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  • Florent Bouguin

    Chips and soft drinks during an ultra? Tell me about it!

    At one recent ultra, I reached the first aid station after about two hours and forty-five minutes of running. I ingested water, cola and broth, then gulped down two or three gnocchi and a handful of pretzels. A snack out of the ordinary? Certainly! Effective? Equally! Here’s why. I need food now! In endurance and […] More

  • céréales fruits

    How Your Gut Microbiota Will Make You a Better Runner

    One truly never runs alone. About 100,000 billion microscopic organisms accompany you on your day to day. These are the bacteria that live in your intestines, called the microbiota, or gut flora. These millions upon millions of micro-organisms might help you become a better runner if you were to take better care of them every day. What Your Microbiota Can […] More

  • Alcool course

    Beware, alcohol affects fitness!

    We all love racing, and we also love post-race parties. Having a beer or two is refreshing and relaxing. But it isn’t necessarily healthy! How might we make alcohol and training compatible? Alcohol: tasty… but not good Some people will tell you that the correct answer is to not drink any alcohol. I don’t want […] More

  • Ultra-trail Harricana

    What and How to Eat the Four Days Before a Big Race

    Four days before the start of your competition, all bets have been placed as far as your training is concerned. For your diet, it’s another ball game. You still have lots to benefit from over the next few day with regards to what you can eat. Pre-race strategy No matter how far you are running […] More

  • uthc

    Six tips to avoid bonking during a race

    If you haven’t eaten anything after an hour into the race, a loss of energy, or “bonk”, is most likely to occur. This is especially true for competitors running at high intensity. Let me tell you a story: everything was going well. I was about 15 km into a road race. I was maintaining my cruising […] More