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ABOUT RUN STRONG

If you were healthy, pain free, and injury free, what would you do?

The Run Strong Vision

To keep you injury-free.

There are many performance benefits of strength training for runners, however if you simply connect your training sessions week to week, you are going to be well on your way to achieving your goals instead of forced time away from what you love. Every year almost every runner misses training or events due to injuries. Running is great for your body and especially great for your mind. It keeps you healthy and has an amazing community that supports each other on their journey to challenging their personal comfort. There is one undeniable way to prevent injuries and keep people tracking towards their goals and that is strength. I am frequently in contact with researchers picking their brain about how best to apply what they are discovering. Now I would like to share everything with you to keep you injury-free and moving towards your goal. 

Who am I?

An exercise physiologist with a passion for applying research into practice. I describe what I do as "the art and science of keeping people moving”. I live in Geelong and spend a lot time on the surf coast exploring trails, beaches and back roads. I work in Lorne and Apollo Bay at Great Ocean Road Health, and teach at Deakin University and The Gordon Tafe in Geelong.​

My running story

Several years ago I signed up for the 44km trail run at Wilson's Prom – an ultra in my books. My goal was to see what lies on the other side of Mt Oberon. It was a massive undertaking for me as my previous running experience had been a couple of half marathons and Melbourne marathon five years earlier, after which I swore I wouldn't run again! However the slippery slope kept me coming back for more, building up to a 60km run at Falls Creek, a couple of 100km runs at GOW and You Yangs, then an unofficial 100 miler at Alpine Challenge last year. 

Safety First


These exercises and programs are designed to protect you from injury. If you are unsure or not confident at any stage, please reach out to me or seek the help of your local exercise professional. Please do not feel pressured to progress beyond your abilities if you do not feel confident to do so. Ultimately, you understand your body better than anyone and need to recognise what is safe for your ability and experience. I hope that strength training can help you improve awareness of your body and achieve a healthy respect for what we ask of our bones, muscles, and connective tissues when we run. Strength training is more than squats and calf raises, it is a series of complex skills requiring you to refine movement patterns under load. Yes I want strength to be challenging so the running is easier, but please be sensible and ask for help when you need it.


Disclosure

No express warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. It is not a substitute for any advice, diagnosis, or treatment plan provided by a fitness or medical professional. You acknowledge that performing incorrectly prescribed exercises or activities may pose a risk to your health. You are solely responsible for all acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, undertaken in connection with this information.

Feedback

I am constantly looking for ways to improve the content and delivery of strength training to keep you moving steadily towards your goals. Any suggestions, ideas, and constructive feedback are encouraged. You can do that here.