Magnesium & Recovery

With my #PACE140 challenge underway and the increasing training load as I work towards the Race Across America in 2022, I’m keen to make sure I manage the DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) as best I can. I’ll be honest, I’m not the best at always taking time to focus on proper recovery – life is busy and often I’m off the bike straight on to something else.

Diet and IBS

For me stress and food are the two most common factors that drive bouts of IBS – as I’ve found trying to sit on a bike for 16 or more hours a day quite quickly triggers at least one of those factors. So, as part of my 5 year plan and the pursuit of endurance cycling glory (in my terms at least) I need to get a grip on my IBS and control it, rather than it controlling me and my performance.

Committing to a training plan

Committing to a plan I recently posted about my training plan for January. I am now two weeks in to that plan and wanted to share some of my thoughts on training, why and how I came up with this plan. I’ve set my 2018 goals – to run more and faster – and challengesContinue reading “Committing to a training plan”

Fueling the JOGLE Challenge with Soreen

Ever since I was in short pants I’ve been eating Soreen Malt Loaf (thanks Mum!) as a great after school pick me up. Fast forward 25 (or so…) years and I think I’ve been missing a trick here, as it turns out the sporting elite are munching down on this energy-rich snack too. This hasContinue reading “Fueling the JOGLE Challenge with Soreen”

Active Root – Review

Ok, so first things first – what is Active Root? What they say “Active Root is a sports drink company committed to delivering innovative natural sports drinks to athletes of all levels. We use natural root ginger to help keep athlete’s stomachs settled and balanced during exercise. Our goal is to provide a product thatContinue reading “Active Root – Review”

Fueling the JOGLE Challenge – The basics

Good nutrition is important for everyone, as combined with physical activity a good balanced diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. For anyone participating in sport and exercise will know how not eating properly can affect performance.Continue reading “Fueling the JOGLE Challenge – The basics”

Everyday’s a schoolday (aka, what I’ve learnt this week)

I often get asked how I train for the different challenges I’m undertaking this year and what I eat. I’ve started from a base of knowing nothing about nutrition, diets or training plans and race strategies, other than generally going forwards as fast as I can. Through other people’s experience I am enjoying increasing myContinue reading “Everyday’s a schoolday (aka, what I’ve learnt this week)”