Weekly Newsletter 15 August 2017

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, three date changes and two cancellations from the events calendar.

Interesting articles

Does coffee really dehydrate you?
Whilst the exact mechanics behind caffeine's performance enhancing effects are still a little bit mysterious, it's one of only a handful of dietary supplements that most sports scientists agree can boost performance. But what about the theory that it can cause dehydration? Andy Blow discusses whether coffee really does dehydrate in this article at Training Peaks.

37 mistakes runners can't stop making
In a perfect world, we'd train hard, race smart, recover well, and live a balanced, healthy life. In reality, we fall prey to the same errors over and over. Runner's World has compiled a list of them here.

"I'm not built for running" is a myth we need to stop perpetuating
Amy Marturana writes "if you are capable of running and you want to do it, but just don't think you've got what it takes, I have a message for you: Your bone structure or body shape does not preclude you from being a runner." Read more in this article at self.com.

ITBS in runners - intervention
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the second leading cause of knee pain in runners and is the number one cause of lateral knee pain. This article at Squadrun looks at what causes it, and the strength excercises you need to do for ITBS intervention. There are videos of each excercise to help you do them right.

Recently added and updated events

Recent updates
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.

Date changes
- Superhero Stride at The Entrance has changed from 3 September to 27 August
- Surf Coast Hell Run has changed from 23 to 30 September
- Greater Armidale Fun Run has changed from 5 to 12 November

Cancellations/Postponements
- The Pearl iZUMi Bundy Run is not being run in 2017
- ATEC (Australia's Triathlon, Endurance and Cycling Show) scheduled for 9 to 10 September has been cancelled

Until next week

That's all for this week, so have a great running week!

Regards,
Chris