This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our monthly prize draw winners, discounts for premium members, date changes/corrections for the Barron Gorge Trail Race & Go For Broke, and postponement of the Runaway Barossa Marathon.
Everything you need to know about recovering from a marathon
Your race is done, the medal is won. But what next? How do you recover properly after running a marathon? The Guardian has the lowdown on compression gear, ice baths, sleep and when to get back into training in this article.
Plantar fasciitis: a step-by-step guide to recovery
This post at Form Physiotherapy gives you the science of the plantar fascia and an overview of leading treatment strategies. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most poorly described musculoskeletal conditions. Clear facts lead to better treatment and recovery.
Recover the right way
Outdoors Radar has a look at recovering the right way, pointing out you shouldn't underestimate the importance of recovery if you want to get the best from your training. They look at calories, sleep and periodisation & training. Read the article here.
5k run adds 30 minutes to your life but takes 40 minutes
We'll finish off this week's interesting articles with a bit of satire, with "Professor Henry Brubaker" from the "Institute for Studies" claiming all the stuff people do before and after a 5K run "makes the whole endeavour twice as ineffective." Check it out here at The Daily Mash.
Premium members are automatically entered into a monthly prize draw. There were two prizes in the May prize draw: a My Fit Box which was won by Amanda Broughton; and a Running Fit Box won by Kylie Mayne.
Premium members also get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand, including $10 off Raffertys Coastal Run and 10% to 20% off the Brisbane Marathon Festival. Enter enough discounted events and your membership pays for itself, as well as opening up a range of useful functions on the website. Check out the full list of discounts available here.
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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.
- Barron Gorge Trail Race is on 6 May, not 7 May as originally listed (it's showing incorrectly on the Cairns Road Runners website)
- Go For Broke (cycling) is on 22 September, not 29 September as originally listed
- Runaway Barossa Marathon scheduled for 20 October has been postponed to 2019
Have a great running week!