Run Everest: The Ultimate Running Adventure
The Long Run | Running Coaching, News & Events
by The Long Run
1w ago
There’s a new stage race on the calendar and it just might be the most epic challenge you’ll take part in! As trail running takes off across the planet and runners seek new and exciting events, the arrival of Run Everest brings something special to the calendar. This truly unique stage race allows you to experience one of the world’s great adventures, that being the Everest Base Camp trek, as you test yourself in the playground of the Himalayas. The inaugural event will take place on November 29th 2024, spanning 14 days with 10 stages and 1 rest day. Across the fortnight pa ..read more
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Athletes Shine at Shotover Moonlight Trail Runs
The Long Run | Running Coaching, News & Events
by The Long Run
1w ago
Since its inception the Shotover Moonlight held on Queenstown’s Ben Lomond Station has gained a strong following in the New Zealand and Australian running as one of the most challenging trail running courses in New Zealand and 2024 was no different. A strong field of over 400 runners from more than 16 different countries participated in the weekend’s events.  On Friday the Ben Lomond Vertical Kilometre presented by La Sportiva saw Auckland-based Toby Batchelor defend his New Zealand title winning in an astounding 56:00.01 ahead of Scotland’s Ross Gollan. In the ladies field Kate Morr ..read more
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Oakley Sphaera & BiSphaera
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by The Long Run
1w ago
Connected in name, design, and technology, Oakley’s latest releases, Sphaera and BiSphaera, are the brand’s groundbreaking eyewear duo offering the most extended field of view yet. Made by and for contenders, both are set to make a statement at the Summer Games. Tailored to meet the rigorous needs of athletes, these eyewear styles bring together the best elements from Oakley’s diverse sports lineup. They feature efficient and sleek designs optimised for comfort and style to inspire confidence and boundary-pushing performance, no matter the sport or athletic level. Coined Oakley’s most forgetta ..read more
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Review: ASICS NOVABLAST 4
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by The Long Run
1w ago
The most important shoe in your wardrobe full of footwear is your daily trainer. It’s the one that you rack up the most mileage in and trust to keep you from breaking. You need something that’s comfortable, soft but not overly cushy, durable and responsive. Finding a shoe that ticks all those boxes can be challenging, but in the Novablast 4, I think you just might find it. Built around an already established and highly regarded model, the Nova 4 is designed to provide high levels of energy return and bounce, but still have a soft feel. They have achieved this thanks to their innovative F ..read more
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5 Tips For Your First 100
The Long Run | Running Coaching, News & Events
by The Long Run
2w ago
I’m not going to try and profess that I’m an experienced 100km runner. After all, I’ve run one of them! That said, it was a good result. So instead of saying “Here’s what I’ve learnt from experience” in the following paragraphs I’m going to talk about the sage advice I was given in the lead up to making my debut over the distance. 1. Quality Over Quantity Early in training I had a few of the old guard tell me that I don’t have to worry about doing regular really long runs up to 80km. Instead, focus on building quality, once a week efforts of 40 to 50km, then to get one or two longer hauls in ..read more
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10 First Time Skyrunner Tips
The Long Run | Running Coaching, News & Events
by The Long Run
3w ago
1. Learn to Power Hike A key part of any Skyrace is power hiking, which involves getting your upper body low, putting your hands on your knees and using some force with your arms to help ‘push’ you along. Typically you do it on the steep climbs and stairs where running become too slow and labouring. Power hiking should be practiced lots in training as it’s a skill that can be a big help on race day. Plus you need to condition your arms and lower back to it. 2. Know the Course Take the time to study the course maps and descriptions, not only well in advance of race day, but the night before too ..read more
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The Ultra Checklist
The Long Run | Running Coaching, News & Events
by The Long Run
1M ago
In the last couple weeks before a race the nervous energy starts to rise and the taper begins. With all the hard work done in the months leading up to this moment it’s in the final days that you can really reap the rewards of the training, or on the flipside, bring it all undone! Here’s our checklist for the final stages of your race preparation: – Sleep lots. A good night sleep the day before the race isn’t enough. The most important sleep is in the week leading up to it. – Eat well and avoid major dietary changes. Fuelling for the race starts 5 days out and the last thing you should be doing ..read more
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Recovery Techniques
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by The Long Run
1M ago
You train hard. You eat right. You have the motivation. Now to get the final piece of the puzzle in place – recovery! While there are no magic bullets or easy paths to keeping your body together as the days and weeks of training build. There are all sorts of methods to help reduce the aches and pains of the daily running grind and hopefully mitigate against injury. In isolation the below suggestions can have positive outcomes, but the best approach is to use as many of them as possible across your regime. By building recovery sessions into your weekly program you’ll not only benefit from the r ..read more
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An Olympian’s top 10 tips for your next marathon
The Long Run | Running Coaching, News & Events
by The Long Run
2M ago
VILAMOURA, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 4: Benita Johnson of Australia finishes third during the 12th World Half Marathon Championships on October 4, 2003 in Vilamoura, Portugal. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) With running season well and truly in swing, there are a few tips that I swear by when preparing for a long distance run. These tips are important for runners at any level to adopt, and I have sworn by these for many years. Break in your gear – Make sure you do some training in the shoes you will wear in a long distance run – there is nothing worse than blisters getting in your way on the da ..read more
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5 Reasons Why You Aren’t Running Faster
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by The Long Run
2M ago
We all want to improve our running performance. Even if we’re in the sport just for fun, it’s always nice to see some gains. It does wonders for motivation and affirms that what we do in training is indeed the right thing. Here, Exercise Physiologist and avid runner Peter Feain tells us some hard truths about what often holds us back from getting the most from ourselves. 1. You’re addicted to running not performance If you are happy just plodding around and never actually reaching your full running potential that’s fine, you will stay fit and healthy. But if you actually want to run well, smas ..read more
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