Q&A with Richard Tucker January 2022

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Topics Covered (time in video in brackets):

  • Recovering from long Covid. Any nutritional advice to aid the return to running please? (00:33)
  • At the aid stations, what is the best order to eat food in from a digestive point of view?
  • Should I start with sugary stuff then slower-release carbs/salty stuff then protein, or vice-versa? (04:14)
  • Where is the best place to start with heart rate training? (09:00)
  • What do you think the best test is to get? (12:30)
  • What are usually the causes of nausea when running long distances? Any advice to prevent this? Are there any training gels/fuels which can help reduce nausea? (15:14)
  • What is a metabolic efficiency test? (19:50)
  • Are there any specific nutritional considerations for vegan athletes? (27:20)
  • I have polycystic ovaries and am insulin resistant could this be why I find gels don't make a difference? (28:50)
  • How can you measure the amount of salt your body needs? (30:37)
  • How should you fuel yourself around training? (33:33)
  • What do you think of carb loading before a race? (37:36)
  • Do you have any tips for running a race in hotter climates when you live in the UK? (38:54)
  • Do you believe in the 80/20 easy/hard strategy? (42:47)