Training for a Marathon – What I’ve learnt

Training for a Marathon – What I’ve learnt

I’ve done a fair amount of running over the years, mainly Half Marathons and shorter. This was my first real crack at a Marathon and I chose Melbourne. What have I learnt? So much. Firstly; Running is Awesome The ‘runners high’ achieved from each session is awesome....
KNOW YOUR DROP

KNOW YOUR DROP

Drop, pitch, stack height, call it what you like. We are talking about the difference between the heel height, and forefoot height in your running shoe – A key shoe metric which can have dramatic effect on your running and your body. High drop – 12mm Low drop – 0mm...
nuun electrolyte tablets

nuun electrolyte tablets

Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science’s Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here: I’ve been using nuun electrolyte tablets for about 7 years now.  I first discovered them as a newish runner when I lived in Singapore when a 40 minute run would give me a...
Kids Shoes–Most advice out there is bad advice

Kids Shoes–Most advice out there is bad advice

Most of the advice you hear on kids shoes is wrong You hear it all the time from some professional shoe retailers and health professionals, particularly during the January back to school period.   “We should protect our children’s feet with supportive shoes”...
I Had a Bad Run

I Had a Bad Run

I had a bad run around 6 weeks ago. It happens occasionally, more so in training than races for me. Usually there is an obvious reason but sometimes not. It was my scheduled long run progression– 110mins in duration. I was building nicely in prep for the half marathon...
Running and Orthotics

Running and Orthotics

Orthotics – What are they? Inserts, arch supports, foot beds are some names. There are also many forms – Custom made, ‘out of a packet’, hard, soft, cheap, expensive. Some are effective, some are not. I preach to my runners to not rely on their orthotics forever just...
Running – Load Management

Running – Load Management

Running season is fast approaching for road runners.  I’ve just started my 14wk block for the Half Marathon in May along with other individuals, groups, highly experienced runners, beginners and everything in between. Overload is thought to be the main cause of 80% of...
Beetroot Smoothie

Beetroot Smoothie

Written by Rachel Eagleton, Running Science’s Nutritionist.  Find out more about Rachel here: If you hang around the sports nutrition world you’ll see there’s a lot of fuss about beetroot juice, which has recently been promoted to a Grade A supplement by the...
Shoe Strategy by a local 100K per week runner

Shoe Strategy by a local 100K per week runner

Introduction I’m Michael – an Inner West local regularly spotted plodding in the Bay Run area along with the Running Science community. I maintain 100ks per week and have completed my fair share of fun runs up to the full distance. Having been uninjured for 4 years,...
PRODUCT REVIEW – HUMA CHIA ENERGY GEL

PRODUCT REVIEW – HUMA CHIA ENERGY GEL

Hi, I’m Rachel – Running Science’s nutritionist.  I’m a keen runner – I’ve run 5 marathons, 17 half marathons and I’m a run coach with Boobs on the Run.  I’ve got a passion for supporting your running training with making nutritious food choices a priority.  For...
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