Overview

How Our Run Coaching And Programming Works

Programming and coaching for runners is a combination of science and art. We use scientific and proven principles in combination with what we know works best for our runners in order to achieve an optimal personalised outcome that aligns with your goals.

In order to create a true personalised running program, we get to know you. In our initial appointment we will discuss your specific goals, injury history, running and training history, what you may have tried in the past and what you found works best for you. We will also explore other wellness factors such as sleep, diet and stress to maximise the benefits from training and reduce the risk of injury.

PEAK’s running programming utilises the Training Peaks platform to allow you to view your program on your computer and mobile device, communicate with your coach and download your training program to your watch. In order to get the most out of your personalised running program we strongly recommend that you have a device that is compatible with the Training Peaks program. Here is a list of compatible devices.

We will run through the specifics of setting up your Training Peaks account, how to sync it to your watch and how to communicate with your running coach via the program. Your running coach will work with you to create an initial 4-week training program that you will access on Training Peaks.

We will work together as a team to set you up for success and for you to get the best out of your training – a big part of this is our regular contact and using feedback and data to inform your programming. We will schedule regular check in’s via skype, facetime or e-mail so that we can adjust your program and provide ongoing coaching and feedback.

During the final check in for the month, we will discuss your progress against your goals and build the next 4-week program. This process will repeat based on your goals.

A Return To Running Program Designed For Recovery & Performance

Returning to running after injury can be a frustrating and scary experience for a lot of runners. Fear of the injury returning and frustration with a lack of progress can hamper your motivation and ability to return to a pre-injury state. By utilising a tailored program our running coaches are able to identify the safest and easiest way for you to return to running whilst at the same time working on ways to prevent further injuries from occurring. Advice and guidance from our running coaches will help you navigate the mental and emotional barriers that come along with injury and to build up your resilience both physically and mentally.

Running After Knee Injury

It is important to have a tailored approach to returning to running after any injury. Your running coach will work with you to identify the causes of your injury and implement strategies going forward to prevent these from returning. These may be in the form of training load modifications, strength work and mental exercises.

Running After Lisfranc Injury

Returning to running following a Lisfranc injury needs to be progressive and carefully monitored. It is common to find weaknesses in the surrounding muscles that have developed as a result of your Lisfranc injury, and so a specific strengthening program will often accompany your run program both when returning but also once you have returned to regular running to prevent any future problems. Your PEAK Practitioner will work with you to identify a plan that is safe and relevant to your running goals.

Running After Achilles Injury

Achilles injuries are one of the most common injuries for any runner. It is most important to identify any problems with your running technique, footwear, tight or weak muscles that may have contributed to the injury. A Running Biomechanics Assessment (link to page) will often help provide more information on these areas. Your PEAK Practitioner will work closely with you when returning to running to ensure your Achilles injury is managed and you are able to continue to work towards your running goals.

Running After Hamstring Injury

One of the biggest risk factors for runners returning from a hamstring injury is a lack of strength, and returning to running too quickly. Your PEAK Practitioner will ensure you have an appropriate strengthening program to return to running safely. It is important to have a tailored approach to return to running after any injury, including a progressive running program that is specific to moving you towards your personal goals.

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Benefits

Benefits of Our Running Program

  • Program is tailored to your individual goals
  • Assist in reducing the possibility of injury
  • Accountability to your training
  • Technique feedback
  • Regular communication and feedback

Join At Any Stage In Your Journey

1. Running Biomechanics Assessment

  • A Running Biomechanics Assessment involves a detailed assessment of your running biomechanics using high-speed video capture and testing. Our multidisciplinary team of PEAK Practitioners will then be incorporated into your treatment plan to improve and strengthen your running technique.

2. 1 On 1 Gait Re-Training Sessions

  • The 1 on 1 gait retraining sessions are utilized to implement cues that can be beneficial to the runners technique. This is performed on the treadmill by our musculoskeletal Podiatrists.

3. The Stride Club

  • Group training focussed on technique and interval training
  • 60 minute sessions varied each week
  • Tuesdays (5.30pm) & Thursdays (5:15am)
  • Hawthorne Park
  • Please bring own water and running shoes

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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. All patients that are runners are encouraged to join the PEAK running program. There are benefits for runners of all ages, abilities and all stages of their journey.

Your Coach will schedule weekly feedback sessions to debrief your previous week, discuss any concerns, understand what worked well and what didn’t and provide any advice for you leading into the next week. Your PEAK Coach also has the ability to provide real time feedback following an individual training session via the Training Peak’s platform as requested.

Our locations

Hawthorne

PEAK Hawthorne opened in 2012 and was extended and renovated in 2020. You see the same team whether we see you at Hawthorne or one of our other clinics.  Hawthorne offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Our locations

New Farm

PEAK New Farm opened in August 2019. You see the same team whether we see you at New Farm or one of our other clinics. New Farm offers private treatment rooms and a spacious exercise area incorporating the latest equipment and technology, unrestricted single level access and off-street parking. We also provide HICAPS for real-time private health claiming.

Hawthorne

Address
5/171 Riding Road,
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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New Farm

Address
1/15 Lamington Street,
New Farm, QLD, 4005
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Opening Hours -
6 days per week
  • Monday - Thursday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

To make a booking outside of business hours, please use our form by clicking here.