Taking a Short Break from Marathon Training – Spartan Super Sarawak
One of our Elite Ambassadors, Ian Deeth, will run his debut marathon in the Gold Coast, Queensland on 2 July. So far, Ian has discussed his background in sports, his perspective on finding your passion and infinite purpose and the value of setting goals. On 6 May, Ian temporarily switched focus to compete in his first Elite OCR (obstacle course racing) event of the year. The Spartan Super in Miri, Sarawak, was my first OCR race in nine months. So far this year, my training has been solely geared towards my debut marathon, but the temptation to jump back into an OCR race...
Goal-Setting for Performance, Outcome and Process
One of our Elite Ambassadors, Ian Deeth, will run his debut marathon in the Gold Coast, Queensland on 2 July. So far, Ian has discussed his background in sports and his perspective on finding your passion and infinite purpose. In this third post, Ian shares some of his thoughts about the process of goal-setting, and why he chose the Gold Coast Marathon as his 2023 focus. With my passion (running) and infinite purpose (being healthy for life) established, my process for planning 2023 started with me thinking about which races would give me a perfect blend of challenge and excitement,...
Figuring out Your Passion and Purpose
One of our Elite Ambassadors, Ian Deeth, will run his debut marathon in the Gold Coast, Queensland on 2 July. In his first blog post, Ian discussed his journey from ‘sprinter’, a discipline to which he was more naturally suited, to taking on endurance events, which were outside his comfort zone. He felt the key to unlocking his potential was a shift towards a growth mindset, in which you believe improvement is possible regardless of your innate abilities. In this second post, Ian shares some of his thoughts about being passionate about what you do and having a purpose beyond...
Soft Surfaces Mean Fewer Injuries, Right?
A couple of years ago I struggled with a hamstring injury that just would not heal. The problem was caused by my failure to do enough (or any) physiotherapy following an Achilles tendon surgery, after which I lost significant muscle mass in my right calf. I was able to run again fairly soon, but incurred a series of injuries on my "strong" side, obviously as a result of overcompensating (I could see this also in the uneven wear patterns on the soles of my running shoes). Unfortunately, I'm pretty terrible at following through with non-running strength and flexibility exercises, even...
Becoming ‘a Runner’
One of our Elite Ambassadors, Ian Deeth, will run his debut marathon in the Gold Coast, Queensland on 2 July. Lots of people make their marathon debuts every year, but Ian’s journey is somewhat unique; he has quite literally progressed through the entire spectrum of athletic distances, starting in his late teens as an indoor 60-metres specialist before moving up to his favoured distance of 400 metres, at which he earned international honours for Scotland and Great Britain in the Under-23 category. In his late 30s, Ian began his endurance journey in order to improve his proficiency in Obstacle Course...
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