Weekly Newsletter September 16th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our competition winner, and one date update.

== Interesting Articles ==

How to avoid 8 common race day mistakes
Runners World looks at some common race day mistakes and how to avoid them. These include: to trust your training; be prepared; lubricate everything; lack of sleep; and making a recovery plan. Check out the detailed list here.

8 tips for improving pre-race sleep
And since the subject of pre-race sleep was brought up in the previous article, here's Runners World again, this time with 8 tips of dealing with the night before sleep issues by Jenny Hadfield. I personally used to sleep terribly the night before a big event, but it's not so bad these days. Check out the article here.

Four tips to setting goals
Ultra168 offers up four tips for goal setting: don't be afraid to dream of achieving remarkable things; work out what is necessary to achieve your goal and then determine if you are prepared to do what it takes and make the necessary sacrifices; break down what you need to do into smaller realistic goal; and believe in yourself even if no one else does. Read the article here.

Some different training, and learning from others
Finally, we'll finish this week with 4 articles from active.com, covering off a couple of different training techniques, trail running workouts, and what marathoners can learn from triathletes:
- 30-Day Lunge Challenge
- Crossropes for Newbies: 9-Minute Interval Routine
- 7 Workouts Top Trail Runners Swear By
- What Marathoners Can Learn From Ironman Triathletes

== Competitions ==

Osprey 25L Day Pack / Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival Competition Winner
The winner of the Osprey 25L Day Pack, thanks to Paul Ashton of Running Wild in Victoria, and the Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival is Dean Zaccagnini-Hitchcock from NSW.

Find out more about the Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival here.

== 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.

Date changes/corrections
- The Sri Chinmoy Melbourne Cherry Lake Christmas Run has changed from December 7th to November 30th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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