Posted: 6 Mar

When you’re training or racing do you remember to drink or do you wait until you’ve finished?

When we exercise, our muscles produce heat and so we feel warmer. Your body wants to maintain a constant temperature of around 37-38 degrees C so to disperse the extra heat, we sweat.

During an hour of vigorous exercise an average person could expect to

Posted: 27 Feb

You may or may not have noticed that recently instead of being carb centric in their eating choices, some endurance athletes are choosing to eat in a low carb high fat way. It seems to be more common in those doing longer distance endurance events. If you’re not familiar with this way of eating and the impact that it might

Posted: 20 Feb

Do you know what your Racing weight is and why is it important if you want to improve your race results this season?

Put very simply, your racing weight is a combination of your optimal body fat % and your weight. Your racing weight should be a sweet spot for you and determine your performance at future races.

If you’re

Posted: 13 Feb

Getting leaner will be the best thing you do to go faster at your next event but did you know that if you do this by exercising harder and not eating enough, you risk losing muscle and sabotaging your training results? Let’s look at how you can avoid this common mistake.

Often when endurance athletes decide they want to get

Posted: 5 Feb

Did you know that during a 10-mile run, your feet make approximately 15,000 strikes with the ground at a force of three to four times the body's weight.
Stress fractures can happen in endurance athletes when too much pressure is placed on the same spot on a bone in the legs and feet of runners and athlete over long periods of

Posted: 30 Jan

I hate the word “Diet!” There, I’ve said it.

The word “Diet” has to be one of the most unhelpful words in the English language, or any other language for that matter. Immediately you say that you are on a diet, the brain seems to become a food seeking machine driving you to eat anything and everything in sight!

Many endurance athletes

Posted: 23 Jan

I have been working with membership group this week teaching them about the essential nutrients an endurance athlete needs to stay healthy and avoid injury. We covered carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and water. One of the questions I got asked was about vitamins and minerals and if there were certain ones which were particularly useful to an endurance

Posted: 16 Jan

We all think we eat more healthily than we do. The phrase “You are what you eat” may be an over used cliche but it is especially relevant to endurance athletes.

Endurance athletes need to eat to support their body through training and racing. Day to day eating habits will either support or sabotage you results. Eating for performance is so

Posted: 9 Jan

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017.

By now I expect many of you have planned which events you are going to be competing in throughout the year. Some of you may have chosen events that you competed in last year and you want to improve your personal best this year. Some of you may never have done an endurance event