Mar 2, 2018
This episode shifts us to the science behind running, and beetroot. Beetroot? You heard that right. After listening, you just may want to put it on your next shopping list.
We begin by talking about his running records held at an early age and how his running led him to become obsessed with the physiology of distance running.
He get into the specifics about his beetroot study.
We hear first-hand examples of time spent working with Paula Radcliffe.
He discusses his role as the scientific adviser with Nike’s the sub-2 hour project and his reflection to the outcome of it.
He shares his experience and what he learned when he visited the Kenyan runners’ camp in Kenya.
Andrew Jones is famous for his study of beetroot as it relates to a runner’s performance. He is a physiologist who has worked with some of the leading distance runners including Paula Radcliffe. His involvement led to huge improvements in her performance. He was the major scientific adviser with Nike’s sub-2 hour marathon project.
potentially be capable of running it.”
Things like cherry juice are better in recovery and they contain a lot of polyphenols. Taking anti-oxidants and things like polyphenols which are in cherries, also in beet root juice, can sort of help the recovery process a bit.
If you consume high nitrate food stuffs you can lower your blood pressure, as well.
I’m not saying you should run, you should not have breakfast before you race, but actually in terms of forcing some additional musclar adaptation, it isn’t always a bad thing to get up and to run. You kind of treat your body to, or teach your body to adapt in certain ways by so doing. And you can have your breakfast after you run.
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