Tag Archives: "Sports nutrition"

2 ways female athletes can improve bone health

As a female athlete it’s important to consider what we eat before and after training to protect our bone health, reduce risk of injury and time off training and competition. Here’s two easy ways female athletes can improve bone health with diet.     Pr …

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20 minute pizza

Sometimes you really REALLY want pizza. Nothing wrong with that! Here’s my no fail 20 minute pizza – perfect for when that craving hits. Pizza tends to get a bad wrap. But there’s nothing wrong with a bit of pizza, particularly when you cook it yoursel …

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Fuelling an Everesting attempt

Deciding to climb 8848m on the bike in one ride is no mean feat. Beyond the mental and physical challenge, ensuring that you are well fuelled and hydrated to support your efforts is a key factor in your success. Here’s an insight into the planning that …

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What makes a cyclist?

What makes a cyclist? Is it the kit you wear? The height of your socks? The number of miles you accumulate on Strava? The number of bikes you own? Earlier this year someone told me that I’m “not a cyclist”. As someone who rides my bike more days than n …

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What to eat during a cycling tour

Taking an overseas cycling trip can be a great adventure. There’s new roads to explore, good banter and strava segments to conquer. Keeping yourself well-fuelled is key to ensure you get to the end in one piece, minimise time sitting in the van if you …

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Vanilla chia pudding

Chia pudding has got to be one of the simplest and easiest snacks to ‘cook’. They literally take minutes to stir together to create a wholesome snack to keep you fuelled between training sessions. Two or three ingredients, a jar and a spoon and off you …

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Are you drinking enough on the bike?

More than just replacing the fluids we lose as sweat, drinking enough on the bike and being well hydrated on a ride can improve your cycling performance. Are you drinking enough on your rides? Europe is experiencing a bit of a heatwave at the moment, w …

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How to fuel for a long ride

Getting your nutrition right during long rides can be a tricky balancing act at times. Don’t eat enough and you might run out of energy and bonk, overeat and you could end up with stomach troubles. To make it more complicated, the more trained you are …

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Why you should service your bike regularly

A few weeks ago I noticed something up with my bike. It had this squeak that kept progressively getting worse and worse. I gave it a wash, and it still sounded like a mouse was stuck somewhere. Riding seemed like such an effort too. Perhaps it was time …

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Reflections on Race Across America

Bear encounters, coyotes, tornados, electrical storms and hospital admissions.. Not quite what we expected when we signed up for Race Across America with Cyclists Fighting Cancer! Over the past year I have been working with Rich, Mike, Kev and Carol; f …

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