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Periodization part 2: The build phase

Following on from our last blog on Periodization, here is part 2: The build phase. After around 12 weeks of base training, the time has now come to move to the build phase. The key difference between the base phase and the build phase is that in the build phase you are looking for race specific training sessions. I like to call it ‘specificy’. This is when we train like we are racing. This phase involves workouts to improve muscular endurance; the intensity is increased while focussing on sustained efforts at or above race pace. During this phase you would..  - Read More

AMO Sunglasses Review: Taryn Gaudin

This product review is by Taryn Gaudin. Taryn is a triathlete based in Townsville, North Queensland. After discovering the sport as an adult, she has been racing solidly for a year and recently represented Australia while competing in the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Championships in Chicago. She works as a physio and is a mum to one. I was recently given the opportunity to test out one of the latest products from Hardcore Brands — a range of sunglasses by Advanced Multisport Optics (AMO). Over the past two weeks I have been using them cycling, trail running, and — to..  - Read More

Ultra168 Product Review: Raidlight Dual Finger Running Shoe

Ultra168 — a leading online resource for ultra marathon and trail running— has posted a review of our respected and revolutionary Raidlight Dual Finger Running Shoe. We were fortunate that the review was done by trail, mountain and ultra marathon runner Caine Warburton; who you could say has run a few tracks in his time (including the Sky Running World Championships in Chamonix; Yurrebilla Ultra Marathon in South Australia; Noumea International Marathon in New Caledonia and Ice Trail Tarentaise — a 65km/5000m+ Sky race in France; among many others). Key Raidlight Dual Finger Running Shoe stats Weight: 270g (pair)Drop: 3mmGrip:..  - Read More

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