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15/09/2016 at 10:16
>current recommendations state around 1.2-1.8g/kg bodyweight (BW)/day protein for endurance sports.

Hi, can you confirm where the recommendations come from please.

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06/07/2016 at 12:23
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Jack - what method do you use to establish bodyfat percentage? I am using Tanita scales and AccuMeasure clippers. When I am lean (90-91 kg or 198-200 lbs) I get to 8% bodyfat with Accumeasure and about 16.5% with Tanita. T
Have you set youself as an 'athlete' on your tanita scales? When you create your user setting, there might be an option between a graphic of a man standing or running - if you choose the running one, then you might find your body fat readings are closer to the Accumeasure. I can't remember why the athlete setting gives you a lower body fat, (something to do with expected lower hydration levels I think). Just thought I'd mention it.



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01/02/2016 at 11:18

Have you tried freezing several bananas then blending them together with a little vanilla extract/cinnamon? Makes an ice-cream like dessert which is amazing with no added sugar. I usually blend some fresh strawberries or mango and then mix it together - seriously good and just fruit!

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20/12/2015 at 15:42

Make your own lunch (healthy) each day so you have the right foods in front of you when you are hungry. If you can't cook/heat things up, choose foods that can be eaten as they are so you can at least graze a little before lunch so you're not so hungry/tempted to eat the wrong things when you have to choose.   

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11/11/2015 at 15:33

Do you realise you just invoked the 'day after, the day after' pain demon?

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09/11/2015 at 11:09

Definitely, try a few different ones to see what suits you best e.g. greepers or the usual sort. I use greepers and they are fine for using in training as well as racing as they aren't elastic. They are regular laces but have an entry method which is very quick. I've also used elastic laces, you just need to tweak them on a few practice runs before you use them for a race but as Gavin said, I wouldn't train in them every day. If the run is off-road then I'd go for greepers as I think they hold the foot better but as long as you fit either one properly they both work and will save you time.

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02/11/2015 at 08:52

Have a read of Scott Jurek (Eat and Run), Brendan Brazier (Thrive) and Rich Roll (Finding Ultra) to name a few books which might help. They have transformed my eating habits and helped me steer clear of the 'rubbish'. If you want to take it further, Patrick Holford's Optimum Nutrition is a great book for understanding what your body needs and how certain foods actually inhibit absorption of nutrients. I went completely plant based mainly for ethical and environmental reasons but on reading these books, I also think it's the best thing for me health-wise as well. Worth a read at least, either if you don't go for the full change in diet, the SJ and RR books are great reads purely on the inspirational/performance front.

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27/10/2015 at 13:59
3. You need meat to be healthy
A lot of people think that you need to eat meat to supply the nutrients that the body needs. However, a vegetarian or a well-planned vegan diet can supply all of the nutrients the body requires.

Hurrah! Well done you for not repeating the same old rubbish that meat is the only source of protein. Plant power rules! :) see conversation
04/09/2015 at 11:06

Hi David,

Are you aware that AG championship sprint races will be draft legal from next year so TT bikes and aero bars will not be allowed (or at least that's my understanding)?

Depending on the course, TT bikes aren't always the best option and for general training a road bike will be more practical and fun. Unfortunately, there isn't a one bike fits all environments so you'll have to compromise what ever you get or you take the route of many and end up with multiple bikes, different wheels etc.


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02/09/2015 at 16:10

Hi Dan,

Lots of people stop for a breather or to get their bearings during sections of the swim and I've never known anyone to be penalised. I've also seen some swimmers hit shallow waters and get up and run (in an AG qualifier) without penalty. In saying that, I have seen leading swimmers miss the final buoy and be disqualified so there are definitely some rules to adhere to in the swim.

Good luck! 

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