This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and some postponements, date changes and a late addition to the running calendar.
8 ways to extend your long run endurance
Runners World takes a look at ways to extend your long run endurance in this article, which includes slowing your pace, doing one long run per week and taking walking breaks.
How to overcome your fear of failure
Learning to process, cope, and accept failure is important for everyone - but it's essential for athletes, as we're constantly presented with opportunities to fail, from races to workouts. Find out more at Training Peaks.
"Ultrageezer's" running advice: just run
70 year old American Gene Dykes recently ran the Delirious West Utra in WA and was the oldest the entrants by more than a decade, and has also run a sub 3 hour marathon running the fastest time in the 70-74 age bracket. Find out more at Philadelphia's The Inquirer.
18 ways to become a better runner
Women's Running provides a list of 18 ways that can improve your running, including improving your hill running, releasing hip tension and taking care of your toes. Check them out here.
Premium members get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand. Enter enough discounted events and your membership pays for itself, as well as opening up a range of useful functions on the website!
We currently have discounts for all upcoming Spartan Races that have entries open (excluding the kids events); NGC Dash; Gold Coast 100 Run Festival; Brisbane Trail Ultra; Ultra Trail Gold Coast; The Summit Survivor; and events in New Zealand.
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.
- The Trex Champs and Multisport Festival and Sunshine Coast MTB Festival scheduled for 27 & 28 April were postponed to 25 & 26 May due to advice from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
- Celtic Canter Fun Run and Walk in Glen Innes, NSW on 5 May (this Sunday)
Have a great running week!