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17-Feb-16

7 articles to read before the end of February

With January long gone and spring getting closer, we’re all now struggling with commitment to those 2016 resolutions so easily set in the early hours of the New Year. For many of us it’s still dark, cold or threatening rain but we still have to get out there and run. Here’s our latest selection from the web for you to breeze through.

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04-Feb-16

Eat lean, eat clean: 5 nutrition pieces to help your running

We bring you five articles from RunUltra’s favourite nutritionist about carbohydrates, iron, beetroot, superfoods and runner beans. Read her tips and advice to help you improve your health and your running through a complete and balanced nutrition plan.

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18-Jan-16

7 great trail and ultra running ideas for January

By Elsa Trujillo and Alice Morrison

We are already half way through January and if you're a normal human being you will have broken most of your resolutions already. It's winter for most of us and the cold months stretch ahead. What will 2016 bring: more running and training, less chocolate and beer? Or the other way round? Elsa Trujillo has scoured the net to bring you what is floating ultra and trail runners’ boats this January.

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21-Sep-15

Race management: How to plan and race effectively

When you tell ‘normal’ people that you’re running 50 miles, 100 miles or even further, all they think is how incredibly fit you must be in comparison to them and that’s why you can do it. While physical fitness is definitely a factor, much more important is how you prepare for and execute your ultra. How you manage everything in addition to the running will ultimately determine the outcome of your race. Justin Bateman, runner and coach, takes us through it.

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20-Aug-15

Time to Eat

Juggling a busy lifestyle of work, family, running and rest, not to mention all the time spent googling races and kit, has become the norm of our western ways. Long commutes and shift work only add to this, and for many it can become a real challenge to get the balance right. Food quite often takes a backseat. Routine and food choices can be hampered in the quest to keep energy levels up.

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17-Jul-15

Ultra Food

Figuring out how much and what to eat for an ultra, let alone a multi-day race, can sometimes appear as challenging as running the event itself. Ultra nutrition is what I get asked about time after time, usually after an ultra that hasn’t quite gone to plan and ended up in a DNF. With all the diet fads, products and self proclaimed do’s and don’ts, it’s no wonder a lot of runners don’t quite know what to pack so here’s some pointers to guide you in the right direction.

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25-May-15

Runner Beans

Do you eat meat? Does the thought of going meat free bring you out in the proverbial ‘meat’ sweats? Contrary to what you may be thinking, you don’t need to be vegetarian to choose meat free options so this week’s food for thought is how opting for the occasional meat free meal can not only be delicious and nutritious but benefit your health, bank balance and even the planet too.

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24-Apr-15

What’s so Super about “Superfoods”?

What do you think about kale smoothies, should I use cacao over cocoa and what exactly is maca powder? Answering nutrition queries is part and parcel of my daily dietician duties but increasingly these foodie requests are about specific self proclaimed “superfoods”.

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18-Mar-15

Food to go

Food, whatever your relationship, is one thing we all have in common. In the world of ultra running, food can take on a whole new meaning with some ultras more infamous for their catering than for their route and race set up itself. I’ve even heard runners describe ultras as food fests, so how important is eating on the go and what should your running menu look like?

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23-Feb-15

Ancestral Alimentation

No longer a thing of the past, eating as our Palaeolithic ancestors once ate is the latest diet fad to hit our shelves. Its popularity is evident; go into any bookshop and you’ll find an array of Paleo diet books on sale, perhaps preferable to wading through the 2,617 downloads available for your Kindle. So what is a Paleo diet and what does it mean for runners?

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