This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members (including for the new Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon), postponement of the Waimarino Tough Kid and 2 Hour Race Track Run, and the new date for the CYC Amazing Race.
Self control and marathons
In his post titled "How you can race like Eliud Kipchoge or Javier Gomez", online coach Ben Pulham looks at self-control as a skill to help maximise fitness and race results, using the example of one of his athletes who ran a very consistent pace at the London Marathon where she passed 3,800 runners in the second half, while only being passed by 183.
Meet the woman who draws d*cks with running apps
For a little over three years, Claire has been running the streets in the shape of d*cks, planning them out before she goes. Check it out here, and then also how there is another woman also drawing them and who is also named Claire and claims she was first! What are the chances?!!
Don’t think too hard about your foot strike
Front of foot, rear of foot, mid foot, minimal shoes, maximal shoes, barefoot. People have been disagreeing on how your foot should hit the ground (and in what) for a long, long time.
Outside Online takes a look ar a biomechanics project conduscted during the 2017 world track and field championships in London in this article, concluding that there isn't one, because the lack of an obvious pattern is pretty significant.
An intro to hill intervals for stronger climbing
Hills are a great option for workouts, but they come with tradeoffs that you should understand when designing your training plan. Coach David Roche talks about the benefits of hill intervals with some example exercises here at Trail Runner.
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!
Our latest discount just added yesterday is for the new Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon, and we also have discounts for Double Rainbow Trail Run; TrailNav Shakespear; Steamy Huka; TrailNav Riverhead; Spartan Race Urban Sprint; Taupo Marathon; TrailNav Waitawa; North Range Trio; Kinloch Off Road Challenge; Whangareri Run/Walk Festival; Kawerau King of the Mountain; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon., and events in Australia.
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.
- Waimarino Tough Kid scheduled for Friday last week has been postponed; a new date is yet to be announced
- The CYC Amazing Race was postponed due to the terror attack in Christchurch; it has been re-scheduled for 4 August
- The 2 Hour Race Track Run at Hampton Downs scheduled for 9 June has been postponed to 19 April next year due to lack of entries
Have a great running week!