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New Year, renewed motivation. Now what?

Most of us see in the New Year with beverage or two and the equivalent number of new goals to tick off. And that surge of motivation is great but if you don't channel it, it can lead to much frustration and broken dreams. Unfortunately we get…
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When MRI scans don’t give us the answer

Magnetic resonance imaging or the ‘MRI’ is often the go to by many in the medical world given it’s name as the ‘gold standard’ in detecting muscle, ligament, bone, and cancerous structures. These, along with x-rays, ultrasounds, bone…
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Pick up the pace - Speed training

At some point in time, most runners will aim to increase their running pace. It may be to achieve a better time for a race, to improve your running economy or to feel the wind in your hair while you run along the beach through shallow water (think “Baywatch” or “Chariots of Fire” for the over 50s). Whatever the reason, the most efficient way to improve your pace isn't by simply running faster on your training runs.
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Location of long stairs for running sessions in Sydney

Here's a list of stairs around Sydney that are suitable for Stair running sessions. The number of steps is listed next to the location (if available). If you have a great location that's not on our list or an update on the number of steps…
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How long distance running affects your muscles and tendons

Long distance running has been the subject of many unfounded rumours over the years. It’s bad for your knees. It’s bad for your heart. It’s bad for your muscles/tendons. Thanks to research, we know that your knees actually have less…
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Bulletproof: insider's tips to avoid running injuries

Just to help you along, here's some tips on how to avoid getting injured and interrupting your training. Shoes When you're looking to buy your next pair of shoes and you want to get something different, or if you're looking for a faster racing…
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Walking can be a runner's best friend - trust me!

Ask any runner about "walking" and you'll be told it's either a cardinal sin or the tool of the devil. But walking in some of your training sessions can be an awesome tool for runners. Here are just some of the benefits: The variation…
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Knee pain - "subchondral cysts" and other scary words

The scenario is all too familiar - one day you're playing golf, running and enjoying life, then one awkward twist and your knee is swollen, painful and stops you doing everything you love. You get your MRI results back, and the doom-and-gloom…
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Why you need to be treated like an elite athlete

When you think of how an elite athlete gets treated, you probably think of daily massages and on-call dietitians. And while massage and dietetics play a part in elite athlete management, it’s not what sets their care apart from the way everyday…