Running 100miles – you never know what you are in for

Written by Claudi | The first 26miles you run with your legs… 2015 I ran my first 100miler by accident. By accident? I had no intention to be taking on such a huge task so early in my running ‘career’. 2016. If I get into Western States 100. Then Maybe. Yes. But somehow my heart had other plans. Dreaming big at heart and really enjoying to move through challenges on my own two feet, a new dream was in the…

#RUNFORCOFFEE

Written by guest blogger Chris Spencer – After a short period of time googling ‘caffeine and running’ prior to attempting to write something on the subject myself – I soon discovered that there is no shortage of information available  to back up the claim that coffee will improve your running performance. More specifically, caffeine helps you run faster and farther! Perhaps that’s why every early group run I’ve been part of this year has a pot brewing beforehand! It seems to…

AR eats – on the go energy and recovery bites

Written by Claudia Schroegel – Afternoon craving with your afternoon tea? Big session coming up? Quick recovery snack after your workout? On the run but don’t want to compromise your healthy eating habits?  Then these little helpers might be just right for you.  I first got introduced to raw energy bites through a friend a couple of years back. UpRaw energy bites based in London fuelled most of my runs, rides and gym sessions. Sol, the creator of UpRaw, himself…

AR review – Adidas Adizero Prime Boost

Written by James Poole – The launch of the Adidas Ultra Boost has prompted me to pull my finger out and write a short review about my experience running in the Adidas Adizero Prime Boost. Given this shoe has been out since April last year, I am late to the party and as such I will eschew with all the various tech talk around the Boost midsole and Primeknit upper. Let’s be honest, there are plenty of shoe reviews out…

AR eats – Flavours, textures, nutrients and performance

Written by Claudia Schroegel –   You are what you eat Or maybe you just eat because you love food. Do you run better when you eat better? How do you define better in the first place? It works for you, does it work for me though? I’m allergic to, intolerant of… I’m vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian. Paleo, juicing, detoxing, full fat, no fat, uff. Let’s stop this madness. You choose how you want to live. Being vegan doesn’t necessarily mean…

AR races – The road to the Western States

Written by James Poole – On 6 December last year in Placer High Campus, Auburn, CA, USA my name was drawn out of a ‘hat’. The draw took place on Saturday at 8:30am PST with little fanfare.  I wasn’t even there. The significance of this is that this was the lottery draw for the grand-daddy of ultra-marathons; the birthplace of hundred mile runs and arguably the most prestigious race in running. This was the draw for the Western States 100 Endurance…