Why do runners get injured?

By Hayden Shearman // The obvious answer to the question above is that something in your body—whether it be bone or soft tissue—can’t handle the stress you’re putting it under. For distance runners, that stress isn’t usually from a one-off exertion but a small repeated exertion over time. In other words, running injuries are usually[…]

Rotorua Marathon Blog: Time to Get Going!

By Hayden Shearman // Your training for the 2017 Rotorua Marathon should be in FULL swing now. If it’s not … here are five much needed kicks up the proverbial. 1) Going Long The weekends beginning 1st, 8th, and 15th of April are critical for banking mileage and inching closer to your target distance. As I’ve[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 039 – Pre-Race Butterflies

How do you deal with pre-race anxiety? Hayden and Hamish share their tips for channeling that pre-race stress into positive energy. We also catch up on all the news from around New Zealand including the Old Ghost Ultra and Joseph Millar’s stellar 100m and 200m PBs.   Athletics NZ Weekly Update: http://athletics.org.nz/News/athletics-nz-weekly-roundup-13-march-2017 Old Ghost Ultra[…]

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[…]

Kiwi Running Show – 017 – Talent Needs Trauma

The research tells us that talent doesn’t respond well to a cushy, cotton-wool upbringing. Instead hardship and trauma and the experience of working through them are characteristics of almost all successful sports people. So this week, Hamish and Hayden talk about ways to do something scary everyday in your training  in order to develop resilience.[…]