Weekly Newsletter August 7th 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, one event cancellation and two event date updates/corrections.
Run by effort instead of pace
Jenny Hadfield writes "One of the most effective coaching tools I've used is teaching athletes how to tune into their bodies and run by effort instead of pace. I began emphasising this more when GPS gadgets became mainstream and runners were looking to the devices rather than their bodies for feedback." Find out more here at Runner's World.
Why runners should think about giving triathlon a go
"If you're constantly getting injured - or you just need to shake things up a bit - adding in cycling and swimming might just be the answer. Here's what one runner learned from the transition" Read the rest of the article here at The Guardian's Running Blog.
10 tips & tricks for mud runs / obstacle courses
Toughen Up is a new mud run / obstacle course in Auckland, and they share some tips for first timers at these sorts of events, including: sign up and run with at least one other person; your shoes will become unimanginably dirty; and bring extra trash bags. Read the full list here on their website.
Is overdistance training beneficial for runners?
Is it wise to push yourself further in training than you need to go on race day? In other words, is there any benefit to over distance training, or exceeding the distance of the event you're training for in your long runs? The short answer is yes - but there is one major exception, says Jeff Gaudette, head coach of Runners Connect. Find out more here at competitor.com.
What you need to know about electrolytes
There are a dizzying array of drinks and powders on the market that promise to keep you hydrated and boost energy levels during your runs. But you need more than just water and sugary calories for optimal performance. Find out more in this article at Trail Running Mag.
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.
- Mt Cooroora Endurance Challenge in Queensland on August 9th has been cancelled; hopefully will be re-scheduled for May/June 2016
- Color Me Rad in Brisbane, Queensland is on September 20th, not the 19th as originally listed
- Numinbah to Pollys in Queensland has been confirmed as April 24th (originally Apr 17th TBC)
Have a great running week!