Three simple steps to help you find your running flow

The ability to enter into a flow state of mind will help you overcome the psychological barriers associated with any race. In the new book Running Flow, pioneering flow researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi along with Philip Latter and Christine Weinkauff Duranso give you the tools and strategies for experiencing the power of flow yourself. Follow the three steps in this post to help maximise your chances of finding flow in your runs.

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Routes unveiled for the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

The countdown to the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds has begun with the details of this year’s routes being released today.

The much-anticipated event takes place 10th-11th June 2017 and has been organised by British Triathlon in partnership with Leeds City Council and the International Triathlon Union (ITU). The organisations have revealed a new and improved route for the 5,000 amateur entrants and the official route for the ITU World Triathlon Series.

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Dark chocolate could help boost athletic performance

Dark chocolate has long been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health, but now a recent study has found that the tasty snack could actually help boost athletic performance.

A team at London’s Kingston University were hoping to find out whether dark chocolate could provide a similar boost to that of beetroot juice.  Continue reading “Dark chocolate could help boost athletic performance”

Carbohydrate gel increases risk of gastrointestinal distress

CHO GelThe ingestion of exogenous carbohydrates (CHO) during prolonged endurance exercise, such as long-distance triathlon, is considered beneficial with regards to performance. However, little is known about whether this performance benefit differs among the various forms of CHO administration. Continue reading “Carbohydrate gel increases risk of gastrointestinal distress”

Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon: Less than 100 days to go

The inaugural Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds, 11–12 June 2016, represents the pinnacle of triathlon competition in the UK, providing recreational triathletes with a unique opportunity to compete on the same course as the world’s best.

Following in the footsteps of the unforgettable 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ in Leeds and Yorkshire, this event is hoping to attract thousands of spectators to watch both the amateurs and the professionals – including home heroes Ali and Jonny Brownlee who will be competing in their last event on home soil before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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