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Running Hot

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The weather forecast says ‘Hot, Hot, Hot’. Today is race day and over the last couple of weeks the weather has been warm, yet in an effort to be ‘sensible’ and to be able to run at your usual training speeds you’ve simply avoided the heat and missed training.  Is this the right thing to have done? Often, runners fear the heat and just avoid training at all and then rock up to their target race, lacking any sort of ‘heat training’ and therefore acclimatisation. So what can we do? How We Keep Cool Our bodies are constantly adapting to … Continue reading

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Returning to running: paused

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So, my return to running was going well and I was kind of enjoying it and making progress but something wasn’t right. I’m very good at fixing other people but don’t always listen to my own advice. Anyway, that’s changed now and I do! What that meant was that I needed to take a couple of weeks off to tackle my diet and something called candida. Candida doesn’t just go in a couple of weeks of really clean eating ( one week being a green veg cleanse) but you can start to make some big differences to it. However, having … Continue reading

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1st month back as a runner

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I’ve been back running for just over a month now and I think I’m beginning to fall back in love with it. I went out on Sunday in the rain which would normally have been the first reason to go back to bed but I loved it! I also discovered Rivelin Valley is great as the trees shelter you from the rain. Sunday’s run was my longest, I ran for 47 minutes, 35 of those were consecutive and then a few bits of walking up the hills home. Have you ever run from Rivelin back up to Walkley? It’s a … Continue reading

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How easy is it to fall off the running wagon?

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This week, I’ve hardly run. I went out on Saturday for a rather damp run in Cumbria. It was only 3 miles but a real struggle probably not helped by the Burger King we’d had for dinner the night before. Service stations really do not cater well for healthy eating! Some are better than others but this was pretty much the only option. However, I made myself run to the sea and it was definitely worth the effort.   Since Saturday, I haven’t run at all. It’s been a busy week but that’s not really an excuse. Having had a … Continue reading

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Returning to running week 1

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So I’ve been back running for just over a week. I hardly class myself as a runner yet but having managed 3 times last week and once so far this week, I’m quite pleased. I have made my first discovery of what every runner needs to keep in stock…blister plasters. Normal plasters just don’t cut it so instead of running I will be doing some body weight workouts and restorative exercise in the hope but by Sunday I can run in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Wednesday was a much longer run than planned. I ended up going out for 45 … Continue reading

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The nutritionist’s take

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Stu and Chris have posted recently about their upcoming challenges and mentioned their nutrition. They’re taking different approaches and although their challenges are different, in some ways, they’re similar. Stu tends to run with just water having eaten well beforehand whereas Chris takes something to eat as well as drink. The food they eat on a day to day basis also varies quite considerably but will it affect their results? Let’s look at Stu’s approach first: Stu mainly eats a low carb, high protein and high real food diet. His body will be used to not having such a high … Continue reading

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Beond bars

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Yesterday, I started back to running from a long break. Obviously, I’m only running short distances and times at the moment as I build back up so there isn’t really a need for sports supplements such as bars and drinks. However, I will be reviewing them and using them in my training as I up my mileage. I’m not a big fan of most of the sports products but they do have a time and a place. Certainly when you’re running for less than 2 hours, there’s little need for them. Many of them are high in sugar and artificial … Continue reading

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Less Is More…or Is It?

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Ok, so here it is Chris >> is powered by bananas as he prepares for the Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon.  He is looking to run longer slow distance’s with plenty of climb as he prepares for the race in just over 6 weeks time.  Me I am looking at carrying less, eating less and to a certain point drinking less. I know my challenge is half the distance he will be racing, it does however a far greater percentage of height gain per mile with over 4,000 feet of ascent. I am choosing my kit based on this.  My shorts … Continue reading

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Returning to running

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Hi everyone! Hannah (sports nutritionist here). It’s been a while since I’ve run properly. I think I ran once in May and didn’t really enjoy it but today I’m back! Basically, I’m starting from the scratch. The benefit I have is that I know what to do in terms of food and nutrition but everything else needs (a lot of) work. The problem is that there can always be an excuse and today’s could have easily been that I hadn’t eaten very much so I grabbed one of the Beond bars in the shop and ate it about 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Last minute nutrition tips for marathons

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London Marathon is on Sunday! Here are my top tips for last minute preparation in terms of nutrition: Check what is available to eat the night before if you’re staying away Plan breakfast and make sure you can eat what you would normally eat wherever you are staying. Don’t try something new as you don’t know how your body will react Make sure you know which gels you will be using and have tried them out. Gels and energy drinks can sometimes upset stomachs so if you plan to use them, make sure you have run with them Over the … Continue reading

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