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How to START hydrated and why that's so important.
Drinking a strong electrolyte drink to optimise your hydration status before long/hot training sessions and events can significantly improve your performance.
Why do athletes suffer from cramp?
Cramping is very common amongst athletes. Here's the latest research on why cramps occur and some practical advice on how to get rid of exercise-related cramp.
Why sodium is crucial to athletes performing at their best
Many athletes understand that replacing the sodium lost when they sweat is important for maintaining performance, but they don't really know why. Here's why...
How to pace your perfect marathon
The Run Strong Podcast host and coach Tom Walker explains why pacing your marathon is all in the mind (and in your training and fueling...).
What happens if you DON'T train on Christmas Day?
Just another day? Dr Bryce Dyer looks at the science to help you decide whether you should be training on Christmas Day...
How this World Record holder hit new highs when training in his mid-40s
Simon Johns explains how he hit new heights in his mid-40s during training for a World Record indoor rowing challenge...
How to be a successful latecomer to endurance sports
Record-breaking ultrarunner Damian Hall explains how he went from running his first half-marathon at the age of 35 to representing his country 5 years later...
Who's on your team? Why endurance athletes should build a support team
Pro endurance athlete and coach Dougal Allan explains how you can learn from elite athletes when building a tight and trusted support team around you.
A beginner's guide to gravel racing
Gravel riding newbie Dr Bryce Dyer explores the kit, training, hydration, fueling and the events that will help you transition to gravelin'...
Are female athletes’ carbohydrate needs different to men's?
Using the current scientific literature and evidence, Sports Scientist Abby Coleman answers the question: Should female athletes be fueling differently to their male counterparts?
How to decide whether to DNS or push through and start your big race
Injury or illness can leave you unsure whether to toe the start line of your next race or have a line in. PH founder Andy Blow explains how best to make a decision that's right for you.
Rowing the Atlantic solo: A physical and mental challenge
Sports Psychologist Dr Karen Weekes explains how she's preparing both her mind and body as she bids to become the first Irish woman to row the Atlantic Ocean solo.
How to take a DNS or DNF in your stride
Sports Psychologist Evie Serventi explains why knowing when to DNF or DNS is about level-headed risk management, and is as much to do with your mind as it is your body...
When does it make sense to DNF?
Pro athlete Dougal Allan recounts his own experiences when exploring the debate of whether you should call it a day or carry on when training sessions or races aren't going perfectly.
Lessons from my first DNF (and the importance of fuel for the brain...)
Damian Hall reflects on his DNF at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and explores the psychology behind his decision to pull out of a race for the first time in his ultrarunning career.