Posted: 25 Aug

I’m sure that you know that being leaner and lighter will mean you can go faster but do you consistently struggle to get to your optimum racing weight?

If you’re serious about improving your race times, losing body fat and weight can be the best way to go faster, how are you planning to get rid of that surplus body fat

Posted: 17 Aug

As an endurance athlete, do you need to eat carbohydrate for training and racing? The answer is, it depends.

Over recent years, many books have been written about the low carb high fat (LCHF) endurance athlete. They are full of case studies reporting athletes who do endurance events on less than 50g of carbohydrate a day. The view is that you

Posted: 7 Aug

When I work with clients who want to shed some body fat, one of the first things I get them to do is to keep a food diary for 7 days.   This gives me a snapshot of the foods they are eating, when they are eating them and how much they are eating.

When they return their diary to me I

Posted: 1 Aug

Have you ever entered a race and turned up on the day having not done any training and expected to race well? Of course you haven’t ! You might have a coach. You will have put in the hours training in your chosen discipline as well as paying attention to strength, conditioning and stretching. By doing all this preparation you

Posted: 22 Jul

Did you know that there are approximately 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the human body? That means that microbes within us outnumber us 10 to 1, 90% of the cells within us are not ours. We depend on these microbes for our survival.

What are probiotics? They are often referred to as nature’s antibiotics. We have

Posted: 3 Jul

As an athlete, I know it’s tempting to snack between meals on the things you probably shouldn’t, after all you train hard so where’s the harm?

As an athlete, if you train hard and you’re eating whole, nutrient dense foods to support your training then you probably find it quite difficult to eat enough food to get the energy you need.

Posted: 19 Jun

The Paleo Diet refers to the practice of eating like a caveman….the question is as an endurance athlete would it benefit your training and racing results to eat like that too?


In a recent blog I talked about hating the ‘Diet’ word. When I said this, I was thinking about the diets that promise quick weight loss by eating weird and