This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a date confirmation for the Mt Oxford Odyssey and late addition of the Trust House Summer Series.
Andrius Ramonas's top 10 marathon training tips
Ultra/marathon runner and coach Andrius Ramonas shares his top 10 marathon training tips in this blog at Gull.
Deena Kastor and positive thinking
When Deena Kastor first became a professional runner, she thought the hardest part would be the physical training, but the oughest part was wrestling with her mind. Runners World has some excerpts from her memoir which look at how she would turn a negative thought into a positive one and how that would change her perspective.
Create your own powerful running mantra
Along a similar theme, Runners World looks at how to create a running mantra to help shift your focus and be positive instead of negative.
"No pain, no gain" sounds tough, but you may only be hurting yourself
The Washington Post looks at how too many runners push through pain when they should be listening to their bodies and resting and how "hammock time" can be just as important as training time. Read the article 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! The most recently added discount codes are for 15% off the Good Home Taranaki Off Road Half Marathon, and 20% off 6, 12 or 16 event passes to the Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series, which starts on Tuesday next week. Check out the full list of discounts.
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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.
- Mt Oxford Odyssey has changed from 18 May (Date TBC) to 11 May
- Trust House Summer Series, returning on Sunday
Have a great running week!