Weekly Newsletter December 2nd 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles and a location change for the Sydney Summer Twlight Series Race #6.

== Interesting Articles ==

22 tips for your first race
Runners World has compiled a list of 22 tips for your first race. It's sounds like a lot, but they're broken up and grouped into sections: the week before the race; the days before the race; race day; and after the race. Read the article here.

Low back pain during running: tips for ultra marathon runners
Joe Uhan at iRunFar writes: "It is equally common among runners, though many runners tend to brush off low back stiffness and pain as part of the game, until it becomes debilitating. I, myself, have struggled with back pain for the better part of three years, until just recently. In retrospect, all of my low back pain was due to mechanical inefficiencies, as well as the unique demands of mountain trail running. But since reforming my stride, my back pain is almost completely gone." Read his tips here.

Vegetable & Bean Ragout
As part of its second "Top 10 Meals for Distance Runners" series, iRun posts this delicious looking recipe for a vegetable and bean ragout. This a healthy vegetarian option with plenty of carbohydrates and protein. Check it out here.

How to run by feel
Jason Fitzgerald at Active.com looks at leaving your GPS watch at home and learning to run by feel. "Instead of relying on the pace your watch indicates, you have to guess. And this estimate is just what you need because the best workout for you today is the workout your body is ready to complete. So if you need to run slower, it's best to settle into that rhythm naturally without trying to match the pace you 'think' you should be running." Find out more.

Bad Angel Rules for Running #186
The Bad Angel Rules for Running blog's rule #186 is about doing a post race checkup. Things to look at include asking if you have black toes/nails, do your shoes fit properly? What about your socks? When did you notice the bruising, and what can you do differently next time? Read all about the post race check up 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.

Location changes
- Sydney Summer Twilight Series event #6 on December 9th has changed to The Ponds

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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