Weekly Newsletter October 28th 2014
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, one cancellation and three late additions to the running calendar.
Shoplifter gets schooled by ultrarunners
Several employees at the Rock/Creek store in Chattanooga, Tennessee got an unexpected midday run in when a customer allegedly bolted out the door with stolen merchandise. They took off immediately after the suspect, chasing him down the street, through parking lots and into a nearby wooded area. Read the story here at TrailRunner magazine; the moral is not to mess with ultrarunners!
Three DIY energy bars
Runners World posts three recipes for do it yourself energy bars: "Primal Bars" (with an interesting assortment of ingredients!); "PackFit Bars"; and no-bake date, cashew and cocoa bars. Check out the recipes here and give them a go yourself.
10 major running mistakes runners keep making
We've all made them, some of us more than others. There's plenty of us that keep making them. This article covers some big running mistakes all runners of all levels keep making, including: forgetting to lube; not testing gear and nutrition; and not calling yourself a runner. Read them all here.
Strength training for trail runners
The nature of trail running often requires less speed and more strength in order to navigate technical terrain and steep climbs and descents. Indeed, the many obstacles along any trail require a good amount of all-around athleticism to run from start to finish as fast as possible, all while skirting injury. Active.com has some strength training tips for trail runners here.
11 things to remember during a horrible run
Shut Up and Run blogs "It happens to the best of us. We head out for a run and it sucks. Heavy legs. Bad attitude. Shortness of breath. Heart beating out of chest. The impulse is to stop, turn around 180 degrees and head for home. Why put yourself through the torture?" and then provides 11 things to remember, starting with that you actually made it out the door today. Check out the rest here.
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.
- Neon Run in Adelaide on Saturday has been cancelled
- Country Hope Community Fun Run in West Wyalong, NSW this Sunday
- Sydney Summer Twilight Series starting back on November 5th
- Hume White Ribbon Walk in Jacana, Victoria on November 9th
Have a great running week!