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.

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 my … Continue reading Everyday’s a schoolday (aka, what I’ve learnt this week)