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7 articles on coffee, fat, disordered eating, old shoes and trail tech

12-Oct-16

Last updated: 19-Jul-18

By Elsa Trujillo

The new running season is making us feel hungry so this week’s selection is full of nutrition-based articles: what to do with coffee before a race, a warning about disordered eating, and two articles on guidance on fat-burning, one through training and one through nutrition. But we also bring you tips to recycle shoes, the latest in running tech and a reflection on the pros and cons of strength training to supplement your running. Enjoy.

Tea? Coffee?
Caffeine and its effect on performance is hotly debated and some recommend cutting it out a few days before a race to guarantee a better boost on race day. Read this article to find out if it’s worth going without.

What to do with your old shoes
Read this article in The Guardian to find out new initiatives to recycle old running shoes in the UK.

Pros and cons of strength training
All you need to improve your running is to run, but David Roche puts together the pros and cons of strength training in this article.

Disordered eating
Disordered eating is not the same as an eating disorder, but there are links. Read this article to learn how to identify the signs and how it impacts running performance.

Fat-fuelled racing
In this comprehensive article, Ian Corless detailes his guidance to help your body use fat as a fuel source.

Free tech conference
Whether you’re a runner or an organiser (or both) we think you will find this conference presentation on running tech very useful. View it here.

And yes, more food
Our nutritionist Diana Green has put together some plant-based carb recipes to improve your fat burning strategies. Find them here.

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