This week's newsletter has interesting articles and a date change for the South Australian 100K Track Championships in January.
Pat Farmer's run across India turned into documentary
Former Liberal MP Pat Farmer has concentrated his love of ultra-marathon running since leaving Parliament in 2010, recently running the length of India from south to north, averaging over 85 km a day for 64 days. He was accompanied by a film crew and the resulting documentary has its premiere tomorrow at Parliament House in Canberra. It will then be released across Australia and internationally. Find out more in this article at the Canberra Times.
Surges are the do-everything running workout
Surges are mid-run accelerations, usually with full recovery (though not always), most often used during long runs. They have physiological benefits and can also help to break up the monotomy of a long run. Find out more in this article at Trail Runner by coach and runner David Roche.
What is the optimal stride rate in running?
How to improve running form and technique is one of the most frequently asked questions by runners. There are many variables and stride rate is one of them; this is the number of steps you take per minute. Getting your stride rate right can improve your form & running economy and reduce your chance of injury. Find out more in this article at Running Area.
4 tips to make running easier
Kelly Bastone at Runners World has 4 tips to make running easier: run more; play with pace; build power; and add hills. Read the article here for all the details.
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.
- South Australian 100K Track Championships has changed from 20 to 27 January due to the event venue becoming unavailable
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!