Weekly Newsletter January 28th 2014
This week's newsletter on January 28th 2014 has interesting running articles, late event additions and important event updates and corrections.
The art of downhill running
OK... hands up, who honestly and regularly does downhill running training? I mean, what's the point? Surely any monkey can run downhill and you don't exactly need to train to do it, do you? More often than not, you can find ultra-runners practicing uphill running, but how many give consideration to the downhill aspect? Find out more at Ultra168.
Anyone can run 10km
To a non-runner, the thought of running 10 kilometres is pretty daunting. But if you can run even 200 metres now, with the right program you can work your way up to 10 kilometres. It's simply a matter of managing your body and any aches and pains that you encounter along the way, and closely following this program.
Crewing Ultras - Who's right for you?
Who needs crew? Back in the days of old, runners would rely on drop-bags and their own steely determination to break through the physical and mental pain barriers of racing. Nowadays the crew have become a somewhat permanent fixture in many races around the world in to be honest, add a sense of occasion and atmosphere to races too. Read more.
How to get the most out of energy gels on long distance runs
Marketing often bills energy gels as a sugary means of transporting the struggling club-runner experience to some kind of race-day nirvana. However, in reality gels only really make a difference if you're running a sufficiently long way. For 5k and 10k runs, gels will make little difference, as the process of digestion takes 45 minutes to an hour before the body can begin to use them as a fuel. Read more.
How to achieve a state of flow when running
To reach a feeling of mindless grace while training feels amazing and allows you to perform at your best, but it does take a lot of hard work to get there. Here are my essential tips for getting into the flow. Read more.
To find out what's been recently updated, check the website homepage regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates such as date changes, cancellations or late additions to the calendar. Late additions are events which will take place in the next two to three weeks and have only just been added to the website.
- Nothing this week
Corrections and updates
- The Geelong Multi Sport Festival Foreshore Fun Run/Walk on February 7th does not have a 10K this year, just a 5K
- The Mt Mee Classic in Dayboro, Queensland is on May 3rd (not May 4th as originally listed)
Have a great running week!