Solutions for the mental battle of running

Solutions for the mental battle of running

How to make running easier mentally: Overcoming negative thoughts when running Everyone battles mentally with running - at least some of the time.  I've been coaching runners of all levels since 1998, and I've learned that it's perfectly normal to battle…

Glute strengthening exercises for runners

Glute strengthening exercises for runners

How to improve your gluteal activation and strength to avoid injury and improve your running technique   We all possess a muscle powerhouse for running, but sadly this workhorse is under performing or completely on holiday in most people.  Your gluteals…

How to avoid running injuries

How to avoid running injuries

7 important steps for keeping your run training injury free So many people are their own worst enemy when it comes to running.  Here are seven tips for how you can be kinder to yourself while still getting the results…

Why wasn’t my race as fast as I expected?

Why wasn’t my race as fast as I expected?

Factors that affect your running performance Every now and then, our fun run time or our running time trial is disappointingly not what we expected.  There are many factors that affect your running performance on any given day. If your…

The 11 Most Common Running Mistakes

The 11 Most Common Running Mistakes

Ironing out the kinks for a smoother run After 17 years in the fitness industry, teaching hundreds of runners achieve personal bests, I've seen the same common mistakes pop up.  If you can avoid the following common running mistakes you'll…

Running Tips: Hills

Training to improve your hill running... Adding a gradient to your runs will significantly increase your oxygen demand.  Even gentle hills will make your heart, lungs and muscles work harder than the same pace on a flat, even surface. Hill…

Design your own Running Program

How to be your own running coach Jogging is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness whilst enjoying the great outdoors.  All you need is a pair of sneakers and you can get a workout in anywhere.  A common question we…

Fun Run Tip – Drinking water while running

Fun Run Tip - Drinking water while on the run One of the trickier aspects of doing a fun run is learning the art of the hydration stop, and managing to drink while still on the run.  Since Run Melbourne…

What are Cruise Intervals for running?

Running tips: Cruise Intervals Cruise intervals are a run training method made popular by famous American Running coach Jack Daniels.  Daniels has incorporated Cruise intervals into the training of top level runners for over 20 years.   Cruise intervals are a…

9 Articles to Improve your Running

9 Articles to Improve your Running

Are you striving to improve your running? Here's a list of our most popular articles to improve your running.  They'll arm you with the information and inspiration you'll need on your journey.   #1  Glute strengthening exercises for running You've heard…

Client Story: Mandy’s First Marathon

My running journey from 5 km to 42 km Written by our running group participant, Mandy Bolton The journey I joined HBF run group in January 2009. I had ran socially prior to that and participated in the odd 5…

A trainer urging you NOT to train for a marathon?!

A trainer urging you NOT to train for a marathon?!

Essential considerations before training for your first marathon For many people the ultimate fitness goal is to complete a marathon.  Undertaking the 42km event will mean many months of regular training, staying on top of niggling injuries and paying close…