I'd been looking forward to this race for months, The Barry 40 Mile is ultra running at it's purest in my opinion, 161 laps of an athletics track, no navigation or kit requirements to contend with just running. It's also the oldest ultra in the UK and has seen some of the best Ultra [...]
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I am often asked about my nutrition leading up to races. For any important marathon or longer races I follow a strict glycogen depletion/carbohydrate loading (carb loading) diet for a week.This basically entails starving my body of glycogen (carbs) for 3 and a half days after a long run whilst keeping up with fairly intense training, thereby depleting [...]
I get asked a lot about my training plan by runners and non runners alike. I try to keep it as simple as possible, high weekly mileage to include speed and hill workouts and a long run, all my other runs are recovery runs done at a slow pace. A typical weekly training plan [...]