The road to recovery. (The bit after an ultramarathon that nobody tells you about)

If you're thinking of tackling your first ultra soon, the most important thing to remember about ultras is that it's going to┬átake you a long time to recover. Longer than you think. This may seem like a glib statement. You're embarking on an epic distance; of course it's going to take a while to recover … Continue reading The road to recovery. (The bit after an ultramarathon that nobody tells you about)

Planning your training around your menstrual cycle

I've been wanting to write a post about how the menstrual cycle can affect running performance for a while now, but I've been putting it off because it's a little uncomfortable isn't it? However, our bodies and our hormones really affect our performance, and every woman should take into account her own personal cycle when … Continue reading Planning your training around your menstrual cycle