Month: December 2022

how to run marathon des sables

How To Run Marathon Des Sables

Running Marathon Des Sables, the renowned multi-stage ultra set in the Moroccan desert requires more than just training. Follow these essential tips from Girls Run the World ultra coach, Lucja Leonard Pack light Keep it simple, you’ll need less than you think. Use a spreadsheet to calculate everything that you are taking from food to kit so you can analyse this properly and adjust where necessary. Our MdS training plan and coaching includes a template to help you with this. Running in the sand Use shorter, lighter steps. The sand in the Sahara is soft, particularly in the dunes, so

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Real Women Review: Top Winter Cycling Gloves

When it comes to winter riding, cycling gloves that keep your hands warm and toasty are an essential piece of kit. One of the most common complaints from cyclists in the winter is that of cold hands. We’re here to help with our pick of the best cycling gloves. Assos ASSOSOIRES Winter Gloves, £70.00 “I swear by my Assos neoprene gloves. They are comfortable, versatile and work a treat for the mostly mild UK winters.” – Becky Goodwin, GRTW Tri Coach The flexible softshell is not only snug and warm it does a brilliant job of preventing cold icy air

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I’ve run every day for 3 years due to GRTW Runuary™

When Catherine Walton (50) started running every day as part of GRTW Runuary™ 2020 she had no idea she’d still be running every day over 1,070 (and counting) days later…with no plans to stop Why did you decide to take part in Runuary™ 2020? I had taken part in Runuary before and always found it a great way to kickstart my running for the year. I ran a bit at school and then started again when my sons were toddlers to help me get back in shape, building up from 5k to 10k to half marathons and eventually marathons. It

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10 Christmas Gifts Under £20 for Runners and Triathletes

Secret Santas or little gifts, here’s the Girls Run the World round up of the best stocking fillers for runners and triathletes Absolute Aromas Mobility Epsom Bath Salts, £4.50 For an invigorating treat after a cold, wet, winter run, add some of these soothing salts to a warm bath. Formulated to ease aching muscles, hydrate tired skin and even boost your mood, this is a little pot of recovery goodness without the expensive price tag of a spa visit. Exhale Coffee, from £9 Coffee and training, a match made in heaven. Developed by an ultra runner/triathlete, Exhale coffee is sourced

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How Heavy Lifting Improves Endurance Performance

To get good at running or cycling you need to run and cycle more. The more mileage the better right? Going longer takes stamina and an injury-resistant, strong body that cannot be built by distance alone. Endurance athletes often dismiss the idea of lifting heavy in favour of more miles on the road or strength training that is all low weight and high reps. But lifting heavy can bring performance benefits… Why Should Endurance Athletes do the Heavy Lifting? In order to lift heavy objects, your body needs to recruit muscle fibers. The heavier the load or object, the more

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