Weekly Newsletter May 7th 2014

This week's newsletter on May 7th 2014 has interesting articles, one date change and one event cancellation.

== Interesting Articles ==

Why you shouldn't plug in and tune out

This article at the The Age looks at reasons you shouldn't listen to music when running. For me personally, I quite like to listen to music when I run. I don't do it all the time and I'm well aware of how much more aware I need to be with my eyes for spotting danger (cars in driveways etc). I don't run with music when in the bush and I'd never run with music at an event.

5 tips for your fartlek workout

Once you've heard about it, it's every runner's favourite work out word! But what is a fartlek? A fartlek is a type of outdoor training that means "speed play" in Swedish. The purpose of this type of training is to increase a runner's speed and endurance. Find out more at Active.com along with 5 tips about how to go about it.

The psychology of suffering

Suffering is a part of every endurance sport. Learning to deal with the discomfort, doubt and pain of race day can help you attain your true potential. Mental skills coach Carrie Cheadle answers some common questions surrounding suffering and how athletes can manage it. Read the article here at Training Peaks.

Chocolate bliss balls recipe

A few weeks back I shared a similar recipe to this one, and as always with these sorts of recipes it's a great idea to try out a few to work out what you like the most. You can also experiment with the ingredients a bit to make them perfect for you. The main ingredients are almonds and dates. Check the recipe out here at Cerise's One More Bite of the Cherry blog.

The 5 minute beer mile has been broken

And for something completely different, Canadian runner James Nielsen is the first person the break the 5 minute beer mile, which is where you chug a beer each lap that is run. I can't event run that fast anyway, never mind downing 4 beers while doing it! Read about it here at Flo Track or just check out the video here at YouTube.

== 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.

Cancellations and postponements

- The Kathmandu Urban Adventure in Perth on July 12th has been cancelled

Date changes

- The Moama Fun Run has changed from May 18th to June 15th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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