Weekly Newsletter October 7th 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, the late addition of the Sprint Into Spring Orienteering Series in Melbourne and Geelong, a date change for the Australia Day Midnight Rambler at You Yangs Regional Park and the cancellation of the Run Anglesea Trail Run.
How to get fast: tips for building speed at every distance
David Roche at Trail Runner Magazine gives four workouts to help you get faster, and explains three reasons why doing them will make you better: neuromuscular, musculo-skeletal, and cardiovascular. Read the article here.
Miles ahead: school that fired starting gun on running revolution
The "daily mile" completed by primary pupils in Stirling is said to aid concentration as well as fitness. As soon as the children hear the words "daily mile", they down their pencils and head out of the classroom to start running laps around the school field. Find out more here in this article at The Guardian.
How 70-Year-Old Bob Becker Ran a Badwater Double
At 3:25 p.m. on July 31, 70-year-old Bob Becker reached the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the continental United States. He posed for a few pictures and scrawled his name in the summit register, but didn't stay to celebrate. He had been running for the past 67 hours and 25 minutes - and he was still only halfway. Read the rest of the article at Trail Running Mag.
Why wear trail running shoes
I frequently see in online forums, people who are new to trail running asking whether they should wear road shoes or trail shoes for a particular event, and what they should be looking for. This article at Summit Gear looks at ten reasons for bush running in trail shoes instead of road running shoes.
How to taper with two races on the schedule
Susan Paul at Runner's World writes: "If you're training for a half marathon and a full marathon it can be difficult to work out how exactly to taper. Firstly, it's good to note if you have race priorities and recognise the difference between 'goal races' and 'training races.' For instance, doing a half marathon in the middle of marathon training can be a very good training technique." 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.
Note, there haven't been a huge number of updates over the past week because I'm currently on holiday. Normal service will resume next week!
- Run Anglesea Trail Run in Anglesea, Victoria on October 24th has been cancelled
Late addition / returning series
- Sprint Into Spring Orienteering Series in Melbourne and Geelong on most Saturdays from October 17th to November 28th
- The Australia Day Midnight Rambler at You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria has changed from January 25th to 23rd
Have a great running week!