120 articles written by Andy Blow
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…
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...
Avoiding injury and maintaining consistency when training for an ‘ultra’
Tips on how to get your training done whilst minimising the risk of injury.
Andy tries Go Faster Foods' Go Bites
Andy Blow reviews Go Faster Foods' Go Bites to see how they might fit in with his nutrition strategy for endurance racing.
The different types of Sweat Test and why you should have one
Understanding what you're losing in your sweat can help you unlock potentially massive performance gains...
How precise does your hydration plan really need to be?
Is it possible to calculate exactly how much you need to drink during your next race?
Why we put the 'relative sodium concentration' of our drinks on the front of the packet
It enables you to easily match the fluid you’re putting back in (i.e. your electrolyte drink) with the concentration of the fluid you’re losing through sweating. Click to learn more!
How to measure your sweat rate to improve your hydration strategy
Everything you need to calculate your sweat losses inc. a free downloadable spreadsheet plus a guide on how to use the data to optimise your hydration plan!
How to estimate how much sodium you lose in your sweat
To nail hydration, you need to understand 2 things: 1. how much you’re sweating & 2. how much salt you’re losing in that sweat. This blog will help you with that last one!
Does having clear urine really mean you're well hydrated?!
Recent research has cast doubt over how valid using urine markers alone to monitor your hydration status might be...
Why is your thirst quenched so quickly after drinking? And does dehydration negatively impact performance even if you don't know you're thirsty?
Does dehydration negatively impact performance even if you don't know you're thirsty? 2 research papers ask these questions and we've summarised them.
Should you really just ‘drink water to thirst’?
Do you need electrolyte supplements and sports drinks or is plain water enough to avoid hydration-related issues like hyponatremia and dehydration, and to perform at your best?