Hard Training Q&AsTRAINING GENERAL• Do I need to take an "easy week" when my average mileage isn’t that high? • Should you try and break through ‘the wall’ in training? • Is it just the cold weather, or am I getting fitter? • How do I overcome
for? --Why do marathon schedules have high mileage?Is there an optimum age to set a marathon PB? What if I fall behind in my schedule? Nutritional NecessitiesAs you ramp up the mileage during training, it's essential your diet steps up
monitor and speed and distance monitor and it’s still excellent value.BEST NUTRITIONAL PRODUCT SIS Smart 1 Energizer GelSIS introduced the first isotonic gel back in 2000 and it is once again leading the way with its Energizer Gel, offering rapidly
balls that work out at a bargain 3p per wash.NUTRITIONTake a trip to a health food shop and stock up – it’s easy to make your own running-ready snacks with these back-to-basics recipes from former RW Nutrition Editor Anita Bean.Easy electrolytesTo make
This week's questioner loves his running and loves his beer. But do they mix?"How much harm will a skinful of ale a week before a marathon do me? I'm running my first full marathon of the year on Sunday 29 April, six days after St George's Day. St George's Day means a pressing en...
’s quicker to do that than choke myself on the water and lose more time that way. – cougieMaster the make-a-spout techniqueIf I get a cup of water in a race, I generally tip out half of it, squeeze the cup in the middle to make a spout, sip a couple
"I'm trying to lose weight, so I always eat breakfast and just have fruit for lunch. But I come home from work quite hungry, and crash if I go for a run before dinner. Any suggestions for a quick energy hit that doesn't involve lots of calories?" – RutjosnabetYour answers...I cou...
performance, says Dr Leslie Bonci, a nutrition expert. In a recent study, researchers at Vanderbilt University in the United States had athletes consume carbs and protein immediately after exercise or three hours later. Protein synthesis was three times
Want to know the formula for running success? It goes: run, recover, repeat. While most of us get the beginning and end bits right, the middle step often gets overlooked. It's partly because we're short of time, but I suspect there's also the belief that, unless you're running 80...
with one or two other sports and watch your running performance improve too.TaperingWhat to do, eat and think in the weeks before race-day.Nutrition on the RunEnergy drinks, bananas, tuna sandwiches - what to eat and drink before, during and after a run
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