Avoiding illness this season

I hate getting sick! I am pretty sure I am not alone. We endurance athletes are a funny bunch. We are more than willing to hammer for hours on end on the bike, run mile after mile, complete brick after brick and strength train like Olympic weight lifters without a complaint. Inevitably we all push our luck, get sick and … Read More

Training Nutrition Thursday: 5 Tips to Avoid the Post-Ride Fatigue

Question: Is it usual to get really sleepy a couple of hours after a ride? I’ve recently started riding at the weekends (though I’m a long-time commuter and spinning fan). A typical example would be a two or three hour ride, in which I drink 500ml of energy drink, with a recovery shake straight after. But 2 hrs on, sleepiness sets in. … Read More

Tip: How to quit stuffing your face

quickHere is another tip based on a reader request. How do I keep from eating so much? I am paraphrasing but this is the basis of the tips below. I hired a sports nutrition coach, Kelli from Apex Nutrition, last summer and it has been a fantastic experience. So much so I have partnered with Kelli. Much of what Kelli … Read More