This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and the cancellation of Run with Garmin in Auckland this weekend coming up.
5 different type of hill work
Olympic Marathon champion Frank Shorter is known for saying "Hills are speed work in disguise". Coach Andrew Simmons looks at 5 different types of hill running (speedwork!) you can do in this article at Training Peaks.
5 quick stretches when you're crunched for time
Another list of 5 things: Runners World has 5 stretches you can do at any time to target the major muscle groups of the lower body: standing quadriceps stretch; hamstring stretch; piriformis stretch; kneeling psoas stretch; and bent leg calf stretch.
Spice up your daily run
The daily run can become a grind, so coach David Roche has some tips to introduce variety to keep motivated and add a productive training stimulus in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.
A beginner's guide to marathon training
Runner's World recommends that you have a base of a minimum of three to six months worth of running four times per week before running a marathon and has a bunch of tips in this article including what to eat and drink, what to wear, and how to choose the right event.
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!
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.
- Run With Garmin was to be held in Auckland this Saturday, but has been cancelled out of respect for all those impacted by recent events in Christchurch
Have a great running week!