Weekly Newsletter March 13th 2014

This week's newsletter on March 13th 2014 has interesting running articles, late event additions and important event updates and corrections.

== Interesting articles ==

How to use a foam roller: a runner's guide

Many gyms have foam rollers these days – but how many people actually know what to do with them? Here's a simple guide to the muscles you need to target. Read more.

Stillness On The Run

Andy Jones-Wilkins at iRunFar looks at how in today's busy modern world many of us have lost out capacity for "stillnesss", and that running can help achieve this. I know exactly what he means, and going out for even a short run in the bush can help recharge. Read the article.

Your Ultra-Training Bag Of Tricks: Don't Let Downhills Be Your Downfall

The next article is also from iRunFar, and although it's talking about ultras, I think the comments and hints in it apply to any run of any distance that involve a lot of up and down and challenging topography. Read the article.

Are you a runner? Start riding a bike!

This article at Nutrition and Sports suggests that riding a bike can help with running training because it's great for active recovery, helps to strenghten muscles commonly torn down during a run, and more. Check it out here.

Excuses, excuses, excuses

And we end this week with a bit of humour: 13 Best Ultra Running Excuses at Ultra168 & 15 Excuses Overheard at Trail Races at Trail Running Mag.

== Recently added and updated events ==

Recent updates

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.

Late additions

- Moonee Valley Colour-Fest Run this Sunday in Moonee Ponds, Victoria

Corrections and updates

- Mount Bogong Vertical K scheduled for March 30th has been cancelled
- Sri Chinmoy 24 hour race on June 14th does not have a 6 hour race, just 12 & 24
- Run Ballarat has had another date change to October 19th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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