This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, the cancellation of Tough Mudder, a date change for Breca Wanaka Swimrun and late addition of the Dovedale Hill Race.
The simple test of how fast you’re running and how to use it to get fitter
Eugene and Matt interviewed coach Jason Koop in last week's Dirt Church Radio episode (and which I just finished listenting to myself this morning, great interview!) and Eugene takes a look at some of the advice in this article at Stuff.
Taking walking breaks doesn’t make you any less of a runner
Women's Health Magazine takes a look at how there's nothing wrong with walking as part of running, and how the run/walk method was pioneered by coach Jeff Galloway in the 1970s. I'll add my 2c and point out that if you're a trail or utra runner, you're almost always going to have to walk / powerhike some of the time.
How to clean a hydration bladder and keep it mold-free
You really don't want a stinky, dirty old hydration bladder, so Outside Online has some tips here about how to clean them. I handwash mine and keep it in the freezer until I need it again.
How to talk yourself into better endurance
Outside Online takes a look at a study which compared talking to yourself when running, cycling, etc and whether encouraging yourself in the first person (I, me) or second person (you) is more effective.
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 current discounts are for TrailNav Waitawa; North Range Trio; Kinloch Off Road Challenge; Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon; Kawerau King of the Mountain; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon; as well as 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.
- Tough Mudder, scheduled for 30 November & 1 December, has been cancelled
- Breca Wanaka Swimrun has changed from 12 January to 7 March
- Dovedale Hill Race in Wakefield on Saturday
Have a great running week!