This week's newsletter has carefully curated* interesting articles, discounts for premium members and our Run Nation Film Festival Competition.
Nick Willis: Hey sceptics, my wife is my coach, not a kind of glorified cheerleader
Nick Willis writes: "My wife is my coach, and it baffles most people. It's a critical component of my career that is consistently misunderstood. But why?" Read his opinion piece here at Stuff.
Brazilian runner's dance moves at the Comrades Ultramarathon
Around 85km into the 89km Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa, Brazilian runner Iago Marcal busted out some dance moves. Check them out here at IOL and find out why he did it. I'm just amazed he had the energy!
Stride efficiency: a tool for reducing foot problems
Physical therapist, coach, and ultrarunner Joe Uhan looks at running efficiency in this article at iRunFar, covering the how and why of blisters and toenail pain; two foot-killing stride habits; and reducing foot problems.
Does "drink to thirst" hydration work for endurance athletes?
Top 10 Ironman and 70.3 finishes and founder of Precision Hydration Andy Blow investigates the "drink to thirst" strategy when running in this article at Training Peaks. This is a potentially controversial topic but it's an interesting discussion.
We have a monthly prize draw for premium members. The next prize draw is on Monday 2 July for a double pass for each screening of the Run Nation Film Festival, which is at 23 locations across New Zealand & Australia. Enter the competition here. The prize is worth up to $60 and you'll have a very good chance of winning the double pass for the screening closest to you.
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Have a great running week!
(* the note about "carefully curated" interesting articles an in-joke with someone I ran with over the weekend, you know who you are!)