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    Can you train like a pro AND keep your job?

    In her last year before turning pro, 4 x World Ironman Champ Chrissie Wellington trained 28-hours a week while while holding down a full-time job. Multiple world champions aren’t just born, they’re hewn from granite. Alongside her example our excuses about work, family, and how we’d love to see what we were really capable of if [...]

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    How to crush early morning training

    Motivation’s always sky-high the night before a big session but what do you do when you wake up and it’s vanished? These surefire tips guarantee you’ll not only smash that session, but that you’ll love it tooWe’ve all been there. Pumped and ready the night before, excited at the prospect of some tough and testing training [...]

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    What is the best race day breakfast?

    Marathon runners, triathletes, cyclists - your quest for the best race day breakfast ends hereRace day is a big deal, a day when small details matter big time, and a day when you need your sh*t very much together so you can focus every piece of your energy on executing your race plan with zero distractions. This [...]

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    Shocking - the athletic benefits of earthing

    Okay folks, brace yourselves - today we’re going full woo-woo weirdness because this post is all about ‘energy in the earth’, the ‘charge’ in your body and how taking your shoes and socks off is going to save the world. Assuming you haven’t already thrown your phone out of the window in disgust having concluded [...]

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    Don’t believe the hype - sports nutrition and the media meltdown

    A writer for a well-known lifestyle magazine recently contacted me for nutritional input on an ultrarunning feature, so I tackled a lengthy interview and the writer went to work. On reading the finished piece however the magazine editors killed it for being ‘off-brand’, which is usually media speak for ‘upsetting to our advertisers’. It’s not the [...]

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    How to cycle faster downhill

    For cycling success no stone is left unturned. Diet is optimised, training is blitzed and kit fettled. Yet technique for cycling faster downhill and in corners is often overlooked. With a world of free speed on offer and all for no extra physical effort you can easily harness the twin powers of momentum and gravity [...]

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    Why are all these athletes puking the same colour?

    Time for some sports nutrition fun as we ponder the biggest questions in endurance sport, including just why this random selection of endurance athletes are all sharing a frighteningly similar colour of vomit…A quick warning before we proceed. This piece contains graphic images, and is best not read while eating.Below you’ll see a variety of [...]

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    Eating cr*p - why professional athletes have terrible nutrition

    You would imagine any athlete at the top of their game, particularly in endurance sports, would have everything spot on. Training, rest, kit, mindset and of course, nutrition. We've heard so much about 'marginal gains' in today's sports arena it seems impossible to believe elite athletes and teams would leave any stone unturned in the [...]

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    Beat the heat - how to ace training and racing in the heat every time

    You may spend your wet winter sessions dreaming of blue skies and sunshine, but training and racing in the heat has its own challenges - and the higher the mercury rises, the harder they get. Excess heat is a huge (and avoidable) cause of underperformance. Fortunately, with a little simple preparation you can hammer your [...]

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    How ordinary sports nutrition got stuck in the 80s

    The 80s had it all. Tie-die, neon, synth pop, hair metal and eurodisco and, for the first time, exercise became a thing for everyone. Joggers pounded pavement while road biking, mountain biking, marathons and triathlons hit the mainstream. Here, sports nutrition was born. Sport has come a long way since, yet ordinary sports nutrition is [...]

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