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Beating the Post-Race Blues

Take a moment to picture yourself the day after you have completed a long-term goal. You have just crossed the finish line of a big race, won your grand final, handed in your thesis, got a promotion, bought your dream house, moved out of home or achieved any long-term dream. You did what you set […]

How to Run a Perfect Marathon

42.2km of running. The race of races. The legendary distance. The Marathon is the biggest test of a runner’s race calendar. It is a distance respected by all. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a professional athlete, the Marathon is the distance everyone respects, loves and fears. Books have been written and […]

Cairns Ironman Race Report by Coach Nestor

On the request of many Davey Black Triathlon teammates that I raced with on the day and who were watching from home, I’ll write my Ironman Cairns race report. This is a race that went beyond the realm of the physical fitness and transcended into the mental and spiritual areas of life. For those who […]

Age Is No Barrier

How to Race a Half Marathon

The Half Marathon is one of the most interesting race distances in the world of running. It is a true all-rounder which includes a taste of everything that running can provide as a sport. The half-marathon brings a spectacular challenge of the mind and the body. It consists of 21.1 kilometres (or 13.1 miles) of […]

6 Steps to Coping with Injury

Racing a 10km Run Event

Last week we spoke about how to run your fastest 5km race. This week, we move on to discuss the popular 10km race distance. This is a distance that requires very specific training, where race strategy becomes important. The 10km distance is an ideal test for the all-rounder athlete, bringing elements of speed, endurance, mental […]

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How To Race Your Fastest 5km Event

The 5km is one of the most popular, yet most excruciating running race distances there is. It is relatively short for the experienced long-distance runner, but it is uniquely fast paced and full of risks that can turn your race on its head in mere seconds. For most of us, running 5km race is usually […]

Periodised Training

What Is Periodised Training?

When you start your journey in training and racing in a sport with seasonal competition periods, it is important to understand why you are training the way you are. When you set a race goal, you need to arrive on the start line with the correct balance of endurance, strength, power and speed for you […]

Breaking Through the pain barrier

Training Your Emotions

One of the most important elements of training for a triathlon is often one of the most underestimated. This is the influence of emotions in our triathlon or Ironman training plan. The presence of such emotions is not only inevitable, but one of the most important aspects of our sport. Learning to recognise the main […]

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Habits That Build Champions

One of the most discussed questions heard in homes, bars and at stadiums all around the world relates to those athletes that we watch on our televisions who are the best at what they do. How does someone become the best athlete in the world at their chosen sport? What does it take to represent […]

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Tenacity and inspiration can be found occurring all around the globe. There is a steady flow of examples of those of us who have transcended the limits of the physical, mental and even spiritual self. Some of these feats can be used to show humanity what can be done and created if we set ourselves […]