Weekly Newsletter April 6th 2016
This week's newsletter has interesting articles and several cancellations/postponements, date changes and late additions.
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5 common training errors to avoid
Brad Beer is a physiotherapist and has observed that training errors play a major part in overuse running injuries, and covers five common training errors to avoid: failing to schedule a rest day; doing too much too soon; going too hard in consecutive sessions; replacing a rest session with training; and introducing hill running too quickly. Read the tips in full here at the Gold Coast Marathon blog.
5 tips for run commuting
Naturally Leah writes "RunCommuting can be your run TO work, or your run FROM work to home." (And it can be both too if you're really keen!) Leah recommends a good comfortable running backpack and offers five other tips: be prepared; lay it out; set your alarm; leave as much as you can at work; and take some shortcuts. Read these five tips in full here.
5 tips for running when travelling
Yep, it's all about lists of five today! This one is by Beth at Shut Up + Run for running when you are away travelling, whether it's for work, holiday or something else. Her tips are: check the weather; don't plan on speed; check MapMyRun (or similar - Strava is excellent for finding places to run with its segments tool); remember the stuff; and use your resources. Read Beth's tips here.
How obsession with kit eclipsed my love of running
Vassos Alexander writes: "Most weeks I'd emerge from a running shop armed with another must-have accessory. Sure, I was setting myself tougher and tougher running goals. But did I really need a hydration backpack to help me achieve them? Or hi-vis gloves and a £400 GPS watch?" Read the rest of the article here at The Guardian.
The 20 minute workout you can do anywhere, anytime
For this workout, you will do 5 exercises AMRAP style (as many rounds as possible) for 20 minutes. You will need a small area to set up in, such as your lounge room, hotel room, a local park or anywhere else you want to train. Get the workout here at the Miss Muddy blog, which includes photos to help.
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. And don't forget to check the calendar page for a complete list of upcoming events.
Cancellations & postponements
- Beat the Bridge Batemans Bay Running Festival in NSW on April 9th has been cancelled; the triathlon events on April 10th are still taking place
- Color Me Rad in Forster on April 30th has been replaced with Colour Ya World
- Color Me Rad in Melbourne on May 14th has been cancelled
Date changes & corrections
- Freedom Trail Run in the Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW has changed from October 9th to November 13th
- Misty Mountain Trail Run at Mt Warning / Wollumbin, NSW has changed from August 21st to December 18th
- Sutherland District Athletics Club series in New South Wales
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!