Weekly Newsletter February 3rd 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, four date changes and one late addition to the Australian Run Calendar.
Why Do I Have To Poop When I Run?
Kelly O'Mara at competitor.com looks at gastrointestinal issues which can affect runners (i.e. why you might need to take "pit-stops" while running) and some solutions to help out, including having a short run first to loosen things up and then heading out for the main run after a bathroom visit. Check it out here for more tips.
10 things no one tells you before you run an ultra-marathon
Damian Hall at The Telegraph takes a look at some of things that people may not be aware of about running an ultra marathon, which include: being easier than marathons (this seems counter-intuitive, but they really are, when comparing road marathons with most ultras, which are usually off road); being eating contests; and that you can run really slowly. Read the full list here.
Two interviews with Michael Wardian
Michael Wardian has raced serially at a very high level for years, finishing 54 races last year, the year in which he turned 40, finishing top 10 in all but 10 of them. Here's a couple of recent interviews with him: with Eric Senseman at iRunFar, and with Glenn Marvin at the "Knocked the Bastard Off" blog.
On Running And Privilege
Joe Grant talks about his experience working in Kenya: "for the first time in my life, the deeper meaning of long-distance foot travel truly hit home.... We would never stay long, an hour at most, drinking a cup of sour milk from a calabash for strength before returning back to camp - a full day's worth of hiking for a brief exchange." It's a really interesting read, which is over here at iRunFar.
Matthew McConaughey signs on for 'Born to Run' adaptation
Matthew McConaughey will star in a Matthew Michael Carnahan-scripted adaptation of Christopher McDougall's best-selling book, Born To Run: A hidden tribe, super athletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen. Phew, that's a long title (and a good book). Read more 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.
- Orange Triathlon and Multisport Festival on February 7th
Date changes / corrections
- Sydney Summer Twilight Series race 13 has changed from February 5th to 6th
- Great Ocean Walk has changed from October 10th to 17th
- Little Doers Kids Fun Run in Melbourne is on October 25th (not the 27th)
- Paluma Dam Good Trail Run has changed from October 25th to November 1st
Have a great running week!