This week's newsletter has interesting articles, Run Nation Film Festival competition, an event postponement and a few date changes/corrections.
The importance of the long run
The long run sets distance runners apart. Online coach Ian Torrence looks at the physiological adaptations that occur by running farther, what the fitness gains are, and then talks about managing the length and execution of your long run by following his guidelines in this article at iRunFar.
Polarisation of training
Long-distance runner Ben St Lawrence specialises in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres and is the current Australian and Oceanian record holder in the 10,000 metres. He writes about the polarisation of training in this blog post at Strava. Read the article to find out what it means :)
Poo Jogging: the untold story
Following up on the "poo jogging" story from last week, SBS Comedy posted this video on Facebook (no login required). Very funny, but probably NSFW (Not Safe For Work).
Are you listening to your body? Ten signs you need a break
In this article at Ultra168, ultra coach Andy DuBois shares some practical tips to look out for when your body is telling you it needs a break. All too often we see ultra-runners pushing the boundaries, which may be fine for a while, but sooner or later your body is going to break.
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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.
- UniSport Challenge on Melbourne scheduled for 16 September has been postponed to late 2018; a new date is TBC
- Brisbane Track Ultra: changed next event date from 22 to 15 September 2018 as per update on AURA website
- XTERRA in Dwellingup, WA has changed from 25 to 24 November
- Mooloolaba 5K Twilight Run: corrected next event date from 8 to 15 March
- Cliff Side Fun Run & Sea Festival: changed next event date from 7 April to 17 March as per update on event website, and confirmation from event organisers
Have a great running week!