This week's newsletter has interesting articles, cancellation of the Kedron-Wavell & Geebung RSL Stomp, date changes for the SBRX3 & Wollongong Splash, and late addition of the Move for Mind Family Fun Run.
Why American endurance athletes have no fun
Erin Beresini pokes a bit of fun at the data-driven mindset that prevents us from enjoying the outdoors and at the Swedish invented swimrun, a "non-traditional" race that comprises multiple legs of swimming and running. Read the article here, and check out swimrun in NSW here. There is also a swimrun event on Rottnest Island in WA, but it's been postponed to late 2019 at a date yet to be determined.
87-year-old triathlete keeps crushing his races
Seasoned triathlete Bob Scott first participated in triathlons in 1975 when he was 45, and is still going strong now aged 87, even if he's a bit wobbly these days when he first comes off the bike to start the run. Check out his story here at Runners World.
Are you sabotaging your long run by running the wrong pace?
Most non-elite runners get pace for their long runs wrong: running "easy" doesn't feel right, so they intuitively run at a "moderate" pace, kidding themselves they’re running easy. Running at an easy pace is actually hard to do. Find out more in this article at RunnersConnect.
A fast trail race might not require much speed at all
And a similar but completely different topic looks at speed in trail races, and how a "minimum velocity" speed is what it takes to perform well. Coach David Roche takes a look at how you need to practise hiking & downhill running, and how cross-training and strength training are beneficial in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.
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.
- Kedron-Wavell & Geebung RSL Stomp scheduled for 28 October has been cancelled
- SBRX3 has changed from 30 September to 28 April
- Splash n Dash Festival is now known as Wollongong Splash and has moved from February to 2 March
- Move for Mind Family Fun Run on 7 October
Have a great running week!