Archive – November 2017

‘R’ is for Rest and Recovery

Serious training requires serious recovery

Many people that love to train their bodies are in danger of shortening their active lives by failing to take their recovery seriously.

 

Ever been guilty of over-training for a big event and then coming down with a bad cold that lays you low for a week? Read on and get ready to recover.

Why I Love The proto-col ‘Chilly’ 10K

Triathlete Matt Tibbles explains his love for proto-col Chilly 10K and his change in diet in the lead up to the event.

The proto-col Chilly 10K consists of running 10K, 3.4 race laps around the flat and smooth surface on the famous Castle Combe race circuit, organised by (DB Max) https://www.dbmax.co.uk/

Preparing for the proto-col ‘Chilly’ 10K

One proto-col chilly runner Elizabeth Morris explains how she’s prepared for the proto-col ‘Chilly’ 10K.

The proto-col Chilly 10K consists of running 10K, 3.4 race laps around the flat and smooth surface on the famous Castle Combe race circuit.

Preparation
I tend to train about three times a week which usually incorporates a speed session with Avon Valley Runners, ParkRun on a Saturday followed by a long run on Sunday. I have tasked myself with completing 100 miles for November so I am currently training all over the place. I don’t tend to change my diet for a 10K, however, I will ensure I drink more water in the days leading up to the event.

Running towards a slimmer you

We can all sense Christmas. It looms at us over the November horizon reminding us that we’ve not only failed to budget for this year’s spending spree (again) but that our controlled approach to eating well and limiting excess is about to crash like Santa into a rooftop.

Winter is a tricky time to try and lose weight. Our groaning tummies yearn for sponge and custard on a cold day and pennies are tight to buy all the healthy food.

Eat what you want, exercise a little more

One approach to keep things on track is to worry less about the food we eat and instead make an effort to exercise a little more – or maybe for the first tie in ages. This becomes more appealing if your chosen form of exercise is free. 

5 reasons to remove dead skin cells

Removing dead skin cells has many surprising benefits from minimising your chances of getting acne to stopping bad body odour.

Every day, you lose millions of dead skin cells. Over the course of a year, you will have shed a staggering amount of nearly a pound of dead skin cells