Weekly Newsletter July 30th 2014
This week's newsletter on July 30th 2014 has interesting articles, two date changes and one late addition to the running calendar.
Improving your stride rate
Top-level distance runners typically run at a high number of steps per minute - between 180-200 - no matter what speed they're going; simply varying the length of their stride to run faster or slower. Find out more here.
Running into problems: plantar fasciitis, or jogger's heel
Plantar fasciitis is a problem of either extreme, so people with high arches or those that have very flat feet are at risk of developing pain in their plantar fascia, a thick band of connective tissue that runs along the underneath of the foot from the heel bone to the toes. Find out what casues plantar fasciitis and how to treat it here.
21 questions with Anton Krupicka
Ultra marathon legend Anton Krupicka talks about high mileage, injury lessons and the future of the sport. Questions include: What have you learned from your high-mileage training regimen? What have you learned from your bouts with injury? What are the three most important things for aspiring trail runners to embrace? Read the full Q&A here.
The "Uncomfortably Hard" Zone - how much can we push?
No-one wants to get to the end of a race and feel like they could have given more. So it begs the question, just how hard could we really push ourselves in races if we really wanted to? Where's that fine line? This article at Ultra168 takes a look.
A Life Unexpected
Exploring the life and achievements of Franz Stampfl, the man who coached Roger Bannister to break the 4 Minute Mile - the Australian documentary "A Life Unexpected" is currently raising funds via donations for the next leg of filming interviewing Champion runners Herb Elliot and Ron Clarke among others: http://www.alifeunexpected.com/donate
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.
- Gold Fever Fun Run in Charters Towers, QLD on August 9th
Have a great running week!