#178 On the run from 2014 to 2015

It is that time of the year again as we get ready to run from one year into the next. This week on the The Partnerunning Show we take a look back at 2014 as well as looking beyond the starting line into 2015. On_the_run_from_2014_to_2015

With a mix of run community highlights, our running journey and some questions to ponder we look at making the most of our running experience in 2014 and how to make 2015 event better.

The time has finally come for Couple on the Run to join the world of GPS running watches. A new segment for the show will track our GPS progress during 2015 and in this first snippet we discuss the decision to go GPS and why Sue has gone Garmin and Andrew Suunto.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The Road ahead

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#172 Partnerunning’s Australian Run Vacation

Australia is a top running destination with a mix of big city, bush, country and seaside running. Partnerunning_Asian_Run_Vacation

Following on from the recent Partnerunning Show feature on running bucket and our Partnerunning American, South American, Asian, European and New Zealand Run Vacation episode this week we highlight a few running highlights from Australia.

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#170 Partnerunning’s New Zealand Run Vacation

New Zealand is a running paradise with year round events and some of the most beautiful run locations in the world. Partnerunnings_New_Zealand_Run_Vacation

The ideal running conditions provide the back drop to a mix of city, trail, mountain, off road, individual and team events.

The land of the long white cloud is and ideal holiday destination and following on from the recent Partnerunning Shows featuring running bucket lists and run vacations this week we go on a tour of New Zealand marathons and other inviting running events.

Taking a month by month approach we cover the most popular events including the Auckland and Wellington Marathons, Around the Mountain 100 Miler and a range of other running options.

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#169 Partnerunning’s Asian Run Vacation

Asia is a hidden gem of stunning places to run. Often overlooked as too hot Asia has running adventures to cater for all tastes. Partnerunning_Asian_Run_Vacation

Following on from the recent Partnerunning Show feature on running bucket lists and our American and European vacations this week we go on a tour of Asian  marathons and other inviting running events.

Taking a month by month approach we cover the most popular events including Paris and London as well as lesser known events.

Also on this weeks show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#164 Andy Hewat, The Midnight Madness Enduro and Tips for Night Running

Andy Hewat leads the way in trail running in Australia both as  Race Director and experienced runner. Andy_Hewat_the_midnight_madness_Enduro_and_Night_Running

In this special episode of The Partnerunning Show we talk to Andy about his new trail running series, The Midnight Madness Enduro comprising:

Andy’s running cv includes the Western States 100 Miler, Three Hardrock 100 Milers and an amazing 10 Great North Walks and 10 Wilsons Proms, not to mention many many more. We are very fortunate to gain some golden insights into trail running during our conversation with Andy.

Andy is also the Race Director of two of Australia’s best trail events namely The Great Ocean Walk 100 and Bogong to Hotham.

Following our conversation with Andy we provide some tips on night running including guidance on what equipment to use.

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead.

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#163 Run for Jake and Success in Your First Ultramarathon

Running events are a wonderful way for local communities to support people in need and at the same time deliver great value to the community. Run_for_Jake_and_Success_in_Your_First_Ultramarathon

This week on the Partnerunning Show we meet Brad Cunningham from The Fit Shop who has teamed up with a young woman and others from the Euroa community in regional Victoria to organise a charity run. Run For Jake will take place on October 11th and as well as providing a cool running event is supporting a young man with a rare heart and liver disease.

Brad also provides advice on fitness for runners.

Also on the show we review the 2014 Surf Coast Century and provide success tips for first time ultra marathoners.

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#162 Running Rules, Ross Marathon and ARC14

Do use “Running Rules” to guide your training and racing? Running_Rules_Ross_Marathon_and_ARC14

A popular article from Runners World Online outlines 25 “Running Rules” and in our feature topic of the day we explore some of these rules and add our comments.

The first Australian Running Convention took place on September 6th and we went along to interview a sample of the exhibitors and check out the crowd.

The first week of September is time for our annual trip to the Ross Marathon in Tasmania, Australia and in this episode of the Partnerunning Show we report on the 2014 event.

Also on the show:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#161 Pre-training meals, Sunshine Coast and 12 Tips to improve your running

What and when you eat before your workout can have a major impact on the quality of your workout. This then impacts a range of issues including performance, weight loss, fatigue, recovery and enjoyment. 12_Tips_to_improve_your_running_and_pre_training_meals

In this episode of the Partnerunning Show we look at the value of the pre-workout meal and suggest popular options for meals as well as when to eat them.

Also on the show we outline 12 tips for improving your running. With insights for new runners and a reminder for experienced runners topics include:

  • Drills
  • Recovery
  • Cross-training
  • Coaching
  • Goal setting

Our race review this week is the Sunshine Coast Marathon.

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#158 Brendan Davies, ARC14, Will Lind and Obstacle Racing

Australian ultrarunning champion and Director of UP Coaching Brendan Davies takes the Partnerunning Dash on this episode of The Partnerunning Show. Brendan_Davies_ARC14_Will_Lind_and_obstacle_racing

Brendan talks about his role in the Australian Running Convention, his current running focus and how he helps other runners through Up Coaching including a very special family trail running  weekend at Lake Crackenback.

Here are a few of Brendan’s running achievements:

  • 2011, 1st Great North Walk 100km Course Record
  • 2012, 1st Great Ocean Walk 100km Course Record
  • 2012, 1st Great North Walk 100 Miles Course Record
  • 2013, 5th, Ultra Trail Mt Fuji 100 Mile
  • 2013, 1st TNF100km Course Record
  • 2014, 6th Ultra Trail Mt Fuji 100 Mile
  • 2104, 8th Western States Endurance Run, USA’s most prestigious Ultra Trail Race

Will Lind is one of the people behind Functional Running and another contributor to the Australian Running Convention on September 6th. Will joins us on the show to talk about obstacle running, how it can help us all with our running and the clinic he is providing at ARC14.

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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#154 How to plan your race strategy

Planning your race strategy can make a major impact on your race day experience. How_to_plan_your_race_strategy

After training, your race strategy is the next most important aspect of successful running as it guides everything you do in the lead up and during the event.

At the front of the field race strategy is the difference between winning and missing out on a top ten finish. For everyone else a good race strategy will help achieve your best and ensure you enjoy your running experience.

Your race strategy provides the basis for success and the foundation for learning and improvement.

In this edition of The Partnerunning Show we look at all aspects of race strategy and provide a guide on how to make it work for you.

Regular segments include:

  • Over the shoulder
  • Ask Sue
  • The road ahead

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