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Movement Matters, A reason to run

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Thanks to Laura Hogg for this amazing buzz post, she is a sports therapist for the Accelerate Performance Centre and a keen runner and cyclist. Hear some of her thoughts on the benafits of regular movement. Like most at the moment, I am incredibly grateful that outdoor exercise is considered essential activity. It’s hard to imagine life without it. But even while we have this luxury, movement matters the rest of the time for the health of our mind, joints, muscles and cells. Personally, I’m hoping not to slip into sedentary habits whilst working and living from home – even … Continue reading

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Best in Test 2017…

Posted on by Run Stu

OK, we do this every year. We always get around to what we think have been the best products that the store has had on its shelves and that we have had the good fortune to have a play with this last year. So this year we thought, well, ‘We could pass on our thoughts…’ So there you have it, we’ve put our heads together and by the end of the year we will have reviewed our ‘Best in Test 2017’.  It will be kit, shoes and gear we have actually tested – and there is a lot off it.  … Continue reading

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What’s a healthy snack for an athlete?

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I was asked by a client to help with snacks for her son who is an aspiring athlete. Snacking can be really difficult especially if people find they have to eat at different times of the day due to work etc. I put together a brief factsheet and thought I’d share it here to help you too. Diet is hugely underestimated as a part of your training schedule. Diet is key! Training is important but without a healthy and nourishing diet, your training will be limited Eat plenty of protein to help build muscle mass Avoiding sugar is key not … Continue reading

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I’m back!

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Last week I managed a run/walk around Dam Flask (3 miles for those of you not in Sheffield) and it was tough. Really tough! I arranged to go for a run round Rother Valley with a friend on Sunday and warned her I’d be slow and probably run/walk. Rother Valley is great for running because it’s flat which in Sheffield is a massive bonus! It also isn’t quite 5k so you have to run past the entrance and do a bit more! Again, it was tough but walking wasn’t an option so I ran the whole thing in 32.47. Not … 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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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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Nutrition, immunity and running

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It’s safe to say Winter is here now and along with it, coughs, colds and stomach bugs. If you have children, you’re even more likely to come into contact with Winter bugs as children are great at spreading germs. Running can also put a greater stress on the immune system and the importance of good nutrition is often under estimated. Yes you ran 10 miles but re-fuelling with beer and a takeaway will not help you improve performance or reach any goal you may have for your running. Nutrition is vital for a good immune system but can we build … Continue reading

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Low carb diets and running

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Why should you eat a low carb diet if you’re a runner? Carbohydrates were once thought to be the perfect fuel for running and a high carbohydrate, low fat diet was thought to be protective against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, strokes, cancer and obesity. However, the tables have turned and now evidence shows this is not the case. Just because you are a runner, this doesn’t necessarily protect you from all those diseases. Although your risk might be lower, a poor diet is not cancelled out by running. Exercise only accounts for 30% of the work towards a good, … Continue reading

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