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The dictionary defines exercise as “bodily or mental exertion, especially for the sake of training or improvement of health”. To keep this definition simple, let’s break it down to two things: exertion: Stress applied for an adaptive response (being uncomfortable) health: A state of body balance, without disease or injury (feeling good) As with typically skewed RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) values for macro and micro nutrients in food, it is said that 30… Read More

For most ultras there’s usually a fair amount of homework to do – adjusting training for the race course and profile, required gear and sometimes travel. From where I’m standing however, there’s a huge difference between preparation and planning. Getting that line wrong can set you up for a less enjoyable experience and sometimes even failure.    Preparation A preparation phase would include the following, ahead of time … Long / medium… Read More