Blog 3: Goldy Build By Dane Verwey (11/6/’19) Hi guys Dane Verwey here, back for blog 3 of ‘The Goldy Build!’ Now, it’s been two weeks since I ran the Adelaide marathon and I have been so ‘rapt’ with how I have ‘pulled up’! Whether this is an indication that the run was as comfortable as it felt and there is, ‘a bit more out there.’ I suppose every runner likes to think that hey! Or potentially, I just had a great day, as you can in running and I have pulled up well because i
Hey all, I’m back today with an interview I did recently with kiwi distance running ace; Caden Shields! I have formed a strong friendship with Caden over the years, first meeting him at a couple of races; namely the Gold Coast and Incheon, Korea Half Marathons. Last year we both worked as physiotherapists together for 6 months at SSPC in Parkdale and bonded over our shared passion for running and similar physiotherapy values! I have wanted to interview Caden for a long time,
Blog 56: ‘Goldy Build’- Entry 2. The 2019 Adelaide Marathon. By Dane Verwey Wow, what a weekend I just had! A win at the 41st 2019 Adelaide marathon! 4 months ago I planned to run Adelaide as a lead in to the Gold Coast marathon. The idea was to run the race at 90% effort, hopefully scrape under 2:30 and finish ‘in the money’ acknowledging that the recent Great Ocean Rd and upcoming Gold Coast marathons were likely to thin the field. Some will say the decision is ‘unorthodox’
Blog 54: Hi guys, Dane Verwey here, finally back again with another blog, I must apologize about the wait. I will try my hardest to make them a fortnightly thing from now and get back on a roll. I have more coaching on my plate now and I have been putting some extra effort into escalating the impact I can have as a passionate running physio. This has all been taking up some of the time I normally devote to writing. However, I get frustrated whenever I hear; ‘I ran out of time
Blog 53: (1/4/2019) My experience as the Australian Physiotherapist for the World Cross Country Championships in Aarhuis Denmark 2019! I apologise it has been a while between blogs, things have been busy down my end but I will strive to continue to bring you all interesting, consistent, fortnightly, running related content for the remainder of 2019! Wow, what a trip! I type this from window seat ‘30a’ next to a snoozing Harry Summers and Susan Hobson, as we make the long haul
Blog 52. Tokyo Bound- entry #10 – Tokyo Marathon- The Race recap. By Craig Appleby. Hello and welcome to my recap of the 2019 Tokyo Marathon – the highs, lows, smiles and laughs… “The best cheese tarts in Japan…” I’ll be honest, I haven’t been too keen to do anything since touching down in Melbourne. Probably a combination of the post marathon blues, falling short of expectations, still sore and niggly, as well as the sleep-deprived end to last week. In saying that though, I
Blog 51: Tyler Jermann- ‘what’s beyond the mountain?’ “Nobody can know what their ultimate potential is in the sport until they commit themselves to climbing that mountain, and not giving up as long as it takes, and seeing what is on the other side of it.” –Tyler Jermann. Hey readers, I have got a great interview for you all today to mark Run Culture’s 51st blog! It’s the kind of interview that any mad keen, passionate distance runner will love. This blog is for the, ‘journe
Hello readers! Welcome to the beginning of my Taper… or at least once you’ve read to the end of this week’s recount. Not much to report this week, although, I will mention that I feel like I’m back into the teaching/family/running routine again… my head has ceased its spinning! Here goes… Monday 11th Feb – AM: easy 31mins for 6km. A slow jog this morning. still tired and sleepy from the weekend. PM: Easy 9.3km in 43mins @ 4:35’s. Once I got into it, I felt pretty good. Tuesda
Tokyo Bound- Entry 7; By Craig Appleby
Hello readers. It has been a little longer than planned. This was our (Bianca and I) first fortnight back into teaching, as well as adjusting to being a Prep parent… crazy, exciting and busy!
The past two weeks have been successful in many ways and have consolidated our thoughts on where my fitness level is at. Saying that though, training is a different beast to racing, and one that you should use as a guide only. Everything is still
Welcome to Tokyo Bound entry #6… By Craig Appleby. “Variety is the spice of life…” William Cowper wrote in his 18th Century poem, ‘The Task’. This proverb best describes me and my training for the past 12 months or more. Dane and I (95% Dane) have mapped out my training for Tokyo to incorporate session variety, and with the inclusion of holidays, variety in training locations too. I am a huge supporter of mixing up training stimuli, training locations and routes; I believe th
Blog 47: Running Podcasts: Recommended Listens! 28/1/19 By Dane Verwey How good are podcasts?! I must admit I’m a podcast tragic/addict thanks to Brady Threlfall of TMYT and Inside running fame (a podcast I still very much love and listen to weekly). However, I refuse to quit, as someone who has a never quenching thirst to learn, is a runner and drives daily to work, they just make complete sense. Until 2 years ago I thought a podcast was reserved to none other than the techn
Hey all, I’m back again with another blog. Last month, I went to the ‘endurance conference’ for coaches held by Athletics Australia after the Zatopek athletics meet in Melbourne. One of my key take always from the day was listening to head AA sports doc, Dr Paul Blackman talking about RED-S. With this blog today I want to cover this taboo topic in endurance sport, a topic that shouldn’t be taboo any more. I want to use my platform to create cultural change and improved unders
Hey all, Dane here back for blog 4 of Tokyo bound, Craig is doing a great job isn’t he! I’m actually over in Vanuatu having an amazing time on my honeymoon, so I’ll keep my part of this weeks blog brief and to the point. I’m not sure what Craig will write about in his blog today, as it’s his blog to therapeutically vent, analyse, describe and/or detail exactly what he is thinking/feeling/experiencing each week on his way to Tokyo. I will quickly say one thing about this week
Tokyo Bound- Entry 3 (3/1/2019) “Recovery Week” By Craig Appleby Happy New Year to all, and to all, a good running year! The week post Steigen was scheduled as a recovery week, both from the training schedule and, most importantly, from the busy school term. Heading into this week, the goal was to enjoy getting in some mileage while holding out on a session until the weekend. I needed this recovery week to refresh and reset my headspace and to absorb the work I’ve been doing.
Tokyo Bound (27/12/18) Hi all! We are back again for the second entry of ‘Tokyo Bound!’. I’d just like to wish everyone a very big ‘Merry Christmas’ and I hope we are all finishing 2018 with some fun and memorable times!!! Anyway, I’ll keep it short this week, as I am sure everyone is busy and I’ll hand you over to Craig. 10Weeks to go… ‘The Work-Life Balance’ What a final week of the school term it has been. It’s fair to say that I was a tad tired from last week but went int
Tokyo Bound Hi all, It’s Dane Verwey, here the founder of Run Culture, a site created for the running nerds out there, that not only love all things running but appreciate running as a necessary necessity and cherish the numerous psychological and physiological benefits running has on our lives! Ok today, due to the overwhelmingly positive response I had to the ‘Breaking 2:24 Project’ earlier in the year, a blog detailing my lead up to the 2018 Berlin Marathon, I have decided
Hey all, Apologies for the 2 week delay between blogs I was busy last week doing the most important piece of writing I’ll ever do, my wedding vows! Now that they are looking sharp for 2 weeks time, I’ve got a great interview this week and I’m sure you will all find it was worth the wait! Today’s blog is an interview I had the other day with Brett Robinson a professional distance runner with Nike and the Melbourne Track Club. With slick times of 7:45 for the 3000m and 13:15 fo
8/11/2018 Run like a kelpie! Hey guys! Back again for another weekly blog! Over the coming two weeks I am hoping to have another two good interviews tee’d up, that I’m sure you will all enjoy! However, today’s just going to be a short one about my dog but hell, don’t let that diminish the enormity of the topic! For those whose interest just wained I assure you there is some running relevance. I also have 30 days till I am getting married, so it’s an exciting time for me. I ha
Mate, before we launch into your amazing run yesterday can you please introduce yourself to the readers?
I’m Tony Payne, 29 – a marathon runner representing the Thailand national team.
Where are you currently living? Where have you lived and what’s your heritage? I’m currently living in London. I was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and lived there for my first 22 years. From there I moved to Auckland for 4 years before moving to London in 2016. My father is a kiwi and my mothe
Blog 37: Restoring Load Capacity in the Injured Runner: (24/10/2018) By Dane Verwey Continuing on from last weeks blog about the importance of; ‘monitoring LOAD in training’, it made logical sense to make this blog about; ‘how to improve Load capacity and tolerance’. I learnt some important lessons about just how strong us runners ought to be, earlier this year. On the 6th and 7th of July this year I attended ‘The Run Science Symposium’ at La Trobe University, Bundoora. Below