|Alas, early morning sunrise is taking a lot longer to light up our morning runs than the Summer past and our evening sessions appear to fade into darkness quicker each day. Fear not, with the darkness comes a light at the end of the tunnel and in Queensland – that is cooler weather! So get out your reflective run gear, flashing lights and strap on your shoes because another exciting running season is ahead. See you out there.
In this this issue:
– Light up your run: It is dark and you need to be seen out there
– Run on clouds: Cushioned & lightweight? Yep, HOKA Clifton 2 is here
– Plan your meals: Busy with life? Need a healthy hearty recovery meal?
– Brisbane Marathon Festival: Entry fees increase 30 April 2016.
– Twilight Bay Run: Get your entry in for Saturday 24th September.
– New to running or need help?: Take a step forward with Couch 2 10km.
Did you know running facts – Part 24
If you asked most runners in the know who was the first person to run 4mins for a mile, the answer would undoubtedly be Roger Bannister. The answer is actually Derek Ibbotson. You are probably shaking your head, however, the devil is in the detail. Roger Bannister was certainly the first person to break 4mins for a mile, but Derek Ibbotson was the first to run exactly 4mins for the mile.
Thankfully for his sanity, Derek did actually end up going under 4mins for the mile and setting a new world record in 1957 – which you can see here.
Stay healthy, keep active and have a happy run!
Why you need to light up your next run?
Make sure you are safe out running in the dark!
As the evenings draws shorter and we are forced to run more in darkness, it is a timely reminder to make sure you are safe when out pounding the pavements.
Whilst our eyes will adapt to the light, oncoming cyclists, cars and other pedestrians can suddenly appear from out of nowhere destined to ruin an enjoyable run. As a road/path user, it is your responsibility to make sure you have sufficient reflective gear and lights in place to maximise your safety. We have put together a few products and recommendations that are worth a look this running season.
Click here to read more about our top products to help light up your night.
Cushioned and lightweight…yep we can help…
Running on clouds with the NEW Hoka Clifton 2
Hoka have quickly become a household name and growing in popularity every day. The combination of ultra lightweight running feel and the ultra plush and cushioned sole is something we have not yet seen from other brands. Usually, you get one or the other – not both.
The original Hoka Clifton was a popular shoe and had heads turning. The unmistakably ‘Hoka’ sole profile is one you couldn’t miss. For those unaware of the Clifton, the shoe has a 5mm heel to toe drop and features a mild ‘rocker’ type sole to assist in toe off, essentially making it feel easier to run.
The NEW Clifton 2 retains all these great features as well as ‘triathlon style’ heel tab for quick pull ons, cushioned tongue and even though we thought it couldn’t get any better – more cushioning. The Hoka Clifton 2 is also slightly narrower than the original with a more streamlined fit that really feels like it is holding your foot nicely in place.
If you find your joints are aching post run, want to try something new or are just interested to see how they compare to your current shoes, make sure you visit intraining Running Centre.
We have a wide range of Hoka footwear available in store to suit different foot types. Our trained staff are able to assist selecting the right fit for your foot. Make sure you bring your current shoes in for an assessment and we will help find your foot’s ‘happy place’.
Plan your meals – by Liz Lovering (dietitian and chef)
Help your body recover properly by planning ahead…
If you train in the evening, by the time you get home you may not feel like preparing or eating a regular evening meal. Hearty soups are just perfect in the cooler months as they are not too heavy on the stomach if you get home late. A warm soup can also provide you with the nutrition your body needs after a tough training session.
If you are busy with work, home life and training a little bit of meal planning can make the difference between going home and not really bothering with recovery nutrition or going home to a prepared meal that is good for recovery and tastes great.
Click here to view our hearty and healthy Butter Bean, Chicken and Kale soup that will help you recover and get ready for your next session.
‘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.
Brisbane Marathon Festival – 25th anniversary
Entry fees increase midnight Saturday 30 April
Excitement is building quickly with thousands eager to be a part of the special celebration in 2016. Brisbane Marathon Festival will be held on Sunday 7 August as Queensland’s capital city marathon event.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE NOW
The Brisbane Marathon is Queensland’s second oldest official marathon event. Make 2016 your year to complete the marathon in Brisbane on one of the most picturesque courses in Australia.
The predominantly flat course in Brisbane and early starting times are ideal for breaking personal best times.
Current Entry fees (valid until midnight 30 April):
– 42.195km Marathon: $100.00 (+$20 after 30 April)
– 21.0975km Half Marathon: $80.00 (+$10 after 30 April)
– 10km Run/Walk: $65.00 (+$10 after 30 April)
– 5km Run/Walk: $45.00 (+$5 after 30 April)
– 2.2km Kids Mini Mara: $20.00 (+$5 after 30 April)
Let us help you join the wonderful world of running…
*NEW* Couch 2 10km program starts – 9 May
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 does it start? 9 May 2016.
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 upcoming Couch 2 10km program which starts on 9 May. Click here.