This week's newsletter has interesting articles and the postponement of the Lake Manchester Trails in Queensland.
When (and how) to power hike
Power hiking on a trail run is entirely different from your average hiking motion - both in terms of speed and form. David Roche talks about how understanding the correct walking form can make your training and racing faster and more efficient in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.
Getting your pacing right in an ultra
Ultramarathons seem to be the new marathon, but they are even tougher to get pacing right than in a regular marathon. Dan provides some tips for getting your pacing right in an ultra in this article at Ultra168.
Mother of eight breaks world record for running a marathon while pushing a triple stroller
So I didn't even know there was a world record for pushing a triple stroller, but Theresa Marie Pitts, a 38-year-old mother of EIGHT!! set it while pushing a stroller containing her three youngest children. This was her first ever marathon, which she completed in 4:25:37. Find out more in this article at Runners World.
Training for older trail runners
When thinking about aging, it’s essential to be honest about what it means for running performance. David Roche suggests five training principles to make up the head start given to your younger competitors in this article at Trail Runner Magazine. I've very good at #2 in the list at the moment... a few too many rest days!
To find out what's been recently updated, check the recent updates page regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates (see below) such as date changes, cancellations, or late additions to the calendar. And check out the full calendar of upcoming events.
- Lake Manchester Trails in Queensland has been postponed from 13 August to 17 September
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!