Tag Archives: energy

Listening to my body

So this week was week 1 of training for the Clyde Stride Ultramarathon . I had 4 runs planned: a 4.3 mile steady run, an 8 mile easy run, an 8 mile speed workout and a 20 mile long run along … Continue reading

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Marathon tips…

I came across this article today, which struck a few bells with me…: Marathons are the ultimate test of a runner’s abilities and training tactics. The standard length of a marathon is just over 26 miles, and as such, the … Continue reading

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Gel Belt…

During training, on my long runs, I’ve carried up to 4 gels.  When I’m running, the gels need to be accessible, and I’ve usually got one in the pocket in my shorts, one in a pocket in my t-shirt and … Continue reading

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Carb Loading

You may have heard of carbohydrate-loading (carbo-loading) and many runners presume that they ought to be eating lots of rice, potatoes and pasta before a competition that requires long-distance running endurance. What’s really important though is the type of running event … Continue reading

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Do I use Dioralyte on race day or not??

So… I know I need to stay hydrated on a run… and on e along run, I need energy too. My energy plans so far in training have included: Before: Porridge & 250mls Fresh Orange Juice. Caffeine Lucozade and Caffeine … Continue reading

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Energy & Hydration for 13.1M & 26.2M

I’ve been considering my plan for energy intake and hydration for the half marathon and marathon I’ll be doing. I’ll of course be taking my water pack with me on both runs… 1 – 1.5 litres of water. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Running Long…

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