Nick Walker finished the Gold Coast Half in a new PB of 77:39 which was almost a minute quicker than his time from 2 years ago when he raced the Gold Coast Half for the first time. His first 10k was 35:30 which was a little quick, following the final 10k in 37:50. Definitely more work needed on getting the pace negative in the final 10k. His next goal is to run a 75 minute half. Nick’s Run Crew coach Benny Saint Lawrence wrote Nick a program he could manage while taking on his busy new role as Assistant Year 9 Advisor. Nick is happy with the result and hopes to maintain his fitness leading into the track season.
I have been busy teaming up with UMM COM and Jaybird and below is a promotional video I put together with Eccles Media to promote the limited Edition Earth Day Jaybird RUNS!
In celebration of Earth Day on 22nd April, Jaybird has announced a special limited edition Earth Day Jaybird RUN headphones.
Jaybird will be donating ten percent of all proceeds of the Earth Day headphones to the Wings for Life charity.
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Over the weekend i had the pleasure of interviewing Veronika Larisova about Australias first ever protein meat bar- Chief Bar. Check out the interview below! To purchase the Chief bar or to find out more information- head to eatlikeachief.com .
Be sure to follow their instagram page @Chief_bar
Episode 03 of the Active Walker Show reviews the brand new TomTom Adventurer. tomTom’s latest technology in GPS navigational watches has been amplified in this all in one watch. I use the TomTom adventurer mainly for my trail runs because it features the “trail” option under activities which allows you to upload a GPS map of a particular route. I used the watch to direct me on path for the PACE 22K course over in the Blue Mountains. It worked well as the route is not visually seen on screen if you run off route. The watch also features an MP3 player which is perfect for long runs and can be connected to bluetooth headphones. The watch also records heart rate, calories, elevation and can be used for way more than just trail running- you can use the watch for anything outdoors such as for cycling, swimming, snowboarding, skiing and hiking.
The TomTom adventurer can be purchased here
Enjoy EP 03 of the Active Walker Show!
As you may have read, six months ago i climbed Mt Fuji. Ep02 of the Active Walker Shows gives you a preview of the climb i did up Mt Fuji which is 3776m. I highly recommend climbing Fuji which you can do during the months of July- October during the warmer Summer months. It’s a two day climb- you spend day 1 climbing most of the way to around 3,200m and then you have a 6 hour rest before getting up at Midnight to climb the rest of the way. The views at the top can be incredible, partcularly on a clear day. Unfortunately for me, it was cloudy at the top, however on the climb down, the skies cleared and i got some amazing footage as you will see in the footage.
All the footage was taken on the TomTom Bandit (Click Here for more details) and the clarity/resolution was on point.
Enjoy EP02 of the Active Walker Show!
Since my trip to LA back in December i have been wanting to start a video blog. I finally got some footage using my IPhone 7 + and a tripod to create Episode 1 of The Active Walker Show!
I created The Active Walker Show youtube channel as an outlet to promote the latest sports product (which will work hand in hand with my Instagram posts) along with blogging about my brand Lane 5ive, education, entertainment and sport. I will also capture interviews with athletes, designers, actors, musicians and more!
Episode 1 covers a little information about who i am followed by an exclusive look at the SKINS KPro full length compression tights.
Stay tuned for more episodes.
SKINS are world renown for designing the best compression gear and as an athlete i have been wearing SKINS for the last 15 years. The first pair of full length tights i bought as a junior for running were SKINS.
15 years since my first pair of SKINS, I am proud to launch the the BRAND NEW SKINS
The KPros use new technology through Laminar Bands which externally stimulate the proprioceptive sensors in the prime movers, keeping muscles active and controlled so when you run you can go harder for longer.
The benefits of the SKINS K Pros include the following:
- Laminar Bands wrap from the front Adductors to the Gluteal muscles and Iliotibial Tract receptors to activate and support these powerful muscles.
- Ergonomically shaped waistband supports the lower abdominals and lumbar spine without restricting hip rotation or movement.
- Laminar Bands wrap around the Adductor and Quadricep muscle receptors to keep them activated even when fatigue sets in.
- U-Shaped Laminar Bands hug the gastrocnemius muscle receptors to support and protect against involuntary movement and vibration.
SKINS gave me the chance to wear these and try them out which I did on my recent trip to LA. I wore them on the plane to assist with my blood flow for the long 14 hour flight and also on my trail runs up and around Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park leading up to my half marathon at Long Beach.
When I first put them on, being a brand new pair of Skins, It took some time to fit them properly onto my legs, but I firmly believe that similar to competitive swimming suits, the compression gear must be tight in order for it to achieve it’s purpose and in the case of the KPro tights, they achieved many purposes.
As soon as I started running, I could feel the Luminar Bands particularly around my glutse and knees. This to me was refreshing as many other full length compression tights I have worn, have just provided limited relief in the sense that they felt somewhat tight but didn’t really hit the specific muscles.
I have also had some issues in the last few months with patella tendonitis and I have had to wear tape down by quad and across my knees. Wearing the KPros I don’t have to wear the tape as the Luminar Bands around the quadriceps lock my knees in like a seatbelt without being too tight.
Where I was doing my runs around Runyon Canyon, it was quite hilly and on hills you tend to use muscles in your quads, calves, abductors and gastrocnemius so the KPros were perfect for my hilly runs as it provided support to these muscles without restricting these muscles and giving them involuntary movement.
I was super impressed by the SKINS K Pros due to the fact I felt an automatic change in muscle memory and felt this through the entire length of my long runs up and around the hilly canyons.
The aim of the KPro Laminar Bands are to “externally stimulate the proprioceptive sensors in the prime movers, keeping muscles activated and controlled so you can go harder for longer.” definitely lived up to my expectations and i believe they would be perfect for any athlete of any sport training on land.
The KPros are available to purchase at https://www.skins.net/au/ and they are definitely worth investing in as they assist not only for muscle recovery but also assist with muscle fatigue during activity.