This week's newsletter has interesting articles, cancellation of the July Matakana X Run Obstacle Challenge, and date changes/corrections for Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge and Mountain to Surf Marathon.
What matters (and what doesn’t) days before a race
Coach David Roche shares his tips about what matters in the last days before a race in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.
Ultra runner Kílian Jornet smashes Bob Graham endurance race record
On a hot, sunny Sunday evening, the ultra running star shattered England's Lake District record that had stood for 36 years. Find out more in this article at The Guardian.
12 ways to get out of a running rut
Although we tend to think of a rut in the negative sense, it’s actually a positive – it can be the force that moves you on to new and motivating places. Runners World has 12 tips to get you out of your rut here.
Ego or effectiveness?
Dan at Ultra168 writes "one of the most beautiful things about training is the balance between ego and effectiveness. To be effective, you have to balance your ego." Find out how in this article.
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.
- Matakana X Run Obstacle Challenge scheduled for 23 July has been cancelled due to course damage from recent flooding; the next event is 23 February
- Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge is on 5 January, not 12 January as originally listed
- Mountain to Surf Marathon has changed from 9 to 2 March
Have a great running week!