Hill Running secrets for the City to Surf

Only 7 weeks to go until the 2016 Sun-Herald City2Surf on Sun 14th Aug. By now you should be gradually increasing your longer runs and building your strength on climbing & descending hills. Follow these training tips to make the most of the undulating terrain past Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Edgecliff, and Rose Bay. Most recreational runners … [Read more...]

Introducing kids to running – 5 unique ways to encourage healthy habits

Your children love to run, jump, spin, hurdle, hop & sprint. It’s this innate urge to move which we should encourage & nurture. Running is probably attractive to your kids as they want to emulate your healthy habits, and they also get to spend time with you, without the distraction of your phone, TV, work demands, chores at home etc. It’s a … [Read more...]

Returning to training after a marathon

Returning to training after a marathon is an exciting time. You’ve gained experience and many  lessons learnt from your race, especially if it was one of your first at the marathon distance, and returning to training and setting your sights on your next goal can provide strong motivation and rejuvenate your running. Just make sure you don't rush … [Read more...]

The 123 Virtual Run, 2014

Run the 123! Join the #OUTFITrunners for our inaugural #123VirtualRun. The 123 is designed to build confidence, fitness and encourage kids to run with their parents or family as they complete 3 runs over 4 weekends; 1km run (Sat 27th Sept), 2km run (Sat 4th Oct), and 3km run (Sat 18th Oct) The 123 Virtual Run is aimed at children 4-10 years old … [Read more...]

History Making 2014 Sydney Marathon & Sydney Running Festival

The Harbour city shone today as 33,000 runners took part in 4 events (4km, 9km, Half-marathon & Marathon) for the Sydney Running Festival, sponsored by Blackmores. The Sydney Marathon, recently awarded the IAAF Silver Label Road Race, lived up to the new expectations with strong international fields in both the Mens & Womens events. The … [Read more...]

3 workouts for AFTER a race

We've spoken before about the best ways to help recover from a big race such as a half marathon & marathon. With so many people recovering from last weeks SMH half marathon (& so many OUTFIT runners doing so well) we wanted to give you 3 workouts which will let you ease back into training & also provide a bit of an insight how you're … [Read more...]

The mile. 4 keys to train for speed

Inspired by Roger Bannister & this weeks' 50th anniversary of his breaking the 4min mile barrier I wanted to share 4 tips to improve your speed... 1  - Train smart. Specific workouts are key to improving your race pace (whatever your distance). Develop your training to reflect your race goals & training experience. Here are 2 favourite … [Read more...]

London Marathon 2014

Wilson Kipsang & Edna Kiplagat both sped away from their Kenyan compatriots to claim their London Marathon crown in a fascinating day of racing. World Record holder Kipsang finished in 2:04.29 to set a new London course record and send a message to the host of world class runners in his wake. After breaking away from the lead pack, with Stanley … [Read more...]

Gold for the Gold Coast Marathon

Last week entries to the Gold Coast Marathon opened for what promises to be a great weekend of racing. The Gold Coast event, to be held on the 5th & 6th July, includes a 2km & 4km Junior Dash, 5.7km challenge, 10km run, 21.1km half marathon & 42.2km full marathon, as well as a wheelchair 15km & wheelchair marathon. Gold Coast … [Read more...]

Tracking recovery with your heart rate

Measuring your heart rate is a great way to track your recovery from a major event such as a marathon or half marathon. You’ll first need to establish a baseline measure of your average resting heart rate. It may fluctuate a little daily so take it at the same time each morning (ideally before you get up out of bed) and establish your average. It's … [Read more...]

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