Weekly Newsletter March 6th 2014
This week's newsletter on March 6th 2014 has interesting running articles, late event additions and important event updates and corrections.
Q&A with Kathrine Switzer
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, and the race director famously tried to tear her race bib off when he found out a woman was running. Fempower caught up with her recently in this Q&A.
High Profile Athletes to Run for Change in South Africa
On September 26th 2014, ultra runners Mimi Anderson and Samantha Gash will begin their 32 day crossing of the unforgiving Freedom Trail in South Africa, to raise $50,000 (R560,000) to establish a social business that will provide menstruation products and education for school girls and women. Read more.
How to nail race pace
Runner's World has some suggestions about how to nail your race pace: build your base; run tempo in the a.m.; hit race pace in the p.m.; and add doubles to marathon training. Check out the article for full details about each suggestion.
Overtraining: what it is and how to recognize it
And leading on from the previous article, Canadian Running talks about overtraining :) You may have heard training partners talk of overtraining or getting burnt-out, but how can you know if you're overtraining? What are the symptoms and how can it be avoided? Read more.
Gold Coast Airport Marathon to host Australian Marathon Championships
On the back of overwhelming support for the event's recent announcement on achieving the highest international recognition of an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is proud to confirm Athletics Australia have selected it as the host of the 2014 Australian Marathon Championships. 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.
Corrections and updates
- None this week
Have a great running week!