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The Fat Max Test and relevance of keeping a food diary

March 29, 2020

Science around how to best prepare for an endurance even is evolving, and increasingly highlighting the importance of the right nutrition. Nutrition plays a key role in developing the body’s fat burning metabolism (discussed in the previous post) in support of running efficiency. What gets measured, improves, so first step is to assess...

The role of nutrition in endurance sports

March 29, 2020

South Africa is proud host of some of the world’s most renowned ultra-distance and stage races: Comrades, Two Oceans Marathon, Sani2Sea, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Epic, and the Wild Run multi-day trail running events altogether draw around hundred thousand athletes from all over South Africa and overseas to...

What I didn’t know about training for an endurance event

March 29, 2020

Runners looking for inspiration will know the motivational quote: “No matter how slow you go, you’ll always beat the one sitting on the couch”. It’s inspiring in itself to keep going, and it may even hold more truth, being able to beat the faster guys on the long runs.  ...

The Wildrun – an experience that goes beyond an epic 3-day Wild Coast adventure

March 29, 2020

“A boutique running holiday” – that’s how the Wildrun team describes the trail running event along the Wild Coast, and beforehand I thought that was probably over exaggerated a bit... It appears I was wrong! It’s been an incredible experience, beyond my expectations. To learn about how to prepare for...

How to build the perfect protein breakfast smoothie

May 27, 2019

Protein is a key nutrient as part of overall health and wellbeing as many body functions on a cell level rely on the availability of amino acids. Some of these the body can produce itself, and for others it relies on food. A balanced meal contains sufficient protein providing these...

5 best sources of protein and why they are important for everyone

May 14, 2019

To be able to participate in an endurance event, the first thing that comes to mind is a training programme to prepare the body for the physical performance. Nutrition it appears, is least as important as this cardio and muscular training aspect. A nutritional plan plays a key role in...