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    How to dominate New Year's Resolutions like a boss

    I've said before that New Year's resolutions are rubbish (more on that here) because they can relegate goal-setting and achievement to an annual event instead of a constant ongoing processToo often the result is then over-reaching on the goals with a predictably high failure rate. If approached smartly though, resolutions can be a powerful thing - [...]

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    ​Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – Eating to beat the winter slowdown

    Winter can be a tougher for training as reduced daylight and wonky weather derail best intentions. There’s also an elephant in the room which can be an even bigger training and wellbeing barrier in winter and that’s Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But this elephant can be controlled, and a large part of this can be [...]

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    Top 5 Winter Training Tips - Smash winter with a smile

    For even the most dedicated athletes, training in winter can be a challenge. If you’re finding training tough when the mercury drops and the nights close in our top 5 winter training tips will get your winter mojo powered back up in no timeWinter training tip #1: Fire up your mindFeeling less than totally on [...]

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    Training when sick: everything you need to know

    “It’s just a sniffle, I’m fine to train today…" This is the sentence that heralds most time off from training through sickness. Should you train when sick, or should you rest? This guide has you coveredTraining in winter is epic. Whether you do it for the crisp, clean air or the flow of endorphins that come [...]

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    How many hours does it take to train for an Ironman?

    An Ironman is an iconic distance in triathlon. Whether competitor or completer, it’s a challenge many aspire to. But what about the training - how many hours do you really need to train for an Ironman? Train smart and the answer's a lot less than you might thinkThose who have completed an iron distance triathlon [...]

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    Seven things we learned from marathon chef Michel Roux Jr

    Michel Roux Jr is best known for his cooking. His family name, Michelin stars, many culinary TV appearances and running of Le Gavroche restaurant see to that. Less well known however is that he’s also a very handy runner with 21 marathons under his beltI was lucky enough to catch up with him for a [...]

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    Cold weather training tips from the world's best

    As endurance athletes much of our training is naturally outdoors. This rocks in summer but can be less fun in the hail, rain and slush of winter. But with these surefire tips from the world's best winter performers cold weather training can be transformedThis is a huge bonus and a great free performance upgrade, because [...]

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    Maranoia - understand and beat your biggest race day enemy

    Maranoia: the irrational fear of not having prepared enough for your impending marathon or endurance eventThis terrible affliction hits athletes of all levels whether seasoned pros or first-timers, and the impacts can be huge. Typically, an attack of maranoia is most likely to strike 2-3 weeks before the event in question.Morning coffee looking like this [...]

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    Post exercise immunosuppression (PEIS) and endurance athletes

    You’re in the best shape of your life, so why do you keep getting ill? You may be suffering from Post Exercise Immunosuppression (PEIS) where hard training knocks out your immune system. Beat it with these three simple tipsDon't let your training and performance suffer because of illness - power up your immune function and [...]

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    The Vendee Globe - a punishing lesson in extreme endurance

    The words ‘extreme’ and ‘sailing’ generally go together about as well as the words ‘fit’ and ‘pie shop’, but when it comes to the insane test of endurance that is the Vendee Globe, the pairing is extreme enough to make even the hardiest Ironman or mountain ultrarunner beg their mum for a sick noteYes, there [...]

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