|Winter is here…well, almost. Training distances are picking up for most of us as the main events for 2016 are on the horizon. Gold Coast Marathon is just 4 weeks away and Brisbane Marathon is counting down with just 10 weeks until the special 25th anniversary event.
Now is a good time to have a look at your current training shoes to and make the decision on whether you need to start wearing in a new pair before race day (check out the racing in new shoes article here).
As a general rule of thumb, you should get 600-800km out of a pair of shoes depending on the terrain. At 20km per week that is around 9 months use. We hope that your training is coming along well and look forward to seeing you in store soon!
In this this issue:
– Black Diamond Headlamps: When moonlighting is just not enough…
– Run Amok: The latest craze of colourful tights and shorts – now in store
– Pre-race foot care: Run with beautiful looking feet…really?
– Brisbane Marathon Festival: 10 week training plans now available.
– Twilight Bay Run: Entry fees increase 31 May. Enter now to save $$$.
– New to running or need help?: Take a step forward with Couch 2 10km.
Did you know running facts – Part 25
One of the most iconic track running races of all time occurred at the Sydney Olympic Games in the 10,000m final between Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia and Paul Tergat of Kenya. A neck and neck battle to the finish line saw the final 400m covered in just 56sec in an exhilirating finish down to the wire. Click here see the final few laps and grab some motivation for your run today.
Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!
Black Diamond head lamps – now available at intraining
When moonlighting is just not enough…
Whether you are a trail runner, run in low light areas or just commute home from work, the Black Diamond range of head lights have a solution to suit your needs.
The new ‘Gizmo’ head light has 90 lumens of light which provides up to 30m of lighting. At just 84g (similar to a Garmin) the Gizmo is ultra slim and ideal for running making it the perfect choice. At just $49.95 the Gizmo is a good option when moon lighting is just not enough.
If you are looking for a little more distance for your light to cover, the ‘Cosmo’ is a sure fire winner. Providing a range of 60m the 160 lumen Cosmo also features six different lighting modes to suit your next adventure. The Cosmo is just 87g in weight and is just $99.95.
If you are keen to see where you are going during your early morning or evening runs, visit intraining and we can assist in helping you select the best head lamp to suit your needs.
Don’t you think it is time to Run Amok?
Locally made, funky and bright designs
If you want to add a little fun to your run, then the latest range of Run Amok tights and shorts are going to be a game changer for you. Run Amok is a locally made (in Brisbane) running tight that is new to intraining Running Centre.
So how are Run Amok different?
– Range of funky and bright colours and patterns
– Hand stitched in Brisbane
– Don’t ride up and stay in place
– Developed by a runner for runners
– Hidden pocket
– Available in kids from $40 and adults from $50
Run Amok tights won’t make you slimmer or make you run faster but we guarantee that they will get you noticed – whether it’s at a marathon, parkrun, boot camp, yoga or just picking up the kids from school. The quirky, bright and very loud design will certainly get you noticed out on your next session.
Life is too short for boring tights so Run Hard, Run Loud, Run Amok.
Pre-race care for your feet – by Doug James (podiatrist & physio)
Give your feet a makeover before your next race…
As runners, our feet are usually the least attractive part of our body. Over the course of training for your favourite event, your feet will inevitably look a little worse for wear. Below are three common foot related issues that after running has taken it’s toll.
Common ‘runners foot’ symptoms
– Hard skin: Commonly forms around the big toe joint, tips of toes, and your heels as a result of wear and tear when running.
– Corns: Concentrated painful areas of hard skin.
– In-grown toe nails are also regularly seen in distance runners.
Don’t dispair, your feet can be chiseled back to their former running beauty! The podiatrists at intraining Running Injury Clinic can assist with maintaining your feet and getting them ‘race ready’.
Click here to view tips to reduce the chance of these symptoms occurring or click here to get your feet ‘race ready’ with our podiatry team.
‘From the Sole’ articles are written by our intraining Running Injury Clinic podiatry, physiotherapy, dietitian , massage therapy and coaching team.
Make an appointment to see one of our clinicians who can assist with diagnosing and treating your running related injury.
Twilight Bay Run – Saturday 24 September 2016
Entry fees increase midnight 31 May!
EThe ever popular family fun event under the moon and stars will be held along the Wynnum Esplanade again in September. Moving back to a Saturday evening the Twilight Bay Run encourages people of all ages and abilities to join in the fun and raise awareness for local charities.
If a personal best is what you are looking for to end the running season – the Bay Run welcomes one of the fastest courses in Queensland along wide roads with a picturesque backdrop.
Events to consider (current entry fee):
– Half marathon: $70 (includes towel or running singlet)
– 10km Run/Walk: $55 (includes towel or running singlet)
– 5km Run/Walk: $45 (includes towel or running singlet)
– 1km Active Kids Run: $25 (includes towel)
Whether you walk, run or stroll – the event is welcome to participants of all ages to join in. Each participant receives a funky limited edition Twilight Bay singlet or Twilight towel as part of registration.
ENTER ONLINE NOW
(Caution: Entry fees increase after midnight 31 May)
Let us help you join the wonderful world of running…
*NEW* Couch 2 10km program – Join any time
Running is a fantastic sport that anyone can do. We all need to start somewhere, so why not join like minded friends on a journey to becoming a runner and completing 10km running in a matter of 13 weeks.
Who is it for? Beginner runners and those new to running.
When can I join in? You are able to join in at any time.
Do I need to pay a joining fee? No, it is not compulsory to join the club.
How much does it cost? $5 (for members) and $8 (for non members).
If you are interested and want to find out more information about how you can get involved with the Couch 2 10km program. Click here.