Grow It Yourself – My Foray into the World of Vegetable Growing

It's incredible, the amount of information out there for athletes about nutrition and diet. This is all the more so when you're trying to fuel yourself for sporting activities. Whether it's the traditional carb-loading diet or the latest High Fat, Low Carbs, it can be confusing to know what works best given your own body's … Continue reading Grow It Yourself – My Foray into the World of Vegetable Growing

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What I ate, drank, wore and carried on the Wicklow Round

Sorry but even the mere sound of this post’s title already puts me to sleep: this stuff is technical and boring and very detailed, so please feel completely free to ignore it. However, it is the sorta thing that fellow runners do ask about, and it is the kinda thing I needed to know before … Continue reading What I ate, drank, wore and carried on the Wicklow Round

Feet, Stomach and Head – Ultra’s Terrible Trio

There are three main things that can mess up when you're ultra running. The first thing that can go wrong is your feet. Blistered, bruised and battered feet can literally stop you dead in your tracks. Adventure racers seemed to have masterd footcare and take great pleasure in sharing their wisdom about how to keep … Continue reading Feet, Stomach and Head – Ultra’s Terrible Trio

Fast Food for Mountain Marathons

During mountain marathons, you need two types of food – one type for when you are running during the day and another lot for when you’re hanging out at the overnight camp. The overnight camp food is easy – you need dehydrated food that is lightweight and got loads of calories. Dried tortellini pasta mixed … Continue reading Fast Food for Mountain Marathons