This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and cancellation of the Lamington Classic.
Should you stop drinking for better performance?
The Aussie Runner Podcast likes to ask the people they're interviewing if they do a "beer taper" before a big event. Training Peaks takes a look at whether cutting back or cutting out alcohol before a big event helps in this article by John Post, MD.
The funniest marathon signs on Instgram
Runners World has assembled a collection of funny signs people hold at marathons to inspire people, get a laugh or call them a cheating bastard. That lady does not look impressed! Check them out here.
Trail running involves walking
One of the biggest differences between road running and trail running, apart from often technical terrain, is elevation gain and loss and needing to walk. Coach David Roche looks at how walking is an essential part of trail running at Trail Runner.
Essential post run yoga stretches
Your run is done! Time to hit the showers. Not so fast, speedster! Your body worked hard on that run. Why not give it a proper cool down stretch with some easy yoga poses? Active has 4 great yoga stretches 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!
Current discounts available include:
- Australian events: Beach Warrior; Spartan Race Trifecta & Hurricane Heat in Victoria; Spartan Urban Sprint in Melbourne; and get a free t-shirt at the Summit Survivor!
- New Zealand events: Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon; Kawerau King of the Mountain; Valley Ultra; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon.
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 2019 Lamington Classic (scheduled for 26/27 October) has been cancelled due to the recent fire devastation that occurred in Lamington National Park and Binna Burra Lodge; the 2020 event will be on 24/25 October
Have a great running week!