Why Under-Training Should Be a Concern Over-training has always been a concern for coaches of dedicated athletes. The mantra of “no-pain, no gain” and the practice of “Run ‘til you drop” have resonated well over the years. Stress-related injuries, either acute (too much, too soon) or chronic (too much over time) are the result of [...]
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When Jordan Joseph Apparel first reached out to me I had to admit I'd never heard of them but now everywhere I go they're there. If you’re not so familiar with Jordan Joseph apparel read up on their journey so far by visiting www.jordanjoseph.co.uk. So what makes the Jordan Joseph range so spectacular? Well having [...]
Mens 690v2 New Balance have released their new all-terrain trail shoe, the 690v2. So, what are they really like? From an ultra runners point of view, I love the trails. So, to be given the opportunity to trial the new balance 690v2's, I was all for it. Spec Sewn gusseted tongue 8mm drop Imeva injection Mildred [...]
I was excited to be given the opportunity to try out and review the new Boost Protein balls. The Boost balls are made from 7 natural ingredients, high in protein and are available in 6 amazing flavours. Raw Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Coconut Fudge Cake, Chocolate Orange Mud Cake, Mint Choc Chip, and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]