The Berlin Marathon Build Begins
Running For Life Australia Blog
by Sarah
5d ago
The Berlin Marathon Build Begins The Berlin Marathon Build Begins The 50th running of the Berlin Marathon is just 12 weeks away, and my official training block starts on Monday 8th July. Building up a steady training base since March, my weekly running volume has topped at around 90 kilometres. The last couple of weeks has been a reset as I gear up for the start of the build proper, with a 12km hit-out race scheduled on Sunday 7th July at Bibra Lake Runningworks Festival. Training Approach and Commitment I am disciplined and dedicated to my training schedule, very rarely skipping, adjusting ..read more
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Facing Mental Health Challenges Head-on With Running
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by Sarah
1M ago
Facing Mental Health Challenges Head-on With Running Being Honest About Mental Health Challenges We are becoming increasingly aware of the mental health challenges so many of us face in our lives. As people in positions of influence, be they celebrities, sports stars, or politicians, become willing to disclose their personal experiences, it can light the way for others. I have struggled with mental health difficulties throughout my life. I am open about it and am not afraid of discussing the issues and diagnoses I have. But sometimes, the challenges feel overwhelming, the light fades and I fe ..read more
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Together Everyone Achieves More
Running For Life Australia Blog
by Sarah
1M ago
Together Everyone Achieves More How and Why Runners Stay Connected The concept of teamwork means individual members coming together to work collaboratively towards achieving a shared goal. In otherwise individual pursuits such as running, a team approach means that together, everyone achieves more. Running with others provides myriad benefits that anyone can enjoy. There is safety in numbers, particularly if you are running in the early hours before sunrise or in unfamiliar areas. It is fun to get your training done while catching up with friends, or meeting new ones. Kilometres tick by very q ..read more
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Margaret River Ultra 80km Relay Race Recap
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by Sarah
2M ago
Margaret River Ultra 80km Relay Race Recap Teamwork to Triumph Margaret River Ultra Marathon 80km The past weekend of 11th and 12th May saw runners descend on the South West region of Western Australia for the seventh iteration of the Margaret River Ultra Marathon by Rapid Ascent. The inaugural event in 2018 attracted 700 runners from across Australia to tackle 80 kilometres of trail running and has asserted itself as one of the country’s most popular and spectacular ultra marathons. Participants have the option of running the entire 80km course solo or as part of a relay team of up to five ..read more
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Running for Remembrance: Honouring the ANZAC Spirit
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by Sarah
2M ago
Running for Remembrance: Honouring the ANZAC Spirit ANZAC Day – 25th April Commemorates the Sacrifices Made by Australian and New Zealand Service Men and Women ANZAC Day in Australia is a day of reflection, commemoration and remembrance of service members’ sacrifices. In honouring the ANZAC spirit, every year on the 25th of April, a service at dawn marks the moment in 1915 that some 20,000 Australian and New Zealand troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli, Turkey. Gallipoli was the scene of the first major military action engaged in by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War 1. D ..read more
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Run Towards Resilience: Putting One Foot in Front of the Other
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by Sarah
3M ago
Run Towards Resilience Run Towards Resilience: Putting One Foot in Front of the Other In the fast-paced whirlwind of life, where challenges and uncertainties abound, finding solace and strength can be a daunting task. Amidst the chaos and the shadows of despair, there exists a steadfast companion that whispers resilience into my weary soul – running. Yes, running, a simple yet profound act of putting one foot in front of the other. It is often the guiding light that keeps me moving forward even when the world feels bleak. When the skies are dark and full of storms, the world can feel desolat ..read more
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Empowering Other Runners to Achieve Success
Running For Life Australia Blog
by Sarah
3M ago
Empowering Other Runners to Achieve Success Embracing the Journey Together When we take on the role of empowering other runners to achieve success, we embark on a journey filled with mutual growth and fulfilment. It has been a privilege to encourage and support others to achieve success and I was able to do this most recently over the weekend. My coach, Kat Watt asked for someone to help pace some of her Little Athletics runners at Bibra Lake Parkrun this past Saturday. I teamed up to pace Kat’s youngest son, Caleb, to a huge personal best time of 24:44 over the 5km distance – an incredibly im ..read more
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Unleashing the Thrill: Marathon Running Race Recaps
Running For Life Australia Blog
by Sarah
3M ago
Unleashing the Thrill: Marathon Running Race Recaps Why Running Race Recaps Actually Matter Running race recaps are basically like snapshots of all the sweat, tears, and euphoria of a freaking race day. They’re not just a chance for us runners to brag about our personal bests (PB’s) or wins (although that’s definitely fun), they’re also super valuable for all you fellow running enthusiasts out there. The Build-Up: Pre-Race Jitters We all get nervous before a race, wondering if our training was enough, if we’re really ready. But fear not, my race recaps are here to offer guidance, inspiration ..read more
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The Power of Running
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by Sarah
4M ago
The Power of Running Introduction The power of running lies in its benefits to physical and mental health and well-being. Although physical fitness and strength are important reasons to run, it is how running makes me feel that is most valuable. The Physical Benefits of Running Running is a full-body workout that engages the cardiovascular system, strengthens muscles, and improves endurance. It boosts metabolism, burns calories and promotes overall physical health. Moreover, running releases endorphins, also known as “feel-good” hormones, which can elevate mood and reduce stress. Running is n ..read more
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Running is both a solo and social sport
Running For Life Australia Blog
by Sarah
4M ago
Running is both a solo and social sport When I first started running for my enjoyment, it was very much a solo endeavour. I was a shift worker for a long time, which excluded me from participating regularly in group sports or clubs. Running was always something I did solo. It was time for me to be alone; aside from the odd friendly smile from a passing runner, I was otherwise alone. Then, I ran the Melbourne Marathon in 2019, and things changed dramatically. I returned from Melbourne on such a high, buzzing from the big city marathon experience. I linked up on social media with other runners ..read more
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