This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a couple of date changes and the late addition of the Woodbourne Half Marathon this Sunday.
The performance equation
Coach Ben Pulham takes a look at how balancing training with a full-time job, family and social commitments often leads to recovery getting neglected and takes a look at how to recover.
A transformative total core workout
Your core includes the four muscle groups of the abdominals more than a dozen other muscles of the pelvic floor, hips, glutes, spinal stabilizers and lower back. Working together, these muscles are responsible for stabilizing your body during every single movement you perform. Active has core exercises here to help shore up poor posture, fix misalignment issues and make all of your movements stronger and more efficient.
Inside San Quentin's 1,000 mile club
Sport programs in prison aim to end reoffending by helping inmates to find structure, learn social skills and build self-esteem. This article at The Guardian takes a look at the running club at St Quentin along with other organised sports at other prisons.
How to avoid muscle cramping during exercise
Training Peaks takes a look at what causes muscle cramping and how to avoid it during exercise in this blog post.
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!
We currently have discounts 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 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.
- Why Women Run has now been approved by Auckland Council for 13 October (the previous provisional date was 3 November)
- Frostbuster 19 (reloaded) has moved back a week from 23 to 30 November
- The Woodbourne Half Marathon this Sunday
Have a great running week!