Hydration and Performance Advice for Athletes

Gear

Will TrainerRoad make you faster?

PH's Sean O'Mahony gives his verdict on the TrainerRoad platform and explains why it could be the perfect training tool to help you achieve your goals this year...

Nutrition

Should you use carbs or fat to fuel endurance exercise?

Should you be fuelling with carbs or following a low carb, high fat diet? Andy Blow looks at what the current evidence suggests is best practice for athletes.

Interview

Preparing for an ultra run: Recces, nutrition and hydration

Fresh from setting the second fastest time ever for the Denis Rankin Winter Round, ultrarunner John Miskimmin tells us how he prepared for a 90km challenge that features 6,500m of elevation.

Interview

Pro training plan: India Lee on adapting to long distance racing

Professional triathlete India Lee shares her weekly training plan and tells us which areas she's working on following her move up to IM 70.3 racing...

Hydration

How should athletes use caffeine during training and racing?

Sports Scientist Abby Coleman has explained why the source, amount and when you use caffeine during training and races matters...

Nutrition

When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession

Professional triathlete Scott Bayvel tells us how his approach to a low-carb, high-fat diet became unhealthy and led to an obsessive eating disorder called orthorexia...

Nutrition

Are you fuelling adequately to maintain health and performance?

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport hit the headlines following Mary Cain's revelations about her time with the Nike Oregon Project. Sports Scientist Inez Griffin explains how to avoid RED-S...

Hydration

Can youth athletes use Precision Hydration products?

We're often asked by parents and coaches: "can my child use Precision Hydration?". The simple answer is "yes" but context is key when deciding whether to use a hydration strategy and electrolytes...

Interview

Atlantic Rowing Race: Preparing for an ultra challenge in the COVID era

More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed the Atlantic Ocean, so we caught up with Keith Burnet to find out how he's preparing for the challenge of rowing 3,000 miles.

Gear

Sleeping bags and safety pins: How to prepare your kit for multi-day events

Record-breaking ultrarunner and UKA coach Damian Hall talks us through his thought process for selecting kit for multi-stage ultramarathons such as the Marathon des Sables. 

Nutrition

How to be self-sufficient with your race nutrition in the "new normal"

Sports Dietitian and Performance Nutritionist Claire Fudge explains how athletes can be self-sufficient when racing under Covid restrictions in the "new normal".

Hydration

Do you sweat when you swim?

Sports Scientist Inez Griffin answers the question of 'do you sweat when you swim?' and highlights the importance of having effective hydration strategies for pool and open water swimming.