Don’t underestimate a Marathon, the demands of running 26.2 miles are real indeed. Whether it's your first or one of many, or you’re using it as a stepping stone towards an Ultra, nutrition is key to doing your best.
You can download our Marathon Nutrition Guide over here, we had some help from some excellent GB athletes writing it.
Train as yo... Read More
Albeit small, these gluten-free chia seeds are packed with essential vitamins and minerals our body needs, making them the all year round ‘it food’. Chia, meaning strength, is the ideal superfood that all athletes should be consuming to boost their energy levels along with other health benefits.
Chia seeds' have a high content of alp... Read More
It's about this time every year, as the main part of the running season gets under way that we start looking for any to help knock an extra second off. If you are already eating smart, training hard (and smart) and recovering just as hard, it might be time to start looking at using caffeine pre run.
I'm not however talking about the slurping dow... Read More
Protein iѕ responsible fоr tissue repair, allowing thе bоdу tо heal аѕ wеll аѕ grow, this nutrient helps еvеrуthing frоm bone, tendon, skin, and mаnу good reasons tо uр уоur intake оf thiѕ essential macronutrient, frоm feeling mоrе satiated аftеr meals, tо reaping cosmetic benefits likе healthier hair аnd stronger nails.
I often get asked for advice on how to use Chia Charge so I thought I'd share my advice in one place.
1. Practice makes perfect
The best advice that I apply to any piece of kit is the same for nutrition: try Chia Charge out during your training, rather than for the first time in an important event. You wouldn’t change your brand of trainers befo... Read More
What are chia seeds?
Chia seeds come from the chia plant, salvia hispanica. This is a species of flowering plant in the mint family. It is native to Mexico and Guatemala. The word ‘Chia’ derives from the Mayan word for strength.
Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavour. We combine them with wholesome, ‘kitchen cupboard’ ingredients to create natur... Read More
Trying to learn what and when to eat on the run can be a little overwhelming. For a start the advice that's out there is often confusing, not to mention contradictory. With one person touting the benefits of running everything fasted and another swearing if you don't pound a sugary gel every 20 minutes you will collapse in a heap and maybe die.... Read More
For many people running a marathon is the greatest physical achievement of their lives. And rightly so, running the 26.2 deserves respect, regardless of whether you're running your 1st or your 101st Marathon!
With the right preparation though, a marathon is absolutely achievable for almost anyone, this means not only having done the training and... Read More
When Renee McGregor talks you'd better listen up, because she is a nutritional genius, having worked as a Sports Nutritionist for a host of GB Athletes and written some incredible books on the subject. Her book "Training Food" was ranked as #1 on Amazon in Fitness and is a brilliant read. For all things Renee we suggest you look at her website h... Read More
In an ideal world before every run you'd set aside two hours to make sure you had time to eat, drink and let it all settle before heading out of the door. The reality however is that none of us live in that perfect imaginary world and instead have to fit our training in around real life. Sometimes that means you have to stick your head under the... Read More
The first couple of times you go running, chances are that eating is going to be the absolute last thing on your mind. Instead your more likely to be focusing on how your previously flat neighbourhood all of a sudden feels rather hilly and that your probably didn't need quite so many layers. As time goes on and the those short runs start becomin... Read More
When it comes to running nutrition we all tend to focus on the fuel we are going take out with us. If you are anything like me spending an ungodly amount of time deliberating on the perfect energy/weight/eat ability ratio of everything under the sun. And while what we take out with us is incredibly important, especially for the longer runs we do... Read More