Best Running Tips Newsletter, Issue #031
-- We Have a Gymboss Winner!
October 29, 2011
So, last week we did a Gymboss contest. There were lots of "likes" and
comments. In the end the winner was picked out of a random draw. The
winner is Elizabeth D.
Congratulations, Elizabeth, you know who you are, please contact me via
the site and I'll arrange with the guys from Gymboss that you get your
Gymboss in the mail very soon.
Also, winner of the previous contest Cheryl B-L, please
contact me via the site so I can get you your book "Run Less, Run
As I found out, the
drawback of having these competitions via Facebook is
that I can't contact prize winners. Next contest
we do, I'll have to find a way around that.
Thank you all
for your participation.
is really a very
handy little gadget to have.
It is really inexpensive and earns its
price back in gold every time you do an interval run or a run/walk
Check out here for further detail:
am currently in a long base building period
in preparation for a June marathon.
There are different ways people do their base building.
For some it
means absolutely nothing faster than easy pace.
For me it means that most
runs are done at easy pace.
But I also
do a once-a-week tempo
run and play a little bit with the pace in other
The fastest I'll go in the base building period is tempo pace.
also do longer runs at tempo pace + 20 sec/km for example.
I'll keep this going until about February, at which point I will start
adding interval running into the schedule.
of the base building period is to build up endurance. Some
find it boring and they can't resist to add some speedwork. I like it.
Interval sessions are not my cup of tea and I get a better
enjoy my runs when I am not in race-prep mode.
Today was a "tough day
in the office" though. I had some time in
between dropping off and picking up my son from a birtday party and
decided to go for a 60 min run.
On another note: don't
you love it when they get to an age at which you
can just leave them at the party! Beats having to make
conversation with other parents who are also bored numbless.
Anyways, here in Australia spring has just started. Today was one of
on which it was fairly windy, but the sun was out in full force.
hot very quickly.
The last 10
minutes of the run were a real, real
drag. Can't remember when I last drank so much water after
a run, I was
completely done for.
Can't wait until the real Summer starts.... :)
Check out the running
training section of Best Running Tips to learn more
about base building, tempo running and periodization, all important
components in a running program.
is getting clogged up with questions. It's a bit of a victim
own success, at the moment. There are about 25 questions waiting and
are arriving faster than I can work through them.
all volunteers! Now, if you
know a lot about running, have a knack for writing and wouldn't mind
helping me out answering 3-5 questions per week, then do not hesitate
to hit "reply" now and start telling me why you'd be good at this!
Alright, that's it.
Thanks for listening.
Although we don't celebrate it here, Happy Halloween to everyone who
does celebrate it.
to you soon.
In the meantime, come visit my site often and happy running!
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