20 things I want to achieve when I’m 20

As I’m turning 20 today, I thought it would be fun to write down a list of 20 things I want to do this year (some will depend on lockdown). A lot of these revolve around sport and triathlon, but to be honest guys, that’s kind of my life and priority at the moment! Be…

The invaluable importance of community in an individual sport

Why should we care about community, isn’t everyone is our competition? Fitting in training sessions around your studies or work can be really complicated, so why should you bother finding a community or team to train with? Also, in individual sports, we are all against each other, right? So why should we bother searching for…

How to become a better & faster runner to start smashing PBs

I first started running in January 2019, and since then have made massive improvements in time and speed. I’ve cut down my half-marathon time by 20 minutes (from 1h49, to 1h29), and my habitual 5k from 25minutes to 18.59. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how I’ve gotten faster over a short time period…

Beetroot Juice: Q&A with the experts!

On Monday 4th of May, I went Live on Instagram with Beet-It to do a bit more digging on some of the questions that came up after taking it for 2 weeks, in addition to questions you all have asked me the past couple of weeks. Here I’ll just be covering the questions that I…

What’s the hype behind beet juice? Beet-It 5k Challenge

The science behind beet-root juice Dietary nitrate supplementation (i.e. beetroot juice) made the headlines in 2009 when the University of Exeter published a study which found that just taking supplementing with beetroot juice for 3 days reduced the oxygen cost of exercise by 5% and delayed perceived fatigue by 16%. These benefits are invaluable to…

Should you bother with routines?

I LOVE routine. I find comfort in knowing what I should be doing in my day, where I should be, when training sessions are and what those will look like. I like waking up and sleeping at similar or the same times every day and knowing when my main meals will be.   However, I know…

4 tips to hack your mind during training

Last week’s post focused on building a training schedule to develop strength and endurance for when races are back on! Let’s not let all that mental energy and training we’ve put in go to waste! This post will focus more on tricks and tips that you can implement in your own training to build a…

Stepping up my running in 2020 – the races I’m running

I know you probably have 100 blog posts, Instagram posts and YouTube videos about new year’s resolutions right now, but I wanted to write down my racing goals for the year to hold myself accountable and keep myself motivated when I lack it (AKA often). Complete a triathlon I didn’t just join the university triathlon…