ROAD TO UTMB – THE ETERNAL BATTLE

Needs and wants.These two words do not always look each other in the eye. And for the injured runner, very seldom. A given battle.I do my best to not think...

What the FAQ! Keto frequently asked questions

There is a lot of information out there, and we know it can be super overwhelming to take in all the information available online and find what is uniquely relevant to...

DITCHING CARBS MAY BE THE KEY TO MILITARY SUCCESS – WASHINGTON TIMES

Some of the very first research of ketones for performance was done by Dominic D’agostino and stemmed from the research  funded by the office of Navy...

ROAD TO UTMB – THREE MONTHS TO UTMB

As May began, I was in a positive mindset. Rehabilitation had been going well, and I was picking up the miles along with the climbing volume, slowly but...

Training in Cape Town in Winter -Tanya Posthumus-Fox

‘’I absolutely LOVE training in Winter! The colder…the darker…the better!!! I do my best training, as well as my best racing in Winter. I’m not sure whether...

NUTRITION ON THE LONG ROAD- Guy Jennings

Firstly, as someone mentioned and I agree with wholeheartedly, don't over think this thing and make yourself panic. Whatever the distance of your...

ROAD TO UTMB – THAT’S NOT IDEAL

It’s just weeks to Mac Mac Ultra 100 miler, and April has “not been ideal” as a friend likes to say..April has been a complete disaster of a month in terms...

Why LDL cholesterol goes up with a low carb diet and is it bad for health? – Dr. Nadir Ali

There are often questions around cholesterol and in particular an increase in LDL which drives up total cholesterol and everyone reaching for the statins!...

Mind over Legs – we in fact have a lot more capacity in the our bodies than what our brain is prepared to give.

There is a saying which goes “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don't stop when you're tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”So just how do...

ROAD TO UTMB – 10 WEEKS TO MAC MAC Part2

As I write this, Mac Mac Ulta 100 miler is ten weeks away…March has been a time of serious ramp-up in the training and started and finished with a bang of...

ROAD TO UTMB – THE ETERNAL BATTLE

Needs and wants.These two words do not always look each other in the eye. And for the injured runner, very seldom. A given battle.I do my best to not think that I should have been clocking solid miles and climbing more meters the past few months and weeks;...

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What the FAQ! Keto frequently asked questions

There is a lot of information out there, and we know it can be super overwhelming to take in all the information available online and find what is uniquely relevant to you. Through our online Keto Club and network of athletes, we want to make the process of...

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ROAD TO UTMB – THREE MONTHS TO UTMB

As May began, I was in a positive mindset. Rehabilitation had been going well, and I was picking up the miles along with the climbing volume, slowly but surely.As I type this, it’s three months to UTMB® and most of the administration in respect of the...

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Training in Cape Town in Winter -Tanya Posthumus-Fox

‘’I absolutely LOVE training in Winter! The colder…the darker…the better!!! I do my best training, as well as my best racing in Winter. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m a 38 year old female who overheats way too fast, or whether its due to my...

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NUTRITION ON THE LONG ROAD- Guy Jennings

Firstly, as someone mentioned and I agree with wholeheartedly, don't over think this thing and make yourself panic. Whatever the distance of your race/training might be, just look at it as a longer (or one of your long) runs or rides. Yes, you want to...

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ROAD TO UTMB – THAT’S NOT IDEAL

It’s just weeks to Mac Mac Ultra 100 miler, and April has “not been ideal” as a friend likes to say..April has been a complete disaster of a month in terms of training and preparation. For those who have followed this series, you would recall that I, on...

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ROAD TO UTMB – 10 WEEKS TO MAC MAC Part2

As I write this, Mac Mac Ulta 100 miler is ten weeks away…March has been a time of serious ramp-up in the training and started and finished with a bang of block weekends of 80km and 100km of running split over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, both of the...

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You train like an athlete , but do you eat like one?

We know you understand the importance of training well and having a plan to achieve your goals, but do you take your eating plan as seriously as you do your training regime?Before you jump in and shout ‘Well Of Course I do”, sometimes what we think we do...

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ROAD TO UTMB – THE START OF A JOURNEY PART1

Ultra-Trail® du Mont Blanc or UTMB® as its better known, is the pinnacle of the ultra distance mountain running in the world and forms part of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour. It takes place once a year on either the last weekend of August or the first weekend...

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Electrolyte Enlightenment

So you’re ready to be King of Keto – you’ve got your meal plans down, shopping for Keto-friendly food no longer feels intimidating (because it’s not once you’re into it) and your training is going well, so you know your body is loving the process as much...

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Can a mantra change your mental game?

You give your body the ultimate in fuel, but as a performance athlete, we don’t need to tell you how important it is to have your head in the game too. Those legs aren’t going to pump harder when you hit the wall if you’re preoccupied with working out tax...

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T1 Athelete: The OCR journey with keto

There’s this superficial feeling I get, when I am validating myself by taking type 1 diabetes out 20km from nowhere while putting my body through some military type obstacles. "Self-awareness is a supreme gift, a treasure as precious as life.... this is what makes us...

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T1 Athelete: Growing up with type 1 diabetes

I don’t remember a time before I had diabetes. It's intrinsic to me, and so for me it's a huge part of who I am. The month of August 2018 marks 23 years of being a type 1 diabetic… It's strange, trying to review my feelings over the past 23 years I do not believe I've...

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Muscle Versus Fat: The Myth

The Myth: Muscle burns WAY MORE calories than fat. Therefore, boosting your metabolic rate means building muscle (example – resistance training). We have heard the notion muscle burns more calories that fat…well that is true but how much are we actually talking about...

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Keto Webinar Feed

FOLLOW OUR WEBINAR SERIES   TRISH EKSTEEN Trish has achieved huge success in road running, Cross Country and trail running becoming one of the best Cross Country runners in her age category in the country. This love for being off road has seen her make the transition...

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