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SARAH SAWYER: TRAINING FOR A RUNNABLE 100 MILER

Over the last couple of years I’ve come to realise what I love most in ultra running, and that’s running. After spending most of the last two summers training in the mountains, I was bored with all the hiking and clambering over rocks and boulders I’d been doing, so I decided 2019 was going to be all about the running, with three races which definitely fall into the runnable category – Rocky Raccoon 100, Basel 24 hours and Spartathlon. Rocky Raccoon has long been on my racing bucket-list as one of the big iconic American 100 milers, and consists of 4 x 25 mile laps on forest trails around Huntsville State Park in Texas, with a cumulative ascent of around 6,500...

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SARAH SAWYER: TRAINING FOR A RUNNABLE 100 MILER

Over the last couple of years I’ve come to realise what I love most in ultra running, and that’s running. After spending most of the last two summers training in the mountains, I was bored with all the hiking and clambering over rocks and boulders I’d been doing, so I decided 2019 was going to be all about the running, with three races which definitely fall into the runnable category – Rocky Raccoon 100, Basel 24 hours and Spartathlon. Rocky Raccoon has long been on my racing bucket-list as one of the big iconic American 100 milers, and consists of 4 x 25 mile laps on forest trails around Huntsville State Park in Texas, with a cumulative ascent of around 6,500...

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EXPERT TIPS: BEATING THE WINTER TRAINING BLUES

It's dark, wet and cold outside and quite frankly you'd rather be tucked up with some mulled wine and a mince pie than heading out to complete those nasty miles that have been hanging over your head all day. You are not alone. Winter training is tough but winter miles make summer smiles so here are my tips to get you out the door this festive season. 

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EXPERT TIPS: BEATING THE WINTER TRAINING BLUES

It's dark, wet and cold outside and quite frankly you'd rather be tucked up with some mulled wine and a mince pie than heading out to complete those nasty miles that have been hanging over your head all day. You are not alone. Winter training is tough but winter miles make summer smiles so here are my tips to get you out the door this festive season. 

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Beetroot buckwheat risotto

This simple vegan buckwheat risotto recipe is a great winter warmer, and a fantastic alternative to rice risottos. The earth flavours of buckwheat and beetroot complement each other perfectly, creating a delicious red bowl of comfort food.

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Beetroot buckwheat risotto

This simple vegan buckwheat risotto recipe is a great winter warmer, and a fantastic alternative to rice risottos. The earth flavours of buckwheat and beetroot complement each other perfectly, creating a delicious red bowl of comfort food.

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NUTRITION TIPS: MAXIMISING YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL THROUGH POST-EXERCISE NUTRITION - PART 2

For optimal post workout recovery it is not a case of trying to choose between eating carbohydrate or protein. Research has found that by adding protein to a carbohydrate snack stimulates the release of the hormone insulin. Insulin helps to push more carbohydrate into the muscles, giving you the same rate of muscle glycogen restoration as you would with a pure carbohydrate snack, with the added benefit of protein repairing the muscles!

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NUTRITION TIPS: MAXIMISING YOUR ATHLETIC POTENTIAL THROUGH POST-EXERCISE NUTRITION - PART 2

For optimal post workout recovery it is not a case of trying to choose between eating carbohydrate or protein. Research has found that by adding protein to a carbohydrate snack stimulates the release of the hormone insulin. Insulin helps to push more carbohydrate into the muscles, giving you the same rate of muscle glycogen restoration as you would with a pure carbohydrate snack, with the added benefit of protein repairing the muscles!

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