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Operation Move is dedicated to making sure you find joy in your running, purpose in your training and some inspiration along the way.

Operation Move Zoey Dowling

    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 44 Ratings

Operation Move is dedicated to making sure you find joy in your running, purpose in your training and some inspiration along the way.

    Beginning again? Don’t be afraid of re-imagining what it could look like

    Beginning again? Don’t be afraid of re-imagining what it could look like

    Do you ever feel like your life has changed, but your goals are stuck and you are just failing them?
    This is a bit of a meandering catch up episode, but this is the core of what I'm talking about. In the last two years, a lot of us have had the benefit of at one time or another, taking a step back and taking stock of what really matters. You've seen it in the great resignation. And I think running or fitness or training is much the same - it's time to take a step back and ask are my goals actually in line with what I want my lifestyle to be? Do I still want to run or do this thing, or am I just keeping going because I'm locked into a sense of identity?

    It's worth taking a scary leap, even if it is different from what you imagined. 

    Interested in coaching?
    Let's talk about achieving your running goals, while maintaining the most important thing - your joy. You can sign up here. 

    Stay up to date on:
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    Support me on Patreon and receive exclusive podcast episodes, training plans and articles.

    • 27 min
    Three fat loss myths we can all agree to leave dead and buried

    Three fat loss myths we can all agree to leave dead and buried

    You can thank all the crappy facebook ads I see for this episode of the podcast
    The ads that really irritate me are the running specific ones, but there are loads of them out there for all kinds of training and all kinds of diets and they are just as bad. Selling you something that sounds too good to be true, because it is. 

    In this episode I'm talking about:

    Three really common (and persistent myths)
    The risk to your mental health during periods of fat-loss if your self-talk isn't where it needs to be
    What to set up for yourself that is sustainable, but also isn't totally dependent on one metric or one number

    Interested in coaching?
    Let's talk about achieving your running goals, while maintaining the most important thing - your joy. You can sign up here. 

    Stay up to date on:
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    facebook @opmove
    facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/opmove
    Support me on Patreon and receive exclusive podcast episodes, training plans and articles.

    • 29 min
    Marrying the process - what would you still do if you knew you would fail?

    Marrying the process - what would you still do if you knew you would fail?

    We often hear about loving the process, or setting process based goals or just being about the process, but what does it really even mean?
    You'll often hear people talking about the process, but it can get a bit like jargon after awhile. Like, how do you tell the difference between the tempo run which is about the process and the tempo run which is about finally nailing that half marathon PB? They can look a lot alike. 

    So, that is our deep dive for today!

    Interested in coaching?
    Let's talk about achieving your running goals, while maintaining the most important thing - your joy. You can sign up here. 

    Stay up to date on:
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    facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/opmove
    Support me on Patreon and receive exclusive podcast episodes, training plans and articles.

    • 25 min
    What’s so special about the 29th of December? Your guide to resolutions

    What’s so special about the 29th of December? Your guide to resolutions

    This one time, I made a very big change and I didn't wait until the 1st of January
    New years, new weeks often make it easier to initiate that change, which is great - but keep in mind that no matter what you are going to have to go through tough spots with it. There is often no right time to do something, you just have to be so sick of the alternative that it's worth it. In this episode I'm talking about:

    Writing things down, so you are more likely to stick to things
    How to build in the baby steps of self efficacy to keep going
    Focusing on consistency over perfection
    And how to assess if what you are doing is even working

    Interested in coaching?
    Let's talk about achieving your running goals, while maintaining the most important thing - your joy. You can sign up here. 

    Stay up to date on:
    instagram @opmove
    facebook @opmove
    facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/opmove
    Support me on Patreon and receive exclusive podcast episodes, training plans and articles.

    • 31 min
    Everything you need to know about bone injuries

    Everything you need to know about bone injuries

    Have you ever noticed how little information there is about coming back from bone injuries and stress fractures?
    Usually they tell you to rest and then start back slowly, but what does that mean?

    In this episode I'm talking about:

    The three phases of rehabilitation
    How you know when you can progress from one stage to the next stage
    Are all pain messages bad?
    What about phantom pain?
    And what you can learn from the whole thing anyway.

    Interested in coaching?
    Let's talk about achieving your running goals, while maintaining the most important thing - your joy. You can sign up here. 

    Stay up to date on:
    instagram @opmove
    facebook @opmove
    facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/opmove
    Support me on Patreon and receive exclusive podcast episodes, training plans and articles.

    • 35 min
    The 10% rule, and other myths about running

    The 10% rule, and other myths about running

    I've officially listened to one too many running questions, answered by non-runners.
    In this episode of the podcast I'm talking about:

    The 10% rule. Is it real? Is it helpful? What should you do instead.
    Can you ever really 'bank time' in anything. The old saying is for every 10 seconds you go out too fast, you lose 1 minute in the second half. In my case I think it was about 8 seconds too fast in the first half and I lost about 40 seconds per km in the back half. Which is pretty close and you get the idea, things go very poorly. 
    Fuelling. Why you can't just do it once or twice in training and why you need more than you think you do. 

    Interested in coaching?
    Let's talk about achieving your running goals, while maintaining the most important thing - your joy. You can sign up here. 

    Stay up to date on:
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    facebook @opmove
    facebook group @ facebook.com/groups/opmove
    Support me on Patreon and receive exclusive podcast episodes, training plans and articles.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

matilda_i ,

Hang out with running friends

Operation Move is a podcast that I can relate to.
- Australian
- Females
- Runners
- Mums

This podcast is like sitting down with some good mates who love running like you do. They are informative and fun.

ameliayens ,

Real relatable running chat

Thanks for an awesome podcast, so encouraging for new and established runners

lalalashell ,

Informative and fun for all levels of runners

I have been running for a few years now and am currently coming back to consistent running after an injury and illness. This podcast is relaxed yet informative and has advice/content that is relatable for all levels of runners, catering for all distances and interests (beginners, road races, trails, juggling everything, strength work etc). I have gained so much inspiration and motivation from the podcasts, I highly recommended to other runners, no matter what stage of running you are at.

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