Weekly Newsletter May 25th 2016
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a couple of date changes and three late additions to the Australian Running Calendar.
AIS Injury Study
Recreational runners who run over 15km per week are being sought for the largest running study in Australia, to determine the role of genes in exercise-induced bone and tendon injuries. The study is led by researchers at the Australian Institute of Sport in collaboration with the Collaborative Research Network for Advancing Exercise and Sports Science. For more information and to participate, visit http://www.ausport.gov.au/injurystudy or http://www.facebook.com/AISInjuryStudy2016/
How much do I eat and drink? I'm an endurance athlete!
Darryl Griffiths, author of Sweat. Think. Go Faster, points out that "your unique requirements set you apart from everyone else and learning just what they are is key to realising your true potential" and that "there is no one size fits all nutrition strategy that is going to suit every endurance athlete". Find out more in his article which looks at how to work out your own nutrition plan.
First aid for runners
Whether it's a blister, a sprain or something more serious, here's a no-nonsense, practical guide from the British Red Cross on how to deal with common running injuries: sprains; dehydration; cramp; diabetic emergency; blisters; and bleeding. Check it out here at The Guardian.
Long runs and their benefits
Long runs form the foundation of any distance running program. They are runs of sufficient duration that they can approach the limits of your endurance capacity. Podiatrist, runners and athletics coach Steve Manning looks at the benefits, risks, distance, nutrition, and pacing for long runs in this article on the Brisbane Marathon website.
Tess Kirsopp-Cole trains against horses
Tess holds the Australian under 18s 400 metre title and trains with horses. "I'll get home from school around 5pm, put my runners on and head out to the horses and run hill after hill for 30 minutes to an hour," she said. "Or my sister will ride and I'll try to chase them." Find out more in this article at the Geelong Advertiser.
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.
- Desert Oaks Trail Run at Alice Springs on May 29th (this Sunday)
- Athletics Victoria XCR Series, which is already running
- Beaches Unnamed Marathon Series in Narrabeen, NSW from June 6th to 11th
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!