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    TORQ Brexit Bar

    We take to social media this evening to advertise our faux new TORQ Energy Bar, the ‘Brexit Bar’, not because we particularly have an opinion on the Brexit matter, other than of course holding the view that if we don’t laugh about it, we’re going to cry! 
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    Breathe deep and let the Col d’Aspin fill your mind with dreams!

    Nestled between the infamous Col du Tourmalet and Col de Peyresourde in the beautiful Hautes-Pyrénées, the Col d’Aspin has a long and illustrious history with the Tour de France, first featuring in the race as part of the inaugural mountain stage (a mere 326km from Luchon to Bayonne dubbed the Circle of Death) in 1910. 
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    24 Hr Team Racing

    Many 24 hour events offer a popular ‘Team’ category whereby you can club together with other like-minded individuals and share the 24-hour load between you in a relay type arrangement. 

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    Supplements

    There are a few additional supplements that we’d like to mention here to help you on your way to ultra-endurance success. 

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    Post-Race Recovery

    Do you know what? We could advise you to consume a recovery drink within 15 minutes of finishing the event and you may feel better for it for the rest of the day, but at the same time there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to recovery from such an epic effort. 

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    Mark’s Nutritional Race Plan

    We’ve discussed the fundamentals in the previous section, but let’s look at this real life example and what we’ve suggested Mark should actually do for this race. 

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    Fuelling Your Race

    Now there are two ways of looking at this. 

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    Pre-Race Nutrition

    Preparing nutritionally for the big day starts around 24 hours prior to the beginning of the race. 

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    Recovering from Training

    There are some simple processes to consider in the recovery process. 

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    Fuelling Your Training

    Fuelling your training and life in general outside of ‘race day’ involves following some very simple fundamental steps with your general nutrition. 

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    Performance Nutrition Principles

    As well as nailing down an effective nutritional strategy for race day, your nutritional intake and training effectiveness are hugely intertwined, which is why we separate training and racing nutrition here. 

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    About 24 hr Racing

    We’re sure that for many of us, the concept of racing over a 24-hour period with no sleep seems completely loopy!