• Endurance Sport is Oxygen Delivery

    Endurance Sport is Oxygen Delivery

    Having looked at how muscles contract, and the way fuel metabolises down to ATP to be used for energy, the final part of the jigsaw is about oxygen and how it moves around. Probably the most often used terms “vo2”, max HR and Threshold training… But do you really know what they are, why they…

  • Understanding Cellular Respiration

    Understanding Cellular Respiration

    Fat adaption, increasing our lactate threshold, endurance training… all terms we have heard, probably used, and have some understanding of. But do we really know how all these concepts join together? Getting into the detail of Energy Systems helps us become better athletes and train more effectively and with purpose.

  • Powering Running

    Powering Running

    Understanding the relationship between the food we eat and how this eventual becomes a molecule of energy that fuels a muscle contraction is complex. But the more we learn about this the better equipped we are to plan our nutrition and understand our bodies capabilities.

  • Runners Guide to Muscles

    Runners Guide to Muscles

    Having a basic understanding of muscles helps us as runners understand what is going on! By which I mean how we move when we run, avoiding injuries and how to focus our training; both strength & conditioning as well as run training.

  • Top 5 Myths About Running

    Top 5 Myths About Running

    I often hear many arguments put forward as to why someone doesn’t feel they can take up running. And to be candid, 99% of the time it’s utter nonsense! Now, of course there is absolutely no reason why someone HAS to take up running if they don’t want to. There are many other forms of…

  • Want to improve your 5k time?

    Want to improve your 5k time?

    There is something special about your 5k personal best time, and tends to be the one number that most runners know. Perhaps it is because it is more attainable than focusing on marathon PB’s, maybe it’s because for many runners their journey started with Couch 2 5k, or perhaps it’s all about the mushroom growth…

  • Why do I sweat so much when working out?

    Why do I sweat so much when working out?

    Whilst sweating is of course a perfectly natural bodily function, there are a few points that we should keep in mind as runners, triathletes or whilst working out in a gym setting. In this post you will get a high level view of the science behind excessive sweat while running.

  • Optimizing Your Running Routine: How to Estimate Calorie Burn for Better Fitness and Weight Management

    Optimizing Your Running Routine: How to Estimate Calorie Burn for Better Fitness and Weight Management

    Estimating calorie consumption during running can provide valuable insights into your energy expenditure and help you plan your nutrition and training accordingly. There are various methods and calculators available to estimate calorie burn during running, and while they provide estimates, they can be helpful for setting dietary and fitness goals. Here are some common methods:

  • So you want to train for your first Marathon? Here is how to go about it

    So you want to train for your first Marathon? Here is how to go about it

    Training for a marathon takes time—here’s what your training plan should look like if you’re a beginner

  • What you need to know about shin splints plantar fasciitis

    What you need to know about shin splints plantar fasciitis

    Alongside runner’s knee and achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries. Although it’s a frustrating and, for some, slow-healing condition, there are several things you can do to hasten your recovery. Always get a proper diagnosis, but in this post you will find a few ideas to help you recover faster.

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