Weekly Newsletter December 2nd 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a date change for the Paddy Pallin Urban Series and date additions for a few orienteering series.
What to do about a pulled hamstring
Hamstrings aren't ideally constructed for sports, and strains are typically the result of pushing too hard and, most important, not paying enough attention to pain cues. Dr Jordan Metzl explains what you can do to deal with a strained hamstring in this article at Runners World.
Running in your 50s, 60s and above
Running in your 50s, 60s and even above is tremendously good for ageing bodies. If your last run was at age 10, or if life got in the way and you just couldn't find the time, there are good reasons you should consider taking up running. Find out more in this article at Attendly.
How to train for tough trail races in the heart of the city
No mountains? No problem! Sarah Lavender Smith looks at some ways to train for tough mountain races when you live in a city: adjust intensity; simulate hills; build strength and agility; and she offers five smart plyos for trail runners. Find out more at in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.
Up-down intervals: the number-one workout for trail racing
It's important to understand what makes trail racing different from road racing in order to train effectively. Instead of training metronomic efficiency as on roads, you are training the ability to max out and recover multiple times. David Roche offers advice in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.
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.
- Paddy Pallin Urban Series has changed from November 19th to 5th
- Geelong Orienteering Series: added dates through to February 18th
- Orienteering WA MetrO Series: added dates through to February 27th
- Western Melbourne Metropolitan Orienteering Series: added dates through to March 15th
Have a great running week!