Lessons I learnt during Running Injury Rehab

Lessons I learnt during Running Injury Rehab

How to stay sane when you’re forced to a standstill. One of the worst things that a runner can face is being unable to run due to a running injury. How do you get through a time like this?  Two months ago, while running down Devils Peak, I fell and bashed my...
How long should I rest after an ultramarathon?

How long should I rest after an ultramarathon?

How long should I rest after an ultramarathon? During ultras, we push our bodies beyond physical limitations, pain and exhaustion. With added elevation and higher altitudes, extreme mountain races are even more taxing on the body. Your body during an ultra. Running a...
Vivolicious Tech Shorts Review

Vivolicious Tech Shorts Review

A good pair of running shorts is essential for ultra running. I’ve been training and racing in Vivolicious clothing for the past 4 years, and everyone knows I am an unabashed fan of their Tech Shorts. As an obsessive trail runner who spends a lot of time out on the...
6 Ways To Optimise Your Strength Training Workouts

6 Ways To Optimise Your Strength Training Workouts

I previously wrote about the benefits of strength training for distance runners. In this post, I give some practical tips on how to implement strength training into your weekly program. 1. Work Goal Specific: Strength training programs should be individualised to fit...

What is a good Physio consultation?

A good Physiotherapy consultation is a two-way street and communication is essential for success. You should be given the opportunity to tell your story. Explain the nature of your problem, why you’re seeking help and what you expect to gain from the session. Expect...
Get Stronger, Run Longer

Get Stronger, Run Longer

When you participate in a sport that requires you to cross mountains, you soon learn that the stronger you are, the further you can go. Trail running demands powerful glutes and arms to drive us uphill, strong quads to resist miles of downhill and a rock-stable core...
Returning to Running after an Injury

Returning to Running after an Injury

How to overcome the emotional rollercoaster. Getting back to running after an injury can be daunting. There is definitely a psychological impact to being injured and plenty of emotional barriers to overcome as you resume running again. This is normal. As a runner, I...
Injury-Proof Your Feet With These 5 Exercises

Injury-Proof Your Feet With These 5 Exercises

Every trail runner knows that our feet and ankles work a lot harder on the trail than on the road. When we run over uneven terrain our feet and ankles need to flex, roll and stabilize to keep us from falling or spraining an ankle. Stronger feet will boost your trail...