12-hour and 24-hour Races

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Recently I did a 12hr TT and a 24hr race back to back on consecutive weekends – plus a 600k Audax in less than 24 hours the weekend before that. Most ‘normal’ people would say doing any of these events full stop would be mad enough, let alone doing them back to back. It isn’t something I would recommend or do regularly, but there is some reason to this madness. But… it paid off with two big PBs and, more importantly, too big ticks in the ‘confidence’ box on my journey to the LEJOG record attempt in September.  Continue reading

Conquering Cramp Update

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Earlier this year I wrote a blog post on ‘Conquering Cramp‘ in which I commented on my troubles with cramp, previous strategies, the results of a sweat test and the personalised hydration plan I had received for using Precision Hydration, electrolytes that match how I sweat. Unfortunately DVT then got in the way. I have since used them for indoor turbo training, but this weekend I finally had a chance to test them in earnest at a long race. Continue reading