IRONMAN UK (14th July)

With only four weeks and four days left here is my advice for the remaining weeks of your preparation - Keep healthy - Quality deep sleep, as well as enough sleep, a healthy and balance nutrition, recovery days, especially after a tough day or a few long sessions,...

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WHAT’S YOUR NUTRITION PLAN?

If you are competing in an Ironman distance event your priority is to have a nutrition plan, so you have a fuel store to get you round the course feeling strong throughout. The only way you can come up with a plan is to start now and keep testing what works for you....

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HOW TO TAME THE NEW IRONMAN UK CYCLE ROUTE

There is no doubt that this year’s new Ironman cycle loop has it all - tough long climbs, fast sections where you can put your foot down, technical twists and turns and of course breath taking scenery over the tops. Yes, this year’s new bike route will be more of a...

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Six Months Since Having My Subcutaneous ICD Implant

How time has flown by since having my defibrillator implanted in June this year. What has amazed me is that my running, cycling and swimming is faster, stronger and more consistent than it was this time last year.  When I was initially fitted with the defibrillator I...

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EIGHT WAYS TO HELP AVOID THE LURGY

EIGHT WAYS THAT MAY HELP YOU AVOID THE LURGY  GET ENOUGH SLEEP – At least seven and a half hours of restful sleep. Possible ways of enhancing your sleep quality are: Avoid caffeine after 1.00 pm, turn off your computer and television at least a half hour before going...

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Zero Motivation?

It is usually during this time of the year (Autumn) when the nights are drawing in that I will often be asked for advice on what to do about zero motivation. The first thing I do is check through the following possible culprits and often the answer will be found after...

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PERSONALISED TRAINING PLANS – Is it for me?

We can help and support you achieve your best – Ray McGloin, Dean Ramsden and Dan Knight Not everyone needs to have a training plan but many do. So, who would benefit? Here’s my list: If you are struggling to find time to train effectively; You’re finding it nearly...

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Having An Unfair Advantage

On Friday, 1st June after two miles of easy running with a friend I suddenly blanked out and collapsed. No shortness of breath or chest pains just a blank and once I awoke within a minute I was fully conscious with no pain or breathing difficulty. To cut a very long...

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