Month: July 2021

Running saved me

Marathoner, swimmer, breast cancer survivor, US actress, Ingrid Walters, 49 spoke to GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston about mental resilience and how running kept her sane… Actress and elite marathoner Ingrid Walters chats to us about getting faster with age, running through breast cancer and the need for better representation of black, Asian and mixed-race female athletes in endurance sport. Ingrid was a competitive swimmer in her teens, one of the few black faces at the swimming pool in 1980’s America, a scene she now finds familiar as a marathon runner. At the age of 47, Ingrid achieved a sub 3

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FOUR WAYS SWIMMING CAN HELP YOU STAY RUN FIT

Out of running due to injury or because you’re off on holiday? Don’t panic. Discover how you can use swimming to overcome injury and stay fit for running Swim with a training focus In order to reap physiological benefits from swimming that are transferable to running, you need to challenge your body to a specific workout in the water. Get your heart rate up; don’t just go for a gentle up and down of the lanes. GRTW running coach and swimming champion, Katie Wright, recommends the following speed swim set. ‘200 metre sets – that’s eight lengths of a 25

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THREE WAYS A BIKE FIT CAN TRANSFORM YOUR PERFORMANCE

Wondering whether getting a bike fit is worth it? We chat to performance bike fitter, Lydia Dant at Phoenix Evolution bike fitters to discover more When you buy a bike, it comes with stock parts built to manufacturers standards but is not specific to your body. The longer you spend in the saddle therefore, it stands to reason that getting the bike fitted to your body is a price worth paying. ‘A proper bike fit can be the difference between wanting to ride your bike and not wanting to ride your bike,’ explains Lydia Dant, performance lead at Phoenix Evolution

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Two of the Best Mobility Exercises for Runners and Triathletes

Find out what mobility is, why it’s fundamental to your performance and try two exercises from our Move Better Mobility programme for runners and triathletes to help you improve your range of movement Mobility and flexibility are often used interchangeably, but they mean two different things. ‘Mobility refers to joint range of motion while flexibility refers to the length of a muscle,’ explains GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston. ‘When it comes to minimizing injury and improving performance, you need to have the ability to move through the required range of motion for your activity.’ ‘What we always say to our athletes

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Roasted Cauliflower, Pistachio & Pomegranate Salad

This delicious super salad is packed with protein and studded with flavour bombs of pomegranate and herbs, perfect recovery and fuelling for runners and triathletes for whom food is more than just fuel Glycogen refuelling is really not needed after a training session or race. Intense exercise impacts your immune system, so eating delicious meals with foods that counteract exercise-induced inflammation while supporting the immune system means that you will recover quicker. But most of all, we love this salad because it’s so QUICK to do and it’s delicious. Add fish, tofu or meat to bulk it up for a

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