Runner injured ONLINE!

I’ve been involved in distance running for over 30 years and witnessed a number of changes during this time. Hygiene has certainly improved. Back in the day we would cool & “HYDRATE” ourselves with a sponge. We would throw the sponge on the ground – a volunteer would pick the sponge up – place it [...]

Pat Carroll tips Kenneth Mungara for a win

Ambassador and former elite long distance champion Pat Carroll said he thought the event boasted the strongest talent pool since the Sydney 2000 Olympic marathon. The former Commonwealth Games representative and four-times Gold Coast Marathon winner agreed with Olympian Benita Willis that experience could be the key to a podium finish at this year’s event [...]

Krishna Stanton recalls marathon bond with Jackie Fairweather and Kerryn McCann

She is the sole survivor of a triumphant moment in Australian sport, when three women and friends were bonded by a clean-sweep of marathon medals at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games. But Krishna Stanton smiles first, then cries, looking at her framed silver medal and photograph, signed by Australian teammates that day – Kerryn McCann [...]

Andrew Lloyd – Commonwealth Games 5000m GOLD

As the 14 finalists toed the line on February 1, 1990, for the final of the men’s 5,000 meters at the Commonwealth Games, there was no indication that the fans in Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium were about to witness one of the most exciting races of all time. A Kenyan sweep seemed the most likely [...]

How to taper for your race

Article by yours truly (Pat Carroll) here it is….

How to mentally prepare for a marathon

Article by yours truly (Pat Carroll) here it is….

Why interval training is good for runners

Article by yours truly (Pat Carroll) – here it is.

Men’s Muscle and Health article – Pat Carroll

Men’s Muscle and Health caught up with Pat Carroll. Here’s the article…

Polarized training still comes out a “winner”

This is a neat training study that compares two broad approaches to endurance training: what they refer to as a “polarized” model versus a “threshold” model. You can divide training into three basic zones: the low-intensity zone is easy mileage; the high-intensity zone is hard intervals; and the medium-intensity zone in the middle is sustained [...]

MuscleUP for MND

Sunday Mail Article March 2 2014