Nutrition Tips for Shorter Distance Runners

For runners food is more than just nutrition – it is fuel. What and when we eat and drink before and after our runs not only impacts our runs, but it changes depending on how far and long we run for. In this blog I will be referring to short distance runs as runs that […]

The Importance of Adequate Iron for Runners

The food we consume as runners is our fuel. When it comes to our nutrition as runners we often have a high focus on our macronutrients, specifically, carbohydrates and protein, but micronutrients are necessary, too and unfortunately sometimes we overlook them. This article will focus on the importance of iron for runners. We know that […]

Bodyweight Strength Workout

Strength is an important factor to anybody’s health regardless of age, shape, or ability. Strength training helps to ensure your strong and fit, but it can also help with bone and muscle development. It can help with your overall movement and reduce the effects of chronic diseases. Even if you are training for a marathon […]

Nutrition Tips for Running in Summer

With summer, comes longer days and warmer weather. For many people this time of year is the most motivating for staying active. However, with warmer temperatures comes some challenges. Here are the top five nutrition tips for running in the summer thanks to Nutritionist Tammy Mond. Stay hydrated. On hot days it is important to […]

I just ran my first 5 km, now what?

You’ve been training hard for the past few months since the dreaded COVID hit and you gradually worked your way up to running your first 5 kilometre distance non-stop. Congratulations! This is a huge deal! You had a goal and systematically worked your way towards it until you achieved. Your initial reaction is no doubt […]

What to Eat Before a Long Run

It is fair to say that we all tolerate foods differently. Just like with most things diet and exercise related, I believe that there is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ type of solution when it comes to what we should be fueling our bodies with before we head out for a run. I know some runners who […]

Goal Setting: 3 Simple Tips to Help you Succeed

Before I became a runner, I often thought to myself – wouldn’t it be nice to announce to the household “Oh, I’m just heading out for a run”? I never really thought I would see that day, mainly because I just didn’t know where to start. Fast forward a few years and I could not […]

3 Common Mistakes made by New Runners (and how to avoid them)

You said you wouldn’t, but you’ve jumped on board the running bandwagon. It’s everywhere right now, so it’s pretty hard not to get involved – everyone’s doing it, right? Whether you’re Week 1 or Week 10 into your new running regime, the advice here is the same – don’t get caught in the injury cycle […]

Running: Is foot pain normal?

Have you ever experienced foot pain during or after running? In this blog, podiatrists from Brisbane Foot Clinic give us the low down on when enough is enough… Running, especially long distance running, takes a lot of mental strength. When you have been pounding the pavement, by yourself, for 2-3 hours you need to block […]