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The Rooted In Dirt Podcast: Origin Episode

Howzit everyone and welcome to our first ever podcast! We're moving over to the audio space so don't expect too much written information on this website any longer. Feel free to pop us a message and let us know what you think about the show...

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Tapering: The theory behind the madness

If you haven’t read my post from last week, check it out before reading through this as I’ll be referring back to it throughout. This post will cover the theory of tapering (what does the science really say?), while simultaneously referring back to the taper...

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UTCT plant-based athlete interviews: race nutrition

Hey vegan/vegetarian UTCT’ers,   Have you ever wondered what your fellow plant-based athletes eat and drink before, during, and after big races? Wonder no longer! We’ve spent some time speaking to plant-based athletes who are taking on the challenge of either the; 100km, 65km, 35km or...

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Trail Run Racing: Factors Affecting Race Performance

If we can agree that research on trail running has been victim to both design and sampling bias - then we know that what we know about running performance may not apply to trail running performance - this was the premise of my previous post....

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Trail Running vs Road Running: What’s the Difference?

Forget everything you think you know about trail running. Seriously.   It’s a funny thing how we humans come to acquire knowledge about the things we observe around us. The even funnier thing is that we often don’t question why we believe certain things to be...

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Ramblings of a Self-coached Sport Scientist

Over the course of a year I repeat the FT Test on several occasions so as to recalibrate my training zones and track my training progress. In today’s post I’m going to be analyzing two independent FT tests done on the same course and at similar...

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