Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

Performance

Review: The Sufferfest training platform

Sean reviews the Sufferfest indoor training platform to see what the user experience offers indoor riders nowadays...

Hydration

How getting older affects your performance and what you can do about it

Getting slower is a subject I think about often and it has been in evidence for me personally for about a decade now, but I feel I'm starting to get to grips with it. Here's my thoughts...

Hydration

A Sweat Test + stronger electrolyte drinks helped Marc Casals run his first cramp-free New York Marathon (at the 3rd attempt!)

3 months after getting his sweat tested and personalizing his hydration strategy, Marc Casals finished his first cramp-free NYC Marathon (at the 3rd attempt)!

Hydration

Why hydration still matters in cold climates and how to nail your strategy

Winter is not a time to forget about proper fluid, carbohydrate and electrolyte intake if you want to perform at your best. Here's some tips to help you dial in your plan for colder climates.

Performance

How to not screw up your winter training camp

Off season training camps are a great way to build up fitness and break up the monotony of winter training. Here's how to get the most of them.

Hydration

18 athletes who overcame their issues with cramp by using stronger electrolyte supplements

Here's some of the many anecdotes/case studies suggesting stronger sports drinks can help you avoid cramping up during long periods of sweating...

Performance

How to truly integrate recovery into your training plan

Are you over-training and under-emphasizing recovery? Matt Dixon - aka 'The Recovery Coach' from Purple Patch - has some tips for optimizing your recovery process...

Hydration

Severe hyponatremia and altitude sickness put this ultrarunner in a coma

Here's an extreme example of an ultrarunner who suffered from hyponatremia whilst traversing the Rockies.

Hydration

4 ways to master drinking at the London Marathon

Getting fluids in without choking or spilling most of it down your front whilst running is not an easy task! Here's some advice on how to master drinking on the move during the London Marathon…

Interview

What it takes to become a 70.3 Age Group World Champion, by the numbers

Chris Standidge was the fastest British Age-Grouper at the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Champs, crossing the line in 04:01:21. We asked him to reflect on the training that made that possible.

Performance

Are your training habits bad for your heart?

Little is known of the effect long-term participation in, endurance sport has on your heart. Some friends have suffered with cardiovascular issues and I've reflected on my approach to training...

Performance

How pros get aero on their bike

The likes of Team Ineos, Movistar and Sunweb spend huge amounts of money and man hours refining their aerodynamics. But as you’ll discover, there’s more to it than plonking Froome in a wind-tunnel…