May – New Run Sessions, News & a Prize!
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New Run Sessions, News & a Prize!
Happy Friday Wild Runners,
I have to start off with a few congratulations.
Firstly, to everyone who smashed their PB’s in our recent time trials. Every runner who had done a Toohey Forest TT before wound up obliterating their previous time by 20 – 30 seconds last week!!! At Mt Coot-tha, a couple of Mountain Goats improved their Powerful Owl time trial time by over 7%! I couldn’t be happier to see your hard work in training paying off. You all really deserve it.
Secondly, I’d like to mention two of our regular Mountain Goats who tackled the Buffalo Stampede during Apr. Leela absolutely destroyed the 75km event, coming in as 14th lady despite a pretty nasty blister on her foot. Caroline backed up a day of supporting the Ultra runners by doing the marathon event and finishing with a bigger smile than she started it. Both of these ladies put in consistent efforts with their training and it really showed in the results you got and in how much fun you had (which is really the most important bit)!
Not only are you all smashing PBs but our number are also growing, even as the days shorten. This is wholly down to what a fantastic group of runners you all are. It’s great how everyone welcomes new faces and we love to see the running friendships that are being born and growing stronger. With more people coming along, you’re sure to find someone else that’s training for your same event or can start pushing you to become a better runner.
For those of you looking to get out for a longer, sustained run, our Sunday Trails social group is the perfect opportunity to stretch those legs out and meet some new running friends. We are now adding a Facebook event up for each run to make it clear what the plan is each week. Feel free to invite your friends along as this is a wholly social run, open to everyone, not just Wild Runners. You’re also welcome to offer to guide a run one Sunday if you’ve got some local trails you know well. Personally I love meeting new people for a run, everyone has a great story and I love to hear it.
Mention of stories leads me nicely to next Wednesday evening when we are hosting afree trail run evening “Going Long”. This event is for those of you looking to step the distances up to larger distances of 21km and beyond. As your running distance increases, so does the need for your training and race day nutrition to become a bit more formalised. No longer can you pop out of the house for an hour and run your race distance. At the information evening, we’ll give you training and nutrition tips, with Gavin from Tailwind nutrition flying all the way up from Sydney to give you the low down. There will be lots of time for questions, samples to try on the night and some to take home too! With only 50 tickets available and filling fast – sign up quick.
We’ll be featuring two races during the evening, both held in Lamington National Park. We’ll give you some insight into the Coastal High 50 ultra and Lamington Classic, a two day (21km per day) event. After the event, we’ll send you home with a flyer for our upcoming camp where we’ll train a small group of you to run on the Lamington trails giving you a sneak peak of what will be in store for the two races. The camp will help you to swat up on your run technique with some drills and video work and give you a great workout in the process. It will be a fun weekend so make sure you keep the 24th to 26th of July free and stay tuned for more info coming very soon. You can click here to receive exclusive email updates about the training camp.
Laura and I will be taking a week “off” to run the North Face 100 in two weeks time so whilst we hate to cancel, Wild Runners sessions will take a break between the 14th and 20th of May 2015. Check out the calendar. We definitely don’t want this to be the norm and are looking to expand our regular coaching team but at the moment the hiatus is sadly unavoidable. Rest assured, as we expand we’re only looking for the highest calibre of coaches, as we put quality coaching at the heart of the Wild Runners experience.
If you are looking for a run, why not join the Sunday Trails group for a social jaunt while we are away? https://www.facebook.com/groups/SundayTrails/
As we move into June, there will be a slight change to our weekly program. Our technique sessions will morph into what may best be described as Runners Boot Camp. This Thursday session will focus on tuning the run muscles we too often neglect. We will work on the elements of a good runner which will include everything from balance to explosive movements and many things in between. If you have been looking for something to shake your running out of a rut, this is it. You’ll go home tired and discover running muscles you never knew you had!
With all of our morning sessions including an element of ‘night’ running at the moment, we will temporarily drop our weekly night session down to the first Tues of each month starting in May. That means, we’ll be having a run on Tues 5th May and then again on Tues 2nd June. Don’t forget your head torches!
Last up, we promised to give one of our sexy Wild Runners shirts or singlets away. I thought about writing everyone’s names on a piece of paper but instead I went with a random number generator so you can blame random.org if you didn’t win. The winner is Bettina Lumsden. Congratulations! Hopefully you open your emails from us and will see this ;). Bettina send us an email to claim your prize!
It looks like the weather has set in to be a wet one this weekend so take care out there. You can’t choose the weather on race day and running in the rain is pretty special so, as long as there’s no lightening or high winds, get out there, splash around in some puddles and have loads of fun!
See you on the trails, Wild Runners.
All the best,