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Q&A How to Optimise Stress and Recovery

Q&A How to Optimise Stress and Recovery

June 17, 2022

We all experience stress, but what exactly is it? How do we optimise it? Can stress be good for us or is it harmful? In this episode Eloise and Rory discuss both the science and practical application of stress optimisation. Hear how Eloise's thinking about stress has changed throughout her career and how she strikes the balance of stress & recovery in her marathon training and life.

Thank you to episode sponsor, Earshots.
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To use the same breathing practices that were discussed in this episode, monitor your heart rate variability and overall well-being, check out in8 app on the iOS App Store.

Building Deep Well-being: Eloise & Rory

Building Deep Well-being: Eloise & Rory

May 9, 2022

In this episode, Eloise and Rory talk about deep well-being - what it is, why we need it, and how we can build it.

Highlights include:

  • The Mother Run & how it is changing lives in Northern Uganda
  • The 8 dimensions of deep well-being;
    Strengths: How Eloise has benefited from knowing hers.
    Values: Using them to make decisions.
    Emotion: What does it mean to "optimise" emotion?
    Purpose: How to experience more purposeful progress.
    Breath: Why it's not to be underestimated.
    Mindset: Why Eloise is working on mindset more than ever.
    Needs: The fundamental human needs that contribute to well-being.
    Health: How physical health influences overall well-being.

Thank you to episode sponsor, Earshots.
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We are also excited to share that the in8 app is now available on the iOS App Store with a 3-month free trial. 

Genevieve Gregson on Bouncing Back from Olympic Heartbreak

Genevieve Gregson on Bouncing Back from Olympic Heartbreak

March 11, 2022

In this episode we are joined by our first repeat guest, Genevieve Gregson. 2021 was a tumultuous year for Gen, rupturing her Achilles on the final water jump in the Tokyo Olympic Steeplechase final. The vision of her laying face down on the track was one of those moments of devastation that becomes etched into memory. But there is a reason that Genevieve is known as "The Comeback Queen". Her approach to this latest challenge is truly inspiring.

Themes discussed include:

  • Gen's experience of the Tokyo Olympics.
  • How Gen has grown through adversity and utilised her mindset to bring joy to the process. 
  • How to adapt when you can't do what you love.
  • Her pregnancy news :)
  • Why her and husband, Ryan (Olympic 1500m finalist) have set up Gregson Running, an exclusive online running coaching business for all runners.
  • How Gen has changed her definition of success in the last 6-months.
  • What realistic optimism is.

This episode is brought to you by Earshots.
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This episode is also brought to you by In8 App, a personalised daily guide that helps you to know yourself better and be yourself well. It’s coming to the App Store any day now, so if you want to optimise your well-being and learn what helps you to be bring best, then follow @in8app on instagram and Facebook.

 

Eloise & Rory on Defining Success and Setting Better Goals

Eloise & Rory on Defining Success and Setting Better Goals

January 27, 2022

In this episode Eloise and Rory discuss the year ahead and strategies for setting the right goals that help you tap into deeper motivation, meaning and living out your personal definition of success.

Topics include:

  • How Eloise goes about planning for a year ahead.
  • Why defining success for yourself can help you pursue your goals with greater freedom.
  • How Eloise and Rory each define success.
  • Why you shouldn't rush goal-setting.
  • The importance of understanding your values before setting goals.
  • How to come up with an overarching purpose to guide your goals.
  • How to find and fuel motivation.
  • The in8 app, what to expect and when it will be available to download.

Social links:

 

 

”If you‘re in, I‘m in”: Mind Over Matter for the Melbourne Marathon

”If you‘re in, I‘m in”: Mind Over Matter for the Melbourne Marathon

December 14, 2021

Two weeks ago, Eloise and Rory decided to run the Melbourne Marathon. For Eloise this was two months post her debut at the London Marathon. For Rory, it was an unexpected first. This episode contains two seperate recordings. The first half was recorded on the day before the Marathon and provides insight into how Eloise and Rory were thinking about the challenge ahead. The second half was recorded the day after the marathon and provides real-time reflections on Eloise's eventful but successful day, and Rory's take, from the perspective of a mental skills coach living a day in the life of an elite athlete. 

Themes include:

  • Focusing on what you can control
  • Adjusting when things don't go to plan
  • Learning from challenges
  • How courage and vulnerability are two sides of the same coin
  • Self-talk when it's hard
  • Why Rory decided to nasal breathe during the marathon
  • Breathing to help with sleep and recovery
  • What's ahead for Eloise in 2022.

 

Social links:

Eloise Wellings Instagram

Rory Darkins Instagram

In8 App Instagram

 

 

Jessica Fox on Her Journey to Olympic Gold

Jessica Fox on Her Journey to Olympic Gold

November 8, 2021

In this episode, Eloise and Rory are joined by Olympic gold medalist, Jessica Fox. Jess is the most successful individual slalom canoeist of all time, competing in the C1, K1 and extreme slalom events. She is an 8 time world champion, and now an Olympic champion. All of this at just 27 years of age.

Jess’ mindset is truly world class. She’s a fierce competitor and thrives on challenges, but brings real joy and humanity to the process. In this conversation, Jess unpacks how she has learned to use her mind to bounce back from disappointments, rise to the occasion and continually improve as she explores her potential. 

Socials & links:

Jess Fox Instagram

Jess Fox Facebook

Eloise Wellings Instagram

Rory Darkins Instagram

 

 

Eloise Wellings: Reflections From a Record Marathon Debut

Eloise Wellings: Reflections From a Record Marathon Debut

October 5, 2021

Less than 24 hours after running the fastest ever debut marathon by an Australian woman (2:29:42 in the London Marathon), Eloise and Rory catch up to unpack it all. Eloise shares what it felt like, how she managed her mindset, how she prepared, and what her first 42.2km taught her. It turns out that the marathon really is an apt metaphor for life. 

Dr Sarah McKay on Practical Neuroscience for Health & Performance

Dr Sarah McKay on Practical Neuroscience for Health & Performance

March 20, 2021

In this episode we are joined by Dr Sarah McKay, a neuroscientist with a PhD from Oxford University. Dr McKay specialises in translating brain research into strategies for professionals working in coaching, mental health, education and healthcare via training courses, books and from the stage. She is the founder and director of The Neuroscience Academy, which provides continuing education and development to professionals wishing to use neuroscience in their work as a tool for human change. Dr McKay is also the author of The Women's Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness, which explores the female lifespan through the lens of neurobiology. In 2019, Sarah hosted an episode of ABC Catalyst exploring brain health, bio-hacking and longevity.

Topics discussed in this episode include: Popular myths about the brain; How to build brain health; Dealing with uncertainty
Habit change; Visualisation practices for improving performance; Why social support is a key pillar of brain health and behaviour change; Surprising findings from Dr McKay's latest book.

Links:

Dr Sarah McKay Instagram

drsarahmckay.com

Eloise Wellings Instagram

Rory Darkins Instagram

Brad Beer on Optimising Physical Health & Injury Recovery

Brad Beer on Optimising Physical Health & Injury Recovery

February 14, 2021

In this episode we are joined by Brad Beer. Brad is one of Australia's leading voices in athlete health and performance. Through his Physiotherapy practice, POGO Physio, Brad has worked with countless Professional and Olympic level athletes to help them bounce back from injury and move towards their potential. Brad is also the host of the incredibly popular podcast The Physical Performance Show in which he explores physical health and performance through interviews with high performing athletes and expert practitioners.

An accomplished athlete himself, Brad has a rich perspective on the physical and emotional process of moving through injury and towards your physical health and performance potential. Themes in this episode include: Brad's experience with performance anxiety; the importance of strength training; bone and tendon health; stress fractures & considerations in choosing running surfaces; and the body's ability to adapts and improve.

Follow Brad on Insatgram: Brad_Beer

Lockie Ferguson on Life Learnings from the Highs and Lows of International Sport

Lockie Ferguson on Life Learnings from the Highs and Lows of International Sport

January 17, 2021

In this episode we are joined by New Zealand cricketer, Lockie Ferguson. Lockie is known as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, regularly clocking speeds over 150km/h. In 2019 he was one of the standout performers of the Cricket World Cup where his 21 wickets helped New Zealand reach the final, in which they famously tied with England. Lockie finished as the second highest wicket taker and was named in the World Cup team of the tournament.

Lockie discusses what he has learnt through the highs and lows of international sport and why mental skills are just as relevant outside of sport as they are for performance. Other themes include the role of humility in high performance, what makes a great team culture, and why it's important not to allow who you are to be solely defined by what you do.

Lockie is co-founder of Machineroad, a mobile app that enables you to see how fast you bowl.

Social Media handles:

Lockie Ferguson Instagram

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