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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

Suit up with Mike Tozer

Suit up with Mike Tozer

Meet Mike Tozer, a Team Brooks athlete who broke the world record (1: 18: 10) for running a half marathon in a business suit while raising awareness and funds for autism.  When and why did you start running? I started running competitively in my 30s, so I was quite...

We’re proud to sign The Climate Pledge

We’re proud to sign The Climate Pledge

We live, work, and run as part of a global community. The planet is our home. And because more than 150 million people worldwide run outside, it’s critical we take care of it.   Why we signed The Climate Pledge   Brooks believes that climate change demands...

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

Find the best running shoe for you

Find the best running shoe for you

No two runners run alike. Your preferences, natural stride, body type, skills, and experience are all unique to you — and  while that's awesome, it can also pose a challenge as you look for the right shoe. Fortunately, we know a thing or two about matchmaking. To find...

Behind the seams: From sports bra to run bra

Behind the seams: From sports bra to run bra

Running with boobs is a tricky business. That’s why we strive to create bras that let you go all out and feel held in. We pride ourselves on years of supporting your best run with high-quality bras made for mileage.  The unique, high-impact demands of running require...

Nitrogen infusion technology is ready for landing

Nitrogen infusion technology is ready for landing

The Aurora-BL offers out-of-this-world cushion and gravity-defying softness on the run.   These aren’t your parents’ moon shoes   The Aurora-BL is one small stride in innovation from Brooks, and one giant leap for runner kind. This new, limited-edition shoe...

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

Running in the Rain

Running in the Rain

Do you sing “rain, rain, go away” at the first sign of a drizzle? Follow these wet-weather tips to help you embrace the downpour.   Why run in the rain?   Running is hard enough, but doing it soaking wet can be unfun. No one likes getting weighed down by...

Running with dogs? Yes, please.

Running with dogs? Yes, please.

Follow our tips for running with your doggo and you’ll be ready for trail wags and pavement pitter patter in no time.   What are the benefits of running with your dog? Running can be kind of a paradox. Many embrace the sport because it offers solitude. But...

Expert tips for running in the cold

Expert tips for running in the cold

Do you struggle with your run when temperatures drop? Here is some advice on how to run in the cold. It’s important to stick to your routine, weather be damned The air is stupid cold. The condensation from your breath is as thick as fog. You can’t feel your hands or...

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

Why you need to run long

Why you need to run long

The Long Run is a staple in most runners weekly training schedule and is often seen as the base for building aerobic endurance. Ideally, the purpose and goal of your long run is to teach your body to sustain running for an extended period of time, without failure and...

Competing in your first Ironman

Competing in your first Ironman

Ironman Triathlon   An Ironman Triathlon consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km ride and the marathon (42.2km run). Training for this all-day-multisport endurance event can take up to 3-6 months of preparation depending on your athletic history.   An Ironman Triathlon...

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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