By Elsa Trujillo
For many of us the summer is nearly over but, of course, the running never stops. This week our articles deal with bad things that can happen during a race, such as nausea and altitude sickness and some that happen after the race, like post-race blues.
On the physical aspect of things we’ve found two articles on the benefits of running short distances and how to perfect your downhill roll. If your interest is nutrition we have a piece on what the pros eat and our very own nutritionist Rene McGregor explores how to eat for the rest of the summer and those first weeks of warm autumn.
If you haven’t finished the race it’s not a race hangover, that headache is altitude sickness and it’s a serious matter. Read this article for some essential tips to combat it.
When the race is over
Ultra runner and coach David Roche discusses the very common but not often discussed phenomenon of post-race blues. Read it here.
Spurn the 5km at your peril. This article explains the benefits of adding this short distance run to your ultra marathon training, it’s all about oxygen, leg speed and balance. Read it here.
If you want to improve your running down tricky (or dangerous) downhill sections this is the article for you. It explores posture, cadence and keeping your eyeson the right ball. Read it here.
What do your ultra running idols eat? David Roche explores the special diets of ultra marathon runners and shares a few tips. One clue: it’s a lot. Read the article.
Our resident nutritionist Renee McGregor has some great nutrition advice for running in warm temperatures and warns about overdoing the fruit and salad to the detriment of carbohydrates. Read her article here.