Q Ive been invited to a party on a Friday night. The problem is that Ive already entered a 10-miler on the following Sunday, and its one Ive trained hard for so that I can get a personal best. Can I drink alcohol on Friday and still run well
Getty ImagesImbibing copious amounts of alcohol over the Christmas period is for many as venerable a festive tradition as scoffing mince pies or arguing over what to watch on telly. And runners, while more body conscious than most, like to kick back
and memory loss. In 2003, a review of studies showed that while heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk of a stroke, moderate consumption may lower it. The recommended daily intake for athletes is 500ml (just under one pint) for men and 250ml (just under
Age: 43 Job activity level: Driving fork-lift trucks (not active) Marathon history: 12 marathons over the last three years Goal: sub-3:00 Current PB: 3:02 Height: 1.77m Current Weight: 73kg Nigel's Prof...
Age: 36 Job activity level: Two to three days per week in an office; other days more active with children and household chores Marathon history: 2 marathons (2007 and 2008) Goal: 3:15 Current PB: 3:30 Height: 1.52m Current Wei...
Age: 45 Job activity level: Works in a shop so on his feet all day Marathon history: Six marathons over a 25-year period Goal: 4:00 Current PB: 4:14:27 Height: 1.75m Current Weight: 77kg. Rob's lost 4.5kg over the last three t...
Age: 34 Job activity level: Sedentary job, sitting at a desk Marathon history: One marathon (2005) Goal: 3:45 Current PB: 4:00:10 Height: 1.78m Current Weight: 70.8kg Dan's Profile | Dan's Training Schedule | Dan's Tra...
Age: 33 Job activity level: Lecturer and mother of two small children; active during the day, with little time spent sitting down. Marathon history: One marathon (2008) Goal: sub-4:30 Current PB: 5:08:28 Height: 1.73m Current ...
Q I have recently discovered that when Im training and racing hard I end up suffering from a terrible sore throat. I eat a well balanced diet, take multi-vitamins and have tried echinacea. Should I take antibiotics, cut down on the alcohol I don
whole-grain, rather than refined-grain products keeps waistlines trim. Research suggests that refined-grain eaters have larger waistlines possibly related to a lower fibre intake and its impact on controlling body fat. Easy on the alcohol Studies show
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