Runaway Hormones – Nicky’s Story!

I’m a 48-year-old Mum, not yet perimenopausal but waiting for the shoe to drop at any minute. My hormones have always ruled my life! I can honestly say that I lived with a hormonal imbalance since puberty. Before becoming a Mum, it was just something I lived with. It’s only retrospectively that I see how…

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Lead in Races for Tarawera Ultra 2024

Participating in an ultra marathon is a monumental feat which requires planning, and focused training. One of the key aspects of preparing for such a challenging race is looking at and incorporating lead up races as part of your training plan. These races serve as crucial milestones, allowing you to assess your progress, build confidence…

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Race Morning Prep for Auckland Marathon

Race day morning is a culmination of weeks or months (or maybe years) of training and preparation. How you start your race day can significantly impact your performance. Proper race morning preparation involves more than just setting your alarm and lacing up your shoes. It can be seen as a holistic approach that includes physical,…

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Mental Skills for Racing Auckland Marathon

Running a marathon is more than just a physical endeavor. It’s a mental battle that challenges your endurance, resilience, and determination. While the physical training aspect is crucial, honing in on your mental skills is just as important if not essential for you to get through training and race day itself! Most often, we get…

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