and have been shown to reduce running performance over 10K by as much as 2 minutes. It is also worth noting that cases of exertional heat illness, such as heatstroke, are not isolated to the summer months. The best way to assess your fluid loss
, which is not protected by digestive secretions, causing some people to feel nauseous. Experiment with the timing, quantity and type of food you eat before training.Here are some rough stomach clearance rates: fruit, 15-30 minutes; vegetables, 30 minutes
Q I’m 44 years old and have been running for 20 years. I stretch my calves and hamstrings before I run but have recently suffered a calf strain after a few miles. How can I avoid this and how should these injuries be treated when they occur?A From
Q In 40 years I’ve never had a problem with hay fever but I now find that midday running during the summer months makes my eyes and nose stream. I don’t have these problems in the winter. Is there anything I can take to stop it? A The best time to run outside coincides with the p...
University. His first international coaching duties were at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and as a head coach of the British team at the 1999 World University Games. Eleven of Ben's athletes have represented Great Briatin at the Olympics, and he has twice been
passionate cyclist and triathlete and has competed internationally in his age group in events ranging from a 1K track pursuit to an Ironman.
but moved on to bikes and now races on the XTERRA off-road triathlon circuit in Europe. In 2008 he qualified for the XTERRA World Championships. He did his first triathlon in 1996. His motto is 'Train smarter, not harder.'
. He is conducting research into sports technology used by elite athletes. He is a passionate cyclist and triathlete and has competed internationally in his age group in events ranging from a 1K track pursuit to an Ironman.
-management, consider seeing a physiotherapist. You may need to see a sports physician for further investigation.Paula CoatesPaula Coates is a clinical specialist sports physiotherapist (paulacoates.com) with 16 years experience in her field, treating both professional
teams for the London Triathlon since 2001. Ralph is a freelance coach, designing individual triathlon training programmes, providing one-to-one coaching and offering nutrition advice. His new DVD is Flexibility for Triathletes and Runners. Visit ralph-hydes.com.
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