I have been using the full range of Mountain Fuel performance supplements for the last couple of months, after I was put in touch with them through a friend and feel that I¹ve thoroughly tested their supplements enough to provide an update.
Initially after having a good chat with the owner of the company Rupert Bonington and being impressed with the philosophy of the company not to mention their association with Walking with the Wounded, a charity close to my heart as only Perthes Disease prevented me passing the medical test for the Marines! An opportunity arose for us to work together and as I was about to start a hard block of training it would be a perfect opportunity to test the products properly. The below is an outline of an 85 mile training week. Continue reading →
I find the months after a marathon, the hardest in the whole marathon process. After my first marathon in 2014 I rushed back into hard training after a few days as I wanted to get even fitter off the back of my marathon training. This approach backfired on me and caused me to tear the ligaments in my ankle, leaving me unable to put any weight on my foot. The pain lasted for around four weeks stopping me from doing any kind of cross training to keep some base fitness. I lost most of the fitness that I had worked so hard to gain, which resulted in my resting HR increasing gradually over the weeks, to the highest level it had been for many months. This also left me unable to race through the summer months, like I had wanted had and unable to enter the races I had already paid for. Continue reading →
This weeks guest blog in Nutrition Corner comes from The Endurance Coach. It talks about ways of enhancing your training and recovery after a hard training session in order to get the best out of your weekly training. In order to help you choose the best types of foods when your out doing your weekly shop, there is a table listing the best sources of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
The basic principles of healthy eating
As an endurance athlete, it is critical that you optimize your diets to keep you healthy, injury free and performing at your best. The foods that you eat have a huge impact upon your ability to train on a daily basis, recover between sessions and compete successfully. An endurance training programme should be supported by a high quality diet if you hope to achieve your long term goals.