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    Better sleep for athletes

    Better sleep for athletes: nine easy lessonsIn our quest to become fitter, stronger and faster we work on everything from nutrition to flexibility yet rarely think about sleep, often leaving our night's rest a misunderstood lottery. We go to bed, close our eyes, and may as well throw dice for all we know about how [...]

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    When science attacks - how sports nutrition science works

    A quick peek into the sports drinks industry shows how ordinary sports nutrition takes science and turns it on its head in the name of marketing. Check out their game below to make sure you - and your performance - aren’t being taken for a rideThere has been some crazy sh*t done in the name [...]

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    Six lessons from the world’s greatest triathletes

    Pick the top three male triathletes of this generation, and it’d be hard to argue against Alistair Brownlee, Javier Gomez and Jan Frodeno. Here are six great lessons we can all learn from these world class athletesAs a columnist for 220Triathlon magazine, I’ve watched these three develop into masters of multisport over the last decade, [...]

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    Why do we hit the wall?

    ’Hitting the wall’ has been considered a rite of passage for distance runners, triathletes and cyclists for years, but the reality is it’s not necessary to experience it at all…The wall. No need to hit it, jump it, climb it or bust through it. Dial your nutrition and strength and you can simply avoid it altogetherHaving coached [...]

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    Ultramarathon nutrition - what does an elite ultramarathon runner eat?

    Damian Hall’s an elite ultramarathon runner with multiple Ultra-Trail World Tour top 10s under his belt - we caught up with him to find out precisely how he fuels for success at the highest level Damian in action at the Scafell Sky Race (photo credit Guillem Casanova/Scafell Sky Race)How important is nutrition to your training and why?“Ultramarathon running is often [...]

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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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