Weekly Newsletter August 19th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, one date change and two late additions to the running calendar.

== Interesting Articles ==

How to train for a marathon on three days per week
Jenny Hadfield at Runners World was asked "I'm training for my fourth marathon, and I find that if I run more than three times per week, I get injured. Is it possible to train for a marathon and improve my time on three days per week?" Read the answer here.

The 5 requirements for training for your first marathon
Hal Higdon lists his 5 requirements to train for your first marathon: evaluate your fitness; pick an interim goal; determine if you have time; select a good training program; and build a support team. I remember when I first started running marathons, I used a couple of Hal's books to help me and they always had a lot of good advice and training programs. Check out his list in detail here.

Australian Running Convention
To be held in Melbourne on Saturday September 6th 2014, the Australian Running Convention (ARC14) boasts a truly unique day programme, providing entertainment and education for runners of all types and levels and is open to the public. Find out more.

Pacing yourself in an ultra
When it comes to pacing yourself in an ultra, most people struggle for following reasons: 1) a lack of preparation; 2) a lack of understanding of the course; and 3) a lack of understanding of their own ability. These points are explored in this article at Ultra168.

Hal Koerner's Ultrarunning Commandments
And continuing the ultramarathon theme, this next article gives a list of "commandments" for ultra runners by Hal Koerner, who has had 90+ podium finishes in ultra races. Tips include being patient, fuel often and early, have fun, not trying something new on race day, and not going out too hard. Check out the article for the full list and a good paragraph about each.

== 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
- Broughton Fun Run and Teams Challenge in Menangle Park, NSW on August 30th
- Nambour Fun Run in Nambour, QLD on September 7th

Date changes
- Camden Haven King of the Mountain in Laurieton, NSW was re-scheduled from August 17th to September 7th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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