endurance rather than speed training – so swap time on the track for long runs and hikes on similar terrain to your race.You'll be running longer, so your body will need more time to recover. Without enough rest days, those crucial long runs will tire you
Keith Power is a BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercises Sciences) accredited sport psychologist and managing director of sports psychology consultants A Different Mindset (www.adifferentmindset.com).A former international athlete and Great Britain bobsleigher, Keith is...
GETTY IMAGES You've followed your training schedule to the letter, successfully dodged injury and illness in the run-up to the big day and all of a sudden you're lining up at the start. Get your head screwed on to make sure you've got t...
GETTY IMAGESRid yourself of any old-fashioned ideas you might have about carbohydrate-loading. There’s more to high-carb regimes than endless bowls of pasta, and done effectively, carb-loading is one of the best ways to get ready for endurance
. Your macrocycle should then be divided into smaller chunks of time, periods that will allow you to focus on different aspects of your training (mesocycles). Most schedules incorporate a build-up phase, where you'll develop endurance, followed by time
". Fructose is absorbed more slowly and evenly than glucose - perfect for endurance sport. In contrast, honey with a higher glucose content will provide a swift energy boost. You should be able to find this nutritional information on the label of most honeys
that suits a whole range of cooking methods, squashes are the perfect comfort food for chilly days and longer nights. Why? Squashes are high in carbs, but have a very low glycaemic load (GI) – making them the perfect slow-release fuel for endurance sport
this side of Norfolk, there's no excuse to neglect hillwork. It's great for building your thigh muscles as well as your endurance, and will have you tackling those ‘undulating' races with ease. Warm up at a comfortable jog for 2-3 minutes
but with amazing scenery and an excellent atmosphere." RossPortsmouthReader Reviews | 2010 Race Details6. North Downs 30KWhere: Kent When: JuneFirst staged in July 1984, the North Downs Run is one of Kent's most enduring and popular running events, and not without
sucking up energy gels and drinks - if your overall diet is high in carbohydrate (60-70 per cent of your diet) you'll enjoy better endurance. It's good to know what kind of carbs to eat when, and the GI Index can help work this out. The GI Index ranks
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