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02-Mar-16

7 articles on training, recovery and avoiding injury

Winter is at an end and the spring running season is upon us. Lots to do, lots to run, little time for reading. We bring you a selection of articles on medical studies on recovery, how to avoid injury and retrain your gait, a warning against the dangers of calorie restriction and our very own 50km training plan.

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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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22-Jun-15

Five signs you could be ‘too’ healthy

With all the healthy eating messages being thrust down our throats, it’s no wonder it’s a common topic of discussion. We all have our own thoughts about what healthy eating means to us individually, leading to the food choices we make. There’s no denying a healthy balanced lifestyle is the way forward, but is there a point when it can go too far and we can become ‘too’ healthy?

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05-Jun-15

Supplements: the do’s and don’ts

Pills, potions, powders; supplements come in all shapes and sizes from your daily multivitamin to your post run protein powder. Many of you may pop a pill “just in case” you’re not meeting your daily nutrition needs. Around a quarter of UK adults report doing so. There has also been a soar in supplement sales in recent years so the question is, do you need to be supplementing?

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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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10-Feb-15

Going against the Grain

Once a staple part of our diets, our daily bread is increasingly being vetoed, all because it contains gluten. Gluten free diets at one time were purely reserved for those with diagnosed Coeliac disease and no-one in their right mind would have chosen to follow such a diet back in the day. Skip forward 10 years and you can now find a whole aisle dedicated to gluten free products so what exactly is gluten and should you be going gluten free?

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19-Jan-15

Run to the beet

Unlike the usual beats you may be used to running to, many are turning to the purple delights of beetroot juice to help spur them on their way. This may seem quite an obscure dietary practice but it’s the nitrates, which beetroots have an abundance of, that seem to help you run harder for longer.  So what are nitrates and how might they help your running?

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