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So last week we talked about how many calories you use during an event and how to make a quick calculation of fat and carbohydrate contributions. Read last week's blog by GOING HERE Let's give ourselves a simple scenario as a recap. Tom is 43, weighs 82 kg and is racing Ironman triathlon. Tom has a good aerobic base and when he rides / runs, 50% of his energy comes from fat and 50% of his energy comes from carbohydrate... well done Tom, nice work! When Tom is riding his bike at his Ironman pace, he is using 820 Kcal...

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I posted this blog last year and with so much chat about low carbohydrate and high fat diets, I thought I'd update it and post again. The whole purpose of low carbohydrate diets is to encourage your body to use fat as a fuel rather than carbohydrates. The theory is simple, even skinny people have enough fat stored in their bodies to see them through a long endurance challenge. Unfortunately, our carbohydrate stores are much more limited and can run out quickly. To combat this issue, you can either squeeze a constant flow of energy gels into your mouth in...

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So last week, we posted a blog about 'why traditional training plans are outdated and don't suit the current running population'. The focus of the blog was pretty much based on developing the skill of running quickly and spending the winter improving your 5k, before adding endurance. We discussed the 3 simple steps for those training for marathon events as outlined below: 1. Run technique - the ability run run quickly with little effort2. The engine - Run intervals and hard workouts to develop your aerobic fitness3. Durability, economy and mental resilience - run long for leg conditioning, efficient fuel...

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We blogged last week about rhabdomyolysis which is a serious and potentially critical concern for ultra endurance athletes. We've noticed that cases are becoming increasingly common and by spreading the word and better informing athletes, we hope that the number of critical cases can be reduced by early diagnosis. In last week's blog we also mentioned a condition known as hyponatremia and thought we should shed some light on this condition also. We know that exercise leads to a loss of body fluids via sweating and breathing and this loss of fluid can eventually lead to what is commonly termed...

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I’m having issues getting energy, what’s the solution? Your stomach and gut works a little like a sieve. If you pour water into it, the water passes straight through without any problems. If you pour a milkshake into the same sieve, it will pass through, but will take a little more time and will slowly drip. If you throw solid food into a sieve, it stays exactly where it is. The only way to pass solid food through a sieve would be to mix it up with water and make a thin enough solution, which could then start to drip...

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