Rotorua Marathon Blog: Know When Not to Run

By Hayden Shearman // Injury, illness, fatigue, life stress, niggles … there are many perfectly valid reasons to skip a scheduled run. But there are also plenty of times when we just need to swallow a concrete pill, harden up and get the thing done. So how do you know which is which? Should I run[…]

Technique: Running When Tired

It’s one thing to have great running technique at the start of a race but what about when you’re 15k into a half marathon or 32k in a marathon? Does your posture collapse or cadence slow? Knowing your tendencies and having a strategy to combat them is a great way to push through those though[…]

Rotorua Marathon Blog: How to Avoid Running Injuries

Running injuries typically don’t involve any broken bones or blood or even bruising; they’re nagging pains or discomfort that can make running torturous and put a major road block on our marathon training journeys. As with most things, preventing running injuries is always better than looking for a cure. So how exactly do you avoid[…]

Rotorua Marathon Blog: The Habit of Getting the A into G

By Hayden Shearman // We’re eight months out from the Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon and, yes, it’s time to get that caboose off the couch! But nothing spectacular needs to happen once you’re off the couch, it’s the getting off that counts. Here’s why … The following applies if you’re running the marathon (if you’re[…]

Warm Up Routine For 5k Races

If you’ve been running a while, the challenge of running a 5k race won’t be so much around the distance but about the speed you’ll need to run. For this reason it’s vital to have a warm up routine that gets you ready to roll and firing on all cylinders from the gun. The following[…]

How to Prepare for a 6-Week TempoFit Season

So I’m keen to do a 6-week season of TempoFit, it’s a couple of weeks out from start up, so what should I be doing? And what if I’m beginning … like, literally just rolled off the couch and clicked on this website? Well, we’ve put together three 2-week training plans to help get you[…]

The 30 Most Motivational Running Quotes

We all have those times when motivation wanes and we struggle to get out the door with trainers on. Luckily, some of the greatest runners and running personalities have shared the same struggle and have offered their thoughts on how to stay motivated with your running. RUNNING IS ABOUT CONSISTENCY Fall in love with the[…]