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Health & wellness

Marathon week nutrition do’s and don’ts

Marathon week nutrition do’s and don’ts

Before you go on to read race week do’s and don’ts, the most important lesson here is that the gut is highly trainable. Therefore, in the weeks and months leading up to race day when we are training our body and muscles to handle to 42.195km distance, we also want to...

What to eat post-workout

What to eat post-workout

Starting Point Good Nutrition; before focusing on pre and post workout meals it is important to assure that you are having well balanced meals and offering to your body the fuel it needs.Pre-Workout Your pre-workout meal can be done in a window of 3 hours to 30...

Run stronger in 2021: Improve your mental strength

Run stronger in 2021: Improve your mental strength

Training your body is just a start if you want to run at a high level. Understanding and building mental strength can boost your performance, too.  A missing piece in the performance puzzle Many runners spend lots of time and energy on the physical aspect of the...

Run merry Christmas recipes

Run merry Christmas recipes

Yes, it’s a lot of fun opening all the presents on Christmas day. But let’s be real here, one of the best parts of Christmas is the FOOD! Nutritional Therapist Luana Marchi has put together some healthy and delicious Christmas recipes that are sure to become family...

Inspiring stories

5 reasons why I run

5 reasons why I run

Running has a plethora of benefits, from improving your fitness to allowing your mind a time-out from the stresses of day-to-day life. Over the last 10 years, I’ve come to realise that the benefits of running are far greater than what meets the eye. Running is...

Length of New Zealand

Length of New Zealand

How do you feel completing the Length of NZ? It was bittersweet. Although I didn’t complete it in the 14 day timeframe I had set out for, it wouldn’t be 2020 without a covid interruption. This does not take away from the fact that I am the first person to ever...

Gear & technology

True grime: how to clean running shoes

True grime: how to clean running shoes

Scuffs, caked mud, and grass stains on your running shoes are marks of pride. A little dirt here and there shows they’re getting good use, but don’t let it get out of control. Here’s how to clean running shoes and extend their life.   Rub-a-dub-dub, keep them out...

The Hyperion answers

The Hyperion answers

Meet our fastest shoes, designed to take you from training to triumph. Developed with some of our fastest pros — yet designed for runners of all speeds — the Hyperion Elite 2 and Hyperion Tempo help you unlock your potential. If you’re looking for better workouts, the...

Elements of Energize

Elements of Energize

We reformulated our springiest cushioning to be 20% lighter while still offering the same incredible energy return. By altering the chemical makeup of DNA AMP to reduce its density, we cut weight while preserving the innovative technology: responsive polyurethane foam...

When to replace your running shoes

When to replace your running shoes

So, you finally found a running shoe perfect for you. Together, you’ve been through kms of road, mud, rain, uphill, downhill, and everything in between. The highest highs. The lowest lows. The wettest wets. You’ve met your match and you’ll never part! Right? Well…....

Advice & tips

Runner’s high vs. Runfulness

Runner’s high vs. Runfulness

Learn how Runfulness is different from a runner’s high and how it can help you find more power in your run.   What is a runner’s high? You’re 30 minutes into your daily run. The initial stiffness in your legs has worn off, you’re breathing easy, and your stride...

Top ten trail running tips

Top ten trail running tips

1. Set 'YOUR' race day goal That's right, it has to be YOUR goal and have meaning to you. Not others or you won't be able to make it happen. These race day goals can be things like - stick to race day nutrition, nail your pacing, have a strong second half of your race...

How to always run happy

How to always run happy

It can be hard staying motivated without a goal, so with some states rules starting to relax, now is a great time to pick a goal race and start getting back into training. If you are not sure where to start, or those chilly winter mornings make your bed too snuggly to...

Training & workouts

Home exercises for runners

Home exercises for runners

Sometimes it’s just not feasible or desirable to train outdoors. Brooks Beasts coach Danny Mackey shares a sweat-inducing routine you can do inside.   Work(out) from home Bad weather? Traveling in an area that lacks familiar or safe running paths? Alien invasion?...

Training with heart rate

Training with heart rate

Why Train with Heart Rate? Because by monitoring your heart rate, you know exactly how hard your body is working. Getting the most out of training doesn’t always require working faster or harder: it requires working smarter. Heart rate training equips you with the...

Training tips for your first ultra marathon

Training tips for your first ultra marathon

Last May I ran my first ultra marathon at the Great Ocean Road. It was one of the most incredible experiences in my life and the hardest so far. I like to say that the most difficult part wasn’t the 60k from the ultra marathon but all the preparation involved to it....

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