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Dig Deep!

Posted on by Team Accelerate

Dig Deep. Yep, that pretty much sums it up. What is doesn’t say though is “yeeeees! I did it!” I’ve not had what you’d call an ideal build up, what with spraining my right ankle in March and then a stress fracture in the left ankle early June. I’m not going to lie, I was a little anxious. July onwards I’d resisted the urge to wrap myself in cotton wool AND bubble wrap and got out on the hills training. Sometimes, the mental battle was every bit as hard as the physical one. Those inner voices of “you’re not fit … Continue reading

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reflecting, learning, achieving….

Posted on by Team Accelerate

Out on my long run yesterday, I found myself reflecting. This time last year it looked like running distances over half marathons runs were no longer an option, but after a month or two of drastically reduced mileage, I was still in pain with my back, and miserable too. Sack this! Yoga, strength work and really steady mileage and endurance build – either that or go mad! It paid off and in the end 2018 was actually pretty ace. I achieved 3rd place female at the LadyBower Trail Marathon in June, entering trail races ‘for fun’ and really enjoying them … Continue reading

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The Return…

Posted on by Run Stu

There was this shoe brand.  They produced a range of shoes with one in particular that the trail and fell running types, in many cases, couldn’t get enough off.  The brand then made the call to regroup their product and pull out of Europe. Well that particular shoe may not be making a return, yet the good news is that Brand will be. The next few weeks will see an exclusive for Accelerate, a shoe branded and badged from one of Europe’s finest and largest events.  A shoe that has a reputation for grip, fit and comfort.  One that many will … Continue reading

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High carb diets and running

Posted on by Guest Blogger

Last week I talked about low carb diets and running. This week we’re going to talk about high carb diets and whether they have a place in running. High carb diets are needed by ultra runners who simply cannot consume enough calories to prevent them burning muscle which is obviously detrimental to performance. However, the type of carbohydrates need to be carefully considered. Carbohydrates can be especially useful for during long training runs and races. They are easy to transport, generally require no refrigeration and easy to eat. Bananas and energy bars are a firm favourite as they are easily … Continue reading

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Unbreakable Review.

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It was my pleasure to attend the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, or ‘SHAFF’ on the 9th of March, for a screening of a feature length documentary that collected the prize for Best Film in this year’s competition.  The film is Unbreakable: The Western States 100. The film covers the 2010 Western States Endurance Race, and showcases the four Ultra Distance champions who battled it out for first place.  The four in question are Hal Koerner, Anton Krupicka, Geoff Roes, and Kilian Jornet.  Each runner remained individually undefeated until this race, and the cameras were there to record the event, as … Continue reading

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