when...
I enjoy the majority of sports and not because I have a physical education background. For example, kicking or hitting a ball around can be quite a lot of fun and good to watch (and not to mention all the physical and psychological benefits that go with it). Why...
By Rafael Baugh (B.Sc Physio, Level 2 AA) As a running or triathlon coach we constantly look to objectively monitor change in our athletes over time. Recording split times, measuring cadence, reviewing training volume and analysing racing performances is all part of gaining feedback and ultimately helping plot a course to...
This morning I laced up my runners and walked down the hallway to the gym of the private clinic that I am currently at. I stepped on the treadmill and ran 20 km. To put that in perspective I’ve been in hospital for just under four months and just...
At the end of 2014 I quit my job, packed two bags of running gear and headed for the mountains of Colorado. Eight months on and I’m still here, earning a third of what I used to but enjoying life ten-times more. The sport of running is full of people...
I’m happy to say I’ve been up and running for a few months now and I’m feeling great! However, my return to training has been quite challenging, not realising taking a month off training would take such a big toll on my conditioning. As a result, it was important...
Every athlete dreams of making that elusive step and becoming a full-time athlete, for most it won’t become a reality. Independence, training and racing across Europe with two great mates from Adelaide; Jack Harvey (400mH) and Mick Heron (800m). 7 races, 6 competitions, 4 countries – 5 weeks. We were...
                   

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