People are often of the mindset that more is better when it comes to training. This is so wrong and many people don’t realise the abuse they’re putting their body through.
They hit it hard, running every day or five times a week and they don’t give themselves enough time to recover and rest. Many people will reach race day and be over trained, feeling tired, rundown and not in the best shape.
When your training for endurance and you're going out for really long runs (4 hrs plus), eating whilst exercising is really hard work on your body and can result in digestive discomfort (putting it mildly!)
That’s why sports drinks are designed to be easily absorbed and therefore your able to get the nutrients a lot faster than by having to digest them.
Anna is based in London and back in the day she represented Great Britain at rowing, but after ‘retiring’ in her mid twenties, she started a “normal" job but the desire for adventure never left her.
In 2013 she set out to cycle 11,000 miles through each and every state of the USA, and most recently she became the first person to run the whole length of New Zealand. Along the Te Araroa trail. She ran it...
I’m in the process of training my body to burn fat and one of the quickest ways to do this is to not eat breakfast before you run, which is what I do. Everybody has about 90 mins of glycogen, therefore it’s ok to exercise on an empty stomach in the morning.
You need to give any food you do eat about forty five minutes to digest before you start running. To be honest, your body will do much better,...