This week's newsletter introduces the new Thorlos EDGE running sock, has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a day of the week correction for the Devonport Jets Run, and a date change for the Centre Hill to Mossburn Downriver Dash.
Introducing the new Thorlos EDGE running sock. The EDGE running sock is the most advanced in its category designed with CSS technology (Cushion Suspension System) with tuned dampeners in the forefoot and heel, and a dynamic linkage in the midfoot for precision fit and performance. The compression in the arch/instep and ankle hugs the curves of your foot for maximum acceleration and support to help you finish your run - whether it's a 5K, a 100 miler, or anything in between. With benefits such as a lighter upper and reduced bulk in the arch, it gives the EDGE a highly breathable frame helping keep feet cool and dry.
Find out more at https://www.thorlos.co.nz/
How fast would you run a marathon?
I've seen a few people share this calculator, which apparently is quite accurate at calculating what your marathon time will be, based on how much you train per week and a couple of recent races you've done. It's in miles, so you'll need to convert between km & miles.
On average an adult breathes approximately 20,000 times per day – but how much attention do we really pay to our breathing? Physiotherapist Livvy Wilson at SportsLab takes a look at deep breathing techniques in this article.
Top 5 tips for the average runner
Elite-level masters athlete and coach Kelly Mortenson offers his 5 top tips for runners in this article at Active.
Understanding the post-race blues
Coach David Roche takes at look at how sometimes the hardest challenge when running can come after the finish line of an event in this article at Trail Runner Magazine, looking at what the post race blues are, and how you can deal with them.
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 addded discount is for the Brisbane Trail Ultra, which is over the weekend of 11 & 12 July. Along the 5% discount for premium members, $10 from every entry goes directly to Queensland Fire State Emergency Services. Find out more here.
Current discounts available include:
- New Zealand events: Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon.
- Australian events: Spartan Race Trifecta & Hurricane Heat in Victoria; Spartan Urban Sprint in Melbourne; and get a free t-shirt at the Summit Survivor!
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.
- The Devonport Jets Run is on Wednesdays, not Thursdays (the ones before Christmas were listed as Thursday in error, the other ones were OK)
- Centre Hill to Mossburn Downriver Dash has changed from 15 to 22 December
Have a great running week!