25 of the Best Articles from 2018 to Improve Your Performance

What were some of the best articles that I read in 2018?

Here are 25 of my favourites that helped me improve my performance, change my mindset or inspired me to greater heights.

They cover: 

  • General Training Advice

  • Nutrition

  • Psychology

  • Race Preparation

  • Inspirational Stories

I hope they help you improve your own performances.

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Articles for General Training

  1. 4 Ways to Hack the Long Run this Winter  - by James Eacott for RunUltra

  2. Coach Greg McMillan helps you start running twice in a day

  3. Slow Down to Get Fast - by Sam Mallery for SportTracks

  4. James Eacott gives you 7 Top Cross Training Sessions for Ultra Runners 

  5. How to balance training with the demands of modern life - On Precisions Hydration’s blog


Articles on Nutrition

  1. Great Britain 24 hour athlete James Stewart tells us how to balance festive fun and fitness

  2. What are the nutrition secrets of the pros? - by David Roche for Trail Runner magazine

  3. How to boost your immunity - by Renee McGregor for RunUltra

  4. Eltie ultra-runner Damian Hall tells you what an elite ultramarathon runner eats

  5. Alice Morrison from RunUltra gives her thoughts on losing weight whilst training for an ultra


Articles on Psychology

  1. Evie Serventi tells you about the importance of a strong social network

  2. Performance Enhancing Thoughts - by David Roche for Trail Runner magazine

  3. Positivity is a Performance Enhancer - also by David Roche for Trail Runner magazine

  4. Learn how to take a DNS/DNF in your stride - by Evie Serventi for Precision Hydration

  5. Experienced coach Andy Mouncey gives some tips on how to control and harness your emotions


Articles on Race Preparation

  1. Grab your FREE race checklist and read about my 1st place at the Autumn 100 mile race

  2. What matters (and what doesn’t) in the days before a race - by David Roche for Trail Runner magazine

  3. Sarah Cooke sheds advice on how to cope with race nerves

  4. Super-coach Greg McMillan argues that you should aim to peak for a race, rather than taper

  5. How to pack for a multi-day ultra (video) - by Elisabet Barnes for RunUltra


Inspirational Stories

  1. Dan Lawson’s attempt to break the world-record for running more than 800 miles in 9 days

  2. Lewis Pugh’s challenge to swim 330 miles (530km) in 50 days - To raise awareness about the Ocean’s Health

  3. Ross Edgley became the first person to swim around mainland Great Britain - And reading about how his tongue fell out!

  4. Camille Herron broke the 100 mile and 24 hour running world records whilst eating tacos and drinking beer

  5. The 85-year old woman who was wore a bin bag at the Boston Marathon to protect herself from the weather


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