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Tips & Tricks
How to enhance your ultra running, training and racing
The Psychology of Suffering: 5 Tactics to Tackle Tough Moments
Endurance events like ultra marathons are as demanding mentally as they are physically. Developing mental strategies to deal with negative situations will help you to…
4 Tricks To Beat The Urge To Skip A Workout
Don't be a victim of your urges. Take control of your training.
Four Secret Foundations For Building Successful Training Plans
These are four foundations for any training plan to give you the best chance of success. I think that these are "secret", because I very…
Put rocket fuel in your tank to boost your performance & endurance
How To Carb Load – An Example Carbo Loading Diet Plan
The stereotypical image of carb loading is plates piled high with spaghetti bolognaise, or lots and lots of slices of bread. Here's a practical example…
Ultra Marathon Nutrition – Fuelling a 100km race
If you want to get the most out of an ultra marathon, nutrition can make a big difference. In this article, we explore key principles…
Make Every Meal Count – How To Optimise Your Daily Nutrition To Enhance Your Training
These tips will help you to fine-tune your daily diet to achieve enhanced training responses.
Putting products through their paces with real-life testing
Tasting Notes – Clif Bar Energy Bar Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Flavour
A slightly different take on the sports nutrition energy bar experience. More like real food. Less sticky!
GU Chomps – First Impressions Review
GU Energy Chomps - scientifically enhanced Jelly Babies or just a sticky lump of goo (so, like normal Jelly Babies then)?
Chia Charge Flapjack Review
Chia Charge Flapjacks reviewed based on several tough trail runs. Also contains a slightly shocking secret ...
Fast nutritious meals for time-starved & starving Ordinary Superhumans
Cranberry, Pecan and Maple Syrup Trail Energy Bars
Quick to prepare, delicious and a brilliant source of energy for endurance training. What's not to like?
Apple & Sultana Energy Bars
Almost, but not quite flapjacks, with my current favourite flavour combo of apple & cinnamon, plus juicy sultanas. Enjoy!
Lunchbox Inspiration – Quinoa with Mixed Beans and Tangy Dressing Recipe
This is a super simple quinoa-based recipe that you can put together in about 15 minutes. You can use the main salad as a base…
Dispatches from the front line of real-life endurance training & ultra running
When is a taper not a taper? Or maybe, equally, when is not tapering actually tapering?
Quality and Quantity
Musing on the power of including good quality workouts in your training regime.
Race To The Stones 2015 – Race Report
Yep, the report is almost as long as the race itself.
Quote of the Week
It's a big and inspirational week in ultra running